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Will these parts go together? (First time building a PC)

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July 27, 2011 2:10:52 AM

Hey guys, can you please check if these parts will go together and will they fit in the case? This is my first time building a gaming PC so if so I do or say something stupid don't judge haha. Also, feel free to give me suggestions.

Asus M5A97 AM3+ - $124.99 @ Micro Center
http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0366622

AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE - $111.99 @ Micro Center
http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0325957

Corsair XMS (2x4GB) 8GB DDR3-1333 CL9 - $84.99 ($64.99 after rebate) @ Micro Center
http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0347304

Western Digital Caviar Blue 7,200RPM 6.0GB OEM - $64.99 @ Micro Center
http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0352167

Thermaltake TR2 RX 750W - $99.99 ($79.99 after rebate) Micro Center
http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0323928

Thermaltake Dokker ATX Mid-Tower $52.99 ($42.99 after rebate) Micro Center
http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0350247

Asus 24x DVD-RW $29.99 Micro Center
http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0355159

MSI 6850 GDDR5 1GB Cyclone - $179.99 ($149.99 after rebate) @ Frys Electronics
http://www.frys.com/product/664964 [...] IN_RSLT_PG

Total - $749.92 before tax
After Rebates - $674.99 before tax

Thanks to p07h34d for the build.

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July 27, 2011 2:41:52 AM

Do not get the GTX 460 SE 1GB.

Either get the GTX 460 768mb or the GTX 460 1GB non SE model.
The SE model performs worse than both as it has less shader cores.
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July 27, 2011 2:45:26 AM

For that kind of money on the mobo, you might as well get a 6850 and a board that runs Crossfire @ x8 & x8
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July 27, 2011 3:50:18 AM

yummerzzz said:
Do not get the GTX 460 SE 1GB.

Either get the GTX 460 768mb or the GTX 460 1GB non SE model.
The SE model performs worse than both as it has less shader cores.


Okay, I chose another one, check it out. It doesn't say SE so is it okay? And you didn't say if everything was compatible yet o.o


Why_Me said:
For that kind of money on the mobo, you might as well get a 6850 and a board that runs Crossfire @ x8 & x8


Alright then, uhm is there anyway you can choose one for me or what should I look for.
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July 27, 2011 4:29:42 AM

Why_Me said:
http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-870-CrossFireX-Motherboard... $89.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
ASRock Socket AM3/AMD 870/Hybrid CrossFireX/SATA3&USB 3.0/A&GbE/ATX Motherboard 870 Extreme3

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=AT-6850_1G&tit... $149.99 Free Shipping Take $7 off your order over $77 w/ code: LUCKY7, ends 8/1
Sapphire Radeon HD6850 1GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card - 100315L


Alright THANKS so much. I replaced the mobo/graphics card in my list with the ones you gave me. Now do you have any other suggestions?
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July 27, 2011 5:26:11 AM

EnvyX2 said:
Alright THANKS so much. I replaced the mobo/graphics card in my list with the ones you gave me. Now do you have any other suggestions?

Everything looks good, and that Samsung h/d is a good one. If it goes up on price @ newegg, you can get it from amazon for $60.

Now when you save up more $$$, you can add another one of those 6850's :) 
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July 27, 2011 5:36:11 AM

Why_Me said:
Everything looks good, and that Samsung h/d is a good one. If it goes up on price @ newegg, you can get it from amazon for $60.

Now when you save up more $$$, you can add another one of those 6850's :) 


If you didn't see yet, I literally replaced EVERYTHING on there because I want to buy from Frys/Microcenter instead because they are near me, *mostly* everything is the same, just different price possibly and store. But everything is still good right? I just need you to check the mobo and gpu again for me and see if they are still good if you don't mind :??: .
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July 27, 2011 5:59:14 AM

You'll be installing WIN7 64bit OS, correct? 8GB of RAM would be pointless on any 32bit OS.
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July 27, 2011 6:05:04 AM

craighay said:
You'll be installing WIN7 64bit OS, correct? 8GB of RAM would be pointless on any 32bit OS.


Yes of course :)  And since your here can you check for compatibility as well please hehe.
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July 27, 2011 6:24:18 AM

everything looks good, everything should work 100%, the only recommendation I would have is to get a full ATX case, like me, I have a small case - awesome case - but its micro-atx, and i struggled to get a good mb; so atx will be very good for the future.
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July 27, 2011 12:36:52 PM

yummerzzz said:
Do not get the GTX 460 SE 1GB.

Either get the GTX 460 768mb or the GTX 460 1GB non SE model.
The SE model performs worse than both as it has less shader cores.


Actually No, I Have An 460SE, It Performs Slightly Better Than The 768MB Version Under Certain Situations (Especially When AA And AF Come Into Account) And Its Not THAT Much Slower Than The 1GB And At-Least It Outruns A 550 By A Good Margin And Its Far Cheaper Than All Three
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July 27, 2011 5:25:23 PM

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Later on you will be able to add a 2nd 6850 for godly performance and you will be ready for the bulldozer!

Hopefully this helps ^_^


Hm, thanks so much for that! I will use that build instead actually because the price is slightly different but mobo, HDD, and gpu are better than the ones in my build. But one thing is I will be choosing a new case.
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July 28, 2011 3:08:56 AM

Best answer selected by EnvyX2.
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