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First Build - Help me get started? [$700ish]

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December 28, 2012 3:40:11 PM


Sorry for the repost, I put it in the wrong sub-cat! Hopefully this is the right spot!
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Alright, well, I have done builds in the past but I have always had help from co-workers or friends...basically I gave them the money and they would come back with the parts. :) 

Now I have moved and I am on my own...save for the awesome people of the internet!

I am just needing a build, preferably at the $600 price range, max at $700ish. I do not need the OS (school is good for something), the PSU, the case or the DVD/DVR drive.

PSU: Seasonic 620W M12II (Also have a few lower watts by Corsair)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus
Monitor: 1920x1080 23"
Uses: Gaming (WoW, Skyrim, LoL, BF3...many others)

I do not mind AMD or Intel, I've used both and I honestly have no preference - just whatever gives me the best for my budget.

Build I made out (AMD) is this -

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

CPU: AMD FX-6100 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Biostar TA990FXE ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($129.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($176.97 @ Newegg)
Total: $516.92


(Extra storage would be awesome, but not necessary) Thank you for any help!

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December 28, 2012 3:45:02 PM

If you can :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $516.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


You can change the gfx card for the 7850 if you like but the 660 gtx is better.
Like this one : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-fx785aznl4
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December 28, 2012 4:56:06 PM

Of course, it's a quality psu with the amperage/wattage more than needed, no problems at all.
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December 28, 2012 5:11:10 PM

You're awesome! Thank you so very much for your help!
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December 28, 2012 5:11:30 PM

Best answer selected by StarGaze.
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