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Need help in building and prio parts for a future PC.

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October 17, 2013 5:44:43 AM

Hey guys I am currently running a medium pC spec.
Amd Phenom II 965
8Gb DDr 3 Corsair Vengeance 1600
Assrock motherboard 880GHX
Gtx 760 OC *asus* (just upgraded this from gtx 460 )
500 or 550W power supply

The next step I want to take is to upgrade my motherboard and CPU after. I wanted to get the Asus Sabertooth R2, but Newegg does not have it on stock anymore. I decided to go for ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s. After the motherboard upgrade, I will spend my upcoming paycheck on an AMD FX 8350. Question is : Do i need to prioritize power supply upgrade or anything else before I buy these components. Wanted to place an order for the mobo today and wait for the processor. I'm not sure about my current AMD Phenom 2 fitting the new motherboard until i get the new CPU.Not sure about the Power supply either. This is where I need your help and advice to guide me trough prioritizing the purchases and the compatibility.

When I will get the processor i would also like to get a CPU cooler that will fit the Mobo sockets. Any suggestions are welcomed. I have a Zalman CPU cooler now, but i dont know the series number :)  (newbie).

Thank you very much in advance. Your friendly noob :) 


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a b À AMD
a c 461 V Motherboard
a b Ĉ ASUS
October 17, 2013 9:05:22 AM

Your current PSU is OK, you don't need upgrade it because the GTX 760 OC only requires 500W like you run it now. http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm And the MB only consumes 40-80W, it depends what MB (low end or high end).
For the CPU cooler, because you don't post any info so you can check out the link for some zalman model cooling performances.
http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=265...
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October 21, 2013 5:05:29 PM

Thank you very much for the info. Very helpful. Sorry it took a while for me to reply.
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October 21, 2013 5:12:04 PM

A little update on the request: I ordered the Sabertooth r2 from Amazon, so I will be sticking to that with an FX8350.
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