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First build help

hey guys, this is my first build, i am on somewhat of a tights budget, as i am also buying a laptop for college, trying to keep it around 800, including windows os. Here are my thoughts on the build.

ill be using it for light gaming for now, but want the option to play some more intense games if i want.

CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103962

Graphics
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150573

Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138341

Power Supply
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00596CP9E/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=A3SA3I47FHXAYS

Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811235034

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

i don't care about the hard drive too much, but i don't want ssd b/c of the price. also i have optical drives, moniter and necessary inputs. i would appreciate any input, thanks in advance!
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    First off - do not go Zambezi, and you especially do not want to get a PSU that cheap - getting a cheap PSU with any modern GPU - it will likely blow up on you. That power supply is flat-out junk and you should never trust a manufacturer in that price range and do not get one that isn't certified and rated.

    Go with Intel - either Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge, you won't be disappointed.

    Try this for a sub-$800 build:

    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99
    PSU: Corsair CX600 - $69.99
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H - $119.99
    CPU: 3.30GHz Intel Core i3-2120 - $129.99
    RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600MHz 1.5V - $46.99
    HD: 500GB Samsung Spinpoint F3 - $79.99
    Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 - $169.99

    Total: $689.89

    This will be much better and you'll get a way better PSU out of it.
  2. thanks for the fast response and the advice on the psu. i will definitely look into a sandy bridge as well as the other parts you suggested!
  3. Best answer selected by iceberg12.
  4. CHeck my sig as well.
  5. iceberg12 said:
    thanks for the fast response and the advice on the psu. i will definitely look into a sandy bridge as well as the other parts you suggested!


    I'm not going to Zambezi was a complete fail - it's a work in progress. If AMD had paired Zambezi with a new motherboard architecture and socket - which it's doing with Piledriver - it would have been a winner. Instead it's based on the aging AM3+ design and even the newest motherboards have troub;e recognizing the new CPUs. Go with Intel - you won't be disappointed.
  6. I would get the 4100 and overclock it hard =)
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