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April 7, 2013 4:46:40 PM

Hi I'm a NOOB tired of the performance and graphics on the Crapbox 360 and I'm ready to make that big step into the realm of the PC Gaming world! I have been researching the past few weeks and think i got it right... I just need to know if these components are compatible and if they compliment each other well to prevent bottlenecking issues. Please make any suggestions that you think would be a better fit. This build will be mainly for gaming. A few questions as well..

1. Mobo specs say it supports DDR3 2133 O/C so do i have to overclock the Mobo in BIOS for my PC to work or will the RAM run at lower speed until i decide to?
2. Does it make a big difference for gaming with 2133 RAM or should i just get 1866 so i dont need to overclock
3. if a component is causing a bottleneck issue i could just overclock the lacking one to make it balance out?
4. I do plan to mess with overclocking (nothing crazy) once i learn more and will eventually get a watercooled setup, will 600W PSU be enough?

Components :

CPU : AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4100WMGUSBX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU : SAPPHIRE 100355-1GOCL Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card OC Version
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo : ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM : G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU : CORSAIR CX600M 600W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.as...

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April 7, 2013 4:58:54 PM

1. The memory SHOULD run at a lower speed until you O/C. No promises though.
2. The transfer rate of the RAM doesn't really make that much of a difference. I'd play it safe and get the 1866.
3. That doesn't sound like a very good idea. If a component is causing a bottleneck then something is wrong with it; making a different component work harder to compensate will wear out you system more quickly.
4. 600W should be fine; if you really want to have that extra just-in-case boost, get 750W.
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April 7, 2013 4:59:25 PM

Budget?
BTW, the CPU sucks, big time.
2133 is too fast and 1600 is more than adequate.
Really, a budget would help A LOT.
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April 7, 2013 5:00:36 PM

Looks like a decent setup to me, however that is a bulldozer CPU and they had some issues, I would upgrade to an FX-4300, preferably an FX-6300. As far as the ram, 1866 is the native speed of FX series CPUs, just because the mobo supports higher does not mean its safe to use higher with the CPU. For #3 on your list of questions.. there should not be any bottlenecks as long as you get an FX-6300. Now.. as far as overclocking.. I highly recommend stepping the motherboard up to one with a 990FX chipset if you plan on overclocking. And yes, the PSU will be plenty.
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April 7, 2013 5:05:02 PM

Thanatos Telos said:
Budget?
BTW, the CPU sucks, big time.
2133 is too fast and 1600 is more than adequate.
Really, a budget would help A LOT.


$700-800
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April 7, 2013 5:07:46 PM

DiaSin said:
Looks like a decent setup to me, however that is a bulldozer CPU and they had some issues, I would upgrade to an FX-4300, preferably an FX-6300. As far as the ram, 1866 is the native speed of FX series CPUs, just because the mobo supports higher does not mean its safe to use higher with the CPU. For #3 on your list of questions.. there should not be any bottlenecks as long as you get an FX-6300. Now.. as far as overclocking.. I highly recommend stepping the motherboard up to one with a 990FX chipset if you plan on overclocking. And yes, the PSU will be plenty.


Awsome Thanks for the help!
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April 7, 2013 5:15:45 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS-I ID ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DVDE818A7T/BLK/B/GEN CD Reader, DVD Writer ($18.33 @ NCIX US)
Total: $779.22
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-07 20:15 EDT-0400)

This should run everything nicely.
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April 7, 2013 5:18:28 PM

Thanatos Telos said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS-I ID ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DVDE818A7T/BLK/B/GEN CD Reader, DVD Writer ($18.33 @ NCIX US)
Total: $779.22
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-07 20:15 EDT-0400)

This should run everything nicely.


Thank you SIR!
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