First Build, Opinions? Advice? Tags: Build Systems Product Last response: August 28, 2012 7:43 PM in Systems Share oddfutur3 August 28, 2012 4:42:59 PM Hello Friends, I finally decided to build my own gaming/standard use comp, just wanted to get some input from you fine people before pulling the trigger. This will be my first build so any input would be appreciated Approximate Purchase Date: In 2 weeks! Budget Range: 800-900$ System Usage from Most to Least Important: Some gamings, web surfing, media streaming Parts not needed: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers Do you need to buy OS: Yes, will be Win 7 64-bit Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com/microcenter Location: Atlanta, GA USA Parts Preferences: intel CPU...thats about it Overclocking: Maybe, in the future if need be SLI or Crossfire: Doubt it, but i would like to keep my options open Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 Additional Comments: I dont need a whisper quiet system, i just need parts that will last me a good while And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Need a windows pc, too many mac-unfriendly programs CPU:Intel i5 2500k GPU:Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 MOBO:AsRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 RAM: G.Skill Sniper 8GB DDR3 (2X4GB) CASE: Rosewill Challenger Black PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W HDD:Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200rpm DRIVE:Samsung 22x Dual Layer DVD More about : build opinions advice g-unit1111 August 28, 2012 5:21:59 PM If you're not going to overclock it makes no sense to get the 2500K. On an $800 - $900 system I'd suggest something like this: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($97.55 @ Newegg) Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg) Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.00 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg) Total: $885.46 (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-28 13:21 EDT-0400) m 0 l oddfutur3 August 28, 2012 7:17:25 PM g-unit1111 said:If you're not going to overclock it makes no sense to get the 2500K. On an $800 - $900 system I'd suggest something like this: Thanks for the reply! I would like to overclock at some point, probably when im more familiar with the process. Also depending on how much gaming I end up doing. The only parts Im a little on the fence about are the mobo and psu, not really sure if they are the best "bang for buck" m 0 l Related resources Opinions / Advice on my first build - Forum This is my first build and I would like opinions and advice - Forum Opinions/thought/advice on my first build (Missing motherboard) - Forum First build, advice/ opinions needed. - Forum Would like opinions/advice on first build - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer bigcyco1 August 28, 2012 7:41:43 PM oddfutur3 said:Thanks for the reply! I would like to overclock at some point, probably when im more familiar with the process. Also depending on how much gaming I end up doing. The only parts Im a little on the fence about are the mobo and psu, not really sure if they are the best "bang for buck" Your build looks good to me the PSU is a decent one though i personally wouldn't use it. m 0 l bigcyco1 August 28, 2012 7:43:30 PM For ram you could go cheaper if you wanted but your current pick is top notch RAM:Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBuilding my First PC-Looking for Opinions/Advice Forum SolvedFather Son $1500 First Time Gaming Build Opinions/Advice Needed Forum SolvedFirst Build - Opinions and advice welcomed! 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