Closed Solved

New computer build - help!

I'm putting together a new computer. I want it to be beefy enough for moderate to above moderate use, smooth Photoshop performance and maybe light gaming. Looking to stay around/under $600. Also, a focus on future expansion and upgrade. I'm looking for value for price and that the components will play well together. This should be EVERYTHING that I need right?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289
LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827106289
$16.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147060
Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with
Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top ...
Item #: N82E16811147060
$49.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009256
Acer S201HLbd Black 20" 5ms LED-Backlight LCD monitor
Item #: N82E16824009256
$109.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127583
MSI N520GT-MD1GD3/LP GeForce GT 520 (Fermi) 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card
Item #: N82E16814127583
$54.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182191
Rosewill Green Series RG700-S12 700W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS Certified,
Single 12V Rail,Active PFC"Compatible with Core i7, ...
Item #: N82E16817182191
$49.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126210
Logitech LX 310 Black USB RF Wireless Standard Desktop Laser
Item #: N82E16823126210
$24.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231311
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3
1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL
Item #: N82E16820231311
$24.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157246
ASRock H61ICAFE LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157246
$84.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115077
Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor
Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120
Item #: N82E16819115077
$119.99

I liked that the motherboard had four memory slots and usb3.0 but I read that the motherboard may take single sided memory only or needs single sided memory if you use all 4 sticks... or something. Not really sure what that means.


Then for the sake of cooling, I threw on these extras:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103022
COOLER MASTER R4-L2S-122B-GP 120mm 4 Blue LED Case Fan 2 in 1 pack
Item #: N82E16835103022
$11.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200029
Rosewill RCX-Z200 92mm Ball CPU Cooler
Item #: N82E16835200029
$11.99
5 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about computer build help
  1. Forget the rosewill ps and purchase this combo instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.761010&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=361116&SID=FWacv287. It's only $42 after rebate and has 40 amps on a single 12v rail, enough for your system unless you want to overclock. The rebate offer is for today only.
  2. That looks great but it doesn't appear to be in stock. Bummer. Thanks for the tip though.

    Did the rest of the components look ok?
  3. Best answer
    I still recommend you skip the rosewill ps and get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044. If you can't afford it now, newegg should offer it on special sooner or later as a shellshocker deal or email promo. I would register for their email promos if you haven't yet. The 500w version would also be plenty for your system, or the 520w neo series.
  4. The one I tried to link is on that list, the 650 earthwatts.
  5. Best answer selected by ccchan2630.
Ask a new question

Read More

Motherboards Computer Product