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My First Build! Coming from console and need help.

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82 months ago

I will be wanting to use this computer for browsing, gaming (Planetside 2, BF3, The next BF etc.), and 3-D modeling (Inventor)

AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory

Western Digital Caviar Green 750GB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive

Asus Radeon HD 7770 2GB Video Card

Antec VSK-4000 ATX Mid Tower Case

XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)

HP 2211x 21.5" Monitor

Lite-On SK2352/B Wired Standard Keyboard

Microsoft SideWinder X5 Wired Laser Mouse

Total Price= $720.22

Please give me feedback to what I need and what I don't, it will help a lot. Thanks.

Comments

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

Faster RAM (1600 should be fine) change the PSU to a Seasonic or a Corsair PSU. They're a more trusted brand. Get a Seagate Barracuda 1Tb HDD. 7200 RPM. Then you should be good

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

A few thoughts on your build:

  • CPU - Good Choice
  • CPU Cooler - Only needed for overclock. You can use the stock for a bit if your budget is tight.
  • Mobo - Not listed?
  • Storage - It will make a huge difference in speed if you go with a 7200rpm drive. Worth the extra money to change to one.
  • RAM - I would go for 1600 speed ram. it would be a few dollars more and worth it.
  • Video - A solid choice. Alternatives: I would consider the 650ti boost and the 7850 if budget allows as well.
  • Monitor - If you own already great. If not you may be able to find a 23" for roughly the same price. Sale shopping sucks but it pays off when you find good deals.

Hope this helps and good luck!

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