$600 first build questions

here's what i have picked out for under 600
excluding hdd, monitor, optical drive, keyboard, mouse, speakers, and OS. i have all this already.


before i buy anything i just want to make sure it all would work well together. also, if i am missing anything, let me know.
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  1. the extra fan is for the additional side fan opening on the case near the gpu.

    i plan to run 1600x900 on a single monitor and play high or medium on games like battlefield 3 and newer fps games.
    the 6670 will be there to run dual graphics with the apu's included 7660.

    if you have suggestions for a cheaper, faster, larger ssd... please share. it will mainly be for the OS boot and a few games.

    if you need any additional info just ask :)
  2. removed the 2.5" bracket for ssd because i noticed the ssd comes with one already
  3. You can do way better for $600

    FX 6300 $140
    Asrock 970 extreme3 $75
    2 x4 gig of 1600 MHz RAM $45
    Radeon 7850 $165
    Antec ONE gamer case $50
    Hard drive $70
    DVD drive $17
    80+ bronze psu , 450 - 500 watt , possibly Corsair Cx $500 for $30 after rebate

    That will absolutely demolish the trinity build everywhere

    Dont buy arctic silver . It does not cool any better than stock thermal paste
  4. thanks.

    do cpu's come with paste included? what do you mean by stock thermal paste?

    also, i have a hard drive and dvd drive already.

    thank you.

    this motherboard cpu combo will outperform?
  5. puts me close to 700 :/ updated wishlist link
  6. d00msdayxx said:
    puts me close to 700 :/ updated wishlist link

    My list comes to $592

    Arctic silver is thermal paste or Thermal interface material [ TIM]
    Its included on the cooler that comes with the cpu

    and arctic silver is not better

    The SSD you have included is a ridiculous price for a 40 gig model . , but one thing you dont need is an SSD . They are nice to have for booting , but thay add nothing to game performance
  7. your list doesnt have an ssd. and im gonna keep the 300 illusion case
  8. even if i ran the games from the ssd? they dont load faster?

    should i just buy ram instead then?
  9. i also removed the side case fan. not necessary right?
  10. d00msdayxx said:
    your list doesnt have an ssd. and im gonna keep the 300 illusion case

    An SSD might speed up game loading times a little [ and it might not ] , but it wont improve graphics or fps .
    When you are building on a budget it would be the first thing to compromise on IMO .

    The Antec Illusion is a 300 with some fans added at the front with blue lights in them . Its an excellent case even though it is now a bit out of date

    You dont need that much cooling because your computer isnt going to run as hot as computers did a few years ago .
    The case I suggested has space behind the motherboard to route cables so that would make your build look tidier
  11. good point.

    i couldnt find that case on newegg, which is where i want to buy everything from. one stop shopping. are there any other cases under $60 that have cable management that youd suggest?

    list updated( case still up to suggestion)
    am i forgetting anything?
  12. If I could I'd spend $70 on an Antec 300 two .

    Its the updated version of the 300 and Illusion , and adding a couple of blue LED fans to the front later on would be an option so you'd be making an updated Illusion
  13. ok and should i get a 1gb or 2gb 7850?
  14. I dont think there is much performance difference between the 1 gig and the 2 gig models .
    Maybe a fractional improvement in very graphic intensive games .
  15. ok my list is updated. im going to keep the illusion case because ive found several ways to manage the cables in this case online that i like.

    went with the 1gig card btw
  16. quick question about ram sticks. is there a noticeable difference in speeds?

    motherboard comes with:
    4×240pin DDR3 2100(OC) / 1866(OC) / 1800(OC) / 1600(OC) / 1333 / 1066 / 800

    im buying 1333. is that decent for gaming? or should i spend a little more on high speed ram?
  17. I would buy 1600 MHz , but you wont see a noticeable drop in performance if you use
    1333 Mhz
  18. ok thank you. list updated, and still under $600:)
  19. CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
    Memory: G.SKILL Value 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C11S-8GNT
    Storage(OWNED): Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case
    Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready Modular Active PFC
    Operating System(OWNED): Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Full (64-bit)
    Mouse(OWNED): Logitech G9x Wired Laser Mouse
    Monitor(OWNED): HP 2010i 20" widescreen lcd 16:9
    Optical Drive(OWNED): HP DVD-RAM GH60L
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