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Making my first budget PC and I need guidance.

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by rb24, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. rb24

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    First post on AfterDawn! Anyway, I'm getting overwhelmed by all new things I learned today about building A PC from scratch and I need expert advice. I've been checking deals on newegg and managed to form what I think is a decent computer for gaming and watching HD videos. Here they are:

    Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm ...
    Item #: N82E16811147153
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$10.00 Instant


    $59.99
    $49.99
    1

    Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822136533
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


    $94.99
    1

    GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813128519
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$6.00 Instant


    $109.99
    $103.99
    1

    COOLER MASTER Elite 460 RS-460-PSAR-I3 460W ATX12V V2.31 Power Supply
    Item #: N82E16817171046
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$5.00 Instant
    $15.00 Mail-in Rebate Card


    $39.99
    $34.99
    1

    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
    Item #: N82E16820145345
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy


    $64.99
    1

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
    Item #: N82E16819103727
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy


    $94.99
    1

    SAPPHIRE 100357LP Radeon HD 7750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card
    Item #: N82E16814202002
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
    -$5.00 Instant
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card


    $114.99
    $109.99
    Subtotal: $553.93

    Promo Code: -$58.25

    Grand Total:* $495.68




    As you can see, I tried terribly to keep it below $500. Do you think there would be any problem with this combination of parts? What else do I need? Cables?(i got optical drive, keyboard and mouse already) Any other suggestions? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
     
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    what about optical drive?
     
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    Oh I have one from an old computer. Sorry if I didn't mention earlier.
     
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    ide or sata?
     
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    It's SATA.
     
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    Pretty solid build for under $500....pretty much everything is included in boxes that you need. My personal preference is Intel....but AMD is cheaper and can do the job...here's a better chip for around the same price...and the processor is unlocked for easy overclocking :)

    AMD A8-Series AD560KWOHJBOX Quad-Core A8-5600K Black Edition APU - 4MB L2 Cache, 3.6GHz, Socket FM2, Radeon HD 7560D (256 Cores), Dual Graphics Ready, DirectX 11, Fan, Unlocked, Retail $105.00

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4501106&CatId=7182
     

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