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July 17, 2012 6:23:52 AM

Hi !

I'm new to building a computer but I want to try building one because its about a hundred dollar cheaper. And I will be upgrading from my Sager Laptop which runs 9800gt m which is a beast in its time (2008?) .

Anyway this is my chosen parts for $700 budget. (amazon or tigerdirect) depends which one is cheaper.

mobo: ASUS M5A99X Evo
cpu: AMD FX 6100
gpu: GTX 560 SC 1 gb
memory: (2x4 gb) Patriot Memory Viper Xtreme Series DDR3 1600 mhz
hdd: Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch
psu: A-Power AK 800W 20+4-pin ATX PSU w/SATA & PCIe (Black)
case: Thermaltake V4 Black Edition
case fans: 2 Cooler Master Computer Case Cooling
optical drive:Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)

That's it. I can't afford to buy liquid cooling, I think I don't need it anyway. And the SSD is too expensive for me so I'm not buying it yet.

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July 17, 2012 6:39:02 AM
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i wouldnt go with the 6100 maybe skip the fans and get a better cpu like:http://www.amazon.com/gp/cart/view-upsell.html?ie=UTF8&... thats even lower then 700 so you could add fans if you want to and btw you dont need a 800w psu for a 560
July 17, 2012 6:39:51 AM

Phenom 965BE

A quality 500W.
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July 17, 2012 6:43:23 AM

Huge no one that power supply. the FX line is nice but you can get an intel setup that performs alot better for maybe a bit more money.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Final price 569ish, you still need a case, fans and optical drive + windows.

Edit: Oh and a hdd.
July 17, 2012 6:52:48 AM

devilofdeaths said:
i wouldnt go with the 6100 maybe skip the fans and get a better cpu like:http://www.amazon.com/gp/cart/view-upsell.html?ie=UTF8&... thats even lower then 700 so you could add fans if you want to and btw you dont need a 800w psu for a 560




Uhm, what's wrong with 6100? its one of the newest bulldozer series of amd right? I read the amazon reviews and most of them are saying its good :( 

and sorry I couldn't open the link you posted ... ?

July 17, 2012 6:55:44 AM

It does not even compare to the 965BE.
July 17, 2012 6:56:31 AM

amuffin said:
It does not even compare to the 965BE.


+1 Get the 965 BE. End of discussion, lol.
July 17, 2012 7:00:45 AM

mouse24 said:
Huge no one that power supply. the FX line is nice but you can get an intel setup that performs alot better for maybe a bit more money.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Final price 569ish, you still need a case, fans and optical drive + windows.

Edit: Oh and a hdd.


I know the Intel one is better but man its almost twice the price of 6100, and yup I will be buying windows 7 pro which really limits my budget because that's already included :( 

I think 800 watts for about 40 something is cheap right? why no? quality?
July 17, 2012 7:03:50 AM

PHENOM II X4 965BE, END OF DISCUSSION.

Do you really think a PSU that costs $40 can output 800W?

Aim for a quality 500W, this will be able to power your 560 easily!
July 17, 2012 7:04:15 AM

either the 2500k build that i put up for you or the 965BE your choice
July 17, 2012 7:08:26 AM

A lot of you don't really like the fx series, I guess I'm going for the phenom 965BE then as suggested by ammufin, but uhm that's only 4 cores, would it matter for designing apps like cad or ps?

Ok, i'm multimedia student that don't know much about hardwares so i'm kind of dumb when it comes down to it.
July 17, 2012 7:11:29 AM

most projects only use 2-4 cores at the most so it willbe ok
July 17, 2012 7:16:28 AM

Really, almost no love for my build? whats wrong with it?
July 17, 2012 7:18:47 AM

Ok. I will going for the phenom 965BE because it's a lot more cheaper than the intel 2500k and will be looking for a more quality psu (certified ?) .

Thanks for your response everyone and will choose you devilofdeaths as the best answer. : )
July 17, 2012 7:20:02 AM

Best answer selected by Mark_07.
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