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

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=N82E16811119227

CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) $190
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115074

GPU: MSI Radeon HD 7750 1GB $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127665

PSU: RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152028

RAM: G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231422

Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z75 $85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157304

HDD: Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

SSD: Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226151

DVD Drive: SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118031

OS: Windows 7 64 Bit OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

Monitor: Acer G185HVb Black 18.5" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009350

Keyboard: Microsoft Keyboard 200 6JH-00001 Black USB Wired Standard Keyboard $9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823109233

Mouse: Already have one

Grand Total: $855

How do I install SSD to the Motherboard
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  2. 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.
  3. Get an i5-3570k for $120 more, and a 560ti and you will be at $900 or so.
  4. Edit: I would like to stay with the AMD FX chipset and the Radeon GPU
  5. Any reason? Intel is now the leader in CPUs and price/performance.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. @dish_moose

    Really? I never knew that. Should i go with an i5 2500?
  9. Personal preferences doesn't take away from the fact that Intel beats AMD at every price point.
  10. would the i3 be a better choice?
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  12. what about the i5 2400 is that good for gaming?
  13. Yes. Any Intel SB CPU is better for gaming than an AMD CPU.
  14. Thanks for the help! So how does the build currently look
  15. Looks good. The system should run almost any game at max at that resolution.
  16. thanks should i get an aftermarket heatsink or will the stock one do fine
  17. It will be fine. I personally prefer aftermarket coolers due to them being quieter.
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