Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD - General › First Time Builders; $700 Budget
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

First Time Builders; $700 Budget

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
Hey guys, my friend and I are both trying to build descent gaming computers for the first time. We are trying to stay within a budget of $700 and just want the best for our money. We honestly don't know too much about this kind of stuff, but from what we do know, we've found these parts.

396
172

Basically we just want to ask if all these parts are compatible with one another, what a good PSU would be for a computer like this (keeping cost in mind), and if we will need a sound card for any basic audio components to work. Atop this, if you simply have any suggestions on any better equipment or any tips for some first time shoppers/builders they would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
post #2 of 27
A lot of people will come in later on and tell you to stay away from that FX 4100.A Phenom X4 960T would do you good for gaming thumb.gif and i think you're missing a PSU.
Edited by bleachigo - 2/4/12 at 10:00pm
post #3 of 27
Hey man, you are looking pretty good I think the new chips are OK. But Getting an SSD would be the best thing you could do to that build. Might bump your budget a little and I would get at least a 120 gig. You wouldnt regret it. Good luck and welcome . smile.gif

I think the new FX chips are OK , but I dont own one either.
My System
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-950 OC 4 ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6 EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
C300 SSD 128 gig + 2x spinpoint raid 0 500s Noctua NH-D14 WIN7 home premium Planar 27 " LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MS 5000 SeaSonic X650 Gold 650W COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Black RC-932 Black Stee MS 5000 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-950 OC 4 ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6 EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
C300 SSD 128 gig + 2x spinpoint raid 0 500s Noctua NH-D14 WIN7 home premium Planar 27 " LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MS 5000 SeaSonic X650 Gold 650W COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Black RC-932 Black Stee MS 5000 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 27
Like suggested get a SSD M4. you also need a PSU. CORSAIR or this Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W


the new Cpu's are okay like said the 960T is better for gaming
Gaming Rig
(14 items)
 
775 HP
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E6700 @3.20GHz HP p750f Intergraded 4 GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Hitachi HD725032GLA360 Windows 7 64 bit Element 40' Dell Stock 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Stock HP stock Microsoft 3.0 TV 
  hide details  
Reply
Gaming Rig
(14 items)
 
775 HP
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E6700 @3.20GHz HP p750f Intergraded 4 GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Hitachi HD725032GLA360 Windows 7 64 bit Element 40' Dell Stock 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Stock HP stock Microsoft 3.0 TV 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 27
Here i go !
321
Want Some Sauce?
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k z87 sabertooth 290x oc windforce 2x8gig Corsair Dominator Platinum 1600mhz at 2400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel 540 SSD ... H100 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus ProArt PA246 g6v2 Corsair 1200 axi Corsair 650D 
MouseAudio
Steelserie Rival kanto yu2 
  hide details  
Reply
Want Some Sauce?
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k z87 sabertooth 290x oc windforce 2x8gig Corsair Dominator Platinum 1600mhz at 2400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel 540 SSD ... H100 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus ProArt PA246 g6v2 Corsair 1200 axi Corsair 650D 
MouseAudio
Steelserie Rival kanto yu2 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Khmor View Post

Here i go !
321

This. Although there is better, cheaper ram.
2nd Rig
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
[Intel] 2500k [4.5ghz] [1.3 volts] [AsRock] P67 Extreme 6 [Sapphire] 6950 Toxic [Unlocked to 6970 spec] Powercolor reference 6950 [Unlocked to 6970 spec] 
RAMRAMHard DriveHard Drive
[Samsung] Low voltage memory [@1866 mHz 9-10-9-28] [GSkill] Sniper 1866 9-10-9-28 1.5V [Corsair] 120gb Force GT WD 500GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x Seagate Crapstellation ES 2TB [Raid 1] [Coolermaster] V8 Windows 7 [Gateway] FDH2402 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
[CM Storm] QuickFire TK [XFX] Core Edition PRO850W [In Win] Dragon Rider Logitech G502 w/ stupid LEDs 
  hide details  
Reply
2nd Rig
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
[Intel] 2500k [4.5ghz] [1.3 volts] [AsRock] P67 Extreme 6 [Sapphire] 6950 Toxic [Unlocked to 6970 spec] Powercolor reference 6950 [Unlocked to 6970 spec] 
RAMRAMHard DriveHard Drive
[Samsung] Low voltage memory [@1866 mHz 9-10-9-28] [GSkill] Sniper 1866 9-10-9-28 1.5V [Corsair] 120gb Force GT WD 500GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x Seagate Crapstellation ES 2TB [Raid 1] [Coolermaster] V8 Windows 7 [Gateway] FDH2402 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
[CM Storm] QuickFire TK [XFX] Core Edition PRO850W [In Win] Dragon Rider Logitech G502 w/ stupid LEDs 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Khmor View Post

