After watching the newegg.com how to video. I decided to build my own.

I want to keep the build fairly inexpensive. Let's say 700-900. That's with out peripherals of course. I will be mainly be using the pc for gaming. And maybe some music editing. As far as video games I'm not looking to run everything on high settings. but at least medium, and be somewhat future proof for the next 2-3 years. So can anyone here help me out with some advice on what to buy as for video card and processor. This will be my first build and I want to make sure I buy the right parts. Is the OS going to be very expensive? Any advice is appreciated. Thank you.
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  1. do u need os+keyboard+mouse included in price?
  2. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zvHO
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zvHO/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zvHO/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($81.88 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.78 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($52.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $799.56
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-25 11:48 EST-0500)

    Base Total: $837.37
    Mail-in Rebates: -$40.00
    Shipping: $5.99
    Total: $803.36

    should do the trick mang
  3. iceclock said:
    do u need os+keyboard+mouse included in price?

    No sir. That would just be for the pc.
  4. the amd rigs good, but look below theres an intel build for u also xD
  5. iceclock said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zvHO
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zvHO/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zvHO/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($81.88 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.78 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($52.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $799.56
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-25 11:48 EST-0500)

    Base Total: $837.37
    Mail-in Rebates: -$40.00
    Shipping: $5.99
    Total: $803.36

    should do the trick mang

    I think I would rather do an Intel. What do you think?
  6. My suggestion :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($273.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $853.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    This includes an i5, an asus 660 ti, 550w modular psu.
    If you can change the card for amd if you prefer amd cards : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-1003522l (same price).
  7. ur real price comes up to Base Total: $894.90

    and u cant compare a 4core+4ht cores to a simple 4core i5, for the price, u get better bang for bucks on my build, and 550watts isnt needed for this build.

    :)

    nice build tho dj
  8. The op said 700-900$, i'm not trying to deceiving the op, just put a list under that.
  9. i understand just saying ur build is good, but why pay 4$ more for less performance, the xeon has 4 physical cores+4ht cores that makes it alot more futureproof than just 4 physical cores, the rest looks good tho, cant say otherwise.

    also the 430 watt cx is a better rated and modular ps, the hive is decent but scored less high than the cx in ratings.

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=214

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5674/rosewill-hive-550w/6

    so yeah, the 550 is basic but the 430watt scores better.
  10. The rosewill psu is fine, i'm not entering in discussions, it's more than a valid psu, same model, only higher wattage : http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Rosewill-HIVE-650-W-Power-Supply-Review/1460/11

    What matter is this : http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-660ti/specifications

    Minimum System Power Requirement (W)6 450W
    Supplementary Power Connectors Two 6-pin

    The rosewill psu meet those requirements.
  11. thats geforce recommanded power supply requirement, not actual power supply required just what they say should be.

    as many people have seen and notice, what they recommand and what the systems draws is 2 different things.
  12. What do you mean by that? That a 500w psu won't do ?
    Maximum Graphics Card Power (W) 150 W
    The rosewill psu is fine, that's all i'm saying.
    That's all, i made a valid suggestion as yours, i'm not discussing more in this thread.
  13. I really appreciate both of your guys input. But please Continue the conversation it is much help.
  14. good for u, i dint ask u to discuss anything anyways,

    im saying the quality of the corsair is higher than the rosewill, the rosewill is fine, but the capacitators and the electronics inside of it are of lesser quality than the ones in the corsair cx430.

    id go quality over quantity mate anyday :)
  15. shur whynot.

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

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.78 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($52.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $861.67
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-25 11:57 EST-0500)

    Base Total: $890.69
    Mail-in Rebates: -$40.00
    Shipping: $10.98
    Total: $861.67

    this is all u need my friend :)
  16. djangoringo said:
    What do you mean by that? That a 500w psu won't do ?
    Maximum Graphics Card Power (W) 150 W
    The rosewill psu is fine, that's all i'm saying.
    That's all, i made a valid suggestion as yours, i'm not discussing more in this thread.

