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September 6, 2012 2:05:50 AM

Hey so I'm deciding to build my first computer, and want some input on how well it will preform.

First of all the parts:

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition CPU - $110

GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3 AMD 970/SB950 AM3+ FX ATX Motherboard - $70

Crucial Ballistix 4GB DDR3 1600MHz (1x4GB) - $21

Crucial Ballistix 8GB DDR3 1600MHz (2x4GB) - $39

EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 01G-P3-1556-KR Video Card - $105

WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB Desktop Hard Drive - $60

OCZ VTX3-25SAT3-120G Vertex 3 Solid State Drive - 120GB, 2.5", SATA III (Mostly for a boot drive and a few games) - $60

OCZ OCZ-ZT750W ZT Series ATX Modular Power Supply - 750W - $78

ASUS VE248H 24" Widescreen Full HD LED Monitor, Integrated Speakers - $180

Cooler Master HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Mid-Tower Computer Case - $60

Logitech B100 910-001439 Optical Mouse - $8

Logitech K200 920-002719 Media Keyboard - $17

Plextor PX-L890SA-26 24X DVDRW Optical Drive - $40

Windows 7 Home Premium - $100

About $950 in total right now.

Alrighty so I think thats all. Let me know what you guys think about its ability to game and whatnot. Also Im on a budget of about $1200 (for everything) so take that into consideration when making suggestions about improvements to the build. Also I don't think I'll be playing any super demanding games such as Crysis or Metro 2033, but heck, if this build can handle it, maybe I will. Thanks in advance guys.

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September 6, 2012 2:41:26 AM

It looks like you are under $600 right now. It's a good build for $600, but if your budget is $1200, you could go with an i5 and a more powerful graphics card for much better performance.

If you intend to overclock with the components in your list, I would get a better board and an aftermarket CPU cooler.
September 6, 2012 2:56:12 AM

well 1200 including my monitor, antivirus, mouse, keyboard, speakers, etc

Here Ill add in all the other non preformance related stuff with prices just so you guys can get a feel for my price range and whatnot. $1200 is my max, and I'd like to stay under $1100 if possible.