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First PC Build... is everything compatible??

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January 8, 2014 9:28:06 AM

Hi, so this is my first PC Build, I've been using an old-school laptop from 2009 and between the USB's failing, the constant blue-screens, I've decided to build a desktop.

The purpose of this CPU is mainly for 3D Composition, Rendering and Video Editing (I am a game developer using the Unity Engine). The secondary purpose would be to atleast be able to run modern games at fairly good resolutions/speeds.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2lkWY

I basically followed a Youtube video build and made a few changes/upgrades where I saw fit... The only problem is that the site lists an error ("Some AMD 970 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Vishera CPUs.") and I would be open to changing some things around, thanks for any and all help/recommendations. :) 

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January 8, 2014 9:33:39 AM

All your parts are compatible but I'd probably switch graphics from AMD to Nvidia because you'll get a better value at this point. The 7850 was somewhere around 130-150 dollars and the 7870 was 180 (where you're at now) then AMD increased their prices ridiculously whereas Nvidia stayed around the same.
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January 8, 2014 9:45:25 AM

Kampinkarl1 said:
All your parts are compatible but I'd probably switch graphics from AMD to Nvidia because you'll get a better value at this point. The 7850 was somewhere around 130-150 dollars and the 7870 was 180 (where you're at now) then AMD increased their prices ridiculously whereas Nvidia stayed around the same.


What this guy is saying is false. If your buying your parts from a website like where your getting your GPU there always going to run a tad more expensive. However, if your going to be doing 3D work and graphic design NVIDIA is better for that type of thing. AMD is better for gaming. On your topic everything is compatible, but i would recommend getting a bigger PSU 430 is not very big i dont even know if that will work for everything your wanting to run in your machine. I would bump it up to a 600 or 700, you dont need to go that high but thats just me.
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January 8, 2014 10:45:21 AM

Well, Pocket is right about the PSU - The recommended wattage for the 7850 is 500 Watts. http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/7000/78...

However, I could show you an invoice for the HD 7870 I bought. AMD Radeon drastically inflated their prices because of bitcoin mining.

As far as the website, Pocket has probably never used PCPartPicker or he would know it shows you where and at what price you can buy everything - from cheapest to most expensive.
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January 8, 2014 10:47:56 AM

I am an AMD fan because most of my PC's power is applied to gaming and general office work. No 3D rendering, none of that. If that's your main goal, then I'd suggest Intel's processors that support Hyper-Threading.

To answer your question, your parts will be compatible (The BIOS may need an update), except for the PSU.
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