First Build--Is it OK?

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: This month

Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) Under $1000 total cost (including apprx. $200 for monitor)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Guild Wars 2, Blade and Soul, MMO's), surfing

Are you buying a monitor: $200 budget for 24"

Parts to Upgrade: Fractal Design Define Mini-ATX Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352011

Corsair CX430M PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139049

ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M AMD A75 Micro-ATX Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157334

AMD A10-5800K Trinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113280

G.Skill Ares Blue 8GB (2x4GB) 1866
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231550

OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-240G 240GB SSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227727

ASUS 24x DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

These parts come to $614.93 without tax and shipping.

I also need wireless network, but I need some help in that area.


Do you need to buy OS: Yes


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Location: Florida

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: I want to learn how to overclock

SLI or Crossfire: SLI or AMD Trinity Dual Mode as future upgrade

Your Monitor Resolution: Best resolution I can get on 24" for $200

Additional Comments: I want to make sure everything is compatible and I haven't overlooked or forgotten anything. And thanks to everyone
who takes the time to respond.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My iMac is a first generation intel duo-core, and I can't afford a new Mac. I also want to learn from the building experience.
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  1. Cheaper ram
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231542
    You can get this 1080p monitor for $140.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236079
    If I were you, I would go with a 64gb ssd, if you really want one. For you budget, you might want to look into get an fx 4300 and a 7850 instead of what you have.
  2. lt_dan_zsu said:
    Cheaper ram
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231542
    You can get this 1080p monitor for $140.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236079
    If I were you, I would go with a 64gb ssd, if you really want one. For you budget, you might want to look into get an fx 4300 and a 7850 instead of what you have.



    Thanks for the ideas!! I'll look into the FX chip and 7850.
  3. For 1k scratch that build and get this

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($217.55 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.71 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Acer P246HL Abd 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1001.74
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-10 06:39 EST-0500)
  4. You realize his budget? HE woulds still need the os for that build as well. that psu wouldn't support a 7870 either.
  5. I forgot about the OS but that PSU easily supports a 7870.
  6. While it is probably enough power, there aren't enough connectors. Check things before you list them.
  7. Dan is right. It doesn't have enough connectors.
  8. If the card doesn't come with one www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812226064
  9. Of course.
  10. Thanks for all the ideas everyone. Dan, thanks for the tip on the Asus monitor. I'm going to get the VH236H, it's only $5 more, $149. They look like very nice monitors for the price. :sol:
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