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Need help picking components for my first build

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February 25, 2013 4:54:09 PM

I enjoy building things like engines, cars, guns and my day job, building commercial buildings, but I'm a little out of my league when it comes to computers but I want to give it a shot. I do have a couple of computer savvy friends that are willing to help me with my first build however. I was hoping for some guidance on component selction for my build which is going to be for personal, home use. Its role will not be very demanding, used mostly for word processing and internet as well as mass storage for pictures and HD videos. The only "gaming" use it will see is when I use it for my Realflight r/c simulator. My goal is a fast computer that will be durable and last for many years to come. Budget goal is around $700 or less.

My components as of now are:

Case: RAIDMAX Raptor ATX-823BR mid-tower
Mobo: ASUS F2A85-M PRO FM2 AMD A85X (Hudson D4) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Processor: AMD A10-5800K
PSU: CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-650TX 650W
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Hard drive: #1: G.SKILL Phoenix III FM-25S3-120GBP3 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal 7mm Solid State Drive (SSD)
#2: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
Optical: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner
OS: Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium

I'm very open to suggestions on how to make this build better within budget or less expensive components that will perform as well as what I have listed. With my limited knowledge I feel that the mobo and psu might be overkill but I don't know what to substitute. Thanks in advance for any help!


a c 92 B Homebuilt system
February 25, 2013 5:55:38 PM

No - if you want a durable system that will last a long time don't look to the AMD 10. Raidmax is a *HORRIBLE* case manufacturer. Stay far away from them.

Here's what I would get for $700:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.49 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $665.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-25 14:56 EST-0500)
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