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New to computer building, 1500$ budget. Give or take some, help please!

post #1 of 12
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So, im really wanting to build my own computer for around 1500$, i am COMPLETELY new to building computers and no nothing about it currently lol. If you guys could help me as much as possible i'd be very happy (: thanks guys for reading!
post #2 of 12
Does that budget include monitor, mouse, keyboard, and operating system??
post #3 of 12
You can do it! I did. I thought for sure that I'd fail but everything worked out nicely early last month for me.

Yeah and what are you planning on playing and doing?
Can it wait for Bulldozer? (later this year)
Will I get shot if I suggest an Intel?
Need maximum crossfire capibility?
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My thought: if you can wait one month, do it. AMD's FX-Series CPU & 900 series chipset boards will both be out in 1 month. If you absolutely must build now, be sure to allow for AM3+ expandability in both parts choice and cash.
post #5 of 12
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Vanilla- No that does not include keyboard or monitor, and depending operating system prices are swingable if added (:


Jagz- Im hoping I can get through it lol.
1. All Gaming, and I wanna be able to run all games in max performance and everything.
2.Depending on how long?
3. Lol wouldnt get shot for voicing your opinion where i'm from.
4.I guess so? lol
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
My thought: if you can wait one month, do it. AMD's FX-Series CPU & 900 series chipset boards will both be out in 1 month. If you absolutely must build now, be sure to allow for AM3+ expandability in both parts choice and cash.

Um i can defffinetly wait a month. Thats cool!
post #7 of 12
would a phenom x6 dual 6850 build be within his budget?
post #8 of 12
i recommend this build based on your budget

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136534
2x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125341
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171048
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231260
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131665
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115224
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103055

you could probably get a better deal as far as components go if you get an amd phenom quad core but with my experience with both phenom quad cores and i7 quad cores, i7 usually wins (with high temps though, and usually it has to do with turbo boost) so if you are not an overclocker then just get the i7, plus with the cooler master haf932 chassis and the V8 cpu cooler, everything will be in a nice temps range, and if you save up more money you could get a watercooling kit to calm down those noisy fans (with the ek hf tripple rad kit you should be set and its about $300 and another $200 for both waterblocks).
post #9 of 12
As XD said,wait for Bulldozer release next month,and the 990 series motheboards slightly before.We don't relly know what kind of prices we will see for BD or the 990 series motherboards.They should be inline with current top AMD systems.If they prove too expensive,I would go with a build like this


Replace the motherboard and CPU if you decide Bulldozer and everything else is perfect.
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post #10 of 12
for redwoodz build it is nice, i just have some problems with it (not really problems just things i want to point out)

1st is the chassis: its a micro atx and it may be a good one, with decent airflow ill give it that, but still, its small and not so roomy, the larger the chassis, the more room there is for the air to flow (in most cases, as long as there is a good airflow config) plus the size of a full tower simply gives you bragging rights. if you really want to go microATX then i recommend the HAF 912

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...N82E1681111923

it doesnt come with the best cooling right out of the box, but buy some simple 200mm fans and that will be one cool refrigerator.


as for the CPU: i thought about it, for budget, intel is not the way to go, AMD phenom is a great processor series to buy on a budget and sometimes just plain BETTER. so yes i recommend you go AMD, a six core though... it does kinds future proof your system a little with the phenom x6 but... the performance is not AMAZING compared to just overclocking a quad core. (the only reason the intel i7 six core processors are so fast (only comparable with TB again...) has to do with the amount of cache they put in it... it was unnecessary but fast) so i recommend to go with a quad core for now, go with six if you really feel like it, im just saying you dont NEED it.

Graphics card: this is an AMD card, i am very fond of AMD when it comes to performance and builds, however this could go ether/or depending on if you want to watercool your system eventually, the 6970 was eaten up and **** out by most manufacturers that me and my friends wasted almost $700 in graphics cards that were supposed to be the original PCB that AMD released, even XFX, a company that i trusted so much on this matter, changed it as well. i will never try an AMD card for watercooling again so if you want to WC go nvidia, if you dont mind the loud-as-hell-jet-turbine, then go AMD.

thats my opinion so i wish you good luck on your build
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