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First time Gaming PC Build - Under $1000

I am new to building computers, though i know a few things. I have made a setup on pcpartpicker but i would like for you guys to check it out and tell me what you think. I would really appreciate it.

I would like the ram to be at least 8 gigs and i'm not too picky about the motherboard. Also if there is a comptability issue please tell me so i can fix it. Thanks

Also i am not a big fan of watercooling :/

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2H4o3
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  1. It wouldn't be bad but that motherboard doesn't support your RAM.
  2. Brian Archibald said:
    It wouldn't be bad but that motherboard doesn't support your RAM.


    I don't really need to have that ram or motherboard im just looking for something that is good and in my budget that will also be compatible.
  3. Get this psu instead because it is modular http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx600m .Non modular psus make cable managment really hard and makes you pc look bad. Dont get the thermal past because the hyper 212 includes it. Othewise you are set
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    McGamer said:
    Brian Archibald said:
    It wouldn't be bad but that motherboard doesn't support your RAM.


    I don't really need to have that ram or motherboard im just looking for something that is good and in my budget that will also be compatible.


    I would up your budget a bit on the motherboard and get something that supports 1600 MHz.
  5. Brian Archibald said:
    McGamer said:
    Brian Archibald said:
    It wouldn't be bad but that motherboard doesn't support your RAM.


    I don't really need to have that ram or motherboard im just looking for something that is good and in my budget that will also be compatible.


    I would up your budget a bit on the motherboard and get something that supports 1600 MHz.



    Under $1000 i'm fine with
  6. Alright after looking throughout the motherboards i found this http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-980de3u3s3

    And it seems to be compatible with the ram i have chosen
  7. Brian Archibald said:


    With that motherboard on pcpartpicker it says: Some AMD 970 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Vishera CPUs.
  8. Well i was looking through the list of motherboards and also found this which i seem to like. It also is compatible.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga990fxaud3
  9. If you're capable of spending that much I would definitely go with that board, one of my friends uses it and he's never had any problems out of it. He's the AMD guy and I'm the NVidia/Intel guy so we're usually arguing about that sort of stuff, but I have first hand observation of it in use and it's nice.
  10. Brian Archibald said:
    If you're capable of spending that much I would definitely go with that board, one of my friends uses it and he's never had any problems out of it. He's the AMD guy and I'm the NVidia/Intel guy so we're usually arguing about that sort of stuff, but I have first hand observation of it in use and it's nice.


    Alright thank you for replying, but i'm a bit worried about the placement of the ram and the cpu cooler. It looks like the cpu cooler might be too close to the ram slots making the ram be unable to fit. Here is the link to the updated parts

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Htsm
  11. That's the same ram I have except it's 2133 and I have no problems fitting it with a bigger cooler than the 212 Evo.
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