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Building First Gaming Computer Need Help!!

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January 23, 2014 4:34:41 PM

I am building my first gaming computer and I was wondering if you could tell me if the following components will be compatible and be a good gaming computer.

I am buying everything from and before I ordered anything I just want to make sure that everything is correct

Case: RAIDMAX Blade ATX-298WY Black/Yellow Steel /Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Video Card: EVGA 02G-P4-3765-KR GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Dual Superclocked w/ EVGA ACX Cooler Video Card

CPU: AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8320FRHKBOX

Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 TR-700 700W ATX 12V V2.3 & EPS 12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

Hard Drive: Western Digital WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive, Blue - OEM

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

Speakers: Logitech Z323 30 Watts (RMS) 2.1 Speaker System

Screen:22"" Class LED monitor 16:9

Thank You!!!

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a b 4 Gaming
January 23, 2014 4:47:03 PM

The motherboard you picked is a bit old, and only has support for PCIe 2.0. This could be a problem, as the graphics card you selected is pretty high level, and would work better in a PCIe 3.0 slot. Everything else looks pretty good though.

Just another suggestion though, Go with less cores on your CPU. It looks better to have 8 cores, but in reality unless you run about 15 programs at the same time it makes no difference. What you really want is a higher clock speed.
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