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May 21, 2014 5:30:24 PM

I'm building a new PC and here are the parts

CPU-AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5 GHz

GPU- MSI R7 265 2GD5 OC 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI

RAM- G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

Power supply- SeaSonic SSR-650RM 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Motherboard- ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 USB 3.0 HDMI uATX AMD

Hard drive- Western Digital WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM

Case- NZXT Source 210 Mid Tower

Total cost: $610.72

My questions are
1. Do all of these parts fit together and are compatible?
2. Are there any parts I should replace for a equal or cheaper value?
3. This i my first PC build so any advice on how to build a PC and any precautions I should take to ensure a flawless build?
Any feedback is appreciated!

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May 21, 2014 5:48:54 PM

These parts should fit together fine, but I do have one comment on the motherboard. If you use a micro board like this, you won't be able to crossfire, as there is only one (at least from looking at the picture) PCIe port. If you are ok with this then this board is fine, but if you wish to crossfire in the future I would invest in a bigger case and a full ATX board.

As for actually building the thing, make sure you protect your build from static electricity. You can do this by touching the metal on your case frequently,and possibly investing in an anti-static wristband. Also, do not build on fabrics or fur-like materials (carpet, beds, cats, etc.) as this may increase the risk of you building up static and frying something. Make sure you evenly apply thermal paste to your CPU, as AMD chips don't have it pre-applied. The most important tip I have for you is: don't be nervous. Sure, mistakes can happen, but you are MUCH more likely to screw up if you are shaking from fear of failure. I built my first PC at age 10, and I was one dumb kid, so you shouldn't have anything to worry about if you use common sense.
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May 21, 2014 8:26:12 PM

ArtificialApple said:
These parts should fit together fine, but I do have one comment on the motherboard. If you use a micro board like this, you won't be able to crossfire, as there is only one (at least from looking at the picture) PCIe port. If you are ok with this then this board is fine, but if you wish to crossfire in the future I would invest in a bigger case and a full ATX board.

As for actually building the thing, make sure you protect your build from static electricity. You can do this by touching the metal on your case frequently,and possibly investing in an anti-static wristband. Also, do not build on fabrics or fur-like materials (carpet, beds, cats, etc.) as this may increase the risk of you building up static and frying something. Make sure you evenly apply thermal paste to your CPU, as AMD chips don't have it pre-applied. The most important tip I have for you is: don't be nervous. Sure, mistakes can happen, but you are MUCH more likely to screw up if you are shaking from fear of failure. I built my first PC at age 10, and I was one dumb kid, so you shouldn't have anything to worry about if you use common sense.


Thanks, I plan on getting these parts within a week. I replaced the power supply with a Rosewill HIVE 750w.
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