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In what order should I buy the rest of my parts and what other advice would you guys give me ?

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June 19, 2014 1:46:52 AM

Hey guys.
So right now I am slowly building my first ever PC
(I decided to go with AMD) and this is what I have so far (feel free to change something if need be)

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7JmWBm
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7JmWBm/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($112.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (Purchased For $77.99)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($81.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($260.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Thermaltake VL800P1W2N (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $0.00)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ Best Buy)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer (Purchased For $10.00)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill N600PCE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Other: Plantronics GameCom 380 Gaming Headset (Purchased)
Other: Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD 3.5" (Walmart) (Purchased For $39.44)
Other: Dell Logitech Optical USB Wired Black Silver Scroll Wheel Computer Mouse 4P608
Other: Cable Ties (100 pk) (Purchased)
Other: Onn USB Wireless Keyboard
Other: DELL E171FP 1280x1024
Total: $798.36
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-19 04:37 EDT-0400

Right now I still have the CPU, RAM, GPU, PSU, OS, and Wifi Adapter to buy. Right now I have $226.71 saved up, and It's enough to get the CPU and RAM (which I feel should be the next move) but then again the GPU's price is close to what I have saved up so I feel like I should save more and buy that so its out of the way.

Additional Note:
My moms boyfriend's dad has worked at the Thayer Engineering College for 28 Years and I guess according to my moms boyfriend (his name is Dave) the college is just "Throwing Away" flatscreen TV's and he said he would try to get me one. Would a flatscreen TV make games lag? My other option is an old DELL Monitor that's 1280x1024 and If I end up using that instead then I don't know what GPU I should get (The reason I chose the specific 7950 on the list is because it comes with a BUNCH of Adapters - Thank You Sapphire - and It would work with either the flatscreen TV situation OR the old monitor situation. (In the sense that there would be the correct cords and I would be able to connect the GPU to either the flatscreen or old monitor)

I just really need some help here guys.
Thanks in advance!

June 19, 2014 5:35:41 AM

Unless you have a SSD and I don't see it I would say SSD and a gaming mouse. What the heck is that thing your using now?
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June 19, 2014 5:46:16 AM

Definitely do NOT buy the SSD and gaming mouse first, assuming you want to get the PC up and running as soon as possible:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($112.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Avexir Core series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($18.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $220.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-19 08:45 EDT-0400

Also, to add to the monitor debate, if the TVs are 1080p I would definitely go for those in a heart beat. You won't notice any 'lag' (assuming you're referring to response time) any more than you would playing on a console or something. And 1080p will be VASTLY better than that old 1024 one.
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June 19, 2014 5:48:31 AM

BustaRhymes said:
Unless you have a SSD and I don't see it I would say SSD and a gaming mouse. What the heck is that thing your using now?


I already bought a 1TB Seagate HDD a little while back.
I happen to like the mouse I have (It's a wired mouse that was used with an old PC that my grandmother used to own and she gave it to me)
And the keyboard I have right now is only temporary(it's not too bad but not the greatest...I got it for christmas last year). I still have to buy the CPU, RAM, GPU, PSU, OS, and Wifi Adapter but I don't know what order I should buy them in.
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June 19, 2014 5:49:27 AM

BleedingEdgeTek said:
Definitely do NOT buy the SSD and gaming mouse first, assuming you want to get the PC up and running as soon as possible:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($112.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Avexir Core series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($18.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $220.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-19 08:45 EDT-0400

Also, to add to the monitor debate, if the TVs are 1080p I would definitely go for those in a heart beat. You won't notice any 'lag' (assuming you're referring to response time) any more than you would playing on a console or something. And 1080p will be VASTLY better than that old 1024 one.


Thanks for the fast response :D 
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June 19, 2014 5:51:16 AM

After rereading your post i messed up. i thought you had all that stuff and you were wanting to upgrade more.

You will need everything on that list except the wifi adapter before you can even boot in to windows. So I'm not sure it matters what order you buy it in.

Sorry I can't be of more help :( 
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June 19, 2014 5:56:27 AM

BleedingEdgeTek said:
Definitely do NOT buy the SSD and gaming mouse first, assuming you want to get the PC up and running as soon as possible:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($112.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Avexir Core series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($18.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $220.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-19 08:45 EDT-0400

Also, to add to the monitor debate, if the TVs are 1080p I would definitely go for those in a heart beat. You won't notice any 'lag' (assuming you're referring to response time) any more than you would playing on a console or something. And 1080p will be VASTLY better than that old 1024 one.


Apparently on Superbiiz (currently the cheapest site) the hyper 212 plus is discontinued...should I go for the EVO instead ?
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June 19, 2014 5:58:29 AM

Yeah, the EVO would be perfectly fine :)  They're about even in terms of cooling ability, and will give you room for a moderate overclock :) 
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June 19, 2014 6:00:53 AM

BleedingEdgeTek said:
Yeah, the EVO would be perfectly fine :)  They're about even in terms of cooling ability, and will give you room for a moderate overclock :) 


Sweet! Thank You for your help!!

:)  :bounce: :D 
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June 19, 2014 6:05:02 AM

No problem :)  Glad I could make you 3 smiley faces happy lol Enjoy your build! I had the same situation where I was saving up and buying each part at a time. Just makes the first power on all the more sweet :) 
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