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Ordering parts today, Help finalize my first build please?

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So my main thought is get higher quality parts now as in MOBO, GPU and sacrifice some on the cpu and just upgrade it when i need too or in like 2-3 years w/e happens first to one of the newer AM+3 chipsets since i hear the gpu is most important part of a gaming computer and the mobo is one of the main parts of the computer i wanted to get good ones of those now.

Im considering changing the mobo to a sabertooth is about 40 bucks more does anyone recommend this or is the one i have good?

Im planning on using this mostly for gaming and normal internet web browsing and facebook youtube netflix type stuff.

Anything i should change please let me know some choice i made are for color going for a black and red amd theme
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  1. no it will be fine unless you need to have pcie 3.0
  2. legokill101 said:
    no it will be fine unless you need to have pcie 3.0


    What would a pcie 3.0 do? lol
  3. allow you run 3 way sli without worrying about bottleneck
  4. legokill101 said:
    allow you run 3 way sli without worrying about bottleneck


    nah i dont think id ever have more then one gpu at a time
  5. ok then the only other thing you want to consider is adding a 120gb ssd for a boot drive like the samsung 840
  6. There are a few things I would change.
    The Xigmatek Gaia cools within 1C of the CM Hyper212 EVO but is 6db quieter under load, and only costs $20. Not that the CM is a bad cooler, but it is a bang/buck LOSER.
    The non-modular CX-600 was made by CWT, not Seasonic, using some inferior Samxon capacitors known for early failure. In particular they don't like heat. I would suggest the modular version, the CX-600M, which was built with all-Japanese capacitors; or get a unit made by Seasonic (their own, XFX, some Antec). Heat might be a concern in this build because the HD7870 produces a lot of it. Its cooler is a good one, but the heat still has to go somewhere, which is generally into the case.
    Edit: If you get a 120GB SSD, get the Samsung 840 PRO, not the vanilla 840. HardOCP dinged that one pretty hard for poor performance. A Crucial M4 or M500 would also be good.
  7. true but the cx600 is realitvly inexpesne and assuming you dont let it get to hot ie. it is top mounted it should be fine and also the 840 because i assuming forte EXE is near ther price limit and the 840 pro is expensie
  8. A less-expensive Sandforce drive (other than OCZ) would probably be a good choice for the SSD then. Check out Mushkin or Sandisk (some of which use Marvell controllers, which is fine).
    The CX-600 is cheap for a reason. XFX PSUs aren't too expensive, but are much better. Here's a decent choice for $70 ($60 if you play the rebate game and win): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013
  9. Onus said:
    A less-expensive Sandforce drive (other than OCZ) would probably be a good choice for the SSD then. Check out Mushkin or Sandisk (some of which use Marvell controllers, which is fine).
    The CX-600 is cheap for a reason. XFX PSUs aren't too expensive, but are much better. Here's a decent choice for $70 ($60 if you play the rebate game and win): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013

    I was told that seasonic or corsair were the 2 best power supplys?

    and is th eone i chosen a top mounted psu???? did i read that right? i dont want a psu to be moneted at the top of my case how do i tell if there top mounted or not?
  10. Some Corsair PSUs are made by Seasonic. They are indeed very good. The CX line is not, and only the modular versions were made using all Japanese capacitors. All of this line are built by CWT.
    Your case determines where the PSU is mounted. Since your case mounts the PSU on the bottom, rising heat is less of an issue than it would be in a case that puts the PSU on top. Legokill101's comment was that, on the bottom, it will be less subject to heat. This is true. Your initial post suggests you are interested in building to last, however, so I thought it appropriate to mention some better alternatives.
  11. Onus said:
    Some Corsair PSUs are made by Seasonic. They are indeed very good. The CX line is not, and only the modular versions were made using all Japanese capacitors. All of this line are built by CWT.
    Your case determines where the PSU is mounted. Since your case mounts the PSU on the bottom, rising heat is less of an issue than it would be in a case that puts the PSU on top. Legokill101's comment was that, on the bottom, it will be less subject to heat. This is true. Your initial post suggests you are interested in building to last, however, so I thought it appropriate to mention some better alternatives.


    Ooooh ok gotcha lol i can look into another psu i suppose i was getting this one mainly cuz it slike 37 after rebates and stuff i thought that was a awesome price for 600w
  12. What about the mobo? is a 990fx to much for this should i get a 970?
  13. If you only plan to run a single graphics card, a 970 would be sufficient. Asus is a good choice.
  14. Onus said:
    Some Corsair PSUs are made by Seasonic. They are indeed very good. The CX line is not, and only the modular versions were made using all Japanese capacitors. All of this line are built by CWT.
    Your case determines where the PSU is mounted. Since your case mounts the PSU on the bottom, rising heat is less of an issue than it would be in a case that puts the PSU on top. Legokill101's comment was that, on the bottom, it will be less subject to heat. This is true. Your initial post suggests you are interested in building to last, however, so I thought it appropriate to mention some better alternatives.


    Onus said:
    If you only plan to run a single graphics card, a 970 would be sufficient. Asus is a good choice.

    How reliable is xfx??? iv never heard of them,
  15. Best answer
    XFX PSUs are made by Seasonic. They're reliable. Their graphics cards have been mostly reliable for me too, with the notable exception of a hot, loud HD7970 which I returned.
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