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Just got a Gigabyte 970A-DS3P AMD Motherboard need help

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June 2, 2014 2:07:19 PM

so i have purchessed the above motherboard, it come with a disk for drivers and 2 sata cables.
could any of you gents reccomend the other vital components needed that would be compatible.

i am on a tight budget and i will be buying the components bit by bit. i would like at least 3 cores maby 4 for the processor and around 8gb of ram.

i would need a heatsink of course. im not sure what fits what so i need some help on that. also any cables i may need. i have a spear PSU for my E521 i could use, also i have a 120Gb OCZ SSD in my current pc i plan on using in the build (my first build) the ssd has win7 64 installed, is there a way to migrate the OS on my SSD to my new build wihout formating the SSD and installing again on the new motherboard. both motherboards use AMD chipsets i belive. The reason for not just reinstaling windows is that i have installed it on too many hard drives and its been blocked.

im going to need a new case. i want a cheapish case that looks good. do the cases come with power button/USB leads and psu

Also i purchesses a Asrock A75M-HVS motherboard, i decided to use the gigabyte because it had 4 dimms instead of Asrock's 2. was this a wise move.

thanks for reading.
June 2, 2014 3:00:34 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($114.97 @ OutletPC)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $184.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-02 17:10 EDT-0400)


Im based in the uk and do all my part shopping on ebay. do you have any advice for my other queries
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June 2, 2014 3:15:38 PM

Don't buy from components from ebay.
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June 2, 2014 4:09:49 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Don't buy from components from ebay.

i get them used as there cheaper.also i get my money back if things go wrong.
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June 2, 2014 4:12:02 PM

They aren't cheaper.
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June 2, 2014 4:14:35 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£71.99 @ Aria PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£61.62 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£44.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £178.60
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-03 00:13 BST+0100)
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June 2, 2014 10:01:59 PM

becksy513 said:
SR-71 Blackbird said:
Don't buy from components from ebay.

i get them used as there cheaper.also i get my money back if things go wrong.


Not all the time... and eBay tends to be more overpriced or not genuine products.
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