Looking into first build

Hey everyone I'm looking into my first build with a budget around $400ish.

Approximate Purchase Date: Around Christmas

Budget Range: $400ish

System Usage from Most to Least Important: General browsing, gaming, watching videos

Parts Not Required: Mouse, monitor, keyboard and speakers.(Though I intended to upgrade what I have afterwards, and would love recommendations)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: US

Parts Preferences: No real preferences

Overclocking: Dunno

SLI or Crossfire: Dunno

Additional Comments: I already have a few parts that I'm looking into, but I would like advice on them or even a better build.

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157341
Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171038
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113280
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  1. Do not get a Cooler Master PSU. Stick with known reliable brands like Antec, XFX, Seasonic, Corsair
  2. something like this would do. about the same as your build but has a few component changes

    make sure to overclock the CPU a good bit to enjoy better graphics. if you want to spend 10 bucks more for 2133mhz ram, it would in this case help with performance as the iGPU uses system ram

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rVrk
  3. I could do the extra $10, one thing I don't need is the OS though, I already have that taken care of.
  4. TheBigTroll said:
    something like this would do. about the same as your build but has a few component changes

    make sure to overclock the CPU a good bit to enjoy better graphics. if you want to spend 10 bucks more for 2133mhz ram, it would in this case help with performance as the iGPU uses system ram

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rVrk


    Just a few questions, what kinda gaming could I do on this, and is there anything better I could get for this kinda price range?
  5. this can play most games at medium settings

    this alternate build can do high i think
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rW86
  6. CPU - Intel Pentium G860 Sandy Bridge $75
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 5&Tpk=G860
    http://www.tomshardware.com/review [...] 106-2.html

    Mobo - ASRock H61M-DGS LGA 1155 $45
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157315

    GPU - Radeon HD 7850 $170
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814131482
    http://www.tomshardware.com/review [...] 107-4.html

    Memory - CORSAIR 4GB $19
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820145322

    PSU - Antec VP-450 450W $39
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817371045

    HDD - Seagate ST3160815AS 160GB $30
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822148896

    Case - GIGABYTE gz-ph2a3 Black SGCC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $25
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811233062

    OS - Beg borrow or ...... PM me

    Total $403

    This rig will run any game on max settings @ 1080P with absolutely great performance and top IQ.
  7. Well I've had a bit of a change in what I want to do. I want to get the essentials for now and then I want to do some upgrading later. I'm looking into this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504 right now and I'm also considering getting a 60gb SSD instead of a HDD, I have one I can reuse. I also don't intend on buying a video card until later. Any build advice would be great.
  8. there are no good 60gb SSDs out there. look at 120 and above

    you cant upgrade anything at this price range. just wont happen
  9. and there is no point of a k chip if you are not going to use z77 and overclocking
  10. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sa45
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sa45/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sa45/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: BitFenix Merc Beta (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $436.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-12 13:34 EST-0500)

    You can add the SSD and GPU later
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