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First PC Build: Compatable parts?

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December 8, 2013 5:51:41 PM

Hello everyone,

I just order the following part selection, and I wanted to make sure I will not have any compatibility issues or missing/inadequate components. As I have already placed the order, please only inform me of serious issues with the selection.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2hi3W
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2hi3W/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2hi3W/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Zalman ZM-Z9 U3 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.58 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Thermaltake Tough Power 750W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($82.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $785.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-08 20:47 EST-0500)

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/deoxes1144/saved/34Fa

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December 8, 2013 8:37:40 PM

I recommend an AMD FX-8XXX (Replace the X's with number eg. 8150 or 8350) processor to prevent bottlenecking and changing the PSU to a more reliable brand eg. an Antec, Corsair, PC Power and Cooling, or Seasonic brand.
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December 8, 2013 9:18:22 PM

Nuclear101 said:
I recommend an AMD FX-8XXX (Replace the X's with number eg. 8150 or 8350) processor to prevent bottlenecking and changing the PSU to a more reliable brand eg. an Antec, Corsair, PC Power and Cooling, or Seasonic brand.


I was slightly concerned about bottlenecking so I will look into that for a future purchase most likely. Additionally, I ended up ordering this PSU instead due to mixed reviews: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168....

Is it at all difficult to replace the CPU later on? Also, would overclocking help prevent bottlenecking?
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December 8, 2013 9:28:32 PM

That's a pretty good PSU for the price :)  It isn't difficult tor replace the CPU, but when a new socket comes out, you have to change both the motherboard and CPU. Also, this is normal and not that annoying, but you have to wipe of the original thermal paste off the heatsink and put new thermal paste on. Overclocking will help the bottlenecking issue.
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