First time build looking for help/advise Tags: Build Systems Last response: July 19, 2012 10:12 PM in Systems Share Sheahan0 July 19, 2012 3:59:02 AM This is my first build ever and Im coming here for some advise on what I should get. Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: next few weeks Budget Range: 800-1300 depending on how long it takes for me to decide System Usage from Most to Least Important: Battlefield 3, League of legends, Fraps recording games, Lessor steam games Are you buying a monitor: No Do you need to buy OS: Yes Preferred Website(s) for Parts: N/A Location: GA Parts Preferences: Not preferences since its my first build Overclocking: Like I said still new to this. Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 (Not positive atm my brother is borrowing it) Additional notes: I got an older comp with some spare pieces most notable Corsair TX650Watt Power Supply (Will update tomorrow after work with the rest of the spare parts) More about : time build advise | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove g-unit1111 July 19, 2012 4:40:32 AM If you can reuse that TX650 you should definitely do so. Try something like this: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg) Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.86 @ Outlet PC) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($409.99 @ NCIX US) Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($94.98 @ NCIX US) Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.65 @ Amazon) Total: $1182.42 (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-19 00:38 EDT-0400) If you don't need the PSU use that difference and buy a good 128GB SSD. | Report abuse TheBigTroll July 19, 2012 2:37:28 PM use the tx650w if you can. it will save you 100 dollars or so http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cwSW @g-unit1111: why a full tower case? | Report abuse g-unit1111 July 19, 2012 4:11:41 PM TheBigTroll said:use the tx650w if you can. it will save you 100 dollars or so http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cwSW @g-unit1111: why a full tower case? It's one of the better Antec offerings and supports larger motherboards should the need arise. | Report abuse TheBigTroll July 19, 2012 10:12:26 PM the extreme4 isnt full size atx. i dont see too much of a point of more expansion. its really up to personal preference though | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>First time build looking for help/advise> Related ressources: Forum[ Help/Advise ] | 1st Build | £1700 Budget!! Forum[ Help/Advise ]| 1st Build | BUYING TODAY | Gaming | ForumHelp/advise with pc build ForumBudget Build for Adobe CS6 ForumHelp with 3 parts for cheap gaming build Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] rts-stores Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] rts-stores Forum(New Build ) First time builder looking for feed back. Forum(New Build ) First time builder looking for feed back. ForumIn need of feedback for my first build ForumFirst Time PC Builder - Looking For Feedback On My Build ForumPC Upgrade need help/advise ForumFirst time build - looking for advice Forum[New Build ] First time builder looking to reduce cost on $1800 plan ForumBuying TODAY!! [ Help/Advise ] Gaming Computer | £1700 ForumFirst time build , $1500, looking for comment ForumFirst time build , looking for input ForumLooking For Feedback on Potential First Time Build ForumFirst time build - looking for any advice/possible issues ForumFirst time looking to build a PC... What kind of specs will I need? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !