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 kiddo135 February 14, 2013 7:23:24 AM budget is below $1000. optimally ~$800. just to add..processor - i5 3470 Related resources Need some advice on first time build - Forum First PC build need advice ! - Forum Need Advice for first build on buying and compatibility - Forum First build , ~$300, need opinions & advice - Forum First Time Build . Need Help/ 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) 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 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? 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 kiddo135 February 14, 2013 1:01:07 PM Best answer selected by kiddo135. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumFirst Ever Gaming Build Need Advice !!! $700-800 ForumFirst Gaming Rig Build , Need Advice ForumNeed advice for first build [$1000ish] ForumFirst build ! I need advice ForumFirst build , need advice ForumNeed some advice on first build ForumFirst Ever Gaming Build $700-800 Need Advice !!! ForumFirst Ever Gaming Build $700-800 Need Advice !!! ForumNeed advice for first PC build ForumFirst time build (gaming), need a lot of advice =| ForumNeed advice on First PC Build ForumFirst Build , need advice ForumNeed advice on my first build ForumFirst time build . Need some advice . Anything is appreciated :) ForumXfx 680 half price More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !