Is this a good build? (first timer) $1200

I am looking to build a new PC. Using my family Dell with the GeForce 210 just isn't cutting it. Is this a good build? Could I overclock a little bit? Sorry if this is the wrong section, I'm new to this site :pt1cable:

NOTE: ALL PARTS COME FROM NEWEGG

My parts are:

CPU: AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor $140

CPU FAN: Rosewill RCX-Z90-CP 92mm Long Life Sleeve CPU Cooler ***FOR OVERCLOCKING*** $14

MOBO: ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $90

GPU: ASUS HD7850-DC2-2GD5 Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card $260

CASE: COOLER MASTER Elite 311 RC-311B-BWN1 Blue Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $45

MAIN HDD: Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F60GB3A-BK 2.5" 60GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $90

DATA HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $110

RAM: G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory $38

DISK DRIVE: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM $18

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM $100


EXTRA ALSO INCLUDED IN PRICE:

BATTLEFIELD 3 $55

KASPERSKY 2012 Anti-Virus 1 Year $40

ZOWIE GEAR EC1 “Black” Optical Gaming USB Wired 2000 dpi Mouse

RAZER Arctosa Black 104 Normal Keys USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard


Overall Price: $1,208.85
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  1. This CPU Heatsink is one of the best. For $35 you can't go wrong

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
  2. Get some 1600 ram instead of the 1333. Heres the same brand.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428
  3. Can you also send me a link to that motherboard?
    Thanks
  4. Ditch the cpu/mobo and get a i5 2500k with a asus p8z68-v/gen3


    Like the 7850

    i agree with bubz, get CL9 1600mhz RAM and the hyper 212 evo is beast.

    Not really liking the case, might want to check out some other cases but that is just me
  5. i2Perfect said:
    I am looking to build a new PC. Using my family Dell with the GeForce 210 just isn't cutting it. Is this a good build? Could I overclock a little bit? Sorry if this is the wrong section, I'm new to this site :pt1cable:

    NOTE: ALL PARTS COME FROM NEWEGG

    My parts are:

    CPU: AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor $140

    CPU FAN: Rosewill RCX-Z90-CP 92mm Long Life Sleeve CPU Cooler ***FOR OVERCLOCKING*** $14

    MOBO: ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $90

    GPU: ASUS HD7850-DC2-2GD5 Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card $260

    CASE: COOLER MASTER Elite 311 RC-311B-BWN1 Blue Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $45

    MAIN HDD: Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F60GB3A-BK 2.5" 60GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $90

    DATA HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $110

    RAM: G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory $38

    DISK DRIVE: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM $18

    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM $100


    EXTRA ALSO INCLUDED IN PRICE:

    BATTLEFIELD 3 $55

    KASPERSKY 2012 Anti-Virus 1 Year $40

    ZOWIE GEAR EC1 “Black” Optical Gaming USB Wired 2000 dpi Mouse

    RAZER Arctosa Black 104 Normal Keys USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard


    Overall Price: $1,208.85

    IMO, since there are lots of game guides on BF3, I'd get a used one for almost half the price.
  6. Alright, first of all, thank you all for your replies. Anyway, some of the same parts except..

    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271 (link for MOBO)\


    Another Question.. Is thermal paste needed? I don't know much about OC?
  7. i2Perfect, don't take what I am about to say the wrong way. We are all here to help you and each other learn. I was you at one time and wanted to build my first computer but, I spent months reading the forums and researching parts. Some of the things you have mentioned such as, DO I NEED THERMAL PASTE?
  8. i2Perfect, don't take what I am about to say the wrong way. We are all here to help you and each other learn. I was you at one time and wanted to build my first computer but, I spent months reading the forums and researching parts. Some of the things you have mentioned such as, DO I NEED THERMAL PASTE?
  9. i2Perfect, don't take what I am about to say the wrong way. We are all here to help you and each other learn. I was you at one time and wanted to build my first computer

    but, I spent months reading the forums and researching parts. Some of the things you have mentioned such as, DO I NEED THERMAL PASTE? Lead me to believe that you

    don't know what your doing and that is going to cost you some very serious headaches. I say that as I am only looking out for your best interest. YES, you need thermal

    paste, without it you would probably, almost certainly burn up your CPU. Spend some time and read the forums before pulling the trigger on the build. It will save you a lot

    of money and headaches. And when you DO start your first build take your time and read the manual. I see so many threads on here with the most basic of questions such

    as, do I need thermal paste?, my new build won't power up and it was due to not flipping on the switch on the power supply, things like that. Take your time. Tom's forums

    has some very wise and knowledgeable folks on here. They will help you just as I am trying to. Good luck on your future builds.
  10. bryan240g said:
    i2Perfect, don't take what I am about to say the wrong way. We are all here to help you and each other learn. I was you at one time and wanted to build my first computer

    but, I spent months reading the forums and researching parts. Some of the things you have mentioned such as, DO I NEED THERMAL PASTE? Lead me to believe that you

    don't know what your doing and that is going to cost you some very serious headaches. I say that as I am only looking out for your best interest. YES, you need thermal

    paste, without it you would probably, almost certainly burn up your CPU. Spend some time and read the forums before pulling the trigger on the build. It will save you a lot

    of money and headaches. And when you DO start your first build take your time and read the manual. I see so many threads on here with the most basic of questions such

    as, do I need thermal paste?, my new build won't power up and it was due to not flipping on the switch on the power supply, things like that. Take your time. Tom's forums

    has some very wise and knowledgeable folks on here. They will help you just as I am trying to. Good luck on your future builds.



    Hey man, thanks for the advice. It means alot. I'm actually not building this anytime soon (not for at least 8 months) and I am just trying to collect information to educate myself on the subject of computers and computer building. I am young right now, and plan to have a future in computer programming. Computers just fascinate me completely, and I love to play games on PC (CoD:4, CS:S, etc.). I just get jumpy :bounce: at the fact of owning something that can be just mine (not a family PC :kaola: ) Anyway, I will check around the forums and I hope I may be able to catch you again on another thread!

    For now, I guess the BS on MW3 for XBOX will have to do... Well, I still got CoD:4 Promod!!
  11. Well, sadly if you not assembling this today, in 8 months the hardware could have (and it will) change a lot !!

    You will need to make a new research near the purchase time.
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