Building first computer

By Mirrorz3dge
Nov 14, 2011
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  1. Heyo Ladies and Gentlemen :)

    I have been looking to build my own computer recently, and after around 4 months of solid research, i've come to the conclusion to build one.

    i will probably be building it either in 2-3 weeks, or when windows 8 comes out.

    I will be using this computer for school work, internet surfing, everyday stuff, and gaming (mid-high settings), but i want this thing to LAST.

    i am buying all my parts from wvw., since i live in Australia.

    i already have a graphics card (gigabyte GTS 450 OC) but i'm buying a different one for this computer. (ill probs give the 450 to a friend or something.)

    my budget is maximum $1,400

    so here is the list:

    Case: CoolerMaster Storm Enforcer - $99.00
    Extra Case Fan: CoolerMaster MegaFlow 200 Red - $19.00
    CPU: AMD FX 4100 4-Core Processor - $139.00
    CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro Rev 2 - $17.00
    Graphics Card: ASUS Radeon HD 6850 DirectCU V2 - $169.00
    HDD: Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ - $139.00
    SSD: OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SSD - $119.00
    Memory (RAM): G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 - $55.00
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 Motherboard - $109.00
    Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324 24x DVDRW - $25.00
    Card Reader: Shintaro Internal Card Reader 3.5" OEM - $19.00
    Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular - $99.00

    Monitor: LG E2341V-BN 23inch LED Widescreen Monitor - $155.00
    Mouse: Logitech M705 Marathon Mouse - $69.00
    MousePad: Razer Sphex - $19.00
    Keyboard: Cherry Infinity USB Keyboard - $35.00

    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM - $99.00

    Total: $1,385.00

    i had a few concerns with this build though, firstly whether the CPU cooler will fit the mobo, and also if the RAM is compatible.

    if you have read this far, i commend you.

    please leave any advice you want to give, it would be appreciated.
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,657   +9

    I believe you already have a thread on your PC build here:

    I suggest you continue posting on the earlier thread for any further queries or concerns. There is no need for multiple threads dealing with the same topic.

    Also, the build recommended to you in the previous thread will outperform the current one you've drawn up in terms of graphical performance.
  3. Mirrorz3dge

    Mirrorz3dge TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks ritwik :p
    but i have decided against the old build. this one features AMD's new bulldozer CPU, among other features. graphics wise, would the GTS 450 OC really outperform the 6850?
    appreciate the answer, but since it was a different build i thought new thread would be the correct way to go.
    my apologies =)
  4. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Posts: 569   +25

    your build looks good, the gts450 won't out perform a 6850 so your good with that

    the cpu cooler will fit but i personally bought a arctic cooler recently and they do not work, get this one instead CoolerMaster Vortex Plus Low Profile CPU Cooler

    Also change the data HDD to Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST31000524AS because its $119 and better

    Your could also use Corsair CX-600 V2 Power Supply because if your only planning on using one graphics card 700w will be overkill

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