Hey, im going to build my first custom Pc soon, and i kinda need some tips on my build.
I would like to know if it will be compatible and if there are improvements i can make.
I made two builds but i'm not sure if they will work or if there are better parts that i should switch.
Please note that i would like to stay under 900$.
Build 1 :
Case - Cooler Master HAF X - 149.99$ (Got 40$ off with a combo for my RAM on newegg) CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Dened 3.4 GHZ Quad-Core AM3 Socket - 119.99$ Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - 85.99$ (24 off with my power supply on newegg) GPU/Videocard - HIS IceQ X H687QN1G2M Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - 179.99 (10$ off on newegg) RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL - 97.99$ Power Supply - CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply -74.99$ (5$ off on newegg) OS : Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - 109.99$ Hard Drive - Not sure - Max 50-60$ Please DVD/CD Reader - ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM - 20.99$
Any improvements i need/should make? Will this build work?
Build 2 :
The only differences with the 1st build are :
Case - Thermaltake Chaser Mk-i - 202.98$ includes my RAM (Combo on newegg) RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL - (Comboed with case)
Which is better? Any improvements to make? Will they work? Which one do you suggest i buy?
BTW Im getting all of my parts from Newegg.
MSI H67A-G43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel MotherboardModel #:H67A-G43 (B3)Item #:N82E16813130616Return Policy:Standard Return PolicyIn StockMail in Rebate Card
GIGABYTE GV-R785OC-2GD Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video CardModel #:GV-R785OC-2GDItem #:N82E16814125419Return Policy:VGA Standard Return PolicyIn Stock
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...Model #:CMPSU-650TXV2Item #:N82E16817139020Return Policy:Standard Return PolicyIn StockMail in Rebate Card
Honestly this'll give you WAY more performance from the CPU AND the GPU. The 6870 is weak especially the 965 you're oging to pair with it. The 7850 overclocked performs at the level of a GTX 580 while also being quieter and lower on the heat and power consumption side. Plus the 7850 is what you should have at this budget. The i5 3570K or i5 2500K mop the floor in benches with almost every AMD chip, the Bulldozer's don't even keep up.
Your budget is really lopsided. Too much spent on the case, RAM and yeah. Large discounts on combos don't mean good deal all the time.
Also HDD's are fairly expensive. It'll be hard to find one to what you just requested.