Final cheap build.

PC for WoW, GW2, Blade and Soul, and other MMORPG's gaming.

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: GeIL Pristine 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($32.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Raidmax Atlas ATX-295WB ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)

Monitor: Asus VH238H 23.0 inch ($171.99 @ SuperBiiz) – comes with sound
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)


Just need to make sure if everything is compatible with each other and if my CPU and GPU will run at full power (not over-clocking power). And if my power supply is strong enough. Thank you!
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  1. It's all compatible but Raidmax cases are among the industry's absolute worst. Stay very far away from them if you can help it. Go for an Antec 300 or Corsair 300R if you can get that for a decent price. Alternately the Cooler Master HAF 912 is a good pick as well.

    Before buying that motherboard check and make sure the voltages are compatible as well, I've had a couple of AMD builds fry that way.

    Maybe try something like this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4 ATX FM2 Motherboard ($86.97 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($83.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $901.85
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    Then add your monitor of choice and you're good to go.
  2. DO NOT GET THAT BUILD ABOVE ^^^^

    That's an apu. Why would you buy a 7950 for an apu? Makes no sense at all.

    Anyways, yes that build is good. You could go with the phenom or i3. If only you had a little more money to get an i5-3570.

    Not sure if they still have the deal, but the 7870 was cheap a few days ago.
  3. If you are going to go AMD, I'd recommend the new Piledriver line. It's 2 generations newer.

    AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz
  4. lchrisk said:
    DO NOT GET THAT BUILD ABOVE ^^^^

    That's an apu. Why would you buy a 7950 for an apu? Makes no sense at all.

    Anyways, yes that build is good. You could go with the phenom or i3. If only you had a little more money to get an i5-3570.

    Not sure if they still have the deal, but the 7870 was cheap a few days ago.


    Why not? Yeah you could get a 3450 / 3470 but the A10 has lots of overclocking potential and the onboard video can be disabled. Without the GPU - the overclocked A10 exceeds the i3 in a lot of areas.

    Maybe try something like this instead:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($195.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($83.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $846.86
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    Before I get flamed for my choice of Windows 8 - let me make one thing perfectly clear: It is legal. Microsoft has finally recognized the system builder market and licensing agreement has been extended to system builders - so even purchasing the OEM, you are purchasing a fully licensed, legal copy of Windows.
  5. Alright i appreciate the help but theyre way over my budget and im fine with the items now. I just needed to see if everything is compatible and will run at full potential without over heating.

    I want to switch cases now lol my budget goes up to 70$ for that and idk what to get...
  6. entezio said:
    Alright i appreciate the help but theyre way over my budget and im fine with the items now. I just needed to see if everything is compatible and will run at full potential without over heating.

    I want to switch cases now lol my budget goes up to 70$ for that and idk what to get...


    $70 range here's what I would get:

    - Corsair 300R: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139011
    - Antec 300 Illusion: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066
    - Cooler Master Storm Scout: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066
    - Silverstone Redline RL02: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163220
    - Fractal Design Arc MIDI: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352007
  7. http://www.pcper.com/news/Cases-and-Cooling/Corsair-Carbide-Series-200R-Chassis-Makes-PC-Building-Easy

    if ur interested in spending $10 more.... if not i would choose the Fractal Design Arc MIDIl... i have the Fractal Design XL and you can really see they put a lot of thought into their cases...

    -Jeff
  8. I really dont know what id do without people like you guys. Since both of you have fractal design arc MIDI suggested i guess it'll be my final case!

    Everything is perfect but one thing, is my mobo and power supply going to let my whole pc run full potential without over heating? So sorry for asking so much this is my first build so im a bit paranoid.
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