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November 13, 2012 7:40:05 PM

Hey guys, Ive been thinking a lot about a build I was recently suggested on here. And I have a few questions. With black friday coming up would you guys recommend buying the parts that I can then so I can some money and then just get the rest later when I have the money. Because right now I have about $500 and I still need another $300 or so. And me being a 14 year old I do not make money to fast. I was also wondering, I would really love to be able to include an SSD in my build. So what do you guys think about buying like a 120gb SSD right now with my money that I would of spent on a 500gb 7200rpm drive. And then just getting a drive with bigger storage later when I have the money. Or do you think I could fit say a 60gb SSD in with the money id save from black friday if I chose to buy some parts then with the money I have. Theres so many things I could do. Anyways heres my build...Im still debating on whether or not to just buy a new monitor for $120 or just getting a used one on ebay for like $50.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($33.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($131.08 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: BenQ GW2250 21.5" Monitor ($120.00 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Microsoft Keyboard 200 Wired Standard Keyboard ($8.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Gigabyte GM-M6800 Wired Optical Mouse ($14.99 @ Amazon)
Other: 4 in 1 Cooler master 120mm fans ($12.00)
Other: Belkin 8-by-9-Inch Mouse Pad ($2.00)
Other: Logitech S120 Speakers ($10.00)
Total: $803.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-13 16:39 EST-0500)

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November 13, 2012 8:00:10 PM

For what purposes are you building pc?
Why did you choose amd direction?
Do you really need new keyb&mouse, why don't use ones you have now?
You do realise you can use stock cooler no need to buy another one unless you gonna be overclocking.
And you chosen psu is just too powerful, you'll be just fine with ~500w one.
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November 13, 2012 8:09:55 PM

butremor said:
For what purposes are you building pc?
Why did you choose amd direction?
Do you really need new keyb&mouse, why don't use ones you have now?
You do realise you can use stock cooler no need to buy another one unless you gonna be overclocking.
And you chosen psu is just too powerful, you'll be just fine with ~500w one.


I will be using the PC to game.
I chose AMD as it was cheaper than intel. (This is a budget build sorry for not mentioning that)
I actually do need a keyboard and mouse as I dont have any extras laying around and I cant take them from my old computer because my whole family shares it.
Good point.
I chose the PSU because the 550w one I chose first was just as cheap as this one and the PSU I chose here is semi modular, has more power, and is antec all for the same price.
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November 13, 2012 8:16:02 PM

Hey how about that build.
Changed a bit and better gpu
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nCqZ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nCqZ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nCqZ/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($157.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 360 ATX Mini Tower Case ($38.86 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ CompUSA)
Total: $568.35
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-13 17:19 EST-0500)

Although without monitor, not expert on them
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November 13, 2012 8:25:56 PM

butremor said:
Hey how about that build.
Changed a bit and better gpu
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nCqZ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nCqZ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nCqZ/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($157.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 360 ATX Mini Tower Case ($38.86 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ CompUSA)
Total: $568.35
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-13 17:19 EST-0500)

Although without monitor, not expert on them


I dont really like the case, but other than that it looks solid to me. But I dont understand whats wrong with the power supply I chose,
its $5 cheaper than this one, its 80 plus certified also, it has more wattage, its also antec, and its semi modular. All for $5 less. Am I missing something? I know im not an expert on this stuff but that sounds like a good deal to me.
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November 13, 2012 8:33:28 PM

I highly recommend the NZXT Apollo case. Looks sleek and sexy and it's only ~ 60 bucks atm, if you can fit that in your budget. (if not check out the HAF 912 or some of the cheaper NZXT Cases)
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November 13, 2012 8:37:53 PM

Zed_Spooge said:
I highly recommend the NZXT Apollo case. Looks sleek and sexy and it's only ~ 60 bucks atm, if you can fit that in your budget. (if not check out the HAF 912 or some of the cheaper NZXT Cases)


I have managed to fit the 912 into my first build. And im happy with that. It seems to have some great features for cable management, and lots of fan slots for good airflow. Its also only $50 which is fantastic

