Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Seeking help with first build

Last response: in Systems
Share
March 19, 2011 8:08:40 PM

Alright, so I'm looking into building my first computer and I've gotten several things down, but I do still need some help. Particularly, I am unsure of which motherboard to get and whether or not the case fans will be adequate for coolings. If anyone has any component/case suggestions and/or sees possible issues with these components, please reply. It would help a lot, seeing as how I am quite new to the whole PC thing (I've been using laptops for the most part). Oh, and any advice on the video card? I've looked into several (ATi 5670, 6850, 6870, nVidia 550 ti and GTX460) but don't know which one is best for the price.

My budget is around $600 (I still have to buy monitor and network adapters, so $650 tops on just components), and all of these cost around 540-550 with shipping, so there's definitely room to change things a bit.

I am in no way a "hardcore" gamer, but I still like to play every now and then (Crysis, StarCraft, MineCraft).



Here are my specs thus far:

-ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner
(Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

-Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
(Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

-Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
(Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

-GIGABYTE GA-M68MT-S2P AM3 NVIDIA GeForce 7025/nForce 630a chipset Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
(Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

-EVGA 01G-P3-1366-TR GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI
(Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

-CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 (CMPSU-600CX) 600W ATX12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply
(Link: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 (CMPSU-600CX) 600W ATX12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply)

-AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
(Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

Again, any help is appreciated. Oh, and any "How-To's" for construction/wiring would be great too, but not necessary. Thanks!

More about : seeking build

March 20, 2011 12:18:37 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
m
0
l
March 20, 2011 4:01:17 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $54.95 - $44.95 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$13.00 Combo Price: $81.98 $15.00 Mail-In Rebate Card Price After Mail-In Rebate(s): $66.98
CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 (CMPSU-500CX) 500W ATX12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$11.99 Combo Price: $272.99
Intel Core i5-2300 Sandy Bridge 2.8GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52300
ASRock H67M-ITX LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $41.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996768

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $17.99 Free shipping w/ promo code EMCKGJE65, ends 3/21
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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $149.99 - $129.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
MSI N460GTX Twin Frozr II SOC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Total: $619.92 *not including shipping, rebates, promo codes, etc..
m
0
l
March 20, 2011 2:06:29 PM

I don't know, Intel seems more expensive for a slower processor.
m
0
l
!