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September 24, 2012 8:10:01 AM

Hi guys I'm building a Pc for the first time and I need help. I think I know what parts I'm getting but I'm not sure if they are compatible or if there are better components out there, but please help me know if certain parts arent compatible and I cant decide on some parts (like the graphics card) so feedback as to which is better would help as well.

Mobo: ECS IC780M-A2 (V1.0A) AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 Micro ATX Computer Case w/ 1 x 120mm fan http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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APEX SK-393-C Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: LOGISYS Computer PS575XBK 575W ATX12V SLI Ready Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor: AMD Athlon II X2 260 Regor 3.2GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: LOGISYS Computer AC610 92mm Hydro Beta 10 AMD CPU Cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Value 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBNT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Harddrive: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card: GIGABYTE GV-N650OC-2GI GeForce GTX 650 2GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or

XFX HD-687A-ZHFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or

HIS IceQ X H687QN1G2M Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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September 24, 2012 9:13:02 AM

How about this



CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Blackbone ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($56.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $624.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-24 05:21 EDT-0400)
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September 24, 2012 10:12:09 AM

hi binz :) 
what is your budget? what bigcyco has picked out is a killer machine especially for gaming and you should go for it if it fits your budget. Do you have a monitor and what is its max res? if not then you must add that to your budget as well and post an estimate

for graphics card refer:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
good luck
-Satyam
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September 24, 2012 11:00:23 PM

Thanks for the replies bigcyco1 and satyam and my budget is around $600. If you noticed my listed build is below the budget because I was planning on getting gaming peripherals but those obviously can wait until later. And I plan on waiting till Cyber Tuesday to buy all my materials so I think the price will lower slightly. Also, satyam I do have a monitor and its max res is 1920 x 1080. Here's a link http://www.amazon.com/eMachines-E211H-bmd-21-5-Inch-Wid...
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September 25, 2012 11:58:08 PM

bigcyco1 said:
How about this


CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Blackbone ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($56.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $624.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-24 05:21 EDT-0400)


Thanks for the build bigcyco1, I really like it but, right now I don't have the budget for all that so is it possible to downgrade the power supply, hard drive or anything else? My budget is $600 at the moment, and the current build you suggested (although very good) is a little over my budget. Also I need to buy a copy of Windows 7 which is $100, so can you recommend anything cheaper?
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September 26, 2012 12:15:48 AM

You could do much better for your budget IMO.

Check out my $500-$650 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore#module14669582...
The build totals at $575 w/ the i3 but it'll perform better than the AMD chips, granted you won't be able to OC but you'll have a path for Ivy Bridge which is you upgrade along the way will perform better.

Windows here: http://www.softwaresupplygroup.com/microsoft-windows-7-...
Trustable with a BBB A+ rating.
http://www.bbb.org/memphis/business-reviews/computer-so...
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September 26, 2012 12:23:06 AM

binz0bang said:
Thanks for the build bigcyco1, I really like it but, right now I don't have the budget for all that so is it possible to downgrade the power supply, hard drive or anything else? My budget is $600 at the moment, and the current build you suggested (although very good) is a little over my budget. Also I need to buy a copy of Windows 7 which is $100, so can you recommend anything cheaper?
I could but aznshinobi has already recommended pretty much the same things i would so check that out mate. ;) 
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October 3, 2012 7:22:36 PM

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