Help me make my 1st build! (500$) Tags: Build Systems Product Last response: August 25, 2012 9:48 PM in Systems Share btrx August 25, 2012 8:32:36 PM please help me make a build around the AMD Phenom II X4 965 Processor. (99$) 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.. More about : make 1st build 500 btrx 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-... chetorch 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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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: $330.02 (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-25 16:58 EDT-0400) Look into AMD's APU like the A8. They have good integrated graphics, way better than the Intel I5's though the processor itself lacks a bit of power. But it would seem sufficient for your needs listed. btrx August 25, 2012 9:30:40 PM all of that from my previous post is just under 400$..not including tax :\ and yeah..i still need a monitor and keyboard will i make it? :s btrx August 25, 2012 9:31:11 PM oh and dont include the OS chetorch 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! btrx August 25, 2012 9:48:52 PM ooo that looks good! thanks )) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 1st time building an AMD system $1,000-1, 500 Help for motherboard Forum Help me build my 1st computer $600 - $650 Forum Under $1, 500 Gaming PcPlease help me with a new build I want to make . Forum £400-£ 500 Gaming 1st build (AMD) Please help :) Forum I am starting to make a new computer this is the 1st time Forum 1st Build - Budget Gaming PC - $ 500 - $600 - Compatibility test! Forum 1st Build Advice - Need help finalizing the build Forum Hey Guys - Please help me with my 1st Build !!!! ($2500) Forum Power Supply good for cheap price Forum Help with my soon-to-be Gaming PC. Forum Questions in the middle of my first build Forum [Solved] New HTPC Build Forum 1st timer building a PC... 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