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My first PC build. Help anyone?

Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:18 PM

So I am building my first PC. I have picked out some hardware already and I am hoping to be able to stay under 600 with this thing. So here is what I have so far. Let me know what you think!



1) Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Five Fans, window side panel, top HDD dock

2) GIGABYTE GA-F2A85X-UP4 FM2 AMD A85X (Hudson D4) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

3) AMD A8-5600K Trinity 3.6GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 7560D

4) G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

5) Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

6) Rosewill CAPSTONE Series CAPSTONE-450 450W Continuous @ 50C, 80 PLUS GOLD Certified, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92, SLI Ready, CrossFire Ready, Active - PFC Power Supply

7) COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler



So there is is. Let me know what you think. Keep in mind this is the first PC I have ever built so I would appriciate some honest but helpful feedback!

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Re: My first PC build. Help anyone?

Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:58 AM

I would recommend avoiding Gigabyte i had only bad exp. with it. Also i would have gone for WD black instead of blue and its on the same price maybe a little expensive. the blue series of WD are made for power consumption and are slower then the black one and are on the same price form what i see in amazon its even cheeper:
http://www.amazon.co...l/dp/B005UFK4E2

http://www.amazon.co...T/dp/B004LR1RPK

Also i did not see the video card so your PSU with it 450 W power may be not be enough for an external video card

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Re: My first PC build. Help anyone?

Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:49 AM

Don't post questions in the Lounge. We have an area for this, the Hardware -> Desktop forum. I'll move this there.
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Re: My first PC build. Help anyone?

Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:22 PM

Thanks jack, sorry I didn't realize.

What kind of problems did you get with the gigabyte raziel?

What kind of PSU do you think I might need if I go with an external graphics card?
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Re: My first PC build. Help anyone?

Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:23 PM

I had a gigabyte PII board, lasted me for YEARS.... well outlived the usage of the machine, at any rate.
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Re: My first PC build. Help anyone?

Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:35 AM

I had Gigabyte Motherboard for AMD (dont recall the model of the board) that burned got it change since it was in warranty and burned again. My brother got him self Gigabyte video card GeForce 450 or 460 it burned twice and then the company that he buy it from change it for Assus the same model. Maybe its just our bad luck but last month i buy my self a new PC and i was going for Gigabyte GTX 650 TI as video card since there was no other models for that video and as i was in the store even the sales guy suggested me to not buy it. Again maybe its just me but it was rly annoying spec. when my brothers video card burned i he had to wait a month to get it fix only to burn a month later.

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Re: My first PC build. Help anyone?

Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:05 PM

Why does he need a new power supply for a video card if the AMD APU has one built in? The APU should be good for some games but not games like Battlefield 3 on Ultra high.
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