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December 27, 2011 4:03:16 AM

Hello! I am currently trying to build a pc, on a budget. My budget is 600, but this one goes to almost 700 with the OS.

What do you all think of this setup, and is this all compatible? I checked, but I need experienced eyes :o 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Case 50 Bucks

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -- Hard drive- 70 bucks
HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -- Motherboard- 130 bucks
BIOSTAR TA990FXE AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -- Graphics card- 150 bucks
PowerColor AX6850 1GBD5-DH Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -- Power supply- 35 bucks
Rosewill Stallion Series RD450-2-DB 450W ATX V2.2 Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -- Ram- 40 bucks
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7D-8GBRL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -- Processor - 109 bucks.
AMD Phenom II X4 960T Zosma 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HD96ZTWFGRBOX

For a total of 582$, not counting a Operating system (sigh).

Should I modify this build? I'm going to be playing on a 37In 1080P HDMI Vizio

Any recommendations?

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a c 92 B Homebuilt system
December 27, 2011 11:51:21 PM

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822145299 -- Hard drive- 70 bucks
HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813138341 -- Motherboard- 130 bucks
BIOSTAR TA990FXE AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817182022 -- Power supply- 35 bucks
Rosewill Stallion Series RD450-2-DB 450W ATX V2.2 Power Supply


Ditch all of these - Hitachi HDs and Rosewill PSUs are terrible - and I certainly wouldn't trust any PSU that's $35.

These would be better suggestions:

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

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814131374 -- Graphics card- 150 bucks
PowerColor AX6850 1GBD5-DH Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity


This would be a better video card for the same money: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan


Decent, but for the price the Cooler Master HAF 912 or Antec 300 would be better choices.
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December 28, 2011 12:04:12 AM

My two cents:

I built a budget pc a few years back and the thing I regret the most is limiting my ability to add another graphics card and cross fire in the future. I know right now the key is cost, but you may find another $100-$150 and want another card. I would be sure that you get a 600 watt PSU with two pci power cords and a Mobo with 2 X16 pic-e slots.

A few bucks more will allow for cheaper upgrades and the ability to do it in the future.
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a c 92 B Homebuilt system
December 28, 2011 1:47:15 AM

Dbivian said:
My two cents:

I built a budget pc a few years back and the thing I regret the most is limiting my ability to add another graphics card and cross fire in the future. I know right now the key is cost, but you may find another $100-$150 and want another card. I would be sure that you get a 600 watt PSU with two pci power cords and a Mobo with 2 X16 pic-e slots.

A few bucks more will allow for cheaper upgrades and the ability to do it in the future.


Yeah I agree with this - it's worth it not to have to upgrade initially but in the long run you'll definitely regret limiting your upgrade choices.

Try this build - it's a little bit more but all the hardware is pretty solid and very capable:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $49.99
PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX600 - $69.99
Motherboard: Asrock 970 Extreme 3 - $89.99
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 960 - $109.99
Cooler: Cooler Master hyper 212 - $29.99
RAM: PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) PC10666 1333MHz 1.6V - $34.99
HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200RPM - $99.99
Optical: MSI DVD Burner - included with HD
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 - $149.99

Total: $643
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December 30, 2011 5:20:09 AM

Thankyou so much for the reply! very helpful. Will put those onto my wishlist, and start saving now :p 
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December 30, 2011 5:37:02 AM

Also, will the PSU fit? I heard some reviews that PSU is a top mounted PSU, and the case has the bottom mount.
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December 30, 2011 10:55:42 PM

Can anyone solve this mystery?
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a c 92 B Homebuilt system
December 31, 2011 1:05:44 AM

Jman28101 said:
Also, will the PSU fit? I heard some reviews that PSU is a top mounted PSU, and the case has the bottom mount.


That shouldn't matter as long as it's a standard ATX PSU - it can fit in either top mounted or bottom mounted cases. That all depends on which way you want the PSU's air fan to point.
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December 31, 2011 1:38:36 AM

Thankyou so much g-unit. I will be using your build, you have no idea how much u have helped me. I'm a procrastinator, and always regret my decisions, so i tend to let others do them for me, who are experienced in the matter.
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a c 92 B Homebuilt system
December 31, 2011 11:47:14 PM

Jman28101 said:
Thankyou so much g-unit. I will be using your build, you have no idea how much u have helped me. I'm a procrastinator, and always regret my decisions, so i tend to let others do them for me, who are experienced in the matter.


No problem - I tend to do the same thing a lot. :lol: 
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January 1, 2012 4:40:13 AM

Best answer selected by jman28101.
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