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First Time build... 630$?

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November 24, 2011 4:35:04 AM

Hello guys!
I'm making my first computer, and it's already blowing my mind on how much it'll cost. (632$?!!?) So I was just going to check if it was compatible before I spend my life away. (im 15... 630$ is alot )

I am fine with using used stuff, As long as it's in good condition. If I am going overkill, or spending in the wrong areas, please tell me.
so here is my spec:

POWER:Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus Series 500W ATX12V V2.3
Case:Cooler Master SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Storm Scout ATX/MATX/ITX Mid Tower Case
MOBO:Asus M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 Socket AM3 AMD 890GX/SB850 6 SATA USB 3.0 ATX
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Processor, Black Edition (HDT90ZFBGRBOX)
Cooling:Not sure if i need it, case has 3 fans. ?
Ram:Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3
HD:WD Caviar Blue 500 GB Internal hard drive - 600 MBps - 7200 rpm.. should I get bigger?
SC:screw it?
GPU:Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 1 GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card 100283-3L Should I get a better one?

I honestly have no idea if I should upgrade in some places, or not. am I paying too much for anything? I really want to be able to run 30fps on new/ish games. that's about all. I want a good, stable gaming rig that should last 5+ years, or at least till I'm out of high school. (grade 9 now) (i don't plan on overclocking it, but If I do, I will get some kind of liquid cooling. Just sayin)

Well, Thanks in advance! please tell me soon! Black Friday is in 2 days!

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November 24, 2011 5:52:41 AM

http://www.diigo.com/item/image/203mi/y8pw

its $605 but with no hard drive . you should get the hard drive on eBay or from a friend , they are really expensive. there are also 2 x $15 rebates. you wont be able to crossfire though . instead of getting a 4100
you can get a 960t which is slower but if you are lucky you can unlock the two extra cores.
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November 24, 2011 9:10:20 AM

Since your budget is so tight you need to spend less on the case and CPU. Since you mention wanting to play the newest games the current target GPU is 560 Ti or 6950.
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November 24, 2011 9:19:44 AM

my suggestion for $630 is much better.

i5-2400: $190
AS Rock H61M/U3S3: $75
G.SKill 8 GB DDR3-1333: $40
500 GB HDD: $100
DVD Burner: $20
Rosewill R102 case: $30
Antec Earthwatts 380W PSU: $35
Sapphire HD 6850: $145
total: $635
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November 24, 2011 9:56:26 AM

Yeah, that case is just too much for the budget.
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November 24, 2011 5:35:13 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
my suggestion for $630 is much better.

i5-2400: $190
AS Rock H61M/U3S3: $75
G.SKill 8 GB DDR3-1333: $40
500 GB HDD: $100
DVD Burner: $20
Rosewill R102 case: $30
Antec Earthwatts 380W PSU: $35
Sapphire HD 6850: $145
total: $635


do i want to jump up to i5-2500k instead? 10$extra. seems like a wonderful build, just wondering if I should get DDR3-1600 ram instead though.

Thanks everyone for answering, and telling me i have waaaay to expensive case. I wasn't really looking around at price at that point, and found some other nice ones thanks to you :D 
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November 24, 2011 5:45:06 PM

Alec122 said:
do i want to jump up to i5-2500k instead? 10$extra. seems like a wonderful build, just wondering if I should get DDR3-1600 ram instead though.

Thanks everyone for answering, and telling me i have waaaay to expensive case. I wasn't really looking around at price at that point, and found some other nice ones thanks to you :D 

If you were to jump up to a 2500k, you would need to buy a more expensive mobo so that you would be able to overclock.

Also, with 1600 vs 1333 is not a big difference. With gaming, 1333 will do fine.
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November 24, 2011 7:41:26 PM

with the buold I put there, the mobo maxes at 1333 ram anyway, you won't get a 2500K for $10 more, but you might manage a 2500 for $15 more
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November 24, 2011 8:11:54 PM

Bring the CPU to a 955 save some money there
And the case to something cheaper like a NZXT gamma or a rosewill case
spend some of the money on a better PSU
and some on a 6870
HDD is fine for now since they are so expensive
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November 24, 2011 8:12:50 PM

Do not go for DDR3 1600, stick with 1333 for intel 2nd generation
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