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July 5, 2014 6:50:58 PM

Build:
Mobo - Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0
CPU - AMD FX-8350
CPU Cooler - Noctua NH-U12
GPU - Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
RAM - Corsair Vengeance 8 GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 MHz
Memory - Western Digital WD20EZRX 2TB
Case - Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid Tower Computer Case

This is costing me $951.54, once my problems are solved I'd love to stay within $1050-$1100

PROBLEMS, aka I need help:
1.) Obviously I need a power supply but I know nothing about them so I don't know how to correctly choose one, I would love help with this
2.) I don't know how to tell if ALL of this stuff is compatible, i know some of it is
3.) Don't worry about the fact i'm missing an OS
4.) Any parts you would recommend over mine to make my computer run faster (gaming wise) without completely changing the build (I'd like to stay AMD with Nvidia at least)

Note: If I missed out on any information you guys need comment and i'll respond to you with the info

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July 5, 2014 7:02:14 PM

ColinBaunach said:
1.) Obviously I need a power supply but I know nothing about them so I don't know how to correctly choose one, I would love help with this

For one GTX 760, a quality 550W is more than sufficient like the XFX TS 550W, which is a quality power supply at a very affordable price. For GTX 760 SLI, I recommend a minimum of 600W - 650W. Sticking with the XFX brand, you can buy a XFX 650W PSU for slightly more. Availability and pricing vary depending on where you live.


ColinBaunach said:
2.) I don't know how to tell if ALL of this stuff is compatible, i know some of it is

They are all compatible.


ColinBaunach said:
4.) Any parts you would recommend over mine to make my computer run faster (gaming wise) without completely changing the build (I'd like to stay AMD with Nvidia at least)

A SSD can greatly improve the overall experience. The motherboard is a tad expensive. You can go with an Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0, which is cheaper and is just as good.
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