[New Build] Update First Time Builder <$900 Need Help Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: July 23, 2012 1:17 AM in Systems Share jjlu926 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 More about : build update time builder 900 reboh79 July 22, 2012 8:09:03 PM I'd recommend this build over the one you have: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cLi2 azeem40 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. Related resources New Build - First Time Builder , $700-$ 900 Budget - Forum New Computer Build : First Time Builder - Forum $2000~ Gaming PC - First time builder , need help . - Forum First Time Builder - $800- 900 Budget for powerful PC that will last - Forum Sub $ 900 Gaming PC for First Time Builder - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer azeem40 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. jjlu926 July 22, 2012 10:37:39 PM Edit: I would like to stay with the AMD FX chipset and the Radeon GPU azeem40 July 22, 2012 10:38:38 PM Any reason? Intel is now the leader in CPUs and price/performance. dish_moose 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 jjlu926 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 jjlu926 July 22, 2012 10:55:55 PM @dish_moose Really? I never knew that. Should i go with an i5 2500? azeem40 July 22, 2012 10:56:24 PM Personal preferences doesn't take away from the fact that Intel beats AMD at every price point. jjlu926 July 22, 2012 11:00:26 PM would the i3 be a better choice? reboh79 July 23, 2012 12:27:29 AM The i5-2500/2500k beats the i3-2120, if that's what you're asking. I would pick the i3-2120 over AMD's FX-series. jjlu926 July 23, 2012 12:55:01 AM what about the i5 2400 is that good for gaming? azeem40 July 23, 2012 1:01:06 AM Yes. Any Intel SB CPU is better for gaming than an AMD CPU. jjlu926 July 23, 2012 1:02:47 AM Thanks for the help! So how does the build currently look azeem40 July 23, 2012 1:08:16 AM Looks good. The system should run almost any game at max at that resolution. jjlu926 July 23, 2012 1:11:44 AM thanks should i get an aftermarket heatsink or will the stock one do fine azeem40 July 23, 2012 1:17:49 AM It will be fine. I personally prefer aftermarket coolers due to them being quieter. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum( New Build ) First Time Builder , $1500+ Gaming Build . Keep me from Dell ForumFirst time builder , budget of 800- 900 intel based ForumFirst Time Builder , budget around $1500, need help ForumFirst time builder needing help , lots of questions.. ForumNew $660 gaming build suggestions needed ( FIRST TIME BUILDER ) ForumA10-5800k build : first time builder needs advice ForumFirst-time builder needs advice for budget gaming build ForumFirst Time Builder , need advice Forum$ 900 gaming computer - first time builder ForumFirst time builder , need help ? ForumFirst time builder needs adivce... 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