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First pc build ~ 600$(only system,without gfx card)

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January 22, 2010 2:57:45 PM

hello,

soon, i will be doing my very first PC build :D  I'm really looking forward to it, and already have spent hours of surfing for info, and selecting components :)  but since it's my first build, i think it would be a good idea to have it reviewed by some experienced people. nothing is really sure yet, except the gpu i already have that at home, long story, so that can't be changed. the item's I'm pretty sure about, are the mobo, cpu, and hdd. i use this pc for about 60% gaming, 40 everythng else. multitasking is important, but not that much. but enough talk, here's the list. ( o no, one last thing, because I'm from Holland, i can't buy from newegg. but you can just give newegg or whatever link, i will search for a store in Holland that has it )

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: not too soon. probarbly in a month.
BUDGET RANGE: 600, see notes above. holland doesn't know rebates :p 

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:
gaming
surfing
music
....

PARTS NOT REQUIRED:
gfx card
everything like monitor etc.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: will search myself, since i don't think a lot of people speek dutch here :p 
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: holland

PARTS PREFERENCES:
amd cpu
instant boot ( asrock) mobo, but not necessarily

OVERCLOCKING: hmm, yea, but a little. just don't mind it.

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe, but i prefer one card, and i am not a graphics freak. ( not yet :p )


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: quiet and low power would be prefered, because of mom's :fou:  :p 

cpu:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103724
mobohttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157168&Tpk=ASRock%20M3A785GMH%2f128M
gpu nvidia 9600 ( already owned )
ram this depends on the store, have noticed that are like thousands types. planning on buying 4gb ddr3 1333mhz, is that good?
hddhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181&Tpk=500gb%20spinpoint%20f3
casehttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146058&Tpk=nzxt%20m59
psuhttp://www.azerty.nl/8-1073-94645/ocz-modxstream-pro-voeding-.html(srry dutch site, can only find the 500w on newegg)
drive don't care at all. just buying the cheapest.
os windows 7 home premium.

other thoughts: the mobo also comes in a version with the amd 785g chipset, or 790gx. is a newer chipset worth the money? ( 790gx is about 25$ more then 780g)

already thanks for your help!
greets,
arthur
January 23, 2010 12:41:09 PM

Since you got DDR3, you might as well get a full-size ATX mobo for DDR3. That means no IGP. Assuming the 9600GT is PCI-E: 2 options:

1) If you got the money, get 790X:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

2) If you're in a tight budget, get AMD 770:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Do remember it must be for DDR3. There are some DDR2 mobos in the links. I will give you 2 good examples:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

780 & 785 are the AMD chipsets with IGPs. They're great for low-end PCs and HTPCs.

http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/chipsets/7-serie...
http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/chipsets/7-serie...
January 24, 2010 9:29:28 AM

thank you for your help. since all things are already getting more expensive, i will get a board with 770. thank you again!
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January 24, 2010 9:39:20 AM

I can REALLY reccomend alternate to you, they're an awesome shop shipping to the netherlands too with great prices =)

If you give me a minute I can take a look at this and find you a nice system for € 425 ($ 600)
January 24, 2010 9:56:13 AM

thank you, i do know the site alternate, and i really like it. but, in comparison to azerty, they are +- 10€ more. but still, if you can get a good system on that site, it's not aproblem :lol:  thanks already

o yea, 425 would be really great, but up to 450 would still be fine :p 
!