$600 first build help needed!!

Hi everyone,
im thinking about a making a pc for $600 ($650 including fans and speakers).

PURPOSE - Gaming,3D designing, surfing internet.

KNOWLEDGE - my knowledge about computers is good but this is my first build on my own.

PARTS NOT NEEDED - keyboard, mouse, moniter 1600x1200.

PREFERENCE - AMD because of there price to performance ratio. But i can look on some intels too.

BUDGET - maximum $600 after rebates.

MY CHOICE -


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Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
1

LG CD/DVD Burner Black IDE Model GH22NP21 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827136222
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


$19.99


Thermaltake V4 Black Edition Gaming Chassis Mid Tower Steel Computer Case Fully Black Powdered Interior VM30001W2Z
Item #: N82E16811133179
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


$49.99


Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148697
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant


$59.99


MSI 870-G45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813130290
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant


$69.99


XFX HD-685X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Item #: N82E16814150505
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate



$174.99

Thermaltake TR2 RX 750W Bronze W0382RU ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular ...
Item #: N82E16817153136
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$25.00 Instant


$89.99


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBRL
Item #: N82E16820231310
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy


$40.99


AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103808
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy


$139.99


Thermaltake AF0032 120mm Blue LED Case Fan
Item #: N82E16835106149
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


$8.99
Subtotal: $654.91

I KNOW THIS IS A LITTLE OFF MY BUDGET BUT I INCLUDED THE FAN. REBATE IS NOT THERE TOO.

ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED. ANYTHING WHICH IS NOT NOT COMPATIBLE BECAUSE THIS IS MY FIRST BUILD.

PREFERRED WEBSITE TO ORDER - AMAZON BECAUSE OF NO TAX.

THANKS
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More about build needed
  1. OVERCLOCKING: YES

    CROSSFIRE/SLI: MAYBE IN FUTURE.
  2. TBH Taran, your build does you a lot more justice than Martins.

    Your editing/designing the quad would come in handy. Granted it wouldn't be as fast as a Sandy Bridge chip but you know.

    If you'd like, you could click into my siggy for the 600$ build. It'll give you a bit more umph with 2 cores, but not sure how it'd work out in 3D design.
    i3 2100 vs 955
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/289?vs=88
  3. here's my $600 suggestion:


    i5-2500 + 4 GB RAM + Free Game: $246.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.623057

    HIS HD 6850 + Free Game: $164.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.620490

    AS Rock H61-VS: $59.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817815007

    Hitachi 500 GB HDD: $38.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145299

    Xigmatek 400W 80+ Bronze PSU: $39.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817815007

    LG 24x DVD burner: $18.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136216

    Rosewill R218 Case: $29.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147073


    total $599.88

    a 2500 will devastate any AMD chip even the hexacores, its also much better than the i3-2100 dual-core
  4. ^ OP Plans to play games as well Screwy. APU on the 2500 would do nothing in gaming. Even the 6450's on the higher end Llano's "destroy" it.
  5. im more into gaming. i got the total upto $600 with the same parts at tigerdirect. i plan to overclock it too. I have heard that x4 955 BE are beast at overclocking and give you a nice performance.
  6. The psu in Screwysqrl build is too weak. I plan to crossfire in future, so i may look at about 700w one.
  7. ^ Actually, that's old information. The 2500K is best for overclocking, but is 90$ more than your CPU budget. 955 can reach 4.0-4.2ghz at most. But the 2500K can reach up to 5ghz+. Your looking at a 700-800 dollar budget with that though.

    600w is good enough for 6850 Crossfiring.
  8. AMD Phenom II X4 955 + ASUS M4A87TD EVO
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.628393
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231425
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB + CORSAIR Builder Series CX600
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.624819
    SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA + HEC Blitz Black Steel Edition
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.627954
    XFX HD-685X-ZDFC Radeon HD 6850
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150515

    $606.93 (before $30 rebates)
  9. aznshinobi said:
    ^ Actually, that's old information. The 2500K is best for overclocking, but is 90$ more than your CPU budget. 955 can reach 4.0-4.2ghz at most. But the 2500K can reach up to 5ghz+. Your looking at a 700-800 dollar budget with that though.

    600w is good enough for 6850 Crossfiring.



    you must have missed that I have a 2500 (not K) and a 6850?
  10. finally, i5 2500k build at $640 with a gtx460. same case, corsair 600w psu, 4gb corsair ram, and rest the same.
  11. Ohhhh I see Screwy, sorry about that.

    That CX600 would not supply enough power for an overclocked 2500K and Crossfire 6850. That CX600 at most is a 500 watter in reality. The only actual solid PSU I've seen from the CX lineup really is the CX430 Screwy recommends sometimes.
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