Solved Need a bit of advice first time gaming build Tags: New Build Gaming Systems Product Last response: August 19, 2012 2:53 PM in Systems Share 3phase32 August 11, 2012 10:05:38 PM what im gaming with now. compaq Presario sr1610nx amd althon 64 4000+ 2.4 ghz 3 gb ram 400 mhz geforce gtx 470 rockfish 500W i think anything i buy will be better than this, but im not too sure on that. thats why im here asking for a bit of advice. going to use my rockfish 500W PSU and the gtx 470 (gtx 470 for now) from hours and hours of reading online i came up with this,, ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $84.99 Athena Power CA-GSB01DA Black 0.8mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $19.99 AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $29.99 total $235.79 shipped need MoBo, CPU, RAM, Tower, only hopefully what i picked out is way better than what i have, and will run games at a good pace. Approximate Purchase Date: tonight the rebate on the cpu ends tomorrow Budget Range: $250.00 System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies) Parts Not Required:mouse, keyboard, lcd screen, video card, power supply Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com Parts Preferences: any Overclocking: Maybe (would have to learn about it) SLI or Crossfire: Maybe would have to learn about it) Monitor Resolution:what ever is good for the gtx 470 thank you for taking the time to help me out. More about : bit advice time gaming build 3phase32 August 11, 2012 10:16:28 PM added items so u dont have to click them..should of done that sorry Best solution TheBigTroll a b 4 Gaming August 11, 2012 10:19:11 PM unless the power supply was made by super flower, id probably get something else a much better config. the i5 3450 can beat the 965 in pretty much everything. the case i am listing is a very good bang for the buck http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eoPr Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer 3phase32 August 19, 2012 2:53:48 PM Best answer selected by 3phase32. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumFirst Time Gaming Build-need advice ForumFirst Time build $800 gaming /multi-tasking, need advice ForumFirst Time Build $800 Gaming PC- Need Advice ForumFirst time gaming build / 1200-1500$/ need advice ForumMy First Time Build for Gaming - need advice from all you experts ForumMy First Time Gaming Build - need advice ForumFirst Time Gaming Build , Seeking Advice . ForumGaming Build : Need Advice on First Time New Build ! (HELP) ForumFirst Time Build , need a bit of help, possible game build ForumFirst time build gaming rig $1000-$1200 need advice ForumFirst Time Build - Gaming - $1100 - Need Advice ForumNeed advice on first time gaming build ~= $800 ForumNeed advice for a first time builder - gaming build ForumFirst-time builder needs advice for budget gaming build ForumNeed Advice First Time Build Gaming PC (~1500$) ForumBuilding an $1000 Dollar gaming PC ForumGaming Build: Need Advice on First Time New Build! (HELP) Forum[Solved] First Time build $800 gaming/multi-tasking, need advice ForumAdvice for Graphics Card on 1st Time $1,000 Gaming Build ForumReview on 1600$ Gaming Build [ First Time ] More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !