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[New Build] Update First Time Builder <$900 Need Help

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July 22, 2012 7:13:51 PM

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming Recording Music Internet

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Maybe most likely no

SLI or Crossfire:No

Additional Comments: Would like to have a Case with window. Are the parts compatible. Aftermarket Heatsink? Should I invest more money into the motherboard?

Case: COOLER MASTER Elite 430 $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) $190
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: MSI Radeon HD 7750 1GB $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z75 $85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Drive: SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS: Windows 7 64 Bit OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor: Acer G185HVb Black 18.5" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Keyboard: Microsoft Keyboard 200 6JH-00001 Black USB Wired Standard Keyboard $9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mouse: Already have one

Grand Total: $855

How do I install SSD to the Motherboard
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July 22, 2012 8:09:03 PM

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July 22, 2012 8:14:38 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Green) ATX Full Tower Case ($106.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($51.00 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($25.97 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G205HVbd 20.0" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard ($17.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $681.88
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-22 16:14 EDT-0400)

Same build as above, but bought from newegg.
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July 22, 2012 8:15:19 PM

Get an i5-3570k for $120 more, and a 560ti and you will be at $900 or so.
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July 22, 2012 10:37:39 PM

Edit: I would like to stay with the AMD FX chipset and the Radeon GPU
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July 22, 2012 10:38:38 PM

Any reason? Intel is now the leader in CPUs and price/performance.
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July 22, 2012 10:50:41 PM

The FX chipset for gaming is a bad idea. They are less efficient, power hungry when OCed, and cannot beat dual core intel in most games. Reconsider. If you must have AMD 965BE phenom is a better choice.
-Bruce
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July 22, 2012 10:52:11 PM

if i were to use and intel cpu for my build i would use an i5 which would seem a bit to costly plus i like amd better
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July 22, 2012 10:55:55 PM

@dish_moose

Really? I never knew that. Should i go with an i5 2500?
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July 22, 2012 10:56:24 PM

Personal preferences doesn't take away from the fact that Intel beats AMD at every price point.
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July 22, 2012 11:00:26 PM

would the i3 be a better choice?
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July 23, 2012 12:27:29 AM

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July 23, 2012 12:55:01 AM

what about the i5 2400 is that good for gaming?
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July 23, 2012 1:01:06 AM

Yes. Any Intel SB CPU is better for gaming than an AMD CPU.
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July 23, 2012 1:02:47 AM

Thanks for the help! So how does the build currently look
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July 23, 2012 1:08:16 AM

Looks good. The system should run almost any game at max at that resolution.
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July 23, 2012 1:11:44 AM

thanks should i get an aftermarket heatsink or will the stock one do fine
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July 23, 2012 1:17:49 AM

It will be fine. I personally prefer aftermarket coolers due to them being quieter.
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