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February 13, 2012 11:35:26 PM

Hello, i am new to tom's hardware and i am about to do my first pc build.(budget) I have been researching computers and the required components for about 2 months, and i feel confident enough to build my first PC.
Below is a list of components that i plan to use to build my computer. My budget maxes out at $600. You guys are the experts so please leave feedback on whether these parts are good for a first build and are compatible together. Also, any tips for a newbie pc builder are greatly appreciated. Thanks in Advance! :na: 

COMPONENTS:

MOTHERBOARD-ASUS Model M4A88T-M http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PROCESSOR-AMD Phenom II X4 Model-HD96ZTWFGRBOX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HARDDRIVE - Western Digital Series Caviar Green
Model WDBAAY5000ENC-NRSN http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM (X2) - Team Elite 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 (8GB TOTAL)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - XFX PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) Core Edition http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE - NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GRAPHICS CARD - HIS H575QS1GD Radeon HD 5750 IceQ+ 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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February 13, 2012 11:55:20 PM

an amd cpu???? :non:  im disappointed get an intel cpu MUCH FASTER :D 
February 14, 2012 12:00:48 AM

this is my first pc and im on a budget. I already have an i5 laptop so im experimenting with amd =P.
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February 14, 2012 12:08:07 AM

Check out my builds in my signature. Especially my $650 one. Just replace the GTX 560 Ti with a 6870 and you're right on track with your budget.

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February 14, 2012 12:11:53 AM
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I would not use a WD Green hard drive for my C: drive. It's a 5900RPM drive and you will see the entire computer slowed down because of it. Here is a better option for close to the same price.

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

Not really sure about that RAM quality. I would get this. Cheap and reliable and only a few dollars more. Also it's 1.5v and will run cooler.

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

Nice power supply choice. It's more than you need but the price is so low after rebate it's hard to recommend something cheaper.
February 14, 2012 12:12:20 AM

Thanks for the advice----
I swapped the HIS Radeon HD 5750 for the SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870
and got the harddrive and ram (which looks BADASS!) thanks anort3
February 14, 2012 12:14:09 AM

saxal said:
Thanks for the advice----
I swapped the HIS Radeon HD 5750 for the SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870
and got the harddrive thanks anort3


The XFX 550w PSU is still fine for a HD6870.
February 21, 2012 2:39:59 AM

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February 23, 2012 9:38:55 PM

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