Solved First gaming build. thoughts please Tags: New Build Gaming Systems Product Last response: April 2, 2012 7:32 PM in Systems Share darksilver April 1, 2012 7:08:49 PM Hi everyone. Im bulding my gaming pc. Starting from scratch, need everything. Approximate Purchase Date: From now to the end of May Budget Range:$1200 to 1250 after rebates System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Netflix, Web surfing Parts Not Required: need everything Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or Amazon Country: USA Parts Preferences: Blu-ray Overclocking: No SLI or Crossfire: maybe My Build : CPU: Fx 4100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... MOBO: ASUS M5A88-V EVO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Graphics Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graph... RAM: AMD Memory Performance Edition http://www.amazon.com/AMD-Performance-Edition-Channel-A... Case: Antec Nine Hundred http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... PSU: Corsair 750w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Optical: Samsung Blu-Ray Combo http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-12XReadable-DVD-Writable-... OS: Windows 7 Home Premium Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Monitor: ASUS VH236H http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Mouse & Keyboard Logitech MK120 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Grand Total: $1194.90 after rebates How is It? More about : gaming build thoughts azeem40 a b 4 Gaming April 1, 2012 7:40:17 PM Change the RAM to Crucial Ballistix sport. Been around for a long time and more reliable than any other memory besides Kingston. Same bus speed but 10 euros cheaper. Best solution kelthic April 1, 2012 8:01:44 PM for gaming i would consider an Intel build. The fx 4100 throws punches with an 13 2100 in gaming benchmarks. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-4100-core-i3-210.... There is money to be saved here in your case choice (optional, based on your preference) and in windows as well. unless you have a particular reason to have a retail copy (ie multiple computers), the oem is $100 cheaper http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Related resources First Time Build : Inputs and Thoughts Please ! - Forum My first build in 20 odd years, thoughts please ! - Forum First Build - Budget $2500 - Thoughts ? - Forum First time build (i5 750), share your thoughts please . - Forum Please help with first build(thoughts /feedbacks) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer darksilver April 2, 2012 7:29:28 PM thank you. I did change to the oem version, didn't realize it had a disk. with that savings i changed the cpu to i5 2400. i feel much better. darksilver April 2, 2012 7:32:29 PM Best answer selected by darksilver. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumFirst build thoughts please ForumThoughts on My First Build (i7-860) and Please Help Answer Questions ForumFirst time build need YOUR thoughts please ForumThoughts and opinions of First Gaming Build . ForumFirst build $1200 gaming PC, any thoughts ? ForumNew Gaming System Build - Thoughts & Advice Please ! ForumThoughts on my first homebuilt please ? ForumGaming build - Thoughts and suggestions? ForumFirst new computer build , thoughts from the experts? ForumPlease Help with $2350 build here are my thoughts ForumDat build... Forum[Solved] Super Budget Build PC For a Friend ForumMy new 2000$ Gaming PC Need Help! ForumNew build problems...or is it the buildER? Forum[Solved] Video Editing/Gaming Desktop Build More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !