Suggestions on hypothetical build?

I'm hoping to put together my own computer. I want to use it for some gaming. I don't have a budget but the cheaper the better. This will be my first build. All suggestions are welcome. I think the cpu cooler is for intel cpus but i'm too lazy to change it at the moment.

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  1. "I don't have have a budget..." wanna throw out a ballpark figure here? say like $800-$1000?

    "I want to use it for some gaming." what is the least resource-demanding game you intend to play? the most? any game in the future?

    "...but the cheaper the better." AMD builds are typically cheaper, not necessarily for comprimise either.
  2. Why include Microsoft Word on your cost, or the OS. We're not going to change those so they don't need to be included in your hypothetical build. (actually i would use openoffice, but that's just me)

    Is it safe to say you have a budget of $900 for this hypothetical build
  3. The absolute max is $1500 but i'd prefer to keep it under $1300 for everything (~$900 without software). I play mostly shooters and rts games (Cod black ops, Quake Wars, starcraft 2 etc.)

    I haven't really used open office much. I was worried about having file compatibility issues while at colleges. Most schools use microsoft office.
  4. Do u happen to live near a Microcenter?
  5. Not really. The closest one is about an hour and a half away.
  6. I looked up most of the components on microcenter and they seem a bit cheaper. A few things like 6850 and ssds were more expensive but I bet I would be saving a lot more not having to pay for shipping. Thanks for the suggestion.
  7. For the few more expensive than microcenter things use newegg
  8. Aside from the money, how does the build look? I'm mainly concerned with cpu/gpu. Are they are a good match up?
  9. ^ Well that is a great cooler and all, I recommend getting it from here.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=s9_simh_gw_p23_d3_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1NF4TDNM7W3QKY1H4TA4&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846

    Amazon is a great way to go, being cheaper by 12$ technically since Shipping is about 7$ + 5$ more on the actual product.
  10. How does the psu look? Is 550w the right amount? I'm not sure I would be able to see the red led from outside the case. I was considering getting a different color led fan for the front of the case and didn't want to the two colors to clash. Any recommendations for psus?
  11. Well you could either change the PSU or opt for a different case. The PSU probably won't be visible as there isn't a side panel. But if you are fearful, here's a case with the same LED's as your PSU, comes with more fans and is, imo, the better case.

    CM Scout:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196
    Combo:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.546483.11-119-196

    Or a psu is this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094&cm_re=Seasonic_520-_-17-151-094-_-Product

    It's cheap, not modular though. But it has a great efficiency, and comes from a great brand.
  12. dgriffs said:
    I looked up most of the components on microcenter and they seem a bit cheaper. A few things like 6850 and ssds were more expensive but I bet I would be saving a lot more not having to pay for shipping. Thanks for the suggestion.


    $170 965BE + MSI 785G-E53? :D
    http://www.microcenter.com/specials/promotions/AMDbundlePROMO.html
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