Need advice on First PC Build

I am hoping to soon build my first PC. These are my preferences:



Budget Range:500-650 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming, Internet, Music,(storing) Microsoft Office

Parts Not Required: mouse, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon, bestbuy, although im open to most others

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: n/a

Overclocking: maybe when i have more experience

SLI or Crossfire: maybe later

Monitor Resolution: 1366 x 768 (720p TV HDMI capable)

Additional Comments: This is my first build, so feel free to give me advice.


CPU: AMD A10-5800K Trinity 3.8GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 7660D AD580KWOHJBOX

RAM: PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model MD8192KD3-1600-X9

DVD/CD/BlURAY player: LITE-ON Black 4X BD-ROM 8X DVD-ROM 32X CD-ROM SATA Internal 4X Blu-ray Reader Model iHOS104-06 - OEM

GPU: EVGA 01G-P4-3650-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

Storage: Seagate Momentus XT ST95005620AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s with NCQ Solid State Hybrid Drive -Bare Drive

Wifi card: Rosewill RNX-N150UBE Wireless Adapter (1T1R) IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE 802.11n Draft 2.0 USB 2.0 Up to 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates 64/128-bit WEP (Hex & ASCII), WPA/WPA2, WPA(TKIP with IEEE 802.1x)/WPA2(AES with IEEE 802.1x) XP/ Vista/ Win7

Keyboard: i-rocks KR-6401-WH WHITE 103 Normal Keys USB Wired Slim Chocolate Key Style Keyboard


Power Supply: COOLMAX ZX Series ZX-700 700W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

MOBO: ASUS F2A55-M/CSM FM2 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) HDMI USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Model
BrandASUSModelF2A55-M/CSM

Supported CPU
CPU Socket TypeFM2CPU TypeAPU (FM2 Socket)

Chipsets
North BridgeAMD A55 (Hudson D2)

Memory
Number of Memory Slots4×240pinMemory StandardDDR3 1866/1600/1333/1066Maximum Memory Supported64GBChannel SupportedDual Channel

Expansion Slots
PCI Express 2.0 x162 (x16/x4)PCI Express x11PCI Slots1

Storage Devices
SATA 3Gb/s6SATA RAID0/1/10/JBOD

Onboard Video
Onboard Video ChipsetNone

Onboard Audio
Audio ChipsetRealtek ALC887Audio Channels8 Channels

Onboard LAN
LAN ChipsetRealtek 8111FMax LAN Speed10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports
PS/21 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse portVideo PortsD-Sub + DVIHDMI1 x HDMIUSB 1.1/2.04 x USB 2.0USB 3.02 x USB 3.0S/PDIF Out1 x OpticalAudio Ports6 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors
Onboard USB6 x USB 2.0Other Connectors1 x TPM connector(s)
1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
1 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
1 x Power Fan connector(s) (3 -pin)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s)
1 x MemOK! button(s)
1 x GPU Boost switch(es)

Physical Spec
Form FactorMicro ATXDimensions9.6" x 9.6"Power Pin24 Pin

Features
FeaturesDIGI+ VRM - Digital Power Design for the APU

GPU BOOST - Go to the Limit with iGPU Level Up!

USB 3.0 Boost - Faster USB 3.0 Transmission with UASP(170%)

Network iControl - Real-time Network Bandwidth Control

MemOK! - Any Memory is A-OK!

Windows 8 Ready - Assured Compatibility


Case: BrandCOOLER MASTERSeriesElite 430 BlackModelRC-430-KWN1

Spec
TypeATX Mid TowerColorBlackCase MaterialSteel / PlasticWith Power SupplyNoPower Supply MountedBottomMotherboard CompatibilityMicro ATX / ATXWith Side Panel WindowYes

Expansion
External 5.25" Drive Bays3External 3.5" Drive Bays2Internal 3.5" Drive Bays5Expansion Slots7

Front Ports
Front Ports2 x USB, 1 x Mic, 1 x Audio

Cooling System
120mm Fans1 x 120mm front blue LED fan

Physical Spec
Dimensions19.30" x 7.50" x 16.70"Weight10.3 lbs.

Features
FeaturesInterior black coating makes stylish inside looks.

Front 120mm fan with brilliant Blue LED provides the best airflow to HDDs.

Rear 120mm fan for high-efficiency ventilation (optional).

Tool-Free mechanical design for quick assembly and maintenance.

Side ventilation holes for better cooling performance.

Large transparent side window included.

Cooling System
-Top: 120 mm fan x 2 (optional)
-Front: 120 mm blue LED fan x 1, 140 mm fan x 1 (optional)
-Rear: 80/90/120 mm fan x 1 (optional)
-Side: 120mm fan x 1 (optional)
-Bottom: 80/90/120 mm fan x 1 (optional)
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  1. Your mobo already has onboard LAN, I think you could take the LAN card off the build and put the money onto a more powerful GPU, maybe a 660.
  2. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock B75M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.39 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $509.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-13 22:03 EST-0500)
  3. Martin9630 said:
    Your mobo already has onboard LAN, I think you could take the LAN card off the build and put the money onto a more powerful GPU, maybe a 660.



    Thanks for pointing that out, I missed it
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