My First Gaming Build - Help - Suggestions -

Hello,

This is my first time posting on Tom's Hardware and my first time building a computer.

I am fourteen years old and have been wanting to build a gaming computer for a while. I finally saved up around $400 for my first build. I plan for this build to be purely for gaming and MAYBE video editing.

I would like to know if these parts are compatible and if not what parts i should get that are within my budget.

- CPU: Intel Pentium 640 - already had this from old computer.

- Mobo: MSI H61M-P31/W8 Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130659

- GPU: SAPPHIRE 100358L Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202011

- Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220557

- Hard Drive: Western Digital WD Blue
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769

- Case: RAIDMAX Blade ATX-298WBP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156259

I also have a dvd burner, wifi adapter, and cpu cooler.

Please know that this is my first build. I am very new to all of this, and would love some support.

-TrentLS
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  1. btw you should avoid case with PSU. the psu will be crxp. it is okay if you dont have GPU

    but since you decided to put 7770. that case is absolutely NO

    get this separate quality case+psu
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cmpsu430cxv2
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/zalman-case-z9

    almost similar price
  2. whats ur full budget for the rest of the rig u need?
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A8-5600K 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($98.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($30.74 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Toshiba 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $352.68
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-22 21:35 EST-0500)

    This is a better build overall and will play games better than what you have. If you have an extra $80 you can pick up a Radeon 6770 and put it in crossfire for some extra performance.
  4. e_X said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A8-5600K 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($98.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($30.74 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Toshiba 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $352.68
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-22 21:35 EST-0500)

    This is a better build overall and will play games better than what you have. If you have an extra $80 you can pick up a Radeon 6770 and put it in crossfire for some extra performance.


    No, this wont come close to matching a 7770 in terms of graphic performance. This build will get you low settings in modern games and even crossfired with a 6670 it's not better than a single 7770.
  5. AMD Radeon said:
    btw you should avoid case with PSU. the psu will be crxp. it is okay if you dont have GPU

    but since you decided to put 7770. that case is absolutely NO

    get this separate quality case+psu
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cmpsu430cxv2
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/zalman-case-z9

    almost similar price


    Thanks for the feedback!
  6. tiny voices said:
    No, this wont come close to matching a 7770 in terms of graphic performance. This build will get you low settings in modern games and even crossfired with a 6670 it's not better than a single 7770.


    So if i buy a 7770 combined with this build will it be worth it?
  7. yes, if thats the most u can afford will be a good bunch better than the 6670 :)
  8. Do you guys recommend this mobo for me?

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-b75mae33
  9. looks alright, u gonna ever sli or crossfire or need 4 mem slots and oc?
  10. Remember to get a new PSU. DO NOT use the one with the case.
  11. good point.
  12. tiny voices said:
    Remember to get a new PSU. DO NOT use the one with the case.


    i know ive picked out a PSU and case.
  13. what psu and case again?
  14. yep looks fine, need anything else?
  15. That case has a top mounted PSU which will make cable management a bit of a pain.
  16. hmm dint see that.

    after that comment id go with this to avoid complications.

    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=64649&vpn=RC-311B-BWN1&manufacture=COOLERMASTER

    35$
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