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July 22, 2012 12:27:12 AM

Hi everyone, I'm wanting to build my first PC myself. Really leaning towards an AMD build since I'm on a budget.

Approximate Purchase Date: Wanting everything done in a month. No real rush

Budget Range: $800 before shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Guild Wars 2, Crysis 2, Unreal Tournament 3), Photoshop, Sony Vegas, After Effects

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: CPU, Motherboard, Graphics Card, RAM, HDD, optical drive

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Anything that I won't get taxed on is what I prefer. I live in TN, so newegg.com I wouldn't like. Unless possibly free shipping than I'm fine with that

Location: Nashville, TN US

Parts Preferences: AMD preferred

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1980x1080

Additional Comments: I'd like a quiet PC, but I can deal with noise so that's fine. Just something for gaming to run on high settings. Also using Photoshop, After Effects, Sony Vegas.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Just prefer a desktop over laptop when it comes to my needs. Gaming and Video Editing mostly.

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July 22, 2012 1:43:35 AM

Here is an AMD build:

CPU: AMD FX-6200 Zambezi 3.8GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ $159
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO: ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA $94
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower $49
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram: CORSAIR XMS 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $49
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Buy 2 sets for another $49 for 16 GB

GPU: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100358VXL Radeon HD 7770 $149
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W $59
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM $89
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD: ASUS 24X DVD Burner $18
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: use stock cooler

Total = $652
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July 22, 2012 2:05:42 AM

I was actually thinking about these parts. Really liking the GPU you're showing me for that price. Also looking for a good wifi card for PCI

CPU: AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ $149
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO: ASUS M5A99X EVO AM3+ AMD 990X SATA $134
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $48
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 22, 2012 3:06:46 AM

Yeah I was thinking the same. I found a 16GB Corsair Vengence RAM kit for $97 on Amazon. Also you think it would be better if I were to purchase a monitor locally or save a couple of bucks buying online? Looking 27" LED
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July 22, 2012 4:14:55 AM

At 27" 1080p looks too big. I'd aim for a 23" 1080p monitor.
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July 22, 2012 1:10:12 PM

You think so? I might just go with a 24" 1080P monitor. I'm pretty used to that.
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July 22, 2012 1:28:17 PM

yes purchase a monitor locally. Find the one you like with the features you like.

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July 24, 2012 3:46:42 AM

Well I found a monitor that I like, but the only thing is, it just has VGA and HDMI. I prefer DVI but isn't DVI and HDMI similar except HDMI carries sound as well?
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July 24, 2012 10:52:54 PM

yes and you can buy an adapter to fit your gpu and your monitor
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August 4, 2012 1:02:38 AM

Best answer selected by DemonRagna.
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