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First time builder. Does everything look compatible? About to order...

Bigmomma59plus10

61 months ago

Hi, I'm new here and new to computer building so this is definitely a learning experience for me. I have got together most of what I plan to use except I will be adding a graphics card once I get everything up and running. I plan on making future upgrades as money allows and am leaving room within the build for those upgrades such as I'm going with a stronger PS than I need. I wanted something that suits my needs basically and I do not plan on much intense gaming as of now. I am aware some parts capability will end up bottlenecking performance potential of others but this way is cheapest and most practical for my needs I believe. I luckily am able to get Windows 8.1 from my school for free and will use a HDMI monitor I plan to buy for $50. I would just like to get some extra opinions mainly on compatibility before I start ordering stuff. I want to be sure everything is compatible so I don't end up breaking anything or wasting money/time. I think everything should be good except I was not terribly positive about the power supply compatibility. I do plan on having friends help me on my build who have built their own computers also. I would greatly appreciate a verification that these parts are compatible so I have the green light on ordering them.

Thank you!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $99.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $44.99 @ Micro Center
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $63.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate 500GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $61.84 @ Amazon
Case Zalman ZM-T1 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $32.91 @ OutletPC
Power Supply Thermaltake SMART 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $48.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro (OEM) (64-bit) $129.00 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $481.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-04 23:23 EST-0500

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahhhh I hate to tell you this but unless I missed something in your description then this build will not make a picture as there is no GPU. FX processors don't have integrated graphics.

In other words it can't be build as is and add a GPU later.

HD is overpriced, you can get 1TB 7200 rpm for that $ or less.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

The motherboard says "Integrated ATI Radeon HD 3000 graphics" so I shouldn't need a GPU right now should I? I don't plan on anything intensive right now. And I believe the RAM should be to manufacturer spec...

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you got a dedicated gpu to use?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahhh I missed that part. I didn't realize the MB had graphics on-board. My bad....

I'll go back to the Intel side of the road where I'm more familiar with components.

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

The MB really has graphics built on the MB..... Surprise!!! ( at least to me )

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4305#ov

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, but they suck.

Get a Radeon R7 260 or GTX 650 at least, either will make a good pairing for that CPU.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

He said he was going to add a GPU at a later date and just wanted to get it up and running.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/r3RrP6 I got slightly bigger and better case and a liquid cpu cooler. I got a 860k because it has a much better mirco atx motherboard selection and shouldn't bottleneck any gpu you put in it unless its a r9 290 or a gtx 780

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

GPU?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Does he really need liquid cooling? and is 480 the max amount of money you can spend?

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't plan on or need liquid cooling and noise isn't much of a concern of mine since I'm sure my toshiba laptop is noisier than a few low decibel fans haha. And I have access to an OS for free. It's a budget build since I don't need much, but I am leaving myself room to upgrade basically

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I interpreted it as he already had a gpu.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I chose the case based on size limitations mainly and I don't plan on anything intensive. Thank you!

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

The motherboard has integrated graphics and I will be adding a GPU once it's up and running well

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Does my power supply look good compatibility wise though? That's my main concern although I believe it should be. I just want second opinions to be sure since I am new and cautious

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good. A quick Google search turned up no reviews but it has high ratings on PCPP.

You might look at a 7200 rpm HD for better performance also.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

A dude can you check my build look for the topic that has a pc for 1200

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Everything is compatible but you are probably paying too much for the RAM and HDD. Unless I am missing something it appears you have selected 8B of ddr3 1333 which is fine but you could pay the same price for DDR3 1600MHz.

Team Yellow 2x4GB: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/team-memory-tzyd38g1600hc9dc01

G.skill Ripjaws X 1x8GB: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl10s8gbxl

It's standard practice nowadays to recommend a 1TB hard disk drive regardless of the build except for extreme low budget builds or cheap projects neither of which apply to this situation. Get the cheapest 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 3.5" hard drive, of which there are handful to choose from for less than the 500GB.

This one is only fifty bucks or 55 without rebate: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your help everyone! Really means a lot

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