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Help me make my 1st build! (500$)

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August 25, 2012 8:32:36 PM

please help me make a build around the AMD Phenom II X4 965 Processor. (99$)

i really dont know anything about computers, so please go easy on me..i really dont know the lingo, lol

my budget is 450$; 500$ tops

i want the best bang for the buck ;;

im mostly gonna use it just for regular browsing, but plan on installing a few games (tf2) and maybe try some video editting too

help!!

thanks in advance


edit: i dont plan on buying all the parts at once. i can wait it out til i can get a rather good deal for each part..

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August 25, 2012 8:52:20 PM

what do you guys think?

processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

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

mobo: ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-131-...

video card: XFX HD-657X-CNF2 Radeon HD 6570 2GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-150-...

power supply: Rosewill RV350 350W ATX 1.3 Power Supply

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

case: Rosewill R218-P-BK Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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

cooling fan/heatsink: TR2TT TR2-M12 80mm Ball CPU Cooler

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

memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model KVR1066D3N7K2/8G

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-134-...

storage: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
still missing some..

optical drive: LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=27-106-...
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August 25, 2012 9:02:10 PM

btw, I didn't include some things because it wasn't mentioned if you needed it, like the keyboard and mouse, OS...
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August 25, 2012 9:03:09 PM

Not bad, what would you choose for the power supply and case? Will you be needing to purchase any Operating System like Windows?

Here is a very basic setup I compiled:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A8-3850 2.9GHz Quad-Core Processor ($98.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI A55M-P33 Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($51.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($20.49 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($101.36 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.96 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($27.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $330.02
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-25 16:58 EDT-0400)

Look into AMD's APU like the A8. They have good integrated graphics, way better than the Intel I5's though the processor itself lacks a bit of power. But it would seem sufficient for your needs listed.
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August 25, 2012 9:30:40 PM

all of that from my previous post is just under 400$..not including tax :\

and yeah..i still need a monitor and keyboard

will i make it? :s
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August 25, 2012 9:31:11 PM

oh and dont include the OS
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August 25, 2012 9:44:04 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A8-3850 2.9GHz Quad-Core Processor ($98.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI A55M-P33 Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($51.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($20.49 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($101.36 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.96 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($27.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS224-06 DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Acer V213HLBJbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($125.99 @ B&H)
Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $490.98
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-25 17:42 EDT-0400)

really quick round up of parts, Id say the only thing missing is a pair of speakers but those can be found cheap!
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August 25, 2012 9:48:52 PM

ooo that looks good! thanks :) ))
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