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PLEASE HELP:- New build need advice from people who know what they are talking about

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November 14, 2013 10:46:43 AM

Hiya im building my very own gaming machine this is my first time,

can you check my build and make sure everything is compatible together and that this build will work.

i also need a psu but i dont have a clue about those so please can you help tell me what wattage i need and any good makes to go for

thanks so much.

MOTHERBOARD- Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 Socket AM3+Motherboard

GRAPHICS/VIDEO CARD- ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti Direct CU II 2 GB

MAINBOARD PROCESSOR- AMD FX-6300

RAM- Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) Memory Kit PC3-15000 1866MHz

CASE- Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced USB 3.0 ATX Case

INTERNAL HARD DRIVE- Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive SATA 6

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November 14, 2013 10:51:02 AM

500w PSU will be fine here, MAKE SURE it is Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, XFX.

Drop to 8gb RAM because games only use 4gb and 16gb is a huge waste. Use this saved money to change the GPU out for a gtx760.
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November 14, 2013 10:53:51 AM

It helps if you use the format suggested in th thread about how to ask for advice

but some general comments

Unless you are planning on SLI at some stage you can use the ASUS M5A97 R 2.0 motherboard and save around $30

For gaming even 8 gig of RAM is overkill so you dont need more unless you are running encoding or rendering apps .
Fit a 2 x4 gig kit of 1600 Mhz RAM rated for 1.5 volts or less .

Use a seagate Hybrid drive

Fit a Xigmatek GAIA or CM 212 cpu cooler

I would buy a cheaper [ but still good enough ] case .

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
80 + bronze or better only


The money you save will mean you have more to spend on the graphics card . And that is where your real game performance will come from
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November 14, 2013 10:57:48 AM

thanks a lot guys
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November 14, 2013 11:04:54 AM

Outlander_04 said:
It helps if you use the format suggested in th thread about how to ask for advice

but some general comments

Unless you are planning on SLI at some stage you can use the ASUS M5A97 R 2.0 motherboard and save around $30

For gaming even 8 gig of RAM is overkill so you dont need more unless you are running encoding or rendering apps .
Fit a 2 x4 gig kit of 1600 Mhz RAM rated for 1.5 volts or less .

Use a seagate Hybrid drive

Fit a Xigmatek GAIA or CM 212 cpu cooler

I would buy a cheaper [ but still good enough ] case .

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
80 + bronze or better only


The money you save will mean you have more to spend on the graphics card . And that is where your real game performance will come from


Outlander, can you suggest a model of seagate drive for me
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a c 255 U Graphics card
a c 229 ) Power supply
a b } Memory
November 14, 2013 11:07:18 AM

davewillo said:
Outlander_04 said:
It helps if you use the format suggested in th thread about how to ask for advice

but some general comments

Unless you are planning on SLI at some stage you can use the ASUS M5A97 R 2.0 motherboard and save around $30

For gaming even 8 gig of RAM is overkill so you dont need more unless you are running encoding or rendering apps .
Fit a 2 x4 gig kit of 1600 Mhz RAM rated for 1.5 volts or less .

Use a seagate Hybrid drive

Fit a Xigmatek GAIA or CM 212 cpu cooler

I would buy a cheaper [ but still good enough ] case .

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
80 + bronze or better only


The money you save will mean you have more to spend on the graphics card . And that is where your real game performance will come from


great advice thanks i have swapped the motherboards for the one you said.

i read on toms hardware page that ram of 1886mhz is better than 1660 is that correct if so ill go for the corsair vengeance 2x4GB 1866 .



There will be no noticeable performance difference between the RAM.
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November 14, 2013 11:12:25 AM

tiny voices said:
davewillo said:
Outlander_04 said:
It helps if you use the format suggested in th thread about how to ask for advice

but some general comments

Unless you are planning on SLI at some stage you can use the ASUS M5A97 R 2.0 motherboard and save around $30

For gaming even 8 gig of RAM is overkill so you dont need more unless you are running encoding or rendering apps .
Fit a 2 x4 gig kit of 1600 Mhz RAM rated for 1.5 volts or less .

Use a seagate Hybrid drive

Fit a Xigmatek GAIA or CM 212 cpu cooler

I would buy a cheaper [ but still good enough ] case .

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
80 + bronze or better only


The money you save will mean you have more to spend on the graphics card . And that is where your real game performance will come from


great advice thanks i have swapped the motherboards for the one you said.

i read on toms hardware page that ram of 1886mhz is better than 1660 is that correct if so ill go for the corsair vengeance 2x4GB 1866 .



There will be no noticeable performance difference between the RAM.


oh ok great so i can save money, ill just go for 2x4gb of 1600 mhz then thanks mate
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November 14, 2013 11:28:50 AM

Dave what is your budget? I apologize if I missed it. Also are you AMD or Intel bias, just so I can see what I can come up with. Oh and where are you located, better yet which site will you be purchasing your parts from.


For future reference to get the best advice follow the posting outline mentioned on the sticky note on Systems Thread, should be entitled how to ask for build advice.
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November 14, 2013 11:47:58 AM

Outlander_04 said:
It helps if you use the format suggested in th thread about how to ask for advice

but some general comments

Unless you are planning on SLI at some stage you can use the ASUS M5A97 R 2.0 motherboard and save around $30

For gaming even 8 gig of RAM is overkill so you dont need more unless you are running encoding or rendering apps .
Fit a 2 x4 gig kit of 1600 Mhz RAM rated for 1.5 volts or less .

Use a seagate Hybrid drive

Fit a Xigmatek GAIA or CM 212 cpu cooler

I would buy a cheaper [ but still good enough ] case .

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
80 + bronze or better only


The money you save will mean you have more to spend on the graphics card . And that is where your real game performance will come from


Ugh, I hate the Xigmatek Gaia, I lost a motherboard and nearly lost an entire build because of that CPU cooler. And why a hybrid drive? What advantage do you have over an SSD / HD combo? And yeah posting your budget would help us help you better.
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November 14, 2013 12:14:19 PM

lol sorry budget is 600
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a c 109 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
a b } Memory
November 14, 2013 4:27:41 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Outlander_04 said:
It helps if you use the format suggested in th thread about how to ask for advice

but some general comments

Unless you are planning on SLI at some stage you can use the ASUS M5A97 R 2.0 motherboard and save around $30

For gaming even 8 gig of RAM is overkill so you dont need more unless you are running encoding or rendering apps .
Fit a 2 x4 gig kit of 1600 Mhz RAM rated for 1.5 volts or less .

Use a seagate Hybrid drive

Fit a Xigmatek GAIA or CM 212 cpu cooler

I would buy a cheaper [ but still good enough ] case .

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
80 + bronze or better only


The money you save will mean you have more to spend on the graphics card . And that is where your real game performance will come from


Ugh, I hate the Xigmatek Gaia, I lost a motherboard and nearly lost an entire build because of that CPU cooler. And why a hybrid drive? What advantage do you have over an SSD / HD combo? And yeah posting your budget would help us help you better.


I bet the Xigmatek GAIA didnt cause the loss of your motherboard . Something you did wrong probably did that because GAIA's have a very decent reputation .

The reason you would use a hybrid drive instead of an SSD and a conventional hard drive is cost , and ease of set up .
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$99

Almost as fast as an SSD , and enough storage . With a saving of at least $50 . Set up is ..non existent . You plug it in . No registry hacks and no symbolic links .
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