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November 29, 2012 6:39:54 PM

Hi everyone.

im completely new to these forums however I've used them as a reference many a time.

Please rate this build and any improvements or suggestions you have are welcomed :) 

also I'm on a budget so keep this in mind when suggesting.


1. AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8120FRGUBOX

Kingston HyperX Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model KHX16C9B1RK2/8

GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

SAPPHIRE 100284L Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

LG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH24NS90 - OEM

Dynex 520-Watt ATX Power Supply dx-520wps

LOGISYS Computer CLK12BL2 12" DUAL COLD CATHODE KIT - OEM (Red)

Thermaltake V4 Black Edition Gaming Chassis Mid Tower Steel Computer Case Fully Black Powdered Interior VM30001W2Z

Operation System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Edition




Newegg links would be great as i use them for reference also.

Thanks!

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November 29, 2012 7:26:34 PM

Ok so;
-FX series CPUs are no bueno. Intels i3s or i5s will give you much better performance and future proofing for same price.
-MoBo is ok for AM3+ but if you want to go Intel you will need LGA1155 (most likely)
-5750 is meh, old card. Could get a 7750 or 6770 for same price. Or for a few more bucks a 7770.
-Hard drive is good as far as I know
-Dont know much about optical drives, I don't personally use them
-That PSU is not a trusted company, and the PSU is arguably the most important component. Look for Corsair, XFX, Antec, some others are slipping my mind lol...
-Drop the cold cathode kit and put more money towards a better GPU

My recommendation; (sorry no links, I'm on my phone)
GPU: Sapphire HD 7850 - $190
CPU: Intel Core i3 Ivy - ~$120-130
MoBo: ASRock Z75 Pro3 - $80
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X 2x4GB - $30
PSU: Corsair CX600 600w - $70
HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB - $110
<insert random optical drive here> - $30 (?)

Total: ~$630-640 + shipping

The Z75 chipset is so you can overclock, want to get a i7 in future and do some serious overclocking.
You didn't really say what your budget was but if anything I would put more money into GPU and get an i5. Past the 7850, get a GTX 660 or GTX 660 Ti. Or GTX 670 or HD 7950 past that.
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November 29, 2012 8:36:34 PM

Hi :) 

The graphics card is rubbish.....not for a Gamer...

All the best Brett :) 
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November 29, 2012 11:00:53 PM

for gaming you can get more power from an intel setup at the same money.
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