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December 20, 2011 1:32:05 AM

I've got $500 to spend on a new build. First time builder and already have the motherboard and basics (Mouse/Keyboard/Monitor/Speakers).

I would like to purchase compatible parts for the motherboard I bought.

The motherboard is MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130275

I am going to make all purchases at NewEgg.com and wouldn't mind advice on when to buy parts within the next month or two.. earlier the better.

Primary uses for this computer will be multitasking and some gaming ( Diablo 3 ).

:) 

EDIT 1: I forgot to mention I have a 1GB DDR2 graphics card already.
December 20, 2011 7:57:25 PM

Thanks for the reply! I will keep an eye for deals the week after Xmas for sure. Not too big a fan of the ram you selected.. I was thinking about getting 2x4GB GSkill ram. I still need advice on what PSU to get but that looks like a good choice for a CPU( I am currently running some ancient 2.8ghz single core cpu -_- ). Also I don't think I need more than 320GB hard drive space with maybe 7200 RPM.. it seems like hard drives are more pricey than usual right now..
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December 22, 2011 10:57:29 AM

yeah, drives are expensive. But ram is ram. Different brands have identical timings, so the performance difference is nil. I go for value; most have lifetime warranties through the manufacturer. I've used corsair, crucial, gskill, pny, pqi, and patriot (also my brand of ssd). All worked well for me.
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December 22, 2011 11:38:24 AM

SimplyBen said:
I've got $500 to spend on a new build. First time builder and already have the motherboard and basics (Mouse/Keyboard/Monitor/Speakers).

I would like to purchase compatible parts for the motherboard I bought.

The motherboard is MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130275

I am going to make all purchases at NewEgg.com and wouldn't mind advice on when to buy parts within the next month or two.. earlier the better.

Primary uses for this computer will be multitasking and some gaming ( Diablo 3 ).

:) 

EDIT 1: I forgot to mention I have a 1GB DDR2 graphics card already.


what do you mean by a 1gb ddr2 graphics card, it is of no use for game

so now you need phenom2x4 980, 4-8gb of ddr3 fast ram, graphics card 560t or hd6870 ,a ssd or 7.2k hdd

and you are good to go
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December 22, 2011 5:36:24 PM

o1die said:
yeah, drives are expensive. But ram is ram. Different brands have identical timings, so the performance difference is nil. I go for value; most have lifetime warranties through the manufacturer. I've used corsair, crucial, gskill, pny, pqi, and patriot (also my brand of ssd). All worked well for me.


Interestingly enough, about 6 months ago I found a highly reviewed Sony 500GB 7200RPM hard drive for $50. Can't seem to find any deals that low right now. I do understand your thoughts on the ram, but I do see a lot of people raving about corsair/gskill and having some minor complaints on various other brands about not giving correct information on their highest settings etc... meanwhile the price difference is pretty slim to avoid those complaints. I think I will stick with G Skill, especially if there are some good after christmas deals.

truegenius said:
what do you mean by a 1gb ddr2 graphics card, it is of no use for game

so now you need phenom2x4 980, 4-8gb of ddr3 fast ram, graphics card 560t or hd6870 ,a ssd or 7.2k hdd

and you are good to go


I mean I bought a $75 graphics card in May of this year and it has 1GB DDR2 Memory. I forget the brand and am not home to check.. but what do you mean a graphics card is no use for game? Do you mean Diablo 3 or what??

Here is my list of parts I picked out from newegg. Take a look anyone and let me know if I made good and compatible choices for my budget and mobo :bounce: 

PROCESSOR $140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HARDDRIVE $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MEMORY $44
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

POWER SUPPLY $22
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CD-DRIVE $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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