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February 12, 2013 3:18:02 AM

:hello:  This is my first build and I only have 1200 dollars max......For Everything! so I want the best I can get of everything. I will be gaming, but not constantly only moderately, also recording music, other than that just everyday work stuff. I will probably just use my TV for the monitor at first, which is A Vizio flat screen 1080i/720p. I also have an older dell/VGA monitor. I plan on buying as soon as I get my Student loan check, two or three weeks. No OCing, I don't really care about that stuff. The parts are all priced out on Newegg, but I am open to any site if someone thinks I can save. I Live in Lynchburg VA so buying online is the best option. And yeah I guess that's about it. Thanks :D 


Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $159.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


HIS IceQ X H785QN2G2M Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card $199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


AMD FX-6200 Zambezi 3.8GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6200FRGUBOX $134.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C10D-16GAO $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...$89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM 19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Microsoft Wireless Desktop 2000 M7J-00001 Black USB RF Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard & Mouse $37.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel ...$29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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February 12, 2013 3:56:01 AM

Hi, don't worry about it too much. You won't need more than $900 to get a good build running.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250PC2 802.11b/g/n PCI Wi-Fi Adapter ($12.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($91.17 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Zalman MZ215ED 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($16.89 @ Amazon)
Total: $838.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-12 00:55 EST-0500)

This would be best. Save some of the money for school.
February 12, 2013 4:05:23 AM

well.....if you read, i don't need a monitor, not yet. That motherboard is weak. the one I have selected has 6 sata 3 ports and UEFI bios which is the best bios ever. I don't want a wired keyboard. Don't need a TB of storage, i would rather have 16 gb of ram. My case is better than that NZXT case, for nly 20 more bucks i think i'll go with that. i guess maybe your selected optical drive is better?

Yeah i think i was looking for more of a yes my components are good or no. I will spend the whole 1200 to have the best i can get......ya feel me........ ASRock....nah dawg i'm going with Asus.....! but i will probably buy the CPU from Amazon.
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February 12, 2013 4:10:35 AM

What are you talking about -___-. A motherboard is a motherboard. You won't even use the bios nor will you overclock O-o.

Asrock is #3 right now and it is one of the most recommended motherboards around the forums I frequent.

16gb ram is usless for your uses. 8gb is more than enough.

Case is personal preference lol. I just got it cheaper but still a good value case because you are using loan money.
February 12, 2013 4:17:12 AM

a motherboard is not a motherboard when it only has 2 sata 3 ports and one pcie slot
i want the best i can get, not the opposite. and 16 gb is not useless, i have seen peoples pc's lock up with only 8 gb running less programs. it happens, also i know people who don't even game with 32. I always say the more ram the better, and i dont' know what i'll be doing with this computer in another year. but at least if i get some decent components i'll be able to upgrade. If not i'll be stuck with just an average system.
February 12, 2013 4:34:57 AM

When i say my first build I mean MY! firt build, i have built several other computers for other people. and UEFI bios is the easiest to use and since, i will be setting the os and frequently used programs on the ssd (ideally having having them in memory) i will need to set that up separate form the HDD (where i will keep all my files) and that's why using a friendly bios is preferred. I just have never used Asrock and am not about to start now. I mean Asus makes a nice board under 100$ but still doesn't have everything the one i have selected does .
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