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December 12, 2012 5:16:17 AM

Hello, guys im making my first pc build and i need the communities opinion. i have a 500 dollar budget at the moment i wish to play games like metro and skyrim at full blast. For now i am buying all the parts except the graphics card which i will do later. My budget for everything including a monitor (no graphics card) is 500. I already have an idea i would like to know if the parts are compatible or if i should switch out some parts and what graphics card i should get later for around 100 dollars. THANK YOU

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December 12, 2012 5:20:56 AM

I am located in miami, florida and do not need operating system or mouse/ keyboard
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December 12, 2012 6:22:01 AM

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December 12, 2012 4:22:16 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Mac Mall)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card ($94.98 @ Newegg)
Case: MSI TC- (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $577.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-12 13:21 EST-0500)

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December 12, 2012 4:55:28 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sacx
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sacx/by_merchant/
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CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.55 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H61M-S2H Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($70.56 @ Mwave)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: DIYPC DIY-5823BK (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($25.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $550.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-12 13:53 EST-0500)


what do you guys think about this build are all the parts compatible,
also the mother board comes with 8gb of ram is it a good motherboard for the build it is actually priced at 69.99
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December 12, 2012 4:58:10 PM

It is much much better than the original build you had.

I would invest a little bit more into a nicer case though.

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CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.55 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $547.47
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(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-12 13:57 EST-0500)

Here's how I would do it based on your build.
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December 12, 2012 5:06:56 PM

The Corsair V2 Builder is not a good PSU. It was made by CWT, not Seasonic, using inferior Samxon capacitors from a line known to experience early failure. The least expensive PSU I'd recommend is the Antec VP-450. It was built by FSP and is efficient, but is disqualified from 80+ only because it doesn't have active PFC. It may be the ONLY PSU that still has a little voltage switch on it that I could recommend.
Take a look at this cycle's $500 SBM build. Take out the graphics card, as you say, and substitute the monitor.
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December 12, 2012 5:11:00 PM

i see but my motherboard included 8GB of memory and it was also Sata 6gb/s which my hard drive supported (does this make a difference) I don't really care much about asthetics just performance and price right now. Is everything compatible? Iv'e never built a computer before so i just put a bunch of random parts together.
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December 12, 2012 5:14:45 PM

okay i will use the power supply from this cycle is my updated build any good? I'm saving on motherboard and memory and case which i will use to buy a monitor
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December 12, 2012 10:42:11 PM

Yes, that should be fine. Just make sure the mobo has the features you think you'll want at least a little way down the road, or you'll feel like spending more money to upgrade all too soon.
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December 12, 2012 10:48:11 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.55 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($31.64 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $543.12
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(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-12 19:47 EST-0500)

I prefer Antec anyway. I've never actually used Corsair's power supplies before, but I know people who have.
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December 13, 2012 1:59:14 AM

The above build is missing memory i will try that psu, like i said my motherboard comes with memory and seems to be an alright motherboard for the price.
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December 13, 2012 2:04:46 AM

on second thought i like how yours support ddr3 1600mhz memory mine does not have support any mother board out their that also has this feature and sata 6gb/s for around the same price?
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December 13, 2012 2:05:46 AM

and any good sites to sell your old hardware?
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December 13, 2012 2:11:37 AM

a pentium + 7850 is a better gaming pc than fx6300 and 650. so go for that.
btw antec, corsair etc are all the same
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December 13, 2012 10:01:52 AM

^Antec and Corsair are very definitely NOT all the same. In their upper ranges, some of their products are very similar, Seasonic-built units. Others are very different, such as the Delta-built Earthwatts or FSP-built VP-450 being superior to the CWT-built V2 Builders of similar wattage.
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December 13, 2012 7:38:30 PM

Hmm, didn't know FSP made the VP. That's kinda cool. I love my FSP power supply.
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December 14, 2012 12:38:58 AM

That is an awesome website!
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December 18, 2012 1:49:21 AM

Hey what's a good motherboard for my build, one that supports 6gb/s sata
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December 18, 2012 9:45:46 AM

I'd probably look for a H77 mobo, from Asus, ASRock, or Gigabyte; or possibly B75. You may only get a single 6Gb/s SATA port (ASRock has one with three), but you'll just use it for your boot drive, eventually a SSD. Mechanical drives cannot saturate a 3Gb/s port, so you won't notice a difference.
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December 18, 2012 9:27:19 PM

so 3g/s and 6gb/s sata wont really make a difference for hardrive, if it doesent what would be a cheap motherboard for my build, and is is worth going for a intel corei3 3220?
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