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650$ Budget gaming build

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November 16, 2011 8:45:28 PM

Hey everybody! I really wanted to start up a new build, so I did. Keep in mind that I have never built a computer before, and am a bit of a newbie to it, so this is what I came up with. My resolution is 1024x1280.

Approximate Purchase Date:Around black Friday would be nice, but I have a lot of time.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, coding, graphical designing, web browsing

Parts Not Required: Monitor, Keyboard, maybe mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:Newegg ;) 

Country: USA

Parts Preferences:Really only preference I have is AMD.

Overclocking: No.

SLI or Crossfire:Not atm.

Additional Comments:I like a semi quiet PC, and I'm trying to keep it cool.

Motherboard- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This is an ASRock N68C-S model Motherboard.


GPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This is an EVGA DS SuperClocked 01G-P3-1567-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB.


Case- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This is a Thermaltake V4 Black Edition Gaming Chassis Mid Tower


Memory (RAM)- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
These are G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333


CPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This is an AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core


PSU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This is an OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W.


Optical Drive- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This is a SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model.


Also, some other questions; Is this a good build for a newbie? Don't forget, this is my very first real build attempt. Also, will the CPU bottleneck the GPU? Does it even all work together, compatibility wise? I intend to use this computer specifically for gaming... So help a bro out. What should I expect? Also, what are your opinions on the build? I have a budget of around 600$... But I'm open to suggestions.
November 16, 2011 9:00:50 PM

Welcome, a few things first-

There's a sticky for build advice here:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...

2 things everyone forgets when asking for recommendations
1) What resolution are your running at?
2) PSU? Looks like you've included one so good for you.

One more thing, I and many others do not have time to follow every single link in a post so please included a worded description of the thing with every link. We are familiar with many of the hardware choices you are making so please don't make us go to every single page you link.
November 16, 2011 9:31:57 PM

He said his resolution is 1024x1280

These look like fairly good choices. Try to get 8 gb RAM because 4 is a little low. To save money, you can get the EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti regular and instead of the superclocked version. The difference will not be noticeable and you can save $20. Try to get a nicer motherboard. Yours is not terrible but it is very small and you will have no room for expansion later.
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November 16, 2011 9:51:38 PM

Ok, thanks for clearing those things up. That motherboard is a nice little budget model that I have used on a couple of builds, but its number one usefulness is that it has both DDR2 and DDR3 memory slots. In your case, you have no need of the DDR2 functionality, so you'd be limited to 2 ram slots. Not good for upgrading. Also its a budget board, but I wouldn't recommend it for a gaming machine.

You've chosen an overclocking chip (black edition) but this is certainly no overclockers mobo. Which is fine if that isn't something you're into.

A six core CPU isn't likely to bottleneck a GPU. You may get a few more frames per second with a higher clocked quad core but it wouldn't be a significant difference.

Here's a CPU that some folks a recommending:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Its a good choice in that price range.

Here's an example of a little more robust motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 16, 2011 9:55:27 PM

Update your monitor first :lol: 
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