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October 21, 2012 6:03:42 AM

this is the first PC i have built and i am just asking to see wether all the parts would fit together and also if theres anyway i have screwed up.

AMD FX-6100 Six-Core 3.3GHz 14MB Cache Socket AM3+ 95W

NZXT Apollo ATX Tower Case

Transcend JetRam DDR3 1600Mhz 8GB

Samsung SH-224BB/BEBS SATA Internal 24x DVDRW

Corsair GS-800 800W ATX PSU

Power Color HD7850 2GB 860MHz/1200MHzX4 256bit DVI/HDMI/DP

SEAGATE BARRACUDA ST1000DM003 64MB 1TB

Digitus Digitus 10/100 Fast Ethernet PCI Card

Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 AMD 970 SB950 ATX Socket AM3+ DDR3-2000 USB3.0 SATA3 RAID

all constructive criticism welcome also most importantly wether it will all fit.

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October 21, 2012 6:30:19 AM

It would all fit... technically.
Though I would more or less change everything.

The CPU isn't that great for gaming.
PSU is wayy overkill.
Motherboard is based on the CPU, so yeah.
GPU depends on the total budget, how much exactly?
I don't think I've ever heard of that RAM either.
October 21, 2012 6:43:58 AM

Transcend is a cheap memory company, might not have much of a presence in the US. I wouldn't buy it from them.

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October 21, 2012 6:54:18 AM

wow thanks for such a quick response the budget is about 1000nzd although this is relatively flexible so what would you recommend for the cpu? also i am making this in new zealand and that was the most affordable ram i could find.

p.s also whats sig??
October 21, 2012 7:04:15 AM

Ouch. I've made builds for NZ people and have found prices there are almost double the ones in US.

Any parts preferences?

Sig = Signature
October 21, 2012 7:15:56 AM

no parts preference just looking for a good mid range gaming pc but are the prices really that high? i don't know but from my limited experience that don't seem to be that steep. If you could recommend some parts that would be great.

the one thing i am finding hard to decide on is what GPU to get. i am looking for one around 300$
October 21, 2012 8:09:57 AM

The signature is the bit under the dotted line. Main thing we want to know is if you are OCing, or plan to SLI/CF.
October 21, 2012 8:25:28 AM

i dont plan on OCing and i dont know about SLI/CF. is it any cheaper?
October 21, 2012 8:40:00 AM

monitor. no
os. yes
parts preference none
over clocking no
sli/crossfire maybe
resolution is 1920x1080

i will be mostly finding the parts on mighty ape or pricespy
October 21, 2012 9:23:21 AM

Okay, I'll cook up a build when I get home.
October 21, 2012 11:58:28 AM

Yes hun, prices are that high.
Compare the build I put below with this one http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kXuz.
It's the same build but that one is on US stores.

This build doesn't include an optical drive because I can't find one that's less than $35 and I find that hard to believe 'cause they're only worth $20 MAX. This also doesn't include a casing 'cause I can't find any with a decent price:feature. I'll leave that up to you.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($171.35 @ PB Technologies)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($120.06 @ Aquila Technology)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($78.17 @ Ascent Technology)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.00 @ Computer Lounge)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($399.00 @ Computer Lounge)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($99.00 @ PC Force)
Total: $976.58
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

@Someone Somewhere - I like your build too, but where's the HDD? XD
October 21, 2012 8:32:25 PM

so would the processor mentioned in both of your builds be better for gaming than the one i posted?

would an i5 be worth the extra 100$?

Intel Core i5 3570 3.4GHz Socket 1155

also does the case matter?

http://pcpartpicker.com/nz/p/l2jl
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