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#1
Ok so im brand new to building computers so i need a little help with this
At first i wanted to buy a Dell inspiron 570 and just install a HD 4670 on it.
I really want to build my own and not go with the 570 but i have no idea what i need.
I need this computer for some games like gta 4 ,mw2 and a free game called combat arms
there are also a lot of other games i want to play but those are the main ones. My mother said she dosent really care what i get as long as it is under $500 ( im not sure if that includes the monitor or not. she wont tell me ) and I dont care if the cpu is intel or amd or if the gpu is ati or nvidia. :)
 

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Where are you located Malcolm2608? We need to find deals for you.
 
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Hello and welcome to TPU malcolm! :)

A location would help so we could build you a system from a place you can order.
 
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I live in Brandon Florida
 

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If you plan on building, with the lower end budget, you are going to want to go to the AMD side.

Are you wishing to overclock/learn how to overclock?
 
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If you plan on building, with the lower end budget, you are going to want to go to the AMD side.

Are you wishing to overclock/learn how to overclock?
Let me think.... YESSS, YESS I DOO
 
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let me look threw my build lists see if any are around $500
 
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You came to the right place Malcolm, the guys and gals here @ TPU really enjoy helping with this sort of thing. Welcome, and enjoy your stay. ;)
 

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Ok .... ;)



Now there is a $20 coupon code on the monitor. You have a few MIR's in there also. Mind you this does not include keyboard/mouse/speakers BUT it is ALOT faster than the Dell 570.

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EDIT:

Also, I didn't include a cpu cooler to assist in the overclock. Normally I wouldn't recommend it on a stock cooler but do small overclocking. Then until you get the hangs of things look into getting a proper cpu cooler.
 
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Here is a quick little build... and there is $40 off with rebates Also their is no Microsoft W7 Home Premium that is another $99

 
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I love u guys so much I heard very nice things about this place and the people here.
I am going to use this website every DAY!
 
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I love u guys so much I heard very nice things about this place and the people here.
I am going to use this website every DAY!
You surely are at the right place,welcome to TPU community :)
What I would suggest in the first place is that you post your budget and then the guys can suggest the best possible options within it..you see you allready have some picked lists here,I only will suggest that dont pick a 3-core cpu,but a quad-core.
 
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#13
first off, let me say welcome, and that I used to love combat arms, but like all f2p's I have played, they patched the goodness right out f it.

on topic, the two builds posted above will be more than adequate for what you want to do. my advice to you is to take your time with your first build.

also, good luck.
 
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ok .... ;)

http://img.techpowerup.org/101228/capture069.jpg

now there is a $20 coupon code on the monitor. You have a few mir's in there also. Mind you this does not include keyboard/mouse/speakers but it is alot faster than the dell 570.

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Also, i didn't include a cpu cooler to assist in the overclock. Normally i wouldn't recommend it on a stock cooler but do small overclocking. Then until you get the hangs of things look into getting a proper cpu cooler.
you are a god! God i say
 
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Ok .... ;)

http://img.techpowerup.org/101228/Capture069.jpg

Now there is a $20 coupon code on the monitor. You have a few MIR's in there also. Mind you this does not include keyboard/mouse/speakers BUT it is ALOT faster than the Dell 570.

HP Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 12X DVD-...

COOLER MASTER Elite 310 RC-310-BKR2-GP Black with ...

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EDIT:

Also, I didn't include a cpu cooler to assist in the overclock. Normally I wouldn't recommend it on a stock cooler but do small overclocking. Then until you get the hangs of things look into getting a proper cpu cooler.
Wow 0_o THANKS now im off to read about overclocking :D
 
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Good luck with the build, you've done yourself a huge favor by not getting a Dell, a custom PC is the only way to go if you have an interest in computers. Take your time and don't be afraid to ask for help, building a PC is actually easier than most people think :toast:
 
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Looks like you got plenty of build ideas in your price range here.:)
Welcome to TPU!
 

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That's one hell of a build you got there, C. :)
 

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That's one hell of a build you got there, C. :)
been shopping for a family member so i have been watching the deals consider it a leg up on the competition.
 
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I just lovee this place
Just a few hours ago i had no idea what i needed but now you guys gave me some options
just one thing. Do any of you think i should learn about over clocking right now or after i purchase all the parts
 
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#23
EMCZNNT58 $20 off coupon and my recommendation is in PDF form attached to this post
total was $585.90 with $20 off thats $565.90 and there are $55 in mail in rebates so with monitor and a good cooler to help overclocking thats right at $500
Very nice.


Also, you can bone up on overclocking while you are waiting for parts to be shipped. After you assemble your rig, you will have a much better understanding of what you will need to do. It may be that you will have fun with your new system for a couple of weeks, learn its feel and quirks, and then start addressing OC issues.
 

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#24
I just lovee this place
Just a few hours ago i had no idea what i needed but now you guys gave me some options
just one thing. Do any of you think i should learn about over clocking right now or after i purchase all the parts
After order the parts tell us when you do. link us back to this thread and we will run you through with your hardware so its easier for you to grasp ;)
 

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#25
For "us" "senior" rig-builders its a piece of cake to slam a few parts together. In your case i would really suggest to read up on some building advice before overclocking advice.

Main things to keep in mind:
  • Dont zap your parts, before essambling grab a nice piece of metal to get rid of any electricity in your body.
  • Get a good pair of screwdrivers, preferably with slight magnetic head to prevent screws damaging parts.
  • Do not start without a good cup of coffee or tired because an accident is just around the corner.
  • First mount the CPU cooler before placing the MB in your casing.
  • Do not tighten the screws too much on your HDD(s), but also make sure they dont go basejumping.
  • Make sure the case backplate for the MB is in there before you mount the mobo. (Backplates also tend to have metal strips which will get stuck in USB ports or the LAN port if you do not place the MB correctly.
  • Never hold the MB by the CPU cooler.
  • Check whether the screws to attach the MB in your casing can all be used. (Sometimes there is a height difference in the casing and you need to screw in a sort of mounting screw to overcome the difference.
  • Anyone more ideas?