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Old January 23, 2013, 06:31 PM
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Hi everyone, I'm building my first computer. I'm searching some recommendation/advice on what parts to buy. I want a computer that is capable of multi-tasking. But also want to have occasional gaming. My current budget is about $500-700 dollars this is current going to save up save up for future upgrades.

Thermaltake Commander Series- white = $60 (already bought)

Newegg.com - Thermaltake Commander Series VN40006W2N White / Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Mother Board ASUS Sabertooth = $180

Newegg.com - ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

CPU AMD 8350 = $200

Newegg.com - AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX

SSD drive run OS and programs = $100 (Thinking about this one)

Newegg.com - Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3B/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Upgrade Bundle Kit)

Any recommendations on
-what kind of RAM should I get?
-Internal hard drive ?
-"Very crucial one" power supply?

Anything else to change or get, at least to start up for now? Btw eventually want to run a raid 10 to back up.
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Old January 23, 2013, 07:27 PM
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Well, forget the Sabertooth and the 8350 with a $700 budget, especially when you need to buy all the other parts, too.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($166.02 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($93.87 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($40.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.79 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($124.27 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($60.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $645.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 22:26 EST-0500)
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Old January 23, 2013, 09:36 PM
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What about MSI or ASRock's motherboards with 970 north bridge? If you're not going to go SLI or Crossfire, why do you need a 990FX? What kind of program do you use on your computer? What exactly do you mean by multitasking? Day trading? Coding? VM? Just looking at naked people online?
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Old January 23, 2013, 09:52 PM
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Well, forget the Sabertooth and the 8350 with a $700 budget, especially when you need to buy all the other parts, too.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($166.02 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($93.87 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($40.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.79 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($124.27 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($60.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $645.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 22:26 EST-0500)
Thank you this really helps alot! I'll have my computer ready in no time. This has shown me a good lay out till i could upgrade the pieces.
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Old January 24, 2013, 04:23 AM
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As said above, more details needed..

I'd go i5 and z77 on that budget personally, the SSD can be dropped to be added later as can the GPU
(depending on the games you'll be playing / how long it will take you to save enough to get what you want / need)

Really need you usage / game types etc and rough time-frame for extra budget and when it will be coming to allow us to advise properly.

GBA's post is spot on if the budget is $700 max without anything in the future..
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Old January 24, 2013, 06:54 AM
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If you want to build a computer and then add some fancy parts (SSD and GPU) later, go with this build:

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.90 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: MSI Z77 MPOWER ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($169.99 @ NCIX)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.79 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $633.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-24 09:52 EST-0500)

This build will get you up and into Windows. Don't expect to play many games on the IGP though. Later on, you can get a graphics card (GTX660Ti), CPU cooler (Corsair H80i), and an 240GB SSD (Crucial M4 or Intel 520), and then you'll have a great high end rig.
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Old January 24, 2013, 07:34 PM
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i think ripjaws X RAM is pretty good not sure what the performance difference from the sniper.
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