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Old 09-26-2010, 09:06 PM   #1
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Default First Computer Build $750 Needs Criticism Help!

I'm going to build my first computer, I have a budget of $750. What is the best computer I can build? $750 is without monitor or software. I have put together this setup on newegg and its runs just about $750 after mail in rebates tax and shipping. Do you have any suggestions on the build? Do you think i could find a better setup? Are there any parts I am spending too much or too little money on? I need come advice for my first build. I'm open to suggestions. What is the best build out there for $750? I will mostly be using this computer for switching between medium/light gaming and heavy schooling with multiple applications and i want a system that can do both very well and be very reliable.

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MSI NF980-G65 AM3 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813130236
$30.00 Mail-in Rebate
$159.99

GIGABYTE GV-N450OC-1GI GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814125341
-$15.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$129.99

Sunbeam PSU-COM780-BK-US 780W ATX 12V 2.3 Modular Active PFC Power Supply - OEM
Item #: N82E16817709024
-$10.00 Instant
$30.00 Mail-in Rebate
$74.99

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ
Item #: N82E16820231193
$84.99

LOGISYS Computer CLK12BL2 12" DUAL COLD CATHODE KIT - OEM
Item #: N82E16811994001
$5.99

COOLMAX CMF-1225-BL 120mm Case Fan
Item #: N82E16835130018
$11.98
($5.99 each)

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm Ceramic CPU Cooler
Item #: N82E16835185125
$29.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148337

Combo With

NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811146058
-$20.00 Instant
-$30.00 Combo
$104.98 for both

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103808

Combo With

LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model GH22NP20 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827136144
-$10.00 Combo
$149.98 for both

Subtotal: $752.88
Zip Code: ********
Shipping: $16.48
Promo Code: $0.00
Tax: $71.52
Mail In Rebates: $80.00

Total: $760.88

Thank you

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Old 09-26-2010, 10:09 PM   #2
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Everything looks good, trade out that piece of sh*t sunbeam psu for a better brand, Corsair,Thermaltake, Antec, and OCZ are decent brands.
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get rid of IDE dvd drive pick up a sata one and get a 5770 or get a cheaper motherboard and pick up the 460 and yah drop that sunbeam PSU
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:29 PM   #4
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get a radeon gpu
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371026
Thats a more trustworthy power supply than the sunbeam. And not much more expensive.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136168
Also check this out, SATA DVD drive. little cheaper and don't have to deal with IDE cables.
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Old 09-28-2010, 10:33 AM   #6
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get a radeon gpu
Besides the obvious price difference why should he go for a radeon? Your post really isn't that helpful.


OP,
Personally, I have a bias for Nvidia products and would love to see you keep it. That said, you could most likely save some money if you wanted to go to a Radeon card.
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Old 09-28-2010, 11:46 AM   #7
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I took your guys advice, this is what i have come up with.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136180
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130235
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125341
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341018
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145260
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146058
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103808
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186134

After combos and mail in rebates i stay at budget which is great. In this setup I have a slightly less expensive motherboard which can still handle SLI and 1600 ram. I stayed with the same video card, but might change. Also I have a much more reliable, OCZ 700w PSU. The only reason i changed my ram was because with combos, it was much cheaper. I only switched my hard drive because i wasn't getting a combo and i don't need the extra .5 TB for my needs. I will buy the fans and cathodes locally to save shipping cost.

Also I was wondering what you guys think about these graphics cards, which should I get?

My original
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125341

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An ATI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102873

Let me know what you think.
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Id go with this mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157198

i woundnt get a aftermarket cooler unless you plan n OCing save the money and get a GTX 460
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