Here i go !
321

need better ram >.< This
Gaming Rig
(14 items)
 
775 HP
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E6700 @3.20GHz HP p750f Intergraded 4 GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Hitachi HD725032GLA360 Windows 7 64 bit Element 40' Dell Stock 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Stock HP stock Microsoft 3.0 TV 
  hide details  
Reply
Gaming Rig
(14 items)
 
775 HP
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E6700 @3.20GHz HP p750f Intergraded 4 GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Hitachi HD725032GLA360 Windows 7 64 bit Element 40' Dell Stock 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Stock HP stock Microsoft 3.0 TV 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 27
The main things I would change are the CPU, GPU, and hard drive. As others mentioned you could also probably do better with the RAM and the sweet spot for speed and price is DDR3-1600 (G.SKILL makes great RAM). The Phenom II X4 960T is probably one of AMD's best chips and I would recommend that over the FX4100. The FX4100 overclocks great but its performance to begin with is not very good for the money. The GTX550 Ti is a bad value, I'd recommend an HD6850 or GTX460. Lastly, I wouldn't get a low speed green hard drive for a main hard drive. Hard drive deals are tough to come by so I don't really have a recommendation. If you go Western Digital try to get a Blue or Black drive, not Green for a main drive.
Edited by Ben the OCer - 2/4/12 at 10:28pm
Contains Awesome
(14 items)
 
DVR HTPC
(16 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Celeron G540 2.5GHz Intel DZ68AF Micro ATX Asus HD7750 G.SKILL Eco 4GB DDR3-1600 Kit 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 3 120GB WD Green 2.5TB Samsung Blu-Ray Drive Intel Stock Cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Viewsonic 27" 720P TV Lenovo Multimedia Remote with Keyboard (N5902) Corsair CX430M 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Silverstone GD05B-USB3.0 Micro ATX Logitech Harmony 300i + HP 5070-2584 IR Receiver Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX Speaker System Hauppauge 1229 WinTV-HVR-2250 TV Tuner 
  hide details  
Reply
Contains Awesome
(14 items)
 
DVR HTPC
(16 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Celeron G540 2.5GHz Intel DZ68AF Micro ATX Asus HD7750 G.SKILL Eco 4GB DDR3-1600 Kit 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 3 120GB WD Green 2.5TB Samsung Blu-Ray Drive Intel Stock Cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Viewsonic 27" 720P TV Lenovo Multimedia Remote with Keyboard (N5902) Corsair CX430M 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Silverstone GD05B-USB3.0 Micro ATX Logitech Harmony 300i + HP 5070-2584 IR Receiver Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX Speaker System Hauppauge 1229 WinTV-HVR-2250 TV Tuner 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ben the OCer View Post

Things I would change are the CPU, GPU, and hard drive. The Phenom II X4 960T is probably one of AMD's best chips and I would recommend that over the FX4100. The FX4100 overclocks great but it performance to begin with is not very good for the money. The GTX550 Ti is a bad value, I'd recommend an HD6850 or GTX460. Lastly, I wouldn't get a low speed green hard drive for a main hard drive. Hard drive deals are tough to come by so I don't really have a recommendation. If you go Western Digital try to get a Blue or Black drive, not Green for a main drive.

or a SSD:)
Gaming Rig
(14 items)
 
775 HP
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E6700 @3.20GHz HP p750f Intergraded 4 GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Hitachi HD725032GLA360 Windows 7 64 bit Element 40' Dell Stock 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Stock HP stock Microsoft 3.0 TV 
  hide details  
Reply
Gaming Rig
(14 items)
 
775 HP
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E6700 @3.20GHz HP p750f Intergraded 4 GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Hitachi HD725032GLA360 Windows 7 64 bit Element 40' Dell Stock 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Stock HP stock Microsoft 3.0 TV 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 27
What games will you playing?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD - General
Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD - General › First Time Builders; $700 Budget