Building New System ~850US Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: February 3, 2011 7:37 PM in Systems Share beyblade5566 February 3, 2011 4:37:44 PM My friend is getting a new pc and he's asking me to help him, so I thought it would be a good idea to ask you guys, here goes... Approximate Purchase Date: this weekend, maybe the next one Budget Range: 850USD before rebates System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming (CoD,NFS), MMOs, web surfing, word processing Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com (would prefer it from the same site) Country of Origin: US Parts Preferences: by brand or type: None Overclocking: No SLI or Crossfire: No Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 or 1440x900 (getting a new one but not sure because of budget) Additional Comments: The quieter the better, but it's not really an issue. Parts that I chose: I'm still sorta new to these recent parts since I haven't built one in two~three years so I'm not sure If anything else works better, feel free to comment AMD Athlon II X3 435 Rana 2.9GHz ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 HIS H577FK1GD Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB Antec earthwatts EA500 500W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.2 80 PLUS Certified ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM COOLER MASTER Elite RC-310-BWN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Acer V193WEJbd Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ACM 50000:1(1000:1) Logitech LS21 7 Watts RMS (FTC) 2.1 Stereo Speaker System - Black I know the graphics card is overkill for the monitor but if I get a larger monitor it goes over the budget. Any suggestions? More about : building system 850us WR2 February 3, 2011 4:50:21 PM Hello beyblade5566; Lookin good. Excellent choice of parts. Everything is compatible. Think you can squeeze a CPU cooler into the build? That 1440x900 res monitor will do really well with the HD 5770. A good match for gaming. beyblade5566 February 3, 2011 4:53:37 PM Um a CPU cooler? Hm...Guess I could someway or another, would it be hard to install? I've always used the stock HSF up until now since I don't really OC that much... the CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ is ok right? Related resources Building a new System - Forum Building a new system , opinion and question about proc types... - Forum Building old system to new - Forum Building New PC Gaming System - Please Help - Forum Building a new system , could use advice. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer WR2 February 3, 2011 4:56:30 PM CM Hyper 212+ is excellent - you could even spend a bit less on another model. Will have to check the fit for that RC=130 case. I was thinking more along the lines of a 92mm CPU cooler. Here is a gaming case with 3 case fans included - just $5 more when you figure in shipping. Rosewill DESTROYER Gaming Mid Tower Case WR2 February 3, 2011 4:59:16 PM XIGMATEK LOKI SD963 92mm CPU Cooler bracket included $25 beyblade5566 February 3, 2011 5:02:07 PM I checked the width of both cases, the RC-310 is 7.50" and the rosewill is 7.48". so the hyper 212+ should fit in both if I get it? WR2 February 3, 2011 5:07:59 PM Hyper 212+ 120mm CPU cooler will fit the RC-310 - but just barely. I think a 92mm cooler would look better inside the case window. beyblade5566 February 3, 2011 5:08:32 PM ok thanks for the suggestion WR2 February 3, 2011 5:10:11 PM Yes it would fit both - it's only the visual of the CM 212+ almost touching the case window that detracts from the big cooler option, IMO. beyblade5566 February 3, 2011 7:37:31 PM anyone else have any suggestions? especially the graphics card and the monitor. also would the Alienware m11x + a 19" screen be a decent configuration? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumBuilding a new system , all input appreciated. ForumI am building a new system and want to know if my parts are right ForumBuilding a new gaming system $600 budget ForumNeed help building a new system ForumBuilding new system ForumUpgrading/ building new system ForumBuilding a new gaming system ForumBuilding a brand spanking new system , need input ForumIs building a new desktop system with AMD CPU risky? ForumBuilding a new gaming system ForumUpgrading/ building new system , desperate for advice! ForumBuilding a new system for photoshop and gaming - Pls advice ForumBuilding New Game System - Target is ~$1350 ForumIs this gaming PC okay? ForumNew PC for Work and Plan More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !