Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Cheap first Build

Last response: in Systems
Share
July 20, 2011 6:56:31 AM

Hi, this is my first time building a computer, I'm mostly going to be using it for Sims 3 and internet browsing, here's the specs:

Motherboard: ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 455 Rana 3.3GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX455WFGMBOX
GPU: SAPPHIRE 100293L Radeon HD 5570 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card
DVD Burner: LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Black SATA Model GH22NS50 Bulk - OEM
RAM: 2x CORSAIR 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMV4GX3M1A1333C9
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Case: Rosewill R363-M-BK Black Ultra High Gloss Finished MicroATX Computer Case with 400W ATX 2.2 12V Power Supply

The total price of all that is (plus shipping): $434.8

I already have an OS, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers.

Anything else I forgot, or should change, let me know soon because im going to officially buy it all in 1-2 days.

More about : cheap build

July 20, 2011 7:13:30 AM

Everything looks pretty solid to me...If I had to make a suggestion I'd say to get a little more powerful PSU; maybe 480W. Again, that's just knit-picking.

I'd also go ahead and buy an anti-static wrist strap for installation. Since this is your first build I'm assuming you don't already have one. Good luck!
July 20, 2011 1:55:54 PM

OK Buying the parts today! My dad is a programmer and has a lot of extra computers laying around, so I'll just find a better PSU in there
Related resources
July 20, 2011 8:19:48 PM

I bought the parts! Now all I have left to do is build and install the OS! Yay!!!
July 22, 2011 12:19:27 AM

Awesome! Let us know how it goes! *crosses fingers and squints eyes*
!