My First PC Build

Hello, this is my first post in the toms' hardware forums. I have read some posts by other people when looking up various things for computers, and think this website has a good, informative community.

Basically, i just bought the parts for my very first pc build, and want to know what you guys think.

Case: Corsair Carbide Series 100r
Mobo: MSI b250m pro VDH
CPU: Pentium g4560
GPU: EVGA GT730 2gb gddr5 (i had this already lol i wouldnt buy it for a brand new pc)
Ram: 1 Micron 4GB DDR4 Ram Stick
( i think i got this through a mistake on amazon, it was only 34 dollars compared to around 40 for everything else, then after i bought it now says unavailable..)
HDD: Western Digital WD10EZEX 1 TB 7600 rpm
PSU: Corsair CX450 450 watt
Extra Components: LG dvd drive, and a coolermaster sickleflow green fan.

ASAP, i will get another 4 gb stick of ram, then a better graphics card, either the 1050 or 1060.

My Current Build is a simple HP compaq with a q9550 and 8 gb of ddr3 with the gt 730

Let me know what ya'll think :)
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  1. Gimme a sec. Lemme make a build.
    Reply to KittyFish62
  2. 1 Micron 4GB DDR4 Ram Stick

    I wouldn't know what part you have there without a part number or link to it. You should be using DDR4-2400MHz unbuffered memory.
    Reply to Calvin7
  3. Calvin7 said:
    1 Micron 4GB DDR4 Ram Stick

    I wouldn't know what part you have there without a part number or link to it. You should be using DDR4-2400MHz unbuffered memory.


    Micron 4GB PC4-2400 DDR4 288-Pin Desktop Dimm Memory Module Mfr P/N MTA4ATF51264AZ-2G3B1

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0741L7KSN/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I was a lil suspicious because it was cheaper than the others, and i actually had to search a bit to find it.
    Reply to Stalheim
  4. PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/YY7DGf
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/YY7DGf/by_merchant/

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($117.00 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350M GAMING PRO Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($84.88 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Crucial - MX300 275GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.56 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Sapphire - Radeon RX 580 4GB NITRO+ Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master - MasterCase Pro 5 ATX Mid Tower Case ($90.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($41.89 @ Newegg)
    Total: $799.27
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-10 19:31 EST-0500

    Alright. So, first of all, I switched out the g4560 for a 1300x, because it's only $40 more and is a true 4 core. I slapped in a 580 because why the heck not; you can barely play anything with a gt 730. I put in 2x4gb of ram because 1, 4gb is barely enough for anything, and 2, you can do dual channel with 2 sticks of ram. I put in an ssd for better performance, and also the hdd for mass storage. You can add your other stuff whenever you want, in the link below.

    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/YY7DGf
    Reply to KittyFish62
  5. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($117.00 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: be quiet! - Pure Rock Slim 35.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($21.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350M GAMING PRO Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot - Viper Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($94.99 @ B&H)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($43.78 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB AMP! Edition Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 5 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($36.89 @ Newegg)
    Total: $739.11
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-10 19:38 EST-0500
    Reply to SR-71 Blackbird
  6. your guy's suggestions are great, but kinda expensive for my budget so far (around 350 dollars) , and I've already bought these parts haha. the reason i picked the g4560 is because it is a decent processor for now (and i kinda lean towards team blue right now with my old q9550 ) , and i can upgrade it to an i5 in a couple of months. as for ram, the only reason i bought 4gb for now is because of the prices :( (lets hope we get good black friday deals)
    Reply to Stalheim
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