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Trying to build my first computer, just need an okay go!

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August 9, 2011 3:48:08 AM

Here is my build, i just wanted to check with the "experts" and make sure that all of the parts will work together and i have a big enough power supply and such. My main worry is just not having enough power

case -Antec three hundred case
mobo - asrock 890gx pro3 am3+ motherboard
processor - amd phenom ii x4 955 3.2 ghz
gpu - xfx radeon 6850 1gb
cd - asus dvd burner
hdd - wd caviar blue 500gb 7200rpm
ram - corsair xms3 4gb ram
psu - corsair gs600 psu
os - win 7 home

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August 9, 2011 4:31:12 AM

trying to order tonight if anyone can help lol
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August 9, 2011 4:45:47 AM

^ From where are you buying the part ? And budget ? gaming PC ??
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August 9, 2011 4:49:22 AM

buying everything but power supply and ram from newegg, already have the psi (but could swap it out for a 700 if absolutely necessary). budget is about what its priced at now, not looking to spend much more. and its going to be for light to medium gaming nothing too intense(just basically enough to game for the next at least year or 2)
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August 9, 2011 5:05:51 AM

Mobo -
This one does x8x8 Crossfire,...
ASRock 970 EXTREME4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU - Why not the HD 6870 ? Just $20 more, and is pretty powerful
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

PSU - Have you bought that PSU ? For the same price you get Antec HCG 750W - Good for HD 6870 Crossfire later on,...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 9, 2011 5:08:13 AM

i don't really plan on crossfiring, so would the 600 be good enough for what i have? i think it will be but not 100% sure
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August 9, 2011 5:10:09 AM

and yes the psu is siting on my desk lol, and i also forgot to mention the graphics card will be a later addition so i need the integrated from the board i have picked out
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August 9, 2011 5:21:13 AM

^ Then its fine, stick with your current setup, and yes 600W would suffice for even HD 6970,...

HDD - Get this one - Samsung F3 1TB, faster, more space and right now for $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 9, 2011 5:22:14 AM

the fact that its sata2 and not sata3 won't matter?
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August 9, 2011 5:35:38 AM

Best answer selected by guitarwiz23.
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August 9, 2011 5:37:38 AM

^^ No,... SATA 3 for mechanical HDD is just a marketing gimmick,... those have yet to saturate the SATA 2 bandwidth, so no point going SATA 3,...
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August 9, 2011 5:57:18 AM

alright, thanks for all the help!
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