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First time build. Is this good build? (Budget - 850$)

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March 10, 2013 8:43:16 PM

Hello. I've been waiting to build a PC and I've been found parts on NewEgg. I think I have the right stuff to create my first PC. My budget is 800$ to 850$. But I'd like to keep it affordable for the most part. I'm mostly gonna use this for gaming. I'm not looking to run Crysis on Max but good enough to run most games out there on a playable setting. Not looking to overcloak either. So anyways, I have selected most of my parts and would like a second opinion on the parts and would like to known if I'm set to go and build my first time PC.
(I already have a spare 1TB Harddrive, 8 gb of memory, mouse and keyboard and monitor)

Case: Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid-tower case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 AM3+ AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: RAIDMAX RX-1000AE 1000W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Operating system: Windows 7 SP1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So, do this parts seem good? Are they all good for build a PC or am I missing parts I need before buying? And is there any advice for a first time build you guys can give?

Thanks
- CaptainMike
March 10, 2013 8:54:50 PM

dont get that raidmax...poor quality and you dont need 1000w.

get a corsair, antec, seasonic psu at around 550w
March 10, 2013 8:55:34 PM

dont get that raidmax...poor quality and you dont need 1000w.

get a corsair, antec, seasonic psu at around 550w
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March 10, 2013 9:03:55 PM

yes...thats MUCH better
March 10, 2013 9:08:03 PM

You're spending too much on certain things.
You can do a lot better with 900-950$.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($183.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($76.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($47.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($63.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $908.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Mir not included.

If you need a bit cheaper :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($183.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($76.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($47.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($63.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $818.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


The i5 is a much better cpu and the card that you had listed is a low end one, for gaming, i recommend a much better one, like the 660 ti or 670 gtx.
The xfx core edition 550 will do for both, it's a seasonic oem psu.
March 10, 2013 9:30:37 PM

djangoringo said:
You're spending too much on certain things.
You can do a lot better with 900-950$.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($183.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($76.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($47.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($63.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $908.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Mir not included.

If you need a bit cheaper :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($183.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($76.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($47.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($63.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $818.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


The i5 is a much better cpu and the card that you had listed is a low end one, for gaming, i recommend a much better one, like the 660 ti or 670 gtx.
The xfx core edition 550 will do for both, it's a seasonic oem psu.

I really like the 800$ one because I might have to go for a lower budget. But I'm not too much of a fan of the looks on the case. Looks abit bland. (Sounds silly, i know). Is there a better looking case out there that will also do that job too?
March 10, 2013 9:40:08 PM

It's a quality case, and a good one for the price, in my opinion, substance over style, and it will allow you to go with better components, you can find flashy cases at the same price, but with inferior quality.
March 10, 2013 9:41:32 PM

I would go with the 7950 instead, much better deal at the same price.

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=PC-7950_V4

use the coupon $10 off. It is already factory overclocked, so you don't have to worry about it. Also you get two free games with it.

The SeaSonic PSU is also a great choice, I have a SeaSonic, and it has been rock solid, and very quiet too.
March 10, 2013 9:50:02 PM

djangoringo said:
You're spending too much on certain things.
You can do a lot better with 900-950$.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($183.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($76.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($47.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($63.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $908.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Mir not included.

If you need a bit cheaper :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($183.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($76.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($47.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($63.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $818.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


The i5 is a much better cpu and the card that you had listed is a low end one, for gaming, i recommend a much better one, like the 660 ti or 670 gtx.
The xfx core edition 550 will do for both, it's a seasonic oem psu.


^+1 This is what you want... You can get any case you want, but the rest is a much more powerful gaming rig than your supposed build (phenom II and gtx 650...)
March 10, 2013 9:50:10 PM

How's that ? The corsair 200R is a good case for the price and in no way inferior to those two mentioned.
Reviews :
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Corsair/Carbide_200R...
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Corsair-Carbide-...
http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/chassis/47821-corsair-car...
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/corsair_carbide_20...
http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/corsair_carbide...
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/01/07/corsair_carbi...

As for the 7950, it could be a good deal, but not the powercolor, i'd get the sapphire 7950, if the op wants the games in question, but since he listed a nvidia card, i recommended nvidia cards, the op might want one, and the 660 ti isn't inferior in terms of performance over the 7950.
March 12, 2013 2:40:11 PM

djangoringo said:
How's that ? The corsair 200R is a good case for the price and in no way inferior to those two mentioned.
Reviews :
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Corsair/Carbide_200R...
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Corsair-Carbide-...
http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/chassis/47821-corsair-car...
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/corsair_carbide_20...
http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/corsair_carbide...
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/01/07/corsair_carbi...

As for the 7950, it could be a good deal, but not the powercolor, i'd get the sapphire 7950, if the op wants the games in question, but since he listed a nvidia card, i recommended nvidia cards, the op might want one, and the 660 ti isn't inferior in terms of performance over the 7950.

Thank you for listing the full 800$ list of parts. I think I'll get pretty much all of the parts you listed on the 800$ (even the case). Thanks again. I'll besure to post again once I get this baby made. Not til april tho.
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