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Super Noob Builder here! Need your help!

Super Noob Builder here! Need your help

This will be my first time to build a computer(this will be my first computer too).
Purpose on building my own:
*is really know things on my own with your help and (google :))
*will be used for regular office work and some games like L.O.L.
*i will consider using Windows 8 and will try Linux like Ubuntu, Fedora as a second boot(dual)

i need your help if got things right...okay here the list:

Learner's Build

CPU Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core $118.94
Motherboard Asus B85M-G Micro ATX LGA1150 $69.99
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 $74.99
Storage Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $88.98
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower $49.99
Power Supply SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V $75.98
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD/CD Writer $21.99

I do really appreaciate your honest comments and suggestion... Thanks in advance and journeying with me!
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  1. Where is graphics card?
  2. @Ahmadjon
    i'll be the Processor Graphics Intel® HD graphics 4400 for now...

    Is all my component compatible?
  3. lilsai17 said:
    @Ahmadjon
    i'll be the Processor Graphics Intel® HD graphics 4400 for now...

    Is all my component compatible?


    Yes! Parts are 100% compatible :) but PSU is kinda overkill for system without graphics card!
  4. Looks good, but the PSU is overkill for integrated graphics. A good 300W is enough, or 450W if you drop in a GPU in future.

    Also, there's little point in spending the money on the WD Black. Get a Barracuda or Blue.
  5. Someone Somewhere said:
    Looks good, but the PSU is overkill for integrated graphics. A good 300W is enough, or 450W if you drop in a GPU in future.

    Also, there's little point in spending the money on the WD Black. Get a Barracuda or Blue.


    I think he wants space and performance, and yeah you can go a bit over and get Blue drive and 60GB SSD!
  6. Best answer
    Even a 450W is enough for almost any single GPU on a lower power chip like an i3.

    This:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($118.94 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Asus B85M-G Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.26 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD/CD Writer ($21.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $501.14
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-16 03:15 EDT-0400)

    EDIT: Swapped RAM out for a 2x4 pack.
  7. @Someone Somewhere
    thanks for a quick response! Indeed PSU is overkill and HDD... it will be for my future build(ASUS z87 Pro and 4670K)
    i'll give this build to my mom with lower PSU and HDD once i'm ready for upgrade...

    @Ahmadjon
    thanks i'm considering a SDD boot drive too...
  8. I'm just having fun on partpicker and first try at an AMD build, want to see it scrutinized so I get a better understanding of it.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A10-7850K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ B&H)
    Total: $536.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-16 03:15 EDT-0400)
  9. The 550W is still enough for an OCed 4670K and any single GPU.
  10. @Someone Somewhere
    will this be okay...since this is readily available in our area.

    SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
  11. Yup, that's a great PSU.

    About your FM2+ build above, there's little point in getting an mITX (very small) board if you're going to use an ATX case.

    It's also currently cheaper to get an Athlon 760K and a midrange dGPU, than to get Kaveri.
  12. Someone Somewhere said:

    About your FM2+ build above, there's little point in getting an mITX (very small) board if you're going to use an ATX case.

    It's also currently cheaper to get an Athlon 760K and a midrange dGPU, than to get Kaveri.


    I read a good review for the board, I was hoping the APU would do ok for light gaming with plenty of options then for upgrading in areas like a midrange gpu to improve gaming performance later. I'm still reading into it. Fascinated. Thanks for the feedback.
  13. thanks everyone! knowing all my components were all compatible im now ready do my first build! thanks again!
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