First build gaming PC.

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:

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Tower: Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Mid Tower Case
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5520044&CatId=32
$49.99
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Power Supply: XION Simple Power 630W ATX Power Supply
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3622552&CatId=1483
$44.99
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Motherboard and Processor: ASUS M4A785-M Motherboard & AMD Athlon II X4 635 Quad Core
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6049713&CatId=14
$179.99
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Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 5770
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5631177&CatId=3669
$179.99
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DVD Drive: Lite-On IHDP118-04 Internal DVD Drive
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5077988&CatId=88
$18.99
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Card reader: Sabrent Internal 68-in-1 Multi Flash Media Card Reader
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1871218&CatId=942
$12.99
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Monitor: Viewsonic VA2223wm 22" Class Full HD 1080p LCD Monitor
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5276622&Sku=V18-2234
$169.99
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Mouse and keyboard: Microsoft Business Hardware Pack Keyboard and Mouse Combo
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1597497&CatId=1482
$29.99
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OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5213932&Sku=M17-7302
$109.99
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RAM: Corsair XMS2 4GB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory Upgrade - 2x2048MB
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4631346&CatId=3412
$122.99
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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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  1. It would be better off using Newegg.com. BTW You missed the Hard Drive.


    Case+PSU: $109.94 Antec Three Hundred & Antec Earthwatts Green 500W - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.359965


    CPU+MB: $167.98 ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO & AMD Athlon II X4 620 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.375960

    HDD: $54.99 Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS 500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136358

    Monitor: $169.99 ASUS VH222H Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236053

    DVD Drive: $18.99 SONY Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118031

    OS: $99.99 Windows 7 Home OEM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

    Mouse: $42.99 Logitech MX518 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical Gaming Mouse - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104178

    Keyboard: $5.99 Rosewill RK-101 Black PS/2 Standard Enhanced Keyboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823201029

    Video card+RAM: $269.98 XFX 5770 1GB & GSkill Ripjaws Series 4GB (2x2gb) DDR3 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.361488


    Total: $940.84
  2. 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
  3. 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


    newegg.com makes tigerdirect.com look like freakin CLOWN SHOES.
  4. Yeah, the RAM, Cases, and PSUs that they have in stock are pretty bad.. and everything is more expensive. ;)
  5. 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
    CPU
    Hard Drive
    RAM Memory
    Motherboard
    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!
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