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Old 06-15-2012, 12:56 AM   #1
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I'm on a budget of around $700-$800 max. I have all my parts picked out from NewEgg, but I still have a little a little wiggle room money wise. Here's what I have picked out for my main innards:

MoBo: Biostar TA990FXE AM3+ 990FX ($125)
(Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TA990FXE AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS)

CPU: AMD FX-4100 Quad Core ($125)
(Newegg.com - AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4100WMGUSBX)

Video Card: Asus GTX 550 Ti ($145)
(Newegg.com - ASUS ENGTX550 TI DC/DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card)

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) ($48)
(Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R)

And then of course I have a cheap case, cd drive, hard drive, power supply, and mouse which then all adds up to $765 or so. So what I'm wondering, this being my first computer, is am I spending too much $ in one place, should I go cheaper on certain parts, or should I spend more in certain areas to get that much of a better preformance. I'm open to reccomendations, but I want to stick to an AM3+ processor and keep my max at around $810 AT MOST. I know this is a big request but if anyone can provide any help or information I would greatly appreciate it.

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Old 06-15-2012, 01:45 AM   #2
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if you are not planning on doing too much overclocking, i would recommend getting this motherboard, saves you a few bucks and is fx compatible
Newegg.com - ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

make sure your psu is around 600 watts and is of a high quality brand, your psu is the most important component of a build.

Otherwise good build. I have used the aforementioned motherboard and the fx4100 in 4 builds that i have done for friends and family and all have turned out great
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:34 AM   #3
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if you are not planning on doing too much overclocking, i would recommend getting this motherboard, saves you a few bucks and is fx compatible
Newegg.com - ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

make sure your psu is around 600 watts and is of a high quality brand, your psu is the most important component of a build.

Otherwise good build. I have used the aforementioned motherboard and the fx4100 in 4 builds that i have done for friends and family and all have turned out great
Would this be a good power supply, 650W, semi-modular, and Corsair(are they a good power supply company) I want to stay in the ballpark of $100 but a little fluctuation is ok if you have any different recommendations.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139031
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i would have recommended that one anyways haha
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Build seems alright, having a cheap but decent HDD is fine, because you can always just add another better one if you want to.
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