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First Time Build - Budget PC For Everyday Use. NEED YOUR OPINION

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February 17, 2012 3:00:15 PM

Hey Everyone,


I recently convinced myself to try and build my first PC and could use some advice. I have read a ton in the forums and have really tried to entrench myself with info so I can make a smart and affordable purchase. I am not a gamer but I would like to make this system somewhat future proof. My goal is to come out with a blazing fast, everyday use PC to be used mainly for home entertainment, internet surfing, some gaming and audio. So please, any advice will be greatly appreciated. Here's what I've come up with so far.

Budget: $600 - $700 before rebates

Planning to purchase in 1 to 2 weeks

Do not need monitor, mouse or keyboard. Will be hooking it up to a 42" LED HDTV and a 27" LED monitor(1920x1080)

I have no intention on overclocking or SLI/Crossfire as of right now

Here's the link to my wish list on Newegg:

https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.as...


I would like to know if this is a good setup for surfing, videos, and some picture and video editing. I don't currently have a GPU picked out so any recommendations on one would be great. I was planning on using the i3 integrated graphics for right now and look at GPU's later but if you have an idea that will keep me around the same price I'll definitely consider it. Thanks again..I'll try and answer any questions you have ASAP.
February 17, 2012 3:26:25 PM

Nobody can't see anything because is a Secure Log In.
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February 17, 2012 3:34:25 PM

Sorry guys. Here's the correct link:

secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=18580385
February 17, 2012 3:34:55 PM

secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=18580385
February 17, 2012 3:57:02 PM

Another build with a 500GB HDD and Sapphire 6770 in the same budget.
MOBO : ASRock H67M (B3) LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU : I3 2100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM : G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU : CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU : SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6770 1GB GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD : Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD : Crucial M4 2.5" 64GB SATA III
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD-RW : LG 22X Super-Multi DVD Burne
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CASE : NZXT Source 210
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TOTAL : $722.90 and 693$ after rebates.
February 17, 2012 10:03:07 PM

sosofm said:
Another build with a 500GB HDD and Sapphire 6770 in the same budget.
MOBO : ASRock H67M (B3) LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU : I3 2100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM : G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU : CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU : SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6770 1GB GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD : Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD : Crucial M4 2.5" 64GB SATA III
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD-RW : LG 22X Super-Multi DVD Burne
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CASE : NZXT Source 210
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TOTAL : $722.90 and 693$ after rebates.



Thank you for the build. As far as motherboards go is the Asrock a better choice than Asus? Or is it just a budget choice? Also, do you think I would be better off getting a mobo with a Z68 chipset for upgrading purposes or is the H67 fine. Thanks again for the info.
February 17, 2012 10:04:27 PM

I like the GPU as well. Nice choice
!