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November 9, 2012 3:58:02 PM

Hey everyone,
I going to be building a PC here pretty soon and I wanted to post the parts I'm buying. This will be the first system I've ever built. If anyone has any suggestions or comments to this build please let me know.

Power Supply
ULT-LSP750 ::Ultra LSP750 750-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, SLI-Ready, 135mm Fan, Lifetime Warranty w/ Registration (5.05 lbs)

Graphics
A455-7774 ::Asus Radeon HD 7770 HD7770-2GD5 Video Card - 2GB GDDR5, PCI-Express 3.0(x16), 1x Dual-link DVI-I, 1x Dual-link DVI-D, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort, DirectX 11, CrossFireX, Overclocked(2.45 lbs)

Motherboard
G452-2612 ::GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AMD 9 Series FX Motherboard - ATX, Socket AM3+, AMD 970 Chipset, 2000MHz DDR3 (O.C.), SATA III (6Gb/s), RAID, 7.1-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, SuperSpeed USB 3.0, CrossFireX Ready(2.95 lbs)

CPU
A79-4134 ::AMD FD4130FRGUBOX FX-4130 Processor - Quad Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 4MB L2 Cache, 3.8GHz (3.9GHz Max Turbo), Socket AM3+, 125W, Fan, Unlocked, Retail(1.1 lbs)

CD/DVD
S203-8588 ::Samsung SH-222BB/RSBS 22X Internal DVDRW Burner - 22x / 16x, SATA, 1.5MB Buffer, Retail(0.2 lbs)

RAM
C13-5724 ::Corsair CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B Vengeance Desktop Memory Kit - 16GB (4x 4GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, 9-9-9-24 CAS Latency, Intel XMP Ready, Unbuffered(0.3 lbs)

Tower
T925-8036 ::Thermaltake V3 VL800P1W2N Tower Case - AMD Edition, ATX, Mid-Tower, 4x 5.25" Drive Bays, 5x 3.5" Drive Bays, 7 Slots, 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 3.0, Red/Black (12.1 lbs)

SSD
O261-9802 ::o CZ Agility 4 AGT4-25SAT3-256G 256GB Internal Solid State Drive - 2.5" Form Factor, SATA III, 6Gbps, TRIM, Ndurance 2.0 Technology(0.55 lbs)

Monitor
A466-2412 ::ASUS VE247H 24" Widescreen HD LED Monitor - 1080p, 1920x1080, 16:9, 10000000 :1 Dynamic, 2ms, DVI, HDMI(14.9 lbs)

It's about $934 in my shopping cart plus $60 in mail in rebates. I haven't added an OS yet because I was going to try to use the Windows 7 install disk from my last laptop. Will this work? I also have another 500gb hard that I'll install too for extra storage. I'll be using the computer for gaming, programming, and graphics design. This should be good right?

Thank in advance for any constructive comments, good or bad.
Tommy

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November 9, 2012 4:08:49 PM

I can tell you that the install disk won't work. They usually have checks to see if Sony or Toshiba (whatever laptop) hardware/BIOS reports, otherwise it just ends up cancelling the install. Though this isn't always the case, the key for it is tied to the laptop (OEM key) and can't be used for your new build. You will need your own (second) COA for the new build.
November 9, 2012 5:17:16 PM

Not a very good build. What are you going to be doing? If this is video editing, or gaming, this is quite bad. I'll make a better build.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mDLN
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mDLN/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mDLN/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint M7E 320GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($77.64 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $876.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-09 14:16 EST-0500)

This is a gaming build. You could change the case if you want, but imo, it's pretty sick. Then you have whatever left for a monitor.
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November 9, 2012 8:55:02 PM

Thanks for the feedback. What should I be focusing on when I'm looking at a gaming configuration?
Tommy
November 9, 2012 10:31:16 PM

gravity226 said:
Thanks for the feedback. What should I be focusing on when I'm looking at a gaming configuration?
Tommy


I may not be the smartest one on this stuff out there, but when I built my computer, I focused on my memory (Do I have enough), CPU (Is it good enough for my graphics card, run programs), Graphics Card (can it handle the games I want to play) and PSU (enough power to handle system).

Wait until Black Friday to see if you can pick up parts at a discounted price.
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