First pc build/first post!!

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this month

Budget Range: 600-700 dollars.

System Usage:gaming

Are you buying a monitor: no(already hav one)



Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: anywere.

Location: ohio, U.S.A.

Parts Preferences: AMD

Overclocking: maybe(most likley yes)

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1080p (1920 × 1080)

DO NOT NEED:keyboard,mouse,monitor, or operating system.

Parts that i have put together already on newegg:


CPU: AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113286

CASE:Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

HDD:Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769

optical drive:LG 24X DVD Burner.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136259

RAM:Mushkin 997008 DDR3 UDIMM (2x4GB) 8GB PC3-14900 1866MHZ 9-10-9-27 Redline Ridgeback 1.5V
http://www.amazon.com/Mushkin-997008-PC3-14900-9-10-9-27-Ridgeback/dp/B0052WLU4Q/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1356671960&sr=8-2&keywords=Mushkin+Redline+8GB+%282+x+4GB%29+DDR3-1866+Memory

MObO:ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.amazon.com/M5A78L-M-LX-PLUS-Micro-Motherboard/dp/B005WUUFBW/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1356672151&sr=1-3&keywords=am3%2B+motherboard

PSU:NZXT Hale82N 650W 80 Plus Bronze Active 240-Pin Non-modular Power Supply, Black np-1bn-0650a-us
http://www.amazon.com/Hale82N-Bronze-240-Pin-Non-modular-np-1bn-0650a-us/dp/B008RK9VFU/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1356672224&sr=1-4&keywords=NZXT+HALE82+650W+80+PLUS+Bronze+Certified+ATX12V+%2F+EPS12V+Power+Supply

and i would like to know what GPU you guys would suggest to me with this setup and i would like to know if there are any better/cheaper parts that i can use.

thanks.
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  1. without a budget its hard to even start suggesting parts.
  2. Since it's an AMD build, I imagine the budget is $700 or less.
  3. jonjonjon said:
    without a budget its hard to even start suggesting parts.

    thanks for the quick reply but i posted it before i was done editing it on accident,my budget is 700.
  4. while i do agree with you. the difference in parts between $500-1000 is pretty big. i guess it really just comes down to a ssd and the video card. does the video card also have to be amd?

    edit: never mind he just posted the budget.
  5. jonjonjon said:
    while i do agree with you. the difference in parts between $500-1000 is pretty big. i guess it really just comes down to a ssd and the video card. does the video card also have to be amd?


    no,the gpu can b nvidia or amd as long as it fits in budget and i dont really want a ssd.
  6. so adding that up you have what, another $200 to spend? First, replace that PSU, much better and less expensive ones out there. Maybe

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341018
    for $60 after rebate, or

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020
    for $70 after rebate

    Then add a 7870
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709&IsNodeId=1&Description=7870&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=20
    Starts at $195 after rebate
  7. abbadon_34 said:
    so adding that up you have what, another $200 to spend? First, replace that PSU, much better and less expensive ones out there. Maybe

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341018
    for $60 after rebate, or

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020
    for $70 after rebate

    Then add a 7870
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709&IsNodeId=1&Description=7870&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=20
    Starts at $195 after rebate


    Just one question could you build anything better for the same budget using any parts you want?
  8. Most people would say switch to intel. The new Piledriver/Vishera/Trinity line is a good improvement over the last (failed) model, and makes them competetive in certain areas, like mobile apu gaming and budget encoding, but intel still holds the lead on desktop gaming and top-end consumer encoding.
  9. Cheaper ram here:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211457

    There is no need for 1866Mhz ram.

    This power supply is about ten times better for cheaper:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088

    The case is overpriced considering it used to be around 40 bucks.

    The motherboard is very low end, old chipset, and no vrm cooling. You won't be overclocking very far on that thing.
  10. I made you a build i'm sure you'll be proud of

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.19 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 612 PWM 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($102.37 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $696.50
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-28 04:43 EST-0500)

    It's a real beast and there's pretty much nothing left to improve.
  11. nice, i like it, haven't seen much of that HSF, better than the EVO I'm guessing for another $10 ?
  12. It's quite a bit better than the EVO.It's almost as good as the Cooler Master TPC 812.
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