Building a PC, need help/opinions!

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Hello,

I'm ordering and building my first PC and I just want to make sure I don't mess up along the lines of choosing parts.

My limit in money is around 850$ and I've been searching newegg and some parts at a micro center near my home. I've noticed they seem to have the lowest prices, let me know if otherwise.

I'd like to list what I have picked out already, but that would take forever. So if you would like to help, I can email you the cart.

Any suggestions and feedback to a new builder with that price range would be great.

Thanks, Bryan.
 

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I don't see this "format", but I'll add some information you all might need to know to help me out.

Price Range - 830-860$
CPU Type - Intel
Use of computer - Lower end gaming (Dota 2, HoN, D3 (when it comes out) etc. Nothing like Crysis or really high end graphical games.) Casual computing/internet browsing, torrenting (on occasion), many program downloads.

Also will be using an SSD drive for main OS installation and basic program downloads, with a 1TB HD for extra storage.

I guess I will just list the parts I have now. The main concern of mine is, am I going overboard/overkill on the parts chosen for what I need the PC for. I want the PC to last years down the line as well, so if you think it's overkill, just remember I want to use these parts for awhile.

CPU- Core i5 2400 LGA 1155 from Micro Center 149.99$

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354590

Mobo- Unknown (Need help choosing this, about 100$ to spend)

Video Card- PowerColor AX6870 1GBD5-2DH Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity from NewEgg 140.00$ (Discounted with rebate)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131378

CD Drive- SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X
DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model from NewEgg 17.00$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151233


Hard Drive- SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard
Drive-Bare Drive from NewEgg 60.00$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

PSU- OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Modular Gaming Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom from NewEgg 45.00$ (With discounts and rebate)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022

RAM- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model 45.00$ OR CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 48.00$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233180

Case- Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 120mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan, 1x Top 120mm Fan, 1x Bottom Fan 50.00$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147144 from NewEgg

SSD- OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) 109.99$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227550

Mouse- RAZER DeathAdder Precision Optical Gaming Mouse - 3.5G Infrared Sensor 57.00$ w/ Mouse Pad

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.692870

OS- Windows 7 Pro from Microsoft 30.00$ (Student discount)


So, that's it! The total of everything there is 807.00$ (Mabye, more considering the rebates usually never work) But it's right around where I want it, give or take. So if any suggestions you give cost a bit more, but it makes the PC that much better in the long run, let me know/see.

I just want to make sure I didn't mess up anywhere and get parts that are incompatible with one another or something of the sort. It will be my first PC put together, so wish me luck and thank you for your help.

Bryan.


 

arska555

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one more thing is the PSU I would buy the "CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX750" it will last long and it save you from buying a new one on the next upgrade :) for $169.99 but maybe this is an overkill, but with 7 years warranty you can't go wrong!
 

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Thing is, the price limit. With upgrading, you get a lot more expensive equipment and with my budget at around 850, the hardware you suggest would just blow that price range out of the water...

I've been doing this for about a week with some buddies on Ventrillo and usually, "it's a better piece of hardware here, and losing out on another piece over here".

Thanks for your feedback and I'll check into that mobo. Keep it coming please!
 

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Thank you for your feedback, I really appreciate it. I'm looking into redueing the whole build but I'll keep everything around the same price/specs. I'll post when the time comes to order.

Keep it comin!
 

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