Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

I need help with my first build

Last response: in Systems
Share
June 15, 2012 8:56:34 PM

Hello, I am trying to build my first computer. I want it to run most games very smoothly. Gaming is my main use for it as well. I would like for the computer case to be the same, if not similar to the one I posted. If you guys have better recommendations for a case, tell me. I am looking for a price range between $800-$950. please help me and thank you.

here are the links of things that i was picturing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More about : build

June 15, 2012 9:40:06 PM

MB: Go with a Z77.
CPU: Good. Well, great really. If overclocking the 2600k is the way to go, if not get the 3370k. Uses less power and is slightly faster at the same frequency.
RAM: Good.
PSU: I like Seasonic, but Corsair makes good stuff.
GPU: Good
HDD: I prefer Western Digital. Have you thought about an SSD? 100 dollars more for 120 gig of super-fast goodness!
Optical: Good
Case: Good.
m
0
l
June 15, 2012 9:40:45 PM

SpyMonkey said:
Hello, I am trying to build my first computer. I want it to run most games very smoothly. Gaming is my main use for it as well. I would like for the computer case to be the same, if not similar to the one I posted. If you guys have better recommendations for a case, tell me. I am looking for a price range between $800-$950. please help me and thank you.

here are the links of things that i was picturing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We need to know what components you have if any, what your resolution is, what country, etc...

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... <----- copy & paste this on here please
m
0
l
Related resources
June 15, 2012 9:41:52 PM

The Greater Good said:
MB: Go with a Z77.
CPU: Good. Well, great really. If overclocking the 2600k is the way to go, if not get the 3370k. Uses less power and is slightly faster at the same frequency.
RAM: Good.
PSU: I like Seasonic, but Corsair makes good stuff.
GPU: Good
HDD: I prefer Western Digital. Have you thought about an SSD? 100 dollars more for 120 gig of super-fast goodness!
Optical: Good
Case: Good.

Read the OP's budget and then start clicking links. Windows comes with a built in calculator so you can start totaling up the price.
m
0
l
June 15, 2012 9:56:39 PM

Why_Me said:
Read the OP's budget and then start clicking links. Windows comes with a built in calculator so you can start totaling up the price.


So I can post saying I have 500 USD to spend on a complete system and start linking to dual socket server boards and everything else that goes along with it? Riiiiight. The OP gave links, I gave input. In the future, you should try and help and not be a prick about it.
m
0
l
June 15, 2012 10:26:06 PM

The Greater Good said:
MB: Go with a Z77.
CPU: Good. Well, great really. If overclocking the 2600k is the way to go, if not get the 3370k. Uses less power and is slightly faster at the same frequency.
RAM: Good.
PSU: I like Seasonic, but Corsair makes good stuff.
GPU: Good
HDD: I prefer Western Digital. Have you thought about an SSD? 100 dollars more for 120 gig of super-fast goodness!
Optical: Good
Case: Good.



So I should go with this?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
m
0
l
June 15, 2012 10:27:32 PM

Why_Me said:
We need to know what components you have if any, what your resolution is, what country, etc...

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... <----- copy & paste this on here please



I'm very new at this, so the only thing i can answer from the questions you asked is that I'm from the US
m
0
l

Best solution

June 15, 2012 10:42:49 PM

SpyMonkey said:
I'm very new at this, so the only thing i can answer from the questions you asked is that I'm from the US

Monitor Res=The Size of your monitor, and what resolution it is; this can be found (Assuming Windows 7) by going to System Information>Components>Display. Look for Resolution under Display. This is important because it helps us to figure out what kind of graphics card you need, as smaller monitors require less powerful graphics cards.

This is what I would do with $900:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($256.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($23.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $960.76
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

The Antec 900 is not a good case for your first time building, as it is pretty infamous for bad cable management, which is a hassle to deal with. The Corsair is much more "user-friendly".
Share
June 15, 2012 10:43:47 PM

SpyMonkey said:
I'm very new at this, so the only thing i can answer from the questions you asked is that I'm from the US


Fill out the link he gave.
m
0
l
June 26, 2012 7:43:53 AM

Best answer selected by SpyMonkey.
m
0
l
!