Solved

First Build questions $650 Rig

Hey everyone I am looking to build a decent gaming Desktop. I know a little about computers and have done a little research but I still need some help. I will be playing games such as Battlefield 3 and Skyrim. Now I'm not looking to make a God computer that will run BF3 on ultra but mid-High would be nice at 720p

Here are my current choices.

Motherboard: ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked 1GB

Ram: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

Power Supply: No Idea. I could use some help with that.

Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX

Hard Drive: just a regular 250GB Seagate $90

DVD Drive: Asus DVD Burner $20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit $99

The total Comes to $660

All feedback is welcome and but I am not looking to spend much more then that.
6 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about first build questions
  1. is that $660 with or without a PSU?

    If you don't plan on going SLI down the road then you can probably do a 600W PSU is the only thing I can offer. Otherwise I think you would hit your goal.
  2. A 430W PSU would be fine, but 500 would be better. Corsair 500W $60 ($50 after stupid MIR) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027
  3. Best answer
    I would switch to a HD 6850 instead but that's just my opinion:

    GIGABYTE GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850 $170 or $130 after MIR+Promo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125353

    HIS H685FN1GD Radeon HD 6850 $150 or $140 after MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161384

    ASUS EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Radeon HD 6850 $160 or $140 after MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121419

    The core clock doesn't really matter, you can always download a third party program such as MSI Afterburner to overclock your GPU. All of the suggestions I listed includes free shipping.

    As for the power supply I recommend at least 43w to 500w. Here's some suggestion :D

    Corsair CS430 430W $37 or $17 after MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

    Corsair CX500 500W $62 or $52 after MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

    Antec HCG 620W $65 or $50 after MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371048

    Side Note: Seeing how the prices of HDD increased due to the flood in Thailand.. it may be wiser to side with a SSD for now. You can purchase an internal hard drive after the prices return to normal. If you really want a hard drive, you should look into bestbuy and amazon instead. There are some 500 to 750 gb hard drive under $90 there.

    You'll be able to store your OS and at least a few games with the SSD if you're going this route:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100008120%204027&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=636|20-233-188^icn_ironegg_overlay%23%2C20-226-168^20-226-168-02%23%2C20-147-502^icn_ironegg_overlay%23%2C20-227-528^20-227-528-TS%2C20-167-030^20-167-030-TS


    Some quick searches brought up the following from Amazon:

    Seagate Momentus 7200 500GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 16MB Cache 2.5 Inch $77
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B001R4BBLU/ref=dp_olp_new/177-7907972-0264512?ie=UTF8&condition=new

    Hitachi Travelstar 640GB 2.5 Inch $94
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00486TKYO/ref=sr_1_8_olp?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1322364305&sr=1-8&condition=new
  4. wintermint said:
    I would switch to a HD 6850 instead but that's just my opinion:

    GIGABYTE GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850 $170 or $130 after MIR+Promo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125353

    HIS H685FN1GD Radeon HD 6850 $150 or $140 after MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161384

    ASUS EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Radeon HD 6850 $160 or $140 after MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121419

    The core clock doesn't really matter, you can always download a third party program such as MSI Afterburner to overclock your GPU. All of the suggestions I listed includes free shipping.

    As for the power supply I recommend at least 43w to 500w. Here's some suggestion :D

    Corsair CS430 430W $37 or $17 after MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

    Corsair CX500 500W $62 or $52 after MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

    Antec HCG 620W $65 or $50 after MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371048

    Side Note: Seeing how the prices of HDD increased due to the flood in Thailand.. it may be wiser to side with a SSD for now. You can purchase an internal hard drive after the prices return to normal. If you really want a hard drive, you should look into bestbuy and amazon instead. There are some 500 to 750 gb hard drive under $90 there.

    You'll be able to store your OS and at least a few games with the SSD if you're going this route:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100008120%204027&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=636|20-233-188^icn_ironegg_overlay%23%2C20-226-168^20-226-168-02%23%2C20-147-502^icn_ironegg_overlay%23%2C20-227-528^20-227-528-TS%2C20-167-030^20-167-030-TS


    Some quick searches brought up the following from Amazon:

    Seagate Momentus 7200 500GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 16MB Cache 2.5 Inch $77
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B001R4BBLU/ref=dp_olp_new/177-7907972-0264512?ie=UTF8&condition=new

    Hitachi Travelstar 640GB 2.5 Inch $94
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00486TKYO/ref=sr_1_8_olp?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1322364305&sr=1-8&condition=new



    I usually go with Nvidia cards because I am more familiar with them but because the board I am getting supports Crossfire I think I will go with the 6850 that way if I want to get another card later on I can. So know if i was to get another one which power supply should I get know just to be safe later on?

    Also I guess I posted the wrong mother board it really should be this one

    AsRock 970
  5. 600W would do it. 650W might be a little more efficient.
  6. Best answer selected by Matthew1234.
Ask a new question

Read More

New Build Systems Product