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November 25, 2011 4:39:09 AM

Okay well I've never built a computer before so I'm not entirely sure what I'm doing... Tell me if I'm doing anything wrong and if something is not compatible with the other.




Video Card

RAM and Processors

Hard Drive
Yet to be chosen

Okay so I have most of the parts planned out, but I don't know that it's all compatible. Also I need to know if I am able to install that video card into the motherboard despite the fact that it already has an on-board video card. A different motherboard is fine with me if it's around the price range. Lastly I need a cheap but quality Hard Drive from Newegg. My budget is around $600 for the entire computer, so I don't have much left for the Hard Drive. About $50 but I can go higher I suppose (Unless I find a Shellshocker deal from NewEgg like I did the PSU it's not looking good...) All help is appreciated, thanks.

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November 25, 2011 5:27:57 AM

I wouldn't suggest that MB, it has an ancient chipset. