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Old 01-08-2015, 09:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Need help with my first PC build!

Hello, im new to PCs and I would really like to build one of my own because everyone has told me its a lot cheaper. Im willing to take up the challenge and am really determined. However, due to my lack of knowledge with hardware and specs I don't want to end up buying something that won't work with my build. Thats why im asking all you beautiful people for help. Any and all help is much appreciated! So without wasting anymore of your time here is my build.

Case: Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Five Fans, window side panel, top HDD dock
Disc Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3P AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
GFX: GIGABYTE GV-N750OC-1GI G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 750 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card
PSU: EVGA 600 B 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified 600W Active PFC ATX12V v2.31/EPS 12V v2.91 3 Year Warranty 100-B1-0600-KR Power Supply
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00
CPU: AMD A6-5400K Trinity Dual-Core 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 65W Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 7540D AD540KOKHJBOX
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Default Re: Need help with my first PC build!

Well, firstly what's your budget? Secondly, purpose of the build? Gaming I assume?
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Some casual gaming and editing. My budget is between $550 to $650 not including operating system etc. I don't plan on playing games on there max settings.
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Default Re: Need help with my first PC build!

That's fine, since you want to learn I'll show your mistake.

That APU is a socket FM2 processor which requires an FM2 motherboard, and the motherboard you chose is AM3+. They don't go together.

Another problem, is that case is 80 bucks. If you're on a tight budget, don't buy an expensive case.
Switch your parts to these, they're significantly faster.

Intel Pentium G3258 Haswell Dual-Core 3.2GHz LGA 1150 Desktop Processor BX80646G3258 - Newegg.com
ASUS H81M-E LGA 1150 Intel H81 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com
NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Newegg.com

EVGA 02G-P4-3757-KR G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 FTW w/ ACX Cooling Video Card - Newegg.com
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