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January 25, 2014 5:04:09 PM

Hello Everyone. So I've decided to build a computer for the first time and I think I've picked parts that are all compatible but I would really like some feedback to make sure all parts will work together.

I'm building this computer mostly for gaming and my budget is $650. These are the best parts I could find in my budget but I'm open to suggestions. These are the parts I've found:

Case: APEVIA X-Sniper X-SNIPER2-BL Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Storage: WD BLACK SERIES WD1003FZEX 1TB Internal Hard Drive
Power Supply: CORSAIR CX series CX600 600W (80+ Bronze Certified)
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8gb DDR3 SDRAM
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35
Video Card: GIGABYTE GV-R927XOC-2GD Radeon R9 270X
CPU: AMD Athlon X4 760K Richland 3.8GHz
Cooling: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition CO-9050002-WW 120mm

Are sound cards necessary or is there an onboard sound chip?

Thanks in advance!



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January 25, 2014 5:37:47 PM

Go to pcpartpicker.com, and enter all of your parts (it has every single part) and as you enter them, it will tell you if there are any incompatibilities.
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January 25, 2014 6:24:05 PM

That board does have in built audio. It has Audio

• Chipset integrated by Realtek® ALC887
- Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec


Although I would recommend getting a board with PCIe 3.0 ports instead of 2, I havent heard ofg a card that NEEDS a gan 3. Only ever found cards that are gen 2 and 3. However, when looking on the Gigabyte site (not in detail) it only said gen 3. ( http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=... ) Your board has gen 2 ports ( http://uk.msi.com/product/mb/FM2-A75MA-E35.html#/?div=B... ). I have not done deep investigating so recommend listening to others and checking for yourself. I may be wrong and not know it. Hope you find all that you need and enjoy your system. (good choice for the graphics card BTW ;)  )
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January 26, 2014 6:14:08 AM

"Are all the parts to my pc compatible?"

Yes, your chosen PC components are technically compatible. 'Tobias Radford-Taylor' mentioned the PCIe issue: "when looking on the Gigabyte site (not in detail) it only said gen 3", PCIe 3.0 cards are backwards compatible with PCIe 2.0 slots on motherboards. At the moment there's no performance increase in 3.0 compared to 2.0 - that'll likely change in the future.

I'd raise caution towards getting a 600W power supply - that'd be cutting it a little fine. My personally suggestion would be to purchase a 700W or 750W PSU (considering you have a budget). Your graphics card requires 500W to power, your CPU requires 100W and there's other components in your system to. It's always a good idea to have some leeway when it comes to additional wattage in a system, you never want to be running a component at full throttle; if you're wanting your system to last for as long as possible. I'd recommend the Corsair CX750W; considering you've shown an interest in Corsair.

"Are sound cards necessary or is there an onboard sound chip?"

Tobias Radford-Taylor answered this question.
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January 26, 2014 10:29:05 AM

Tobias Radford-Taylor said:
That board does have in built audio. It has Audio

• Chipset integrated by Realtek® ALC887
- Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec


Although I would recommend getting a board with PCIe 3.0 ports instead of 2, I havent heard ofg a card that NEEDS a gan 3. Only ever found cards that are gen 2 and 3. However, when looking on the Gigabyte site (not in detail) it only said gen 3. ( http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=... ) Your board has gen 2 ports ( http://uk.msi.com/product/mb/FM2-A75MA-E35.html#/?div=B... ). I have not done deep investigating so recommend listening to others and checking for yourself. I may be wrong and not know it. Hope you find all that you need and enjoy your system. (good choice for the graphics card BTW ;)  )


Cables said:
"Are all the parts to my pc compatible?"

Yes, your chosen PC components are technically compatible. 'Tobias Radford-Taylor' mentioned the PCIe issue: "when looking on the Gigabyte site (not in detail) it only said gen 3", PCIe 3.0 cards are backwards compatible with PCIe 2.0 slots on motherboards. At the moment there's no performance increase in 3.0 compared to 2.0 - that'll likely change in the future.

I'd raise caution towards getting a 600W power supply - that'd be cutting it a little fine. My personally suggestion would be to purchase a 700W or 750W PSU (considering you have a budget). Your graphics card requires 500W to power, your CPU requires 100W and there's other components in your system to. It's always a good idea to have some leeway when it comes to additional wattage in a system, you never want to be running a component at full throttle; if you're wanting your system to last for as long as possible. I'd recommend the Corsair CX750W; considering you've shown an interest in Corsair.

"Are sound cards necessary or is there an onboard sound chip?"

Tobias Radford-Taylor answered this question.


Thanks a lot for the help, last thing, which motherboard do you recommend?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I was thinking the MSI one since it comes with a battlefield 4 voucher and as far as i can tell it is the same as the gigabyte one. (These both have PCIe Gen3) Can you confirm?
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January 31, 2014 2:22:33 PM

Lucawins said:
Tobias Radford-Taylor said:
That board does have in built audio. It has Audio

• Chipset integrated by Realtek® ALC887
- Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec


Although I would recommend getting a board with PCIe 3.0 ports instead of 2, I havent heard ofg a card that NEEDS a gan 3. Only ever found cards that are gen 2 and 3. However, when looking on the Gigabyte site (not in detail) it only said gen 3. ( http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=... ) Your board has gen 2 ports ( http://uk.msi.com/product/mb/FM2-A75MA-E35.html#/?div=B... ). I have not done deep investigating so recommend listening to others and checking for yourself. I may be wrong and not know it. Hope you find all that you need and enjoy your system. (good choice for the graphics card BTW ;)  )


Cables said:
"Are all the parts to my pc compatible?"

Yes, your chosen PC components are technically compatible. 'Tobias Radford-Taylor' mentioned the PCIe issue: "when looking on the Gigabyte site (not in detail) it only said gen 3", PCIe 3.0 cards are backwards compatible with PCIe 2.0 slots on motherboards. At the moment there's no performance increase in 3.0 compared to 2.0 - that'll likely change in the future.

I'd raise caution towards getting a 600W power supply - that'd be cutting it a little fine. My personally suggestion would be to purchase a 700W or 750W PSU (considering you have a budget). Your graphics card requires 500W to power, your CPU requires 100W and there's other components in your system to. It's always a good idea to have some leeway when it comes to additional wattage in a system, you never want to be running a component at full throttle; if you're wanting your system to last for as long as possible. I'd recommend the Corsair CX750W; considering you've shown an interest in Corsair.

"Are sound cards necessary or is there an onboard sound chip?"

Tobias Radford-Taylor answered this question.


Thanks a lot for the help, last thing, which motherboard do you recommend?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I was thinking the MSI one since it comes with a battlefield 4 voucher and as far as i can tell it is the same as the gigabyte one. (These both have PCIe Gen3) Can you confirm?

I apologises for my tardiness. I hope my comment can still be of use.

The motherboards are almost identical, with the "MSI A88XM-E45 FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X (Bolton D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard" you're paying $3 more for two less USB 2.0 ports and two more USB 3.0 than that which is supplied on the "GIGABYTE

GA-F2A88XM-D3H FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X (Bolton D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard", plus three additional audio ports (Rear Speaker, Sub-woofer and Surrond Side Channels) which aren't supplied on the GIGABYTE board.

I'd personally go for the GIGABYTE board. Simply because there's more USB 2.0 ports in the rear panel, the audio input slots wouldn't impact my decision and I'm not a big fan of Battlefeild 4 :p  - granted, that said you'd be getting your moneys worth if there's a AAA game thrown in for $3 more.

"...both have PCIe Gen3..." - Yes your correct. Both motherboards have one PCIe 3.0 slot.

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