Need help with first time build
Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:53 AM
Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:29 AM
Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:55 AM
Product Description Total Price
AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6550D AD3850WNGXBOX
ASRock A55 PRO3 FM1 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...
Acer S211HLbd 21.5'' 5ms LED-Backlight LCD Monitor Slim Design
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package Black SATA Model AD-7280S-0B - OEM
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Total Price: $707.91
Posted 03 August 2012 - 06:46 PM
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM AU$99.00
Acer S220HQLBD 21.5in Widescreen LED Monitor AU$135.00
Western Digital WD Blue 500GB WD5000AAKX AU$75.00
If you could please have a look at this sight PC Case Gear and recommend things from there that would be great, also forget the budget I just need it as cheap as possible and I plan to update it sometime next year I just need a PC ASAP because I'm on a crappy MacBook right now.
Almost forgot it must be WiFi so needs something like this: TP-Link TL-WN881ND Wireless N PCI Express Adapter AU$22.00
Edited by Mattyp153, 03 August 2012 - 06:49 PM.
Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:35 AM
Posted 04 August 2012 - 10:23 AM
Posted 04 August 2012 - 06:46 PM
Case: http://www.pccasegea...oducts_id=19320 - $65
Mobo: http://www.pccasegea...oducts_id=20036 - $165
CPU: http://www.pccasegea...oducts_id=20138 - $239
OS: http://www.pccasegea...oducts_id=17003 - $99
Monitor: http://www.pccasegea...oducts_id=20799 - 135
Memory: http://www.pccasegea...oducts_id=13931 - $59
Harddrive: http://www.pccasegea...oducts_id=15934 - $75
PSU: http://www.pccasegea...oducts_id=17211 - $115
Optical Drive: http://www.pccasegea...oducts_id=11487 - $21
Keyboard: http://www.pccasegea...oducts_id=15397 - $15
Mouse: http://www.pccasegea...oducts_id=11056 - $13
Video Card - http://www.pccasegea...oducts_id=20830 - $135
Wireless Adapter - http://www.pccasegea...oducts_id=19577 - $22
EDIT: Here an alternative AMD Mobo and CPU that can save you some money as well. The CPU isn't anywhere near as strong as the i5 above, but since the MB is socket AM3+ you could upgrade it in the future. Also note that this CPU DOES NOT have integrated graphics so you have to buy a video card, but you would definitely be better off going with a lesser CPU and better video card for gaming.
AMD Mobo: http://www.pccasegea...oducts_id=17846 - $135
AMD CPU: http://www.pccasegea...oducts_id=18689 - $115
Edited by kidnova, 04 August 2012 - 07:02 PM.
Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:26 PM
Case: Silverstone RL01 Redline Black USB 3.0 with Window - $55
Mobo: ASRock H77-PRO4-MVP Motherboard - $99
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570 - $219
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM - $99
Monitor: Samsung S20B300B 20in Widescreen LED Monitor - $128
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 - $59
Harddrive: Western Digital WD Blue 500GB WD5000AAKX - $75
PSU: OCZ Fatal1ty Series 550W Modular - $75
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 24x SATA DVD-RW Drive OEM - $22
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD7750 1GB - $105
Wireless Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN881ND Wireless N PCI Express Adapter - $22
Total - $958
Posted 04 August 2012 - 09:41 PM
1) The new monitor you've selected runs at a native resolution of 1600x900, while the Acer us a bit bigger and runs at full 1080P. I'd recommend spending the extra $7 on the Acer.
2) I don't know a lot about that case, but I can see that it only comes with one fan. If you go with that case then you'll definitely want to add at least one additional 120mm intake fan. I would recommend one of these cases instead:
http://www.pccasegea...roducts_id=6754 - $62
http://www.pccasegea...oducts_id=14105 - $69
Edited by kidnova, 04 August 2012 - 09:41 PM.
Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:01 AM
Posted 05 August 2012 - 06:33 AM
Posted 05 August 2012 - 07:07 AM
Now TV as a monitor will work just fine. I used my TV for a week because of late delivery of monitor, and the only problem i can report is sitting that close to a 40" will mess up your gaming
If you're only going to play Minecraft you won't really need a fancy graphics card, but if you're going to run a server i would recommend a wired network and lots of ram (depending on the size of the server).
Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:51 AM
Posted 06 August 2012 - 04:40 AM
Posted 06 August 2012 - 05:14 PM
The 2500K is a great processor if you plan on overclocking, however, at stock speeds the 3750 is faster and uses less power. It's really a judgment call on that decision.
Agreed, it's really just a matter of what you want.
Personally i would go for the 2500k, since not only would that give me the option to overclock in the future, it also has better integrated graphics.
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