First Build - Gaming/Home office PC $465 Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: November 27, 2009 4:36 PM in Systems Share the208 November 27, 2009 2:41:47 PM Well, I just purchased the components for my first build attempt earlier this morning. Since this is my first time, I'm looking for some validation on my choices. Did I screw up on anything or miss something? Your input would be much appreciated. I used the following thread as a starting point for my part selections, so thank you to those that contributed: http://www.tomsguide.com/us/forum/page-274739_9_0.html APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 11/27/09 BUDGET RANGE: $500 (After rebates & shipping) SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, home business, surfing the internet, watching movies PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.newegg.com PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe MONITOR RESOLUTION: Currently 1024x768, but will upgrade with a new monitor at a later date ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Looking for a system that will be useful for a few years with the ability to upgrade as needed. So, here's my parts list: CPU & Motherboard Combo - $134.98 (Includes $10 MIR) AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor Model HDZ550WFGIBOX - Retail GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Video Card - $114.98 (Free shipping) XFX HD-477A-YDFC Radeon HD 4770 512MB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Hard Drive - $49.99 (Free shipping) Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Optical Drive - $25.99 (Free shipping) Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... RAM - $69.99 (Free shipping) A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600GB2G9-AG - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Case - $49.99 (Free shipping) COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Power Supply - $49.99 (Includes $20 MIR, Free shipping) Antec earthwatts EA500 500W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.0 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "Compatible ... - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Total Cost = $503.48 (includes $30 MIR & +$7.56 shipping) Thanks for your input. More about : build gaming home office 465 batuchka November 27, 2009 3:24:48 PM Looks good but that casing also comes in a combo with an OCZ 500 Modular 80+ $25 MIR too http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... the208 November 27, 2009 4:36:51 PM batuchka said:Looks good but that casing also comes in a combo with an OCZ 500 Modular 80+ $25 MIR too http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Thanks, I missed that combo. I've updated my order. Updated Total Cost = $465.92 (includes $35 MIR & +$7.56 shipping) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumFirst Build Gaming/Home Office $800-1000 ForumNew i7-2600k gaming/home office build ForumQuiet Gaming/Home Recording Build $1500-ish ForumGaming/home theater mobo Forum$800-$1000 Gaming/Home Office Build ForumFirst build and want to check before I spend ForumNew gaming/home pc build ForumNeed Help with my first build , phenom II X 3 720 budget gaming/home PC ForumFirst Build Gaming/Home theater ForumBuilding my first Gaming/Home use PC on a budget ForumFirst System Build - Moderate Gaming/Home Use $750 ForumHelp with gaming/media pc setup ForumGaming/Home work-horse build advice ForumNew System/ First Build Forum1300 Budget Plus System ForumCrysis 3 Benchmark - GTX 670 560Ti 465 GTS 450 ForumHelp Building $700 Gaming PC ForumI7 build for Audio, Video, Multimedia, Streaming, General Use ForumFinal build review ForumFirst build - Budget Gaming More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !