First time builder

Old comp has died on me and was looking to make my own this time around. Looking to see if this setup is viable for moderate gaming and a long lifespan. Open to suggestions but within a decent budget.

Budget: 600 - 800

Timeline: depending on budget

Reusing: monitor (1440x900) mouse keyboard speakers.

Preferred shop: newegg, but ive got a fry's not too far. But if anyone knows something better it doesnt really matter.

No preference on manufacturer.

No preference on sli or crossfire

Not going to overclock ( most likely)

Case: 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

Board: ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

PSU: Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7,i5" Power Supply

CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52400

HD: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

RAM: Kingston HyperX Grey Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX (X2)

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium

Again open for suggestions and thank you for the help in advance

case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153
Board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157230
PSU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182200
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115074
HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697
RAM:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104239
OS:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986


Edit: My budget is really up in the air, basically i would like to get another gaming pc asap but as long as i can hold off the more i will have to spend. I also forgot to add the card in because i had been debating over a few but adding this : EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130625&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL010612&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL010612-_-EMC-010612-Index-_-DesktopGraphicsVideoCards-_-14130625-L0A
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  1. Welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums!

    I suggest a PSU better than Rosewill. The PSU is the heart of the system and a lot of problems can be avoided by having a good reliable PSU like Corsair, Seasonic, or Antec.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020
    OR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012 (Modular - better)
  2. Welcome!

    Are you going to buy a graphics card too?
  3. What is your budget? I would advise AGAINST integrated graphics for ANY sort of gaming, unless maybe Doom I lol.

    I also agree with Ubrales. I, though, use a Rosewill with no issue. This one to be exact - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182188
  4. If you want to use integrated graphics, maybe something like this will work.

    AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano 3.0GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6550D AD3870WNGXBOX $144.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819106001

    G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT $34.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231422

    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 $49.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

    CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply $39.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

    ASUS F1A75-M LE FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $89.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131769

    ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM $19.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $99.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769

    Plus the OS.
  5. hpdeskjet said:
    If you want to use integrated graphics, maybe something like this will work.

    AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano 3.0GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6550D AD3870WNGXBOX $144.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819106001

    G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT $34.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231422

    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 $49.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

    CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply $39.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

    ASUS F1A75-M LE FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $89.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131769

    ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM $19.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $99.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769

    Plus the OS.


    not planning on using intergrated graphics just had forgotten the card.
  6. ariscov said:
    What is your budget? I would advise AGAINST integrated graphics for ANY sort of gaming, unless maybe Doom I lol.

    I also agree with Ubrales. I, though, use a Rosewill with no issue. This one to be exact - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182188


    Ahh i didnt put the card in. Thank you guess it just slipped my mind
  7. aznshinobi said:


    Thanks and edited
  8. Alright well check out my $600 build here:
    http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
    You'd get a pretty good build out of it. Plus you'd get a much better GPU, the 6870 is a lot better than the 550 Ti.
  9. aznshinobi said:
    Alright well check out my $600 build here:
    http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
    You'd get a pretty good build out of it. Plus you'd get a much better GPU, the 6870 is a lot better than the 550 Ti.


    Only reason i didnt pick it is due to past bad experiences with amd. Not against them as a whole but in cards i have had a lot of problems.
  10. Don't worry the drivers have been straightened out for awhile, not many problems have been reported in the recent time. I remember people complained during the 5xxx but since then, AMD has really nailed out the issues and it's been fine, my drivers haven't had a issue since launch (5850). The 6870 being only $30 more would give you way more performance, the 550 Ti is only better than the 5770/6770 by a little bit.
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