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July 29, 2013 6:59:07 AM

Hey, I've gathered up some parts I think of buying, can anyone take a quick look and say if they're compatible and ready to use after install?

Cooler Master K350 case
Cooler Master B600 600W PSU
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 TI Boost, 1GB DDR5 (192 Bit)
Asus Sound Card Xonar DG
ASUS Drive DVD -/+RW, E-Green 24x
Seagate SV35, 3.5'', 1TB, SATA/600, 64MB cache
DDR3 Corsair Vengeance Black 8GB 1600MHz CL10 1.5V
Arctic MX-2 4 g Thermal Paste
ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 SocketAM3+ 4xDDR3 32GB ATX AMD 970
AMD FX-6350, socket AM3+, 64bit, 3,9GHz, 125W, cache 14MB
Arctic F12 fan (120x120x25)
(CPU fan) Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
TP-Link TL-WN781ND Wifi Card

The build would be used on a LED 20" 1600x900 monitor for gaming mostly. I can't go over the budget, so, Intel is out of discussion. I'm thinking about overclocking the AMD CPU to match an i5. Advice?

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July 29, 2013 7:07:58 AM

Everything in this rig is compatible. Your CPU is AM3+ chipset and your motherboard has an AM3+ socket. That CPU is good to overclock and with the aftermarket CPU cooler you have selected you could easily get it past the 4.0Ghz mark to improve overall speed and performance. Your GPU will fit into your motherboard as it has the required slot. You should be able to play this gen games quite easily!

Overall a good solid rig, I am not going to change anything as I know your are ona budget and quite frankly this rig is fine.

Welldone!
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July 29, 2013 7:16:44 AM

Azrael47 said:
Everything in this rig is compatible. Your CPU is AM3+ chipset and your motherboard has an AM3+ socket. That CPU is good to overclock and with the aftermarket CPU cooler you have selected you could easily get it past the 4.0Ghz mark to improve overall speed and performance. Your GPU will fit into your motherboard as it has the required slot. You should be able to play this gen games quite easily!

Overall a good solid rig, I am not going to change anything as I know your are ona budget and quite frankly this rig is fine.

Welldone!


Thank you very much! I wasn't sure in this because I originally had picked another parts, but resorted to save some cash on a monitor. This will be my first time building a computer by parts (Last one I had was a 2008 Toshiba laptop, can you imagine that?).
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July 29, 2013 8:23:28 AM

aha I sure can.
Good Luck!
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July 29, 2013 9:01:33 AM

After thinking about this more, I think I could consider upgrading the CPU or the GPU up a notch if there's a reasonable performance increase in any available models right now. Is it worth upgrading to the AMD FX-8350 or I should get a better motherboard?
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July 29, 2013 9:43:50 AM

Thanks for suggestions! I've found something else interesting while googling around, thought. There are many people saying that "M5A97 LE R2.0" is bad for overclocking and there's some saying that it's OK to overclock with it. Would it be worth to get the Asrock 990FX Extreme 3 for overclocking (Does it allow bigger GHz increase?) or should I risk it with the M5A97?
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July 29, 2013 9:49:52 AM

its all to do with the quality of the VRM. The ASRock is a good board.
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