Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

New Build Need Help!

Last response: in Systems
Share
January 10, 2013 1:03:25 AM

Hey guys, let me just start by saying I have never ever built a computer in my life. I have read many articles and watched some videos to get a good idea how to instead of buying a pre-built from Ibuypower. I am trying to get a mid-grade build, something that will last for a good amount of time and will be able to run games such as BF3 on high to ultra. Please if you have cheaper options plz let me know with reasoning behind your opinion. And if I am missing anything I may need to build it or for the actual computer plz let me know. I appreciate any help.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek LOKI SD963 52.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.96 @ TigerDirect)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Other: NZXT HALE82-N NP-1BN-0550A-US 550W ATX 12V 2.3 and EPS 12V 2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply ($89.99)
Total: $982.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-09 22:52 EST-0500)

I posted everything just to make sure I was not missing anything.

Any help appreciated! Thank You!

More about : build

January 10, 2013 1:15:44 AM

all the links are dead because they have 'http://www.&.com/#034;' and im too lazy to change each one. does everything have to be from newegg? descriptions and prices on the thread would make it easier.
m
0
l
January 10, 2013 1:27:41 AM

for a better way to do it use pcpartpicker.com
m
0
l
Related resources
January 10, 2013 1:53:08 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek LOKI SD963 52.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.96 @ TigerDirect)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Other: NZXT HALE82-N NP-1BN-0550A-US 550W ATX 12V 2.3 and EPS 12V 2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply ($89.99)
Total: $982.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-09 22:52 EST-0500)
m
0
l
January 10, 2013 2:22:58 AM

i would look at intel. do you plan on overclocking? if not then you can save some money. also you probaly wont need 16GB of memory. that monitor has horrible reviews on newegg which would keep me from buying it. that case might look nice but a $100 case on a $1000 build is too much. especially at the expense of other parts.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($227.55 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Zalman MZ240ED 24.0" Monitor ($139.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1002.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-09 23:24 EST-0500)
m
0
l
January 10, 2013 3:09:32 AM

I will def consider this build, the only reason I went with that case is because its a Full Tower. I like the idea of breathing room and maybe make it that much easier for building my first PC.
m
0
l
January 10, 2013 8:47:39 AM

You will have enough room in a Mid Tower to build, I've got big hands and I can do it.

I also put a build together but only came out $1 cheaper jonjons, wanted to see if I could find a better deal but no luck its a great build too bad you cant put your monitor on another budget
m
0
l
!