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February 7, 2014 12:58:24 PM

Hey Guys this is my first time PC build, so I need some help.

So I would like some opinions on my choices so far.

Could you also tell if I have missed something or don't need something I have picked. Also if there are better choices for what I have picked.

My budget is ~$1200

I also don't need an OS, moniter, keyboard or mouse.

This is my build here http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/2OPaD

A few questions, Is there anypoint getting a SSD and will I need a CPU cooler?

Thanks in advance, sorry for being a pain. :) 

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a b 4 Gaming
February 7, 2014 1:05:43 PM

An SSD will greatly improve system boot time and speed up loading of any games/programs that you put on it.

An aftermarket CPU cooler is only necessary if a stock cooler doesn't come with your CPU or if you intend to overclock your CPU.

What is the purpose of this build? And what resolution monitor will you be using? Also, be aware you might get a motherboard that will not work with your CPU until you update the BIOS which almost always requires a working CPU.
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February 7, 2014 1:16:34 PM

animal said:
An SSD will greatly improve system boot time and speed up loading of any games/programs that you put on it.

An aftermarket CPU cooler is only necessary if a stock cooler doesn't come with your CPU or if you intend to overclock your CPU.

What is the purpose of this build? And what resolution monitor will you be using? Also, be aware you might get a motherboard that will not work with your CPU until you update the BIOS which almost always requires a working CPU.


I plan on playing games such as Skyrim with mods , Battlefield 3 and Elder Scrolls online when it comes out all hopefully on high settings.
I'm using an 1920x 1080 moniter.
So do you recommend a SSD?
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a b 4 Gaming
February 7, 2014 1:25:27 PM

Yes, but it is not absolutely critical to get one. If you do decide to, then at a minimum get a small one to hold your OS at the very least, maybe a 60 GB. Bigger is better (GB-wise) but a 120 GB should give you enough flexibility to load your OS and a few important games/programs. Everything else will be stored on and ran from your HDD.

edit: Did you understand my warning about the potential motherboard/CPU issue?
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February 7, 2014 1:52:02 PM

the 280x is a good choice but i recommend the sapphire toxic version are the best of the 280x i have it and i have the same cpu u want want to buy and yes you will need a good cpu cooler for that cpu cause it gets heated so easily on games that use some of its power i got the NH-D14 - Noctua cpu cooler for it and its really cool and quite even when i over clock and i play battle field 3 withe maximum sitting and i get over 150 fbs that build u want 2 buy is good enough on my own opinion
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a b 4 Gaming
February 7, 2014 2:08:39 PM

animal said:
Yes, but it is not absolutely critical to get one. If you do decide to, then at a minimum get a small one to hold your OS at the very least, maybe a 60 GB. Bigger is better (GB-wise) but a 120 GB should give you enough flexibility to load your OS and a few important games/programs. Everything else will be stored on and ran from your HDD.

edit: Did you understand my warning about the potential motherboard/CPU issue?


According to this website they are compatible
http://www.pc-specs.com/cpu/AMD/FX/FX-8320/1143/Compati...
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