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February 19, 2012 12:11:42 AM

So i am building a my first pc, and decided to do so on a $400 dollar budget. Ive been researching the parts and i think this rig is great for the cost ratio. Feedback is greatly accepted as well as part alternatives. I said my budget was $400 dollars but its really 450 including shipping. If you make suggestions, please make sure that with shipping its not over $450. (its all that i have in my paypal account :kaola:  ) I would like to stick with amd processors btw. thanks in advance. P.S. Any advice for first time system builder is welcome. :bounce: 

~~~PARTS~~~

MOTHERBOARD - BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3 AMD 880G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PROCESSOR - AMD Athlon II X3 455 Rana 3.3GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HARD DRIVE - Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" (REFURBISHED!!!!)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE - NZXT Source 210 S210-002 White w/Black Front Trim “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GRAPHICS - SAPPHIRE 100323L Radeon HD 6570 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

POWER SUPPLY - APEX AL-D500EXP 500W ATX12V
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD DRIVE - LG 22X Super-Multi DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

~~~OVERALL PRICE~~~
$441.91 (WITH SHIPPING)


February 19, 2012 12:35:19 AM

this is the second time that I have posted this and i have yet to receive a reply :( 
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February 19, 2012 12:48:04 AM

What are you going to be using it for? Certainly not gaming with that GPU and No to that PSU, thats the last place you'd want to skimp on
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February 19, 2012 12:48:21 AM

I know you said you wanted to stick with AMD, but this intel is probably wayy better then it. Maybe you should consider something like this -

Intel Pentium G620 Sandy Bridge 2.6GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80623G620
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

BIOSTAR TH67+ LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The mobo is actually $10 less then the one you had selected too.

Hope it helps!
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February 19, 2012 12:58:14 AM

AstroTC said:
What are you going to be using it for? Certainly not gaming with that GPU and No to that PSU, thats the last place you'd want to skimp on


i plan on using this for moderate gaming (not for crysis on ultra) and as a multitasking desktop for school. If you have a better psu or gpu seggestion that fits within the $450 budget, please let me know. This is my first pc build so i dont want to dump alot of money into it. :na: 
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February 19, 2012 12:59:17 AM

thanks @justdoit for the cpu and motherboard suggestions! definitely considering :) 
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February 19, 2012 1:05:24 AM
February 19, 2012 1:12:26 AM




thanks for the suggestions! Now that I think about it, It would make more since to switch from amd to intel so that I could upgrade to an i7 in the future. And yes, I should focus more on the graphics card and psu. Thanks!
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February 19, 2012 1:15:45 AM

and yeah, its carlton. FRESH PRINCE FTW!
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February 19, 2012 1:29:26 AM

what's wrong with an FM1 socket mother board and a quad APU processor ?
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February 19, 2012 1:30:42 AM

~~~~UPDATE

SWITCHED CPU TO AMD Phenom II X4 960T QUAD CORE
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HARD DRIVE TO Seagate 250g 7200.1 SATA 3.0gb/s
(im going to be using this more for internet browsing, streaming, and multitasking than for Gaming!!!!)
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February 19, 2012 1:46:36 AM

if you want to spend $130 on a cpu............defenitly go with i3-2120.

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_lookup.php?cpu=AMD+Phen...

Even though the i3-2120 is dual core, it is still 33 above the AMD.

Also the socket AM3 is pretty much fizzing out, with the i3's socket (1155) you can upgrade to ivy bridge in the future.

More performance, more upgradability. Just my opinion though!

Hope it helps!
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February 19, 2012 2:41:49 AM

THANKS EVERYONE FOR THE ADVICE. JUST BOUGHT SYSTEM AND CANT WAIT TO BUILD! IF/WHEN I DECIDE TO UPGRADE THE PSU/GRAPHIC CARD, I WILL CERTAINLY USE THE SUGGESTIONS YOU ALL GAVE ME :) 
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February 19, 2012 3:21:27 AM

saxal said:
THANKS EVERYONE FOR THE ADVICE. JUST BOUGHT SYSTEM AND CANT WAIT TO BUILD! IF/WHEN I DECIDE TO UPGRADE THE PSU/GRAPHIC CARD, I WILL CERTAINLY USE THE SUGGESTIONS YOU ALL GAVE ME :) 



Did you decide to go with AMD or Intel? They were both good, but just wondering! :lol: 
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February 19, 2012 3:53:01 AM

justdoit said:
Did you decide to go with AMD or Intel? They were both good, but just wondering! :lol: 


I went with the AMD this time. Im going to use Intel in my next build though :bounce: 
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