EDIT: Does anyone have any input on the whole black friday and/or SSD thing? That was the main thing I was really looking for with this post.
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November 13, 2012 8:42:47 PM

Yeah, forgot to change psu.
Well i don't get it , are you on a limited budget or you want to spend money on some posh looking case.
Also the thing about black friday is that parts you chose may not get discounts at all.
as for ssd you may pull that off, but you do need to be sure that you will buy hdd later
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November 13, 2012 8:43:45 PM

Black friday let my friend get an i7 2600k-2700k (can't remember which) for like 199 on sale. he got his setup for 1100, peripherals and all, by shopping at microcenter and using the black friday sales, when really his whole setup is worth like easy 2000. If you have microcenter near you (I've never had it within 30 minutes of me.) that'll save you buttloads of money. I do not recommend SSD at this time. The tech for it is still pretty new, cost is dropping rapidly, and it's not worth it overall to save like 30 seconds booting. Just my 2 cents, I'd wait till ssd's drop below 1dollar/5gb before I'd consider them for anyhing other than a cache or a like 32gb boot drive. put the money you'd save from not getting an ssd into better cpu/gpu. sorry If I'm not making sense, any questions I'll try my best to explain.
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November 13, 2012 8:56:38 PM

Zed_Spooge said:
Black friday let my friend get an i7 2600k-2700k (can't remember which) for like 199 on sale. he got his setup for 1100, peripherals and all, by shopping at microcenter and using the black friday sales, when really his whole setup is worth like easy 2000. If you have microcenter near you (I've never had it within 30 minutes of me.) that'll save you buttloads of money. I do not recommend SSD at this time. The tech for it is still pretty new, cost is dropping rapidly, and it's not worth it overall to save like 30 seconds booting. Just my 2 cents, I'd wait till ssd's drop below 1dollar/5gb before I'd consider them for anyhing other than a cache or a like 32gb boot drive. put the money you'd save from not getting an ssd into better cpu/gpu. sorry If I'm not making sense, any questions I'll try my best to explain.


Sadly I dont have any microcenters around me :cry:  but what about newegg, amazon, etc.? They must have some deals for black friday or cyber monday. I like the idea of a 32gb ssd boot drive if it comes down to me just throwing an ssd in. But would 58 cents per gig SSD be a good deal? I know its not the $1/5gb but for the current prices would that be good? Theres a 120gb one on microcenter that ships for $70. Maybe I could get that right now instead of a HDD and just get an HDD later when I have the money?
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November 13, 2012 9:02:01 PM

just put together some stuff on black friday. you
ll be surprised how much you save.
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November 13, 2012 9:02:02 PM

abkaflab said:
Sadly I dont have any microcenters around me :cry:  but what about newegg, amazon, etc.? They must have some deals for black friday or cyber monday. I like the idea of a 32gb ssd boot drive if it comes down to me just throwing an ssd in. But would 58 cents per gig SSD be a good deal? I know its not the $1/5gb but for the current prices would that be good? Theres a 120gb one on microcenter that ships for $70. Maybe I could get that right now instead of a HDD and just get an HDD later when I have the money?

I thought you said you didn't have a microcenter o-o (i feel ya </3)
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November 13, 2012 9:05:16 PM

Zed_Spooge said:
just put together some stuff on black friday. you
ll be surprised how much you save.


Okay thats what ill do, I know I could save a ton of money so I didn't really want to let black friday pass without atleast picking up some parts. So I came here for advice :bounce: 
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November 13, 2012 9:07:46 PM

you might even wanna wake a month or two for the 8XXX and the 7XX video card series to come out, prices on the current cards would go down.
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November 13, 2012 9:11:30 PM

Just a little tip, on Black Friday, expect the Phenom II 965 to be really cheap. It's an old CPU and on BF most retailers try to get rid of old stuff. So, if things go good you might could snag it for around $60-$50
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November 13, 2012 9:13:02 PM

k im off for today. message me if you have more questions.
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