    Than You.
  17. like i said mak what u prefer a higher wattage ps modular or less power but more stable and higher quality components?

    the choice is up to u just trying to educate u on quality versus wattage here :)
  18. iceclock said:
    like i said mak what u prefer a higher wattage ps modular or less power but more stable and higher quality components?

    the choice is up to u just trying to educate u on quality versus wattage here :)

    I completely understand. I having stability seems much more appealing.
  19. The rosewill psu is fine, it's not unstable or a bad one.
    This might be useful to the op : http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-oem-manufacturer,2913.html

    Corsair CX is made by channel well, there's nothing wrong with it, but the rosewill is not a bad psu, it's made by sirtec, it's not inferior or superior.
  20. well cwt usually makes better psu than sirtec its a known fact.

    i dint say the rosewill ps was bad, i said the corsair one is made of higher inner components and caps, and thats not an opinion a fact!.

    both are decent but id go with the higher quality cx430 than the hive 550.
  21. What matters most in a psu is the single +12V rail, the rosewill has 38A, it's more than enough for the whole system, and a 660 ti.
    There's nothing wrong with the rosewill hive 550w, it has the wattage needed, the certifications needed, active-pfc, the amps.
  22. did u read what i said, its an ok powersupply, but the cx430 simply has better internal components.

    its not only he +12v rail amps that matter, its also the quality of the caps and electronic parts inside that deliver the electrical current from the ps to the mobo.
  23. There's no proof of that.
  24. oh there is, look at the reviews, ask anyone, u take a smaller wattage powersupply with better internal components than a larger wattage with less quality caps and electronic parts, at full load the smaller one will deliver close or better electricity to the system than the lesser quality of the two, no proof needed sir, when they review the psu they review the internals as well. saying theres no proof is oblivious to the greater cause of intellectual and technological evolution.
  25. This one is made by sirtec, same rosewill model, what's wrong or inferior to the other ?

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Rosewill-HIVE-650-W-Power-Supply-Review/1460/11
  26. thats the 650 not the 550,

    not every model line has the same parts or interior. similar but not exactly the same, will make a difference.

    i dint say it was wrong, i repeat! i said it had inferior electronics and caps to the corsair cx430.
  27. Roswill hive uses the same platform as the ocz zs series, which is made by sirtec.

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=248
  28. theres no where there where it says sirtec makes that ps or has the same internals as the hivemind.
  29. thats just a link, doesnt say concrete proof its same internals as the ocz model,

    just some forum post with a link to the hive 550 ;)
  30. http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Rosewill-HIVE-650-W-Power-Supply-Review/1460/11

    It has a statement saying it's based on the same platform.
    Either the 550, 650, 750.
    Hive line, Sirtec B14C Bronze units, 550/650/750W variants, this series is identical to OCZ's new ZS line while also being modular.
  31. thats the 650 not the 550, find me a link that says the 550 has been modeled after the ocz 550.
  32. The whole series is equal did you check what wattage the ocz zs series is ?
    550, 650, 750.
    Rosewill hive is 550, 650, 750, it's sirtec b14c units.
  33. yes but it does so happen that 550 and 650 models are from different makes and models. thats why im asking for concrete proof that shows, that the 550 watts rosewill hive is the same as the ocz 550watt model also.

    u still havent provided me with a link that says so, if im wrong thats fine but ill like to see something that backs this up.
  34. They're not from different makers or models only the wattage.
    You're accusing without proof, i provided some links.
    I'm not going to discuss further.
  35. u simply misreading what im saying, i said it happens that a lets say a line of same powersupply lets say 550,650,750 might be labeled ocz for example but have different internal parts each.

    i did not say in this specific case is from a different compant for each model, said it could happen.

    also u said i wont discuss further, like 15 replies ago, getting old.
  36. The internal components are the same as the respective to each unit 550, 650, 750, all based on sirtec b14c units.
  37. u keep saying that but cant back up the fact for the 550, i asked a simple question, i agree the 650 is the same as the sirtec make that is the ocz-z model, but wheres this magical link that says the 550 is also part of the sirtec b14c unit prototype?
  38. as that link only talks specifically about the 650 watt model, not the 750 or 550 thats why im asking not saying its untrue just wanna see it for my own eyes.
  39. Like many units like the xfx is base on seasonic units, and others, that WHOLE hive series is base on the ocz zs series.
  40. u did answer my question but its ok, u can have this one dj, its a freebie.
  41. Use the Antec VP450
  42. ok guess ur right all i was asking.

    moving in, im wrong ur right on this fact but im still saying the cx430 has better or similar quality parts and he dint need necesserely the 550 watts.
  43. The antec VP450w its better than the CX 430
  44. i really think otherwise, my friend.

    dunno where u think of such ideas.

    got any proof behind ur comment?
  45. Tom's hardware used it in the $500 build.
  46. yeah and, that doesnt make it simply better cuz tom used it, read this and see what u think.

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=239

    yeah thats what i talt.
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