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November 13, 2011 1:21:50 AM

It is my first time building a computer, this is what I have put together, thanks a lot.

MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE GA-880GM-D2H AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

DVD DRIVE: Lite-On IHAS124-04 Internal DVD Writer - DVD+R 24X, DVD-R 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD+R DL 8X, SATA (OEM)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

RAM: ADATA AD3U1333C4G9-DRH Premier Series Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2x 4GB), PC3-10600, DDR3-1333MHz, 240-pin DIMM, CL9, 1.5V, Non-ECC, Unbuffered
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

CASE: Thermaltake V3 Black Edition VL80001W2Z Black SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

POWER SUPPLY: hec Orion XPOWER585 585W ATX12V 2.01 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HARD DRIVE: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s with NCQ 32MB Cache 3.5 Inch Internal Bare Drive ST31000524AS
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004IZN3YI/ref=d...

GRAPHICS CARD: Sapphire 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), 1x HDMI, 1x Dual-Link DVI, 1x Single-Link DVI, 1x DisplayPort, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, CrossFireX Ready
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

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a b B Homebuilt system
November 13, 2011 1:31:49 AM

Thank you for your post.

We will be glad to help you out but we need to know what your goals are for this build and what your budget is.

Please refer to the following link for New Build Requests as it will help us help you.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...
November 13, 2011 1:36:14 AM

Oh right, sorry
Budget: 700-800
Use: Gaming
No need for monitor, speakers, mouse
Country: US
And as I said this is my first build so I don't know if I want to overclocking.
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November 13, 2011 1:37:13 AM

I mostly want to see if everything will be compatible and work well together
November 13, 2011 2:02:09 AM

Some things I suggest,

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
$215
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
$55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cases come down to personal prefs...

And a good psu from corsair, antec, seasonic etc.
a b B Homebuilt system
November 13, 2011 2:36:00 AM

What price did you come up with for the items below?

I realize you are picking multiple sites to order from to save $5 here or $10 there but it is normally best to order from the same site as discounts and combos kick in which will save you money on both product and shipping.


Nyehya611 said:
It is my first time building a computer, this is what I have put together, thanks a lot.

MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE GA-880GM-D2H AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

DVD DRIVE: Lite-On IHAS124-04 Internal DVD Writer - DVD+R 24X, DVD-R 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD+R DL 8X, SATA (OEM)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

RAM: ADATA AD3U1333C4G9-DRH Premier Series Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2x 4GB), PC3-10600, DDR3-1333MHz, 240-pin DIMM, CL9, 1.5V, Non-ECC, Unbuffered
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

CASE: Thermaltake V3 Black Edition VL80001W2Z Black SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

POWER SUPPLY: hec Orion XPOWER585 585W ATX12V 2.01 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HARD DRIVE: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s with NCQ 32MB Cache 3.5 Inch Internal Bare Drive ST31000524AS
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004IZN3YI/ref=d...

GRAPHICS CARD: Sapphire 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), 1x HDMI, 1x Dual-Link DVI, 1x Single-Link DVI, 1x DisplayPort, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, CrossFireX Ready
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

November 13, 2011 2:17:23 PM

Thanks guys. I tried to put together the price of the parts that you (zhongyan) suggested with the rest of the needed components and it went a bit high for my budget. For the build that I had originally posted I found all the parts on Newegg and it came out to $651 and I was hoping not to very much higher in price than that (I want a price slightly above or below 700). Will this computer that be good for gaming or work at all?
November 13, 2011 3:53:01 PM

The i2-2100 is only dual core, is that enough for gaming?
November 13, 2011 4:09:03 PM

OK, attempt number 2:
MOTHERBOARD: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard ($125)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PROCESSOR: ntel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
(215$)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OR

Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32100 ($125)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD DRIVE: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM ($18)
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 ($45)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ($70)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

POWER SUPPLY: Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply ($70)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HARD DRIVE: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s with NCQ 32MB Cache 3.5 Inch Internal Bare Drive ST31000524AS ($150)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GRAPHICS CARD: Sapphire 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), 1x HDMI, 1x Dual-Link DVI, 1x Single-Link DVI, 1x DisplayPort, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, CrossFireX Ready ($180)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
November 13, 2011 7:00:19 PM

Is there any way to drop the price because this is way above my budget
a b B Homebuilt system
November 13, 2011 8:58:53 PM

Let's try this:

DVD Drive:
LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS-324-98B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$19.99

CASE:
NZXT GAMMA Classic Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Retail: $49.99
Instant -$14.00
Total $35.99

Hard Drive:
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$149.99

Video Card:
MSI N550GTX-Ti Cyclone OC GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB GDDR5 Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$139.99

MSI Gift Coupon - Futuremark 3DMark 11
FREE GIFT - Yeah, you can thank me later :D 
$0.00

Power Supply:
Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$79.99
-$5.00 Instant
$74.99 total
PLUS $15.00 Mail-in Rebate

RAM:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$41.99


Motherboard:
ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$94.99
-$10.00 Instant
$84.99

CPU:
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$129.99
$15 off with promo code EMCJJKB26, ends 11/14
Total $114.99


Total: $677.92
Before $30.00 of Mail in Rebates
Shipping estimate $15-$20 if you are on the east coast.
$17 as a happy medium

Total estimated cost AFTER rebates and shipping: $664.92

All of these parts have very high ratings. This is a good price and will definately get you gaming. You have some room to upgrade if you wish. I hope this helps.

If you are an AMD type of person you may want to Sub the GTX550ti for a HD6850 or spend a little extra and go for the HD6870.

I would also recommend an After Market CPU heatsink as the stock ones really are not that good.
May want to try the Cooler Master Hyper for $19 with FREE shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It is not necessary but it is nice to have plus I think they are easier to mount than the stock coolers.
November 13, 2011 9:12:18 PM

Looks amazing, thank you so much.
a b B Homebuilt system
November 13, 2011 9:12:39 PM

Actually I think I made a mistake. I don't think Newegg included the $15 promo code EMCJJKB26 which ends 11/14.

So deduct another $15 from the price above.
a b B Homebuilt system
November 13, 2011 9:19:01 PM

Keep in mind you will need a copy of windows unless you are going to use Linux, Ubuntu or some other OS

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Keep around $99 in your budget for that.

Be sure to go with 64bit version as you will need it to take advantage of 8GB of ram.
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