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First build gaming PC.

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April 24, 2010 3:19:35 AM

Well, I am new to PC building and am thinking about building a gaming PC myself to save cash and to learn a thing or two :)  .

I wanted everything in one package, and under 1k.

So, after looking around at tigerdirect this is what I got:

Tower: Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: XION Simple Power 630W ATX Power Supply
Motherboard and Processor: ASUS M4A785-M Motherboard & AMD Athlon II X4 635 Quad Core
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 5770
DVD Drive: Lite-On IHDP118-04 Internal DVD Drive
Card reader: Sabrent Internal 68-in-1 Multi Flash Media Card Reader
Monitor: Viewsonic VA2223wm 22" Class Full HD 1080p LCD Monitor
Mouse and keyboard: Microsoft Business Hardware Pack Keyboard and Mouse Combo
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT
RAM: Corsair XMS2 4GB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory Upgrade - 2x2048MB
Final Price would be around $920

I want opinions from the community if this would be a good build, if not maybe some suggestions to improve it.

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April 24, 2010 3:52:54 AM

It would be better off using BTW You missed the Hard Drive.

Case+PSU: $109.94 Antec Three Hundred & Antec Earthwatts Green 500W -

CPU+MB: $167.98 ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO & AMD Athlon II X4 620 -

HDD: $54.99 Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS 500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive -

Monitor: $169.99 ASUS VH222H Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor -

DVD Drive: $18.99 SONY Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM -

OS: $99.99 Windows 7 Home OEM -

Mouse: $42.99 Logitech MX518 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical Gaming Mouse -

Keyboard: $5.99 Rosewill RK-101 Black PS/2 Standard Enhanced Keyboard -

Video card+RAM: $269.98 XFX 5770 1GB & GSkill Ripjaws Series 4GB (2x2gb) DDR3 -

Total: $940.84

April 24, 2010 4:00:17 AM

Ok, thank you. I have never used newegg so I originally went with tiger direct. I feel like a idiot for not including the hard drive :pfff: , Had it on list too :o 

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April 24, 2010 11:52:19 AM

Oknocaps said:
Ok, thank you. I have never used newegg so I originally went with tiger direct. I feel like a idiot for not including the hard drive :pfff: , Had it on list too :o makes look like freakin CLOWN SHOES.
April 24, 2010 2:55:30 PM

Yeah, the RAM, Cases, and PSUs that they have in stock are pretty bad.. and everything is more expensive. ;) 
April 24, 2010 7:09:00 PM

Hey there Oknocaps! Nice to meet you.

So you need the works, have it all under $1000, and learn a thing or two. Let's get started!

You need 9 things to build a computer, especially if you're a gamer.

Computer Case
CD/DVD Burner
Hard Drive
RAM Memory
Power Supply
Video Card
Operating System

Here is what I picked from NewEgg (Newegg is a bit better than TigerDirect in terms of prices. If you want to buy INSURANCE (+2 year warranties), TigerDirect is a little better. It's all personal taste <3)

Computer Case: Rosewill Wind Knight ($40)
CD/DVD Burner: LG 24X DVD Burner ($20)
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3.2 GHz ($140)
Hard Drive: Seagate 500GB ($49 w/ PROMO CODE: SEAGATE6!!!)
RAM Memory: A-DATA 4GB DDR3 @ 1333MHz ($105)
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-770 ($90)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ($81 w/ PROMO CODE: psusave10!!!)
Video Card: ASUS ATI Radeon HD 5770 ($160)
Operating System: Windows 7 - 64 Bit ($100)

Case = Great. I use it myself.

DVD Burner = Great. LG is very good.

CPU = Quad Core @ 3.2 GHz! This will be fine for you. Unless you do 3D Rendering and crazy stuff, AMD is the best price-performance you'll get; period.

Hard Drive = Great. Remember to use PROMO CODE: SEAGATE6!!!

RAM Memory = 4GB of DDR3 is amazing. CAS Latency and timings are fine.

Motherboard = Future proof! USB 3.0 and SATA 3 to support all future devices.

Power Supply = Amazing. Corsair makes the best; period. Don't ever go cheap on your future PSUs. It's 80+ CERTIFIED meaning it's efficient, it's quiet, and will last for a very long time. Remember to use PROMO CODE: psusave10!!!

Video Card = Great. Unless you've got like a 30" monitor, the 5770 is flawless. It also has Direct X 11 for future games and runs silent and very efficient. Not much better than this.

Operating System = Great. It's Windows 7 :D  What can you hate?

Monitor: SCEPTRE 18.5" ($110)
Keyboard: Linkworld Basic ($11)
Mouse: Kingwin 3 Button ($8)
Mousepad: DOLICA ($6.50)
Speakers: V7 A320S Speakers ($16)

Don't need some of the stuff above? Just don't add it to your cart.

Final Cost (w/ Shipping + Taxes): $1,007.90
Final Cost (w/ REBATES!!!!!!!!!!!): $977.90

There you have it Oknocaps! If you have ANY questions or want to switch brands or are just curious about something, just reply :) 

Take care brah!