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May 25, 2012 12:07:37 PM

This is my first build ever and I just want to have someone look it over.
Feel free to offer suggestions.

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL120GB-DX 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(I know 120GB is low, its mostly for startup and games, I have a 2.5TB external already)

This is built on a $650 budget.
Biggest concern is making sure the CPU and MOBO are compatible.
Didn't include OS because I can get one free from school. (Win 7 x64 if it matters)

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May 25, 2012 12:12:39 PM

Yup they're compatible :) 
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May 25, 2012 12:21:47 PM

poisonskittles2 said:
This is my first build ever and I just want to have someone look it over.
Feel free to offer suggestions.

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL120GB-DX 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(I know 120GB is low, its mostly for startup and games, I have a 2.5TB external already)

This is built on a $650 budget.
Biggest concern is making sure the CPU and MOBO are compatible.
Didn't include OS because I can get one free from school. (Win 7 x64 if it matters)


Here's a slightly changed build that will give much better gaming performance...

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8Q9H
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May 25, 2012 12:35:59 PM

the CPU has support for 1066-1333MHz memory.
So the Ripjaws will clock down to 1333 even if it has 1600MHz
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May 25, 2012 12:42:43 PM

chimera201 said:
the CPU has support for 1066-1333MHz memory.
So the Ripjaws will clock down to 1333 even if it has 1600MHz


Ya i always put 1600 since its kind of the standard..if anything it can be used in the future since the price is almost the same
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May 25, 2012 1:47:23 PM

Are you planning on gaming?? If yes then look for intel based solution. Here's an Intel based suggestion which includes a more powerful GPU. Have a look:

CPU & Optical Drive: $194- i5-2400 & Samsung

Motherboard: & RAM: $94- Asrock H61M & Corsair 8GB (has USB 3.0 & SATA
6Gb/s support)

PSU & Case: $81- CM GX450 & CM Elite 430

SSD: $60- Mushkin Enhanced Cllisto 64GB

GPU: $240- XFX Radeon 7850

Total(Excluding Rebates): 669 USD

Rebates: $10

If this goes overbudget.
Drop the GPU XFX Radeon 6950 worth $230. Save $10.
Or Drop even further to 560Ti worth $210 or Radeon 6870 worth $170. That should save money to get a HDD, though you can get an SSD but its not recommended.
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