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hello, as title states this is my first build. there will be little to no gaming on this PC. mainly internet, movies, music, videos, and used for all my online college classes. Also music/making beats.

budget is $500, i can do $600 if it means better parts. this is what i have picked out right now.. any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131646

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=1hm69pryplacl

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231278

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D=483calhdb082

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D=59ovhcfjai7u

dont have a PSU picked out.. any help there would be great.. im still debating on which case and my friend is giving me a 9800gtx video card. but since i dont plan on gaming and if i do not much i think that one will do..

also u think i will need a cpu cooler and if so which one..

as i said any advice or help would be appreciated.
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Do you plan on overclocking it? This is where the CPU cooler would be required. AMD Stock CPU coolers are not the best.

Also do you need OS, Keyboard, Mouse?
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Originally Posted by Dkillett View Post
Do you plan on overclocking it? This is where the CPU cooler would be required. AMD Stock CPU coolers are not the best.
i have never overclocked before but im not against it. so yeah i probably will..

dont need keyboard or mouse. OS yes but im not adding that into price.. i will probably run linux for a while before i buy windows 7
post #4 of 21
Spinpoint F3, for the HDD and I'm sure a Hyper212+ CPU cooler just to keep you process nice and cool and quiet during load.

Everything is fine for whatever you need it to do or for the little gaming you might do.
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Originally Posted by JHewey View Post
i have never overclocked before but im not against it. so yeah i probably will..

dont need keyboard or mouse. OS yes but im not adding that into price.. i will probably run linux for a while before i buy windows 7
Cool. You might want to check into some of the online deals for students. You can get some really good deals on Windows and other software. I believe there is a thread in Online Deals for Windows 7 Pro.

I'll see what I can come up with for you.
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^ Fantastic build, you have a lot of good price-to-performance parts
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post #10 of 21
I built a build similar to this for my in laws. Of course I had to go with lesser processor, MB and HD due to budget and they needed a Monitor. I believe this will work well for the OP. Plus the 955 OC's very well.

Might have to add a few bucks for some good thermal compound.
Edited by Dkillett - 4/11/11 at 2:49am
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