Building custom computer need help! plz Mobo/Processor

Discussion in 'General Technical Support' started by warcraft7, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. warcraft7

    warcraft7 Member

    building a computer on a very small budget...

    I already have the HAF 912 as my tower...i got really lucky when i saw it but i got jipped 5 bucks on the price :p

    http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/landing/haf912/home.php

    so next thing im looking to get is my mother board

    ASRock N68-VS3 UCC AM3 mATX Mainboard

    http://www.startechsandiego.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=675_726&products_id=2956

    Would that motherboard fit inside my tower?

    if not would
    ASRock 870ICAFE AM3 AMD870 ATX Mainboard
    http://www.startechsandiego.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=675_726&products_id=2959

    and
    AMD Athlon64 II X3 455 3.3GHz 1.5MB Skt AM3 Box
    http://www.startechsandiego.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=673_719&products_id=3440

    be a good base for a budget gaming PC?im trying to keep the price down as much as possible since i dont have much money...

    thanks for all the advice
  2. Slapshot136

    Slapshot136 Divide et impera

    any atx/matx board should fit (and it's a large case, you shouldn't have issues)

    what is your budget and is this for gaming or not?

    also, does everything have to be from that website?
  3. warcraft7

    warcraft7 Member

    sounds good ill probably double check when i get there...

    for gaming ofc...itll probably end up right around 300-400 dollars within the next few months since my birthday is approaching and i shall have the rest of the money ill need.

    and yes...cant buy online and its like 2 miles away from where i live :D...shall probably have them build the computer as well unless i can figure out how
  4. Slapshot136

    Slapshot136 Divide et impera

    I don't think you can get a decent computer at that price from them.. mainly because the prices on the hard drives and graphic cards are really high
  5. UndeadDragon

    UndeadDragon Super Moderator Staff Member

    Those are the most expensive hard drives I have seen in a while.
  6. warcraft7

    warcraft7 Member

    well the graphics card im looking at is

    EVGA 1GB GT430 DDR3 SLi PCI-Express (01G-P3-1335-KR)

    http://www.startechsandiego.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=672_764&products_id=3324

    it looks decent for the price...i could always try best buy or something...

    and i might just have to ask one of my friends to order the hard drive online for me or something...but i might just use the one in my laptop until i can find a good deal on one

    And the reason i was asking about the first Mobo was that is built for mATX so i need to know if itll fit in my "regular" sized tower
  7. Slapshot136

    Slapshot136 Divide et impera

    that graphics card is NOT meant for gaming.. it's a low-power card for systems that don't have an integrated card, nothing more

    this 6770 is a much better deal for around $70 AR

    that graphics card doesn't even meet the recommended system requirements for sc2

    look here

    let me put up some components:

    lets start with the intel bundle from your shop with the 4gb ram, that's 225
    then add a $30 PSU and a $80 hard driveand your at 335, add the graphics card from above, and you will come out at around 400, with no CD/DVD drive, so you will need to install windows from a flash drive

    the above is with ONLY the graphics card being bought online, the PSU and HDD bought locally from best buy

    honestly though I would just walk into a store and buy a $400 visa gift card with your cash, and then buy everything online - you would get quite a bit more out of it

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