First Time Build $700 Budget Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: October 12, 2011 9:58 AM in Systems Share Dakota416 October 12, 2011 1:54:40 AM Hi all, newcomer here looking for advice for my first build. After using laptops my whole life Im ready to have a nice desktop computer. Approximate Purchase Date: This week Budget Range: $600 - $700 before mail in rebates System Usage from Most to Least Important: school, light to moderate gaming and then internet surfing, watching videos, etc. Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse and I will be buying a monitor locally Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com Country of Origin: U.S.A. Parts Preferences: Would prefer AMD, seems like the best value Overclocking: Possibly in the future SLI or Crossfire: Not likely Monitor Resolution: I'd be happy with 1920x1080 Additional Comments: Already have parts selected, although I am a novice and even with all the research I have done I'm sure there are things I missed. Any advice or comments would be great! Thanks CPU - AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - C3 Revision HDZ555WFGMBOX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Motherboard - ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Power Supply - SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Video Card - SAPPHIRE 100338L Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... HDD - Seagate Barracuda Green ST1000DL002 1TB 5900 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Bare Drive -Bare Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Case - Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... DVD Drive - LG CD/DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH22NS70 OEM - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Wireless Card (gotta have it) - Rosewill RNX-G300LX Wireless Adapter Card IEEE 802.11b/g PCI Up to 54Mbps Data Rates 64/128bit WEP WPA WPA2 802.1x, 802.11i, AES, TKIP with 2 dBi Antenna http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Comes to a total of $535 leaving room for a decent monitor. Thanks again for any help! More about : time build 700 budget morgoth780 October 12, 2011 2:51:38 AM what about windows 7? you haven't stated whether or not you need. i'd recommend looking at the sept.11 $500 build, and then add a monitor http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/phenom-ii-overclock... you'd probably want to get a higher wattage power supply, if you can m 0 l funguseater October 12, 2011 3:14:14 AM Your setup looks great, hopefully you can unlock that CPU, then BONUS. Now you can save up for the SSD! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer FinneousPJ October 12, 2011 9:58:51 AM That PSU is far more than what's needed for your system. Save some money there, get an X4 CPU and a 6850/6870 - a 6770 is going to be a disappointment at Full HD gaming. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedLooking to Build Low Budget Gaming PC ~$600-700 not including monitor and keyboard First Time Forum Solved700$ Budget first time build Forum First time build, can you help optimize it? £700 budget Forum SolvedFirst time building a gaming PC [$700 budget] Forum SolvedGaming PC $700 budget (First time build) Forum SolvedFirst time building gaming PC, Budget £700 Forum SolvedFirst time building advice: best bang for buck? $700-$800 budget Forum First time build, Gaming/CAD rig, £700-750 budget. HELP Forum Attempting to build a PC for the first time. $700-$800 budget. Need some questions answered Forum First Time Build - Gaming Budget $700. Forum First time low budget gaming build (500-700$) Forum $700 New, First time build - going over budget :( Forum First time build - $600-$700 budget (feedback, suggestions please) Forum First time build, $700 budget Forum New Build - First Time Builder, $700-$900 Budget Forum First time build. 700 dollar budget. Forum first time system builder 700 budget build-need help for boxing day Forum 700-800 budget first time build. need advice Forum First time budget build under $700 Forum First time build 500-700$ budget gaming PC. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !