New budget build. $600 first build for me.

Well as the title says its my first PC build ever so lets get this show on the road.

looking at pc pick a part and NCIX.CA (preferred retailer) I found a few things for a budget PC build of $600.

I like to call it the Black Box :)



All of the prices are from NCIX.ca (Vancouver Canada) and can be picked up just down the street from my house.

I have Windows 7 Ult
I prefer AMD due to the price lol
CrossFire Maybe (It really matters how far i can push the Phenom II X4 and how much i can save up)

Is now a good time to buy a budget system?

Anyways I"m new here so if i forgot to add something please tell me!
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  1. The 965 CPUs are probably the best and most respectable CPUs to come out of the AMD factory in a long time.

    I'd loose the H40 cooler, put that $40 towards a 7870 or 7950 if you can stretch it.

    If you want to overclock I'd still suggest the H212 cooler and a 990FX motherboard.

    And last point, see if you can get a better case and PSU. Reviews of that case looks bad and people complains about the PSU.

    Other than that looks good :)
  2. zander1983 said:
    The 965 CPUs are probably the best and most respectable CPUs to come out of the AMD factory in a long time.

    I'd loose the H40 cooler, put that $40 towards a 7870 or 7950 if you can stretch it.

    If you want to overclock I'd still suggest the H212 cooler and a 990FX motherboard.

    And last point, see if you can get a better case and PSU. Reviews of that case looks bad and people complains about the PSU.

    Other than that looks good :)


    Your right no need for the cooler now and if I think i need one I can get one later.
    I kept the 7850 because of the budget.
    went with the Azza Orion 202EVO Black case (looks pretty smexy).
    also got the Apex Allied AL-D500EXP 500W Power Supply because the reviews were good and looks like a solid psu.
  3. Yeah the 400w is most probably too low, 500-550w would be preferred. If you can, see if you can get a 500W+ Seasonic/Corsair/XFX PSUs. They should last you a few builds anyway.

    Good choice with the cooler and 7870 :)

    [EDIT] just make sure the 7870 fits in the case!
  4. Forgot about the 12% tax in vancouver ugh... Makes me wish i never moved here but whatevs. No more 7870 but nicer case and a ugly but strong psu (well says reviews).
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