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    I want to build my first PC for personal use and probably college work. Basically I want something which is powerful enough to run Chrome, Messengers, Music, IDEs and master suite with the ability of gaming (not a huge pc gamer).

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    AMD BUDGET BUILD	Name					Price
    Case										$45
    Motherboard			Asus MA97				$150
    Processor			FX-8120 3.1Ghz			$210
    Memory				Corsair 8GB DDR3		$65
    HDD					WD Blue 1TB				$105
    Graphics			Sapphire HD7770			$205
    Power				Cooler Master 525W		$90
    Optical				LG						$30
    
    Total										$900 or $740 USD
    
    OPTIONAL UPGRADES
    Processor			FX-8350 4.0Ghz			+$90
    HDD					WD Black 1TB			+$30
    SSD					Samsung 830 128GB		+$150
    Power				Cooler Master 625W		+$30
    
    Total										+$300
    
    AMD BUDGET BUILD	$1200 or $980 USD
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    INTEL BUDGET BUILD	Name				Price
    Case										$45
    Motherboard			ASRock Z77				$200
    Processor			i5 3570K 3.4Ghz			$310
    Memory				Corsair 8GB DDR3		$65
    HDD					WD Blue 1TB				$105
    Graphics			Gigabyte GTX650 1GB		$190
    Power				Cooler Master 525W		$90
    Optical				LG						$30
    
    Total										$1035 or $850 USD
    
    OPTIONAL UPGRADES
    HDD					WD Black 1TB			+$30
    SSD					Samsung 830 128GB		+$150
    Graphics			Gigabyte GTX650 2GB		+$50
    Power				Cooler Master 625W		+$30
    
    Total										+$260
    
    INTEL BUDGET BUILD	$1300 or $1060 USD
    I live in New Zealand so everything here is a bit dearer, so understand that when I say 'budget' and that prices are a bit different.

    I'm thinking a budget build because I am likely to either upgrade or rebuild in a few years. However, would it be worth spending a bit more on certain components? Opinions?
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    Hmm, just a small one for OS and alike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenjaR View Post
    Hmm, just a small one for OS and alike?
    I have a 64GB one and it's perfect for OS and applications (Chrome, Eclipse, etc.)
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    Ok then, might look into one. I guess there isn't much else worth spending more on unless I go for the 8 core of FX series chip. Everything else seems adequate and affordable.
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    Get an FX-8XXXX and a 7770.
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    Vishera or Bulldozer? Sorry I'm newb at dis. Probably go for the sapphire 7770
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    I would say to get a SSD Disk that is about 128gb so you can install all the programs you want maybe save a few files on it and have the OS on, Otherwise I would say don't get a bulldozer Processor from AMD they aren't that good, AMD said their self that they were very dissapointed of them.
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    While the i5/i7 processors are more expensive than the 6100, what about the i3? In general it performs better than the 6100 and consumes less power, while being very similar in price.

    The PSU isn't great. How much are you willing to spend?

    The HDD isn't great either. I suggest the SpinPoint F3. It's cheap yet pretty fast.
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