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November 11, 2013 2:36:02 PM

Right, my money has been paid in and i am ready to purchase my parts. Hear is what i have -

Keeping my CPU - AMD FX 4100
Upgrading to 1 TB HDD
Keeping 4 GB ram (changing next month)
Upgrading to Corsair CX600 Builder Series 600W PSU
And upgrading to XFX AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB Core DD Edition Card

And a new case. But, thats nothing too crazy. Before i click purchase i want to see what you guys think? I will be gaming on 1440x900 but ill be moving up to 1680x1050 soon so building towards that but yeah, how is my build?

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November 11, 2013 2:41:53 PM

The build is fine. It will run AAA games. Not on maximum settings but it will run them smoothly. I would get an after market CPU cooler and overclock the 4100.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
This is a great CPU cooler for cheap.

Overclocking isn't to hard. Here is a great guide for a How-To. It isn't as hard as it looks if you don't already know how to.
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2421235,00.asp
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November 11, 2013 2:51:42 PM

Thanks! I will add on a fan and use that link! Thanks! Would you recommend i upgrade my CPU next then?
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November 11, 2013 2:56:09 PM

milites said:
Thanks! I will add on a fan and use that link! Thanks! Would you recommend i upgrade my CPU next then?


Yeah, although the 4100 will hold for awhile. I would wait until AMD releases there next series of CPU's in early 2014 first. If you had the money I would go for the 8320 or 8350.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Its a great and cheap CPU. Again though. If you don't have the money, the 4100 will hold its own for now. Just try and overclock it to 4Ghz plus. I got mine to 4.6Ghz with no voltage change. Also that CPU cooler would work for the 8320 as well.
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