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February 22, 2012 10:53:02 PM

Okay, so I am looking to build my first computer, a gaming computer, on around a $600 budget, not including the monitor and OS. Here's what I have picked out so far, any suggestions, comments, concerns or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Case - Apevia X-Cruiser2 Metal Mid-Tower Case
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

CPU - AMD FD4100WMGUSBX FX-4100 Processor - Quad Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 2MB L2 Cache, 3.60GHz
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Hard Drive - Seagate ST1000DM003 Barracuda 1TB Hard Drive
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Memory/RAM - Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Vengeance Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2x 4GB)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Motherboard - ASUS M5A97 AMD 9 Series AM3+ Motherboard
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Power Supply - Corsair CMPSU-600CXV2 Builder Series™ CX600 Power Supply - 600W
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Graphics/Video Card - HIS H679F1GD Radeon HD 6790 Video Card
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

DVD Drive - Sony Optiarc AD7280S-OB 24x DVDRW Drive
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


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February 23, 2012 7:39:03 AM

If you plan on overclocking the processor, you will need an aftermarket cooler. However, that ram will interfere with most. Get the standard profile Vengeance.

The Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus is a good and reasonably inexpensive cooler that works well.

If you are looking to save a few bucks, you might also check pricing at Newegg.com and Amazon.com.
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February 23, 2012 10:10:51 AM

If I were you, I would go for a high end I-3 or I-5. It is slightly more expensive but worth it. You would make up this difference with a similar quality H-67 mobo for around $70 at Newegg. Also Best Buy has a great deal on ram right now. It is 2x4 gig strips at 1600 MHz for only $22.
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February 23, 2012 4:39:07 PM

adgjlsfhk said:
If I were you, I would go for a high end I-3 or I-5. It is slightly more expensive but worth it. You would make up this difference with a similar quality H-67 mobo for around $70 at Newegg. Also Best Buy has a great deal on ram right now. It is 2x4 gig strips at 1600 MHz for only $22.


I'd definitely second going for an i3-2120 over an FX-4100. However I'm not sure I'd trust buying RAM from Best Buy - it depends on what brand it is.

One thing I will say is that Apevia cases are absolute crap. I had one - the front USB ports shattered, the LED temperature gauge never worked, and the LED lights on the door eventually fell off. I chucked it for a Cooler Master HAF 912 and I don't regret that purchase one bit.

Try this for a better $600 build:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99 ($10.00 MIR)
PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX600 - $69.99 ($20.00 MIR)
Motherboard: Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 - $121.99
CPU: 3.3GHz Intel Core i3-2120 - $127.99
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 1600MHz 1.5V - $44.99
HD: Seagate Barracuda ST 500GB - $84.99
Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
Video Card: XFX Double D 6790 - $139.99 ($15.00 MIR)

Total: $667.92 - $45.00 MIR = $622.92
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