First Build Help

Hi everyone,
As the title say I am going to attempt to build my first system as an upgrade to my 5+yr Dell XPS. I am on a pretty tight budget so the total cost is ~$570 no including shipping+other random expenses. I plan on using this rig for low to mid range gaming, photoshop, watching movies, and general multitasking. Also, if you could give me some general building tips that would be greatly appreciated. So without further ado here is the hardware. Ty in advance :D

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.493006
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128444
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231190
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121380
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022
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  1. SteelCity said:
    Hi everyone,
    As the title say I am going to attempt to build my first system as an upgrade to my 5+yr Dell XPS. I am on a pretty tight budget so the total cost is ~$570 no including shipping+other random expenses. I plan on using this rig for low to mid range gaming, photoshop, watching movies, and general multitasking. Also, if you could give me some general building tips that would be greatly appreciated. So without further ado here is the hardware. Ty in advance :D

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.493006
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128444
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231190
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121380
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022


    Here's what I might do. My build is operated under your comment of "mid to low end gaming" and keeping in mind upgrade-ability for the future...

    Case: Same case

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147023

    HDD: Spinpoint f3, great drive, low price right now, use the promo code.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    Mobo/DVD burner: Good Mobo w/ USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gb/s capabilities

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.496434

    CPU/PSU: Same CPU, much better PSU, use promo code for PSU as well.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.492979

    GPU/Ram: Less power than the GPU you picked out, but plenty for mid to low range gaming, and just some basic memory.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.499692

    You'll be able to upgrade to a much better GPU in the future if you want, and you get a better hard drive and a DVD burner. Just what my line of thinking would be however.


  2. My recommendation. As you can see i am combo crazy but the savings are there. Can't use the promo codes though :(
  3. I was looking through some of the combos, and found this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.492361
    It looks pretty good pretty much identical to the build I put together before except it is cheaper, has a bigger HDD, and a bigger power supply. Also, I was thinking of switching my GPU to this just because I trust Sapphire more than Asus for GFX cards:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102834&cm_re=Sapphire_HD4850-_-14-102-834-_-Product

    Tell me what you think :)
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