First Computer Build! $800 Opinions Welcome!!! Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: August 6, 2012 5:18 AM in Systems Share kmose August 6, 2012 5:04:03 AM This is a pretty complete build for around $800. Please critique and tell me what you would change. And Yes I know I included the monitor and other items. I have yet o decide on OS. ASUS P8Z68-V LX Intel Motherboard LGA 1155 Z68 SATA 6 Gb/s and USB 3.0 ATX Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2200 - Asus $124.99 Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 - Corsair $50.97 Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K - Intel $219.99 SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PC128B/WW - Samsung $102.00 Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black) - Asus $19.95 Logitech Desktop MK120 Mouse and keyboard Combo (920-002565) $18.30 ViewSonic VX2250WM-LED 22-Inch (21.5-Inch Vis) Widescreen Full HD 1080p LED Monitor with Integrated Stereo Speakers - ViewSonic $149.99 PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III 500W Modular 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom - PC Power and Cooling $79.99 Thermaltake Commander MS-I Snow Edition VN40006W2N No PS Mid Tower Case (Black/White) - Thermaltake $52.22 Subtotal: $818.44 More about : computer build 800 opinions azeem40 August 6, 2012 5:08:14 AM Looks good, but where is the GPU? kmose August 6, 2012 5:11:53 AM I was thinking of a SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 PCIE Graphics Card for about $170 Related resources My first new build . Any opinions are welcome . - Forum Help with $1500 gaming build , reviews and opinions welcome - Forum First time build ! Please help! Any criticism welcome :-) - Forum First build ! Opinions welcome ! - Forum $2.5k gaming build , opinions welcome ! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer g-unit1111 August 6, 2012 5:13:40 AM kmose said:I was thinking of a SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 PCIE Graphics Card for about $170 Good choice. That build looks good but don't get a Z68 board with an i5-3570K, you won't be able to run it out of the box immediately. This board will handle everything you need: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... kmose August 6, 2012 5:16:35 AM g-unit1111 said:Good choice. That build looks good but don't get a Z68 board with an i5-3570K, you won't be able to run it out of the box immediately. This board will handle everything you need: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Thanks for the reply I thought a z77 might be too much, but I like the product if you think it's a better motherboard. azeem40 August 6, 2012 5:17:33 AM Nope, you can't run an i5-3570k on a Z68 board out of the box. g-unit1111 August 6, 2012 5:18:26 AM kmose said:Thanks for the reply I thought a z77 might be too much, but I like the product if you think it's a better motherboard. Not really - they're both about the same. The Z77 is made for Ivy Bridge CPUs, the Z68 will handle Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge CPUs but only after you update the BIOS. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] rts-stores Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] rts-stores ForumFirst Ever Gaming Build Need Advice!!! $700- 800 ForumOkay, so here's my build ... opinions welcome ... Forumfirst time build ...suggestions welcome ForumCritiques welcome...opinions wanted ForumPre-final build - opinions welcome /desired ForumNew budget build - first time, advices welcome . Forum$2000 i7 gaming build -very opinionated opinions welcome ! ForumNew Build , opinions welcome ! ForumFinalising first gaming build for £ 800 . Opinions . ForumFirst Time Builder - Any comments welcome ForumMy First Build Since 2000, Ordering Soon - All Opinions Welcomed ForumFirst Build since 2001...advice and opinions welcome ForumPCI compatibility question More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !