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January 13, 2013 1:20:12 AM

Hello people of the world! I am going to be building my FIRST COMPUTER :D  for a late christmas gift. The deal with my dad is I have to keep it under $1020=5 ($25 accommodates for shipping) I was just wondering what y'all would think of what I have so far. Also, if you're going to make a recommendation, please include a monitor and keyboard :p 


CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($133.79 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.52 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 80+ certified ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($174.99 @ Best Buy)
Keyboard: Razer Arctosa Wired Standard Keyboard ($40.24 @ Amazon)
Total: $961.05

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a b B Homebuilt system
January 13, 2013 3:47:12 AM

Honestly. It looks pretty good to me. There really isn't much I'd change that wouldn't be considered nit picking. Look and you even have about $40 to spare.. maybe you can toss in a sound card. It makes a good bit of difference when gaming, especially for FPS games.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 13, 2013 6:30:32 AM

I like the build. I prefer Intel chips, but at your price (with a 7950) the amd is a great choice, and you can overclock the 6300 to beat out a 3470.

As for keyboards. I'd suggest checking one out in the store to see if you like the feel. Keyboards and mice can be very picky to people.
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January 13, 2013 2:52:38 PM

jay2tall said:
Honestly. It looks pretty good to me. There really isn't much I'd change that wouldn't be considered nit picking. Look and you even have about $40 to spare.. maybe you can toss in a sound card. It makes a good bit of difference when gaming, especially for FPS games.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



A couple things, one, where would the sound card go, and seeing as I have only stereo headphones, I don't think I'd be able to utilize the 5.1 channel surround sound.... Secondly, I Know I sound stupid, but I dont need a wifi card, do I? It's build into the mobo right?
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 13, 2013 3:36:09 PM

FlyingPigman said:
A couple things, one, where would the sound card go, and seeing as I have only stereo headphones, I don't think I'd be able to utilize the 5.1 channel surround sound.... Secondly, I Know I sound stupid, but I dont need a wifi card, do I? It's build into the mobo right?

The sound card would plug into an open PCI-E slot on the motherboard. You would not utilize the 5.1 surround sound, but you would utilize the build in AMP on the card and all the technology that comes build into the card itself. Think of it this way. It's kind of like upgrading your cars stock stereo to a higher end unit. It has more power, better response to frequencies and just plain sounds better. However, since you are pulling audio from games, some have hardware acceleration and allow you to play sounds that otherwise would not be apparent or at all. It's like upgrading your video card for your ears. I to have stereo headphones and always have.

Your mobo does not have a WIFI adapter build on. Some higher end units do. ASUS has a few models.

Also, I would read over Strife_ff7's suggestions. An i5 would be better than the AMD 6300. Not saying it is not a great chips, it would perform better. If you do not play to overclock an H77 intel board would pair nice with an i5.
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January 13, 2013 4:40:38 PM

Do you plan to purchase the parts from different websites or from one.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 13, 2013 5:18:30 PM

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

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($274.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z11 ATX Mid Tower Case ($40.20 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Samsung S23B300B 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $995.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-13 14:18 EST-0500)


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a b B Homebuilt system
January 13, 2013 5:44:47 PM

Importance is: Computer parts> Keyboard/mouse

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xpC5
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xpC5/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xpC5/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.26 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.52 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Rosewill RK-100 Wired Standard Keyboard ($6.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $960.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-13 14:44 EST-0500)
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January 13, 2013 6:02:50 PM

Hi, you're better with the intel i5 quad cores, faster cores for gaming and overall, i really like the camohanna build, but it cuts the gpu, which the 7950 is better, it's a good card the 7950, you shouldn't change it.
So in order to get you the monitor you want and card, i recommend this :


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.52 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($174.99 @ Best Buy)
Keyboard: Rosewill RK-100 Wired Standard Keyboard ($6.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $948.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 13, 2013 6:19:19 PM

overclocked the 8350 amd is quite strong :) 

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January 13, 2013 7:14:06 PM

deadmangaming said:
Do you plan to purchase the parts from different websites or from one.


I'm going to purchase from Newegg and Microcenter only
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January 13, 2013 7:17:01 PM

This is what I have planned out, unfortunately, My dad doesn't know NCIX, so he wont buy from it, so I am only using Newegg and MicroCenter, This is now what I have:


AMD FX-6300 $129 (MicroCenter)
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo $25 (Newegg)
Asrock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ $75 (Newegg)
Corsair Vengance 8 GB DDr3 $47 (MicroCenter)
Seagate Barracuda 1 TB Drive $85 (Microcenter)
Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 $299 (Newegg)
Cooler Master HAF 912 $54 (MicroCenter)
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600w $70 (Newegg)
LG 24x DVD Burner $16 (MicroCenter)
Razer Arctosa $45 (Newegg)
LG 24" Monitor $150 (MicoCenter)

Comes in at $995 Total.
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January 15, 2013 4:29:54 AM

FlyingPigman said:
This is what I have planned out, unfortunately, My dad doesn't know NCIX, so he wont buy from it, so I am only using Newegg and MicroCenter, This is now what I have:


AMD FX-6300 $129 (MicroCenter)
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo $25 (Newegg)
Asrock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ $75 (Newegg)
Corsair Vengance 8 GB DDr3 $47 (MicroCenter)
Seagate Barracuda 1 TB Drive $85 (Microcenter)
Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 $299 (Newegg)
Cooler Master HAF 912 $54 (MicroCenter)
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600w $70 (Newegg)
LG 24x DVD Burner $16 (MicroCenter)
Razer Arctosa $45 (Newegg)
LG 24" Monitor $150 (MicoCenter)

Comes in at $995 Total.

Microcenter has AMD/mobo combos: FX-6300 + 970 Extreme 4 = $190
Thats a better overclocking motherboard and it's $14 cheaper then your build.
http://www.microcenter.com/site/products/amd_bundles.as...
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 15, 2013 1:17:25 PM

thats a nicebuild flyingpig, but yeah envy brought up an interesting point, his suggestion for mobo and cpu is cheaper and better for ocing.

rest looks good.

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a b B Homebuilt system
January 19, 2013 3:39:48 AM

Use the microcentre for the cheap deals
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