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August 23, 2012 6:05:57 PM

hello everybody i am new to this and the whole computer world, i will be making my own custom build, basiclly for surfing the web and watching youtube videos, maybe a game or two not major gaming but some of it, like left for dead and what not lol

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

power supply: atx 500 wats

CPU: intel i3;2125 sandy bridge
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

motherboard: gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H ( i really need help choosing a MOTHERBOARD HELP ME) trying to keep it under 125$

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

nenory; DDr3 dimm 4g ( will it work with the motherboard?)

video card (i dont know)

SSD (i don't know either)

optical drive: DVD burner

and windows 7 for the operating system, somebody give me your feedback? good build or no? i just want it to run smooth and fast :D 
thanks for your help.
a b V Motherboard
August 23, 2012 6:09:02 PM

What's your budget? Knowing that will help to suggest a system.

Maybe try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($97.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($24.97 @ Newegg)
Total: $627.43
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-23 14:11 EDT-0400)
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August 23, 2012 6:10:49 PM

not trying to go past 400$ but if i have too i would.
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August 23, 2012 6:38:34 PM

i live by a best buy? xD if that help lol, radio shack also
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a b V Motherboard
August 23, 2012 6:38:52 PM

please click on the link and find out if there's a microcenter you can reasonably get to. They have cpu/mobo combo deals that, when combined with their lower cpu prices, will asve you $50-80 over anywhere else.
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August 23, 2012 6:40:20 PM

i live in the same state as one of there stores, but its like 2 hours away from me -___-
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a b V Motherboard
August 23, 2012 6:42:51 PM

If you have a good gas mileage vehicle, it's still worth the trip. You can pick up an fx-4100 and Asrock 970DE3 mobo there for $130 total. Ordering those same parts from newegg will run you $180.
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August 23, 2012 6:55:56 PM

i really wanted an intel CPU i hear they are way better then AMD CPU's plus i don't even have a car yet i'd have to take the buss.
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a b V Motherboard
August 23, 2012 7:04:31 PM

not at this price they're not.

Microcenter doesn't offer a combo deal with the i3's, you'd have to buy a 3570k to get the combo deal, and that's WAY out of your budget. $130 for an fx4100 + good mobo is better bang for you buck than you'll get anywhere else.
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a b V Motherboard
August 23, 2012 7:07:25 PM

If you can't get to microcenter, you're looking at a Pentium G620 (~$65) to G850 (~$88) for your build. that's just the price of the CPU. A decent mobo will run at least $60 on top of that *if* it's a micro ATX. The 4100 outdoes both of them at it's stock speed, and is cheaper than either if you can get to microcenter. NTM, the FX series is unlocked and the 4100 overclocks very well. The Asrock mobo above is also full ATX.

I don't know how much it'll cost you to get there w/o a car, you'll have to calculate that for yourself, then decide if it's worth it.
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August 23, 2012 7:28:05 PM

the buss ride would be from my town to nyc, 17.50 to go and 17.50 to come back yeah idunno man -__- thanks anyways, ill try to save up and do that 600$ build + another 100$ for windows 7.
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