Description

Hello Everyone, I just wanted to share my first PC build. I wanted a system that will be upgradable without too much hassle in the future. I decided to go with an AMD system just cause in the near future I might want to get TITANFALL and play it on my pc with a 32 inch HDTV! And it sure beats buying an XBOX 1 and only using it for games and spending $600!!!! I wanted something pretty fast, or least acceptable speeds and this processor seems to work. I did only go with 2 GB of RAM and I should have gotten 4 since I am noticing a little and I do mean a little bit of slower speeds since I downloaded Kapersenky Anti Virus. The case that I got looks awesome so I just had to go with it. I did have trouble starting the computer, it would not turn on after I installed everything. The problem was that the front panel of the case was not in all the way. So As soon as I saw this, I just popped it back in and VOILA! It worked! I really do have to thank God for giving me the strength and wisdom in order to get this done for the first time. I am taking computer classes and this seemed perfect for me since I am trying to get into the computer field. I managed to get my system for under $300! Of course that price does not come with an OS or TV/MONITOR. $300 for just all the parts for the PC. If you live near a Microcenter, I recommend going there for all your parts since you can get them that same day and they usually have very, very good promos. I got my ASUS A55BME ATX Fm2+ Motherboard for $10.00 with the purchase of the AMD A6-6400 processor! It will be free after rebate!!! I recommend anyone doing their first build to really look around for the best price. You might be surprised what one store overcharges the other doesn't and gives you a better deal!

Remember not to forget VGA/HDMI cables, twist ties, Anti-static wriststrap, Mouse and keyboard. For some reason this is always overlooked! I know i forgot to buy a VGA cable! -Jirsis

Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 6 points

Two questions: Why would you get a 500GB HDD when you could have gotten a 1TB HDD for less? Why would you only get 2GB of ram?

Btw, this is the HDD I was talking about: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003

  • 70 months ago
  • 7 points

Ya 2gigs of ram aint gonna do anything for him for gaming what so ever considering the os alone takes most of it.. he didn't plan his part picking out very well, and to boot he got Windows 7 32 bit, if you install 32bit you will not be able to use more then 4gigs, just so you know download and install 64 bit version you're key will still work with it.

  • 70 months ago
  • 0 points

hey Painwithin, how would I be able to update to windows 64bit? and how would my product key still work? -Thank you

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

just download Windows 7 64 bit install it and use your key, your key isn't binded to 32bit, it can be used on either or.

  • 70 months ago
  • -2 points

ah thank you I should have, but i wanted to get all my parts right away and what not and I went to microcenter and got a very good deal.

  • 70 months ago
  • -3 points

Yeah I wanted to get my hardware right away and microcenter had this for $54.99 I do not plan on using the INTERNAL HDD as my main source of storing my information. I will be buying an external HARD DRIVE. I will use my HDD strictly for apps.

  • 70 months ago
  • 4 points

You can find Windows 7 for about 50 bucks cheaper. Especially if youre a student you can get it for about 40 bucks.

  • 70 months ago
  • 4 points

Your description is like a tips and tricks guide with your recommendations.. I don't know about you but I wouldn't take advice from someone who got 2 gigs of ram, a 500gb hdd, and 32 bit windows...

  • 70 months ago
  • 0 points

hey MangoMonster, Yeah I know about the RAM. It was my first build and I wanted to do some upgrading so I could get really familiar with my computer. I do plan on adding an additional 4 or 6GB of RAm since my motherboard supports 32GB. I plan on putting a video card later on. And I got a motherboard that is upgradable to a quad core processor.

  • 70 months ago
  • 3 points

If you do end up upgrading your RAM, just completely take out the 2Gb that you're using and pop in a 2x4Gb 8Gb RAM. That's all you need for gaming. A nice Intel i5, maybe a GPU like this, a 1 Tb HDD (if you ever intend of using an internal HDD), and a PSU that's actually worth a ****. You didn't really need Windows PROFESSIONAL. Home Edition would have saved you money and would have been just as useful. If you have any other questions just ask.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I got a free windows 7 professional KEY from my school, so I did not pay for it. The entire build was around for $297. I think this was an ok build that will be upgradable in the near future when I am done with school and could acutally enjoy it.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice dude! +1

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

A nice build, but address the RAM issue, it would be VERY under-powered considering you want to play Titanfall, at least 8 maybe 12GB ram should solve the problem. Hope this helps!

  • 70 months ago
  • 0 points

Anti static wristrap?... Haha haven't used one of those since the first time I built a computer... In all honesty you really don't need one of those if you know what you're doing. I've gone through many builds with no esd issues.. just make sure you touch the case on the inside which is already anti static treated and you're good to go.... About your build... Why did you go with an apu if you're planning on playing titanfall?.... 2gb of ram? Are you serious?... Low end psu, no gpu and to add on to it you're hindering more of the potential performance by installing Windows 7 32-bit...why waste money on pro when you only need home premium?... Really unbalanced build going on here and at this point I say you sell the computer on Craig'slist and start over from scratch on a real pc

  • 70 months ago
  • -2 points

lol hey jokermike, thank you for your feedback. yes it was my first build and i really wantd to see if I could do it by myself and do it on really tight budget. I have a Mac laptop, so this isnt my only computer. I am a novice and a beginner into computers. So I picked the parts and pieces that could be upgradable. I am going to upgrade to a quad core later on. http://www.microcenter.com/product/414784/A8_6600K_Black_Edition_39GHz_Quad-Core_Socket_FM2_Boxed_Processor and of course add RAM. But I will not being buying titanfall right away. After I finish School this semester.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

you do know you only have two slots on your motherboard right?...so in other words your throwing away money by buying a new cpu and throwing out the 2gb stick. (unless your going with a 4gb stick of the same type of ram, making it 6gb altogether) but it makes more sense to just go with a 2x4gb dual channel set...why are you so set on an apu?....like what i said, sell the build and start over from scratch...otherwise in the end your gonna end up wasting more money than you should of to begin with...trust me your gonna be glad you did once you get the right parts together, but its your money not mine...just thought i would try to help you by getting the most out of your money

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  • 70 months ago
  • -3 points

hey mrluckypants, I know about the 2gb ram lol. minor oversight. I do plan on buying an additional 4(to bring it 6, it doesnt hurt, since my motherboard supports 32gb.) But this was my first build and I really wanted to prove to myself that I could do this, and I did succeed. And I wanted to do upgrading later on so I could do some practicing later on and get really familiar. What is your current setup? Do you recommend getting an FX AMD processor? Or are APU's lesser? I do plan on getting a GPU later on.

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  • 70 months ago
  • -2 points

thanks for the tips. And you can't go wrong with an i7, thats TOP! I will be updating to a quad core APU. The FX does seem better, but for my budget I do not think I will be able to afford it right now.

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