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Help with buidling a PC. noobie.

I do hope this is the right section! OK, I have a budget of about 500-700 dollars but I'd like to make note that with christmas right around the corner I'll be able to get my parents to buy a part or two for me. SO if there is a few things I could be a better version of for slightly more I'd like to know about that as well.

Approximate Purchase Date: now(11/2) till the first of the year.

Budget Range: 500-700 bucks

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming/entertainment.

Parts Not Required: i need them all. All i have at the moment is a laptop..

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I always hear wonderful things about newegg

Country of Origin: US, Texas.

Parts Preferences: by brand or type I prefer ATI but what do I know right. I like wide screen monitors(maybe where i spend some of the parent folks money?)

Overclocking: Maybe?

SLI or Crossfire: maybe?

Monitor Resolution: not sure.

Additional Comments: I don't want to do anything but play games and stream/watch things.

Thank you to whoever takes the time to help a noobie out!
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  1. You're budget makes this a tough gaming build because you have nothing right now.

    I'm using the intel 2500k processor right now, but would recommend an AMD solution instead based on your budget. The intel chip mentioned above would take up almost have your lower end budget. So take a look at this processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

    As for the video card. ATI is a good choice. I would say Nvidia is as well....but you can get a good deal on an ATI card that is in the middle of the road as far as performance goes. This looks like it would be a good one for you: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908

    Newegg is helpful in that you can see what others buy (most reviews) or you can see what has the highest rating and go from there. The buyers on newegg know what they're doing and generally if you follow the reviews they can point you in the right direction.
  2. I could go up on the price range, I'd just have to wait longer to buy all the parts.
    IF it is that big a deal.

    The main game I play is QuakeLive and I see people who have tons of issues with Nividia cards playing QL. that's the main reason I'd like to stick with ATI.

    Thank you!
  3. Also,

    This is the psu I got and it would be more than enough for your build as well: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020

    I got it a bit cheaper though, it was 10 percent off the price you see there, plus another 15 dollar MIR. So, you could keep an eye on it and see if the price goes down at all and then order it.

    I'm not super familiar with AMD mobo's but this one looks good as far as price and ratings go: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131647
    Asus is a good brand name (generally) when it comes to mobo's. It's a full ATX board so it should give you plenty of expansion slots. Has USB 3.0 and Sata 6gb which is good because these are the latest techs. You however wont be able to SLI on this thing because the second PCIE port is 4x only. If you want to do SLI/Crossfire you'll be paying for a more expensive board. I personally am not crazy about SLI. I'd rather upgrade the video card if you want more speed.

    Some memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

    Or if you want to save some money and just get 4gb total ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

    CD/DVD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    At 22inch widescreen will probably be your best bet because of price: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009241 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236051

    Then just pick out whatever case you want.
  4. Yeah, then stick with ATI/AMD.

    I would recommend you put the majority of your money into the video card....because thats where you'll see the biggest improvement in your system.

    Basically it goes 6850<6870<6950<6970

    If you can swing it...and if you can find a good deal....try to grab a 6950. It's quite a bit more than the 6850 though.

    not sure if this link will work: http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2011-gaming-graphics-charts/Gamer-Index,2673.html

    that will give you an index of all games benchmarked on toms and a generally idea on how the video cards stack up against eachother.
  5. cutebeans said:
    FX-4100 $130
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103996

    AM3+ motherboard $93
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128490

    ATI 6770 $115
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131434

    Corsair CX500 $60
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

    G.skill Ripjaws 4gb $30
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231274

    Monitor $90
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009314

    Samsung Spinpoint f3 $88
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    CAse $50
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153
    $656

    Mouse + Keyboard combo $27 (WIRED)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126193

    Logitech Speakers $17
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121013

    $700

    This is the best that I can do at your budget. It can play most games at high and max at 1600x900 res :). If only HDD prices weren't so high. I can't believe that I managed to get it all in $700. :O

    Rebates would lessen these by $20


    would this still work if i got the ATI 6870 instead of ATI 6770?

    also, could i spend a bit more(~$75) on something to make the whole thing better.

    thank you both!
  6. Change the motherboard to this Asrock 970 AM3+ motherboard $93
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157280

    crap. I forgot all about the DVD Drive $21
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

    You also need an OS :O. $100 (sorry getting old)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    I would stick with the 6770 since lack of funds.

    $821 before rebates. :(

    It's minus $60 after rebates though.
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  9. cutebeans said:


    thank you! I think I'll be going with this build :D

    one last question: what about connectors? Will the parts come the proper things to connect them together or do i need to buy that as well?
  10. Don't worry! It's just going to be like putting legos together! :)
  11. The mobo and case should come with everything you need to connect.
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