Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Is my build any good ?

Last response: in Systems
Share
August 6, 2012 5:56:38 PM

Hi, this is my first post on Tomshardware, I apologize for my noobness. I am going to be building a budget/mid-range system soon and was a little curious about the components.
Approximate Purchase Date:This month probably
Budget Range: under 650 $
System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming,surfing the internet,photoshop,movies
Country: Romania
SLI,Crossfire:not really
Overclocking: Yes

This is what I consider getting:

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 960T - 132 $
Motherboard: ASUS M5A78L AMD3+ - 65 $
Video Card : Sapphire HD 6850 - 177 $ (is the 6870 better ?)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB - 105 $
RAM : Corsair XMS3 DDR3 4x2 GB - 67 $
Power Source : Corsair CMPSU-500CXV2 - 72 $
Case: CoolerMaster HAF 912 Plus - 97 $
TOTAL - 715 $

So as you can see it's a bit over my budget.You know what you need to do.
Thanks.

More about : build good

August 6, 2012 6:12:23 PM

one second ill build you a kick ass computer :D 
August 6, 2012 6:20:58 PM

i3 2120- 125

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3- 125$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cosair RAM- 50$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500-60$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500gb- 70$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Samsung 22X DVD±RW Burner - $17

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HIS H687FN1GD Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card 160$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814161389

Antec Three Hundred Black- 55$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This comes out to about 663$ but you can get a cheaper case just duble check here before you go ahead and get it...
Related resources
August 6, 2012 6:40:19 PM

He's in romania ! PC's there are more expensive.

And now at the topic.
Your PC is good apart from the motherboard.Your CPU is a very very good overclocker but it needs a good motherboard.
http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboard-vrm-i...
Choose an AM3+ motherboard that's recommended in that list.

And yes the HD 6870 is better than a HD 6850.But right now the best bang for your buck is a GTX 560.
August 6, 2012 6:41:57 PM

if your gonna overclock then you got at lease 30 more dollars into that build for a cooler...
August 6, 2012 6:44:07 PM

Well since I can't buy from newegg I have to buy them from local shops.It turns out to be quite expensive.The video card was 250 $ and the rest of the components were also a bit more expensive.In total it was almost 800 $. :( 
August 6, 2012 6:45:03 PM

oooo then you should probably go with a low end budget amd build.. i can't help you because im more of an intel guy.. sorry i tried my best
!