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November 7, 2013 1:14:13 PM

Hey guys!

So for the past couple of weeks I've been trying to compile a list of parts for my first budget AMD gaming build. I have a vague idea of what I want and have made a almost complete list of the parts that i will need. But, since this is my first build I just need some peace of mind from somebody that this should, in theory, work!

Here are the parts that I have found:

Zalman Z11 Plus Midi Tower Case : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Zalman-Z11-Plus-Installation-An...

Asus M5A97 R2.0 Motherboard : http://www.amazon.co.uk/M5A97-R2-0-Motherboard-PCI-Expr...

AMD FX6300 Black Edition: http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-FX6300-Edition-4-1GHz-Socke...

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9-Vengea...

Western Digital 1TB hard drive: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-internal-Hard-D...

Asus GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II OC Nvidia Graphics Card: http://www.amazon.co.uk/GeForce-DirectCU-Graphics-Displ...

Operating system will be windows 7 home premium 64 bit.

So my questions are:

What power supply will need to power this?
Is everything compatible?
How will this run games? (over-clocking will happen I'm sure!)

Thankyou for reading, and any answers will be greatly appreciated! :) 

(By the way, I have a little over £500 to spend)

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November 7, 2013 1:17:49 PM

Corsair GS 600w PSU

And everything is compatible.
Also good on you for choosing Windows 7, I would never touch that Windows 8 Rubbish, even 8.1.
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November 7, 2013 1:20:13 PM

Everything is compatible.

500W power supply will be fine for this build.
Here is a good one.
XFX Pro 550W

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November 7, 2013 1:29:34 PM

ImperialistMillitant said:
Corsair GS 600w PSU

And everything is compatible.
Also good on you for choosing Windows 7, I would never touch that Windows 8 Rubbish, even 8.1.


Thanks for answering, and yeah, would never of gone for windows 8! :) 
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November 7, 2013 1:30:51 PM

Remember to pick a Solution to put this thread to bed.
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November 7, 2013 1:31:42 PM

rvilkman said:
Everything is compatible.

500W power supply will be fine for this build.
Here is a good one.
XFX Pro 550W



Cheers! But will that be enough though, as the graphics card is 450 watts on its own?
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November 7, 2013 1:32:38 PM

ImperialistMillitant said:
Remember to pick a Solution to put this thread to bed.


Will do!
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November 7, 2013 1:47:27 PM

The GPU doesnt take 450W on its own, it just tries to take in the common system requirements into the calculation.
The GPU takes something like 250W, usually not even that much.
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November 7, 2013 2:00:51 PM

rvilkman said:
The GPU doesnt take 450W on its own, it just tries to take in the common system requirements into the calculation.
The GPU takes something like 250W, usually not even that much.


Thats great, thanks for clearing that up!
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November 7, 2013 3:56:32 PM

just_a_guy said:
ImperialistMillitant said:
Corsair GS 600w PSU

And everything is compatible.
Also good on you for choosing Windows 7, I would never touch that Windows 8 Rubbish, even 8.1.


Thanks for answering, and yeah, would never of gone for windows 8! :) 


Windows 8 isn't that rubbish though, it can run most games and I don't see why there is a lot of hate for it...
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November 7, 2013 3:59:40 PM

sora said:
just_a_guy said:
ImperialistMillitant said:
Corsair GS 600w PSU

And everything is compatible.
Also good on you for choosing Windows 7, I would never touch that Windows 8 Rubbish, even 8.1.


Thanks for answering, and yeah, would never of gone for windows 8! :) 


Windows 8 isn't that rubbish though, it can run most games and I don't see why there is a lot of hate for it...


It is down to view (mostly) I can tell he hates it, so do I. I hate the new interface e.g. I have a friend who has issue with it all the time, punk buster on COD4 as an example.
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November 7, 2013 4:26:04 PM

ImperialistMillitant said:
sora said:
just_a_guy said:
ImperialistMillitant said:
Corsair GS 600w PSU

And everything is compatible.
Also good on you for choosing Windows 7, I would never touch that Windows 8 Rubbish, even 8.1.


Thanks for answering, and yeah, would never of gone for windows 8! :) 


Windows 8 isn't that rubbish though, it can run most games and I don't see why there is a lot of hate for it...


It is down to view (mostly) I can tell he hates it, so do I. I hate the new interface e.g. I have a friend who has issue with it all the time, punk buster on COD4 as an example.


Oh... The issue where you disconnect... Has your friend tried running it under compatibility mode?
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November 8, 2013 2:07:07 AM

sora said:
ImperialistMillitant said:
sora said:
just_a_guy said:
ImperialistMillitant said:
Corsair GS 600w PSU

And everything is compatible.
Also good on you for choosing Windows 7, I would never touch that Windows 8 Rubbish, even 8.1.


Thanks for answering, and yeah, would never of gone for windows 8! :) 


Windows 8 isn't that rubbish though, it can run most games and I don't see why there is a lot of hate for it...


It is down to view (mostly) I can tell he hates it, so do I. I hate the new interface e.g. I have a friend who has issue with it all the time, punk buster on COD4 as an example.


Oh... The issue where you disconnect... Has your friend tried running it under compatibility mode?


We have never talked about it in detail, but the interface is enough to deter me anyway.
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