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Need help building my computer, first computer building and need some tips to make sure everything is compatible.

AMD Computer #1
CPU AM3+ x8 FX-8350 $239
Motherboard Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 $176
Internal Hard Drive Seagate SATA3 2T $98
Memory 4G Kit 1600 G.Skill Ripjaws-X (2) $110
Video Card 3G R9-280X MSI Gaming $419
Power Supply Corsair 80Plus Gold RM750 $189
Case Thermaltake Chaser MK-I $165
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  1. Here's some better, cheaper memory.

    Don't buy an R9 280x. They're incredibly overpriced because of Litecoin miners. The GTX 770 is better and cheaper.

    Your PSU is way too much money and Gold Certified is a racket. I'd Buy this one instead.

    You will definitely want an aftermarket cooler/heatsink for that 8350. (Link)

    The case is fine if you want to spend that much, but I do recommend This One


    -Edited for majorly screwed up links-
  2. Thanks Ad Hoc, i've already got the R9 280x so its a little too late :\. Anyways for the cooler/heatsink for the 8350 will any aftermarket one work? like the one you posted?. And is there anything in my list im missing that should be in my computer? and is everything compatible? :p sorry for the noob questions im the only one in my family that knows about technology and its sort of hard to work it out yourself when you have no one to ask :(
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    Ah, well that's alright. The 280x is still a damn good card.

    - Everything is compatible, yes.

    - Any modern heatsink/cooler should work fine. Just check reviews to see what people have said about AMD FX processors.

    - As long as the MoBo is AM3+ it'll work, so you're good.

    - You should have a CD/DVD Drive.

    - If I may make a suggestion regarding the MoBo, I'd buy it Here. I don't know why it's $170 where you're looking at it.

    - Is it possible for you to link your HDD so I can take a look at it?

    And ya, I totally get where you're coming from, haha. Nobody in my family knows about it either. It would have been nice if they had when I first started building. Sorry about all the bullet points, btw. Making a list is a lot quicker than writing full paragraphs.

    EDIT: and you will need an OS of course! By whatever means you obtain it ;]
  4. Hey thanks for the reply, the mother board cost is different because I'm from Australia what your seeing is Aussie prices. I will get a DVD drive and what do you mean link HDD?
  5. My hard drives are segate sata 3
  6. I was just wondering if you could link the product page for that hard drive so I could make sure it's decent. It's Sata 3 (6Gb/s) so you should be good.
  7. Ad Hoc said:
    I was just wondering if you could link the product page for that hard drive so I could make sure it's decent. It's Sata 3 (6Gb/s) so you should be good.


    It's sata 3 1 terabyte I'm getting two of them, they look like this http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7386
  8. Aucutally I just realised I just choose one sata 3 2TB hard drive, it's this one here http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8876

    Now I've only gone with one hard drive in my computer....is this ok or should I get two 1TB hard drives?
  9. One 2TB drive is totally fine. You could get two 1TB drives and use one as backup, but that's just personal preference.

    EDIT: The drive you posted is perfect. You're good to go!
  10. Thanks bro for all your help again!
  11. No, problem! If you have any troubles while building it, feel free to PM me.
  12. Hey just one more thing, I was thinking of getting a SSD 2.5" 120gig to install my operating system on there and a the games I majority play. would I be able to do this and would it fit in my case?
  13. Yup, that will work perfectly.
  14. I can't find the price on that page for some reason, but it should work great. However, I do suggest you look at This Article before you buy it.
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