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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: 




HARDDRIVE - Western Digital Series Caviar Green

RAM (X2) - Team Elite 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 (8GB TOTAL)

PSU - XFX PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) Core Edition

CASE - NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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

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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

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.

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.

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

Best answer selected by saxal.
February 23, 2012 9:38:55 PM

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