Solved First build - need advice Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: February 14, 2013 1:01 PM in Systems Share kiddo135 February 14, 2013 6:36:47 AM mobo - asrock z77 pro3 gen3 ram - g-skills ripjawX 1600mhz cl9 8gb hard drive - WD 1tb graphics - asus hd6670 directcu silent casing - cm elite 431 plus psu - seasonic s12ii 520w os - windows 7 home premium (64bit) im using it for casual gaming and other basic purposes so a little advice on the build will be much appreciated More about : build advice AMD Radeon February 14, 2013 6:41:12 AM how much is your budget? us/canada? the build above is pretty neat let see if we can help further m 0 l kiddo135 February 14, 2013 7:23:24 AM budget is below $1000. optimally ~$800. just to add..processor - i5 3470 m 0 l Related resources First build:Hadron air -Need installation advice - Forum Hi.. first build, need some advice please. - Forum first gaming/streaming build need help and advice - Forum First Computer Build. Need Some Help and Advice :) - Forum First gaming build, need advice - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Mapsx15 February 14, 2013 8:28:54 AM Here you go this will do all of your needs... PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Dta6 Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Dta6/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Dta6/benchmarks/ CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter) Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg) Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ Outlet PC) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.98 @ SuperBiiz) Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($251.98 @ SuperBiiz) Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Amazon) Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.98 @ SuperBiiz) Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC) Total: $829.43 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-14 05:28 EST-0500) m 0 l Best solution AMD Radeon February 14, 2013 8:56:08 AM PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter) Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.98 @ SuperBiiz) Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($96.99 @ Microcenter) Case: Rosewill Line-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.98 @ SuperBiiz) Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC) Total: $690.89 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-14 05:55 EST-0500) for non hardcore gaming setup, go with microATX build route, add an ssd and save the rest as pocket money Share kiddo135 February 14, 2013 11:58:26 AM hmm jus wondering..is thr a need for 620w psu instead of 520w?and wouldnt a micro build overheat more easily? m 0 l AMD Radeon February 14, 2013 12:49:00 PM 620w is close in price thus it worths pay a little more your system is not so hardcore so there will be no overheating, i5 is cool, and 7770 is low power/heat too m 0 l kiddo135 February 14, 2013 1:01:07 PM Best answer selected by kiddo135. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed Advice on My first PC build Forum SolvedNeed help and advice for my first build ! Forum SolvedFirst build, need advice Forum SolvedNeed some advice on my first build. Forum SolvedI Need Advice for my First Build. Forum SolvedFirst pc build, need some advice Forum SolvedNeed some advice on my first rig build Forum SolvedFirst build in ten years, need some advice Forum SolvedNeed Advice on my first budget custom Gaming PC build Forum SolvedFirst build in 10 years, in need of final advice Forum SolvedNeed Advice for First Computer Build Forum SolvedNeed advice on first build, motherboard, memory, GPU Forum SolvedFirst Time Build, Need Advice Forum SolvedNeed some advice, first time trying to build my own pc for animation/illustration/gaming Forum SolvedFirst Build. Need Advice Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !