I'm looking into purchasing a new computer soon, I had a budget of $1000 and this is what I came up with:
CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card Case:Zalman Z12 ATX Mid Tower Case Power Supply: Thermaltake SMART 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
I did design this system on PC Part Picker so everything should work, the only thing I'm not sure about is; will the CPU cooler fit into the Zalman Z12? the other question I had was will the motherboard I've chosen support everything I have chosen for my system? (The video card in particular, because the motherboard comes with integrated graphics). I would also highly appreciate any feedback or suggestions that won't drive up the price of the build too much.
If this is for gaming
change the RAM to 2 x4 gig . You wont need more
drop the TX3 cooler . Too small to be usefull . The CM Hyper 212 , or Xigmatek GAIA instead
But the motherboard is the weakest point . Motherboards with 970 , or 990 chipsets are the latest technology and are the best to use with the latest processors .
Either use the Asrock extreme 3 R2.0 or ASUS M5A97 R2.0 [ not the LE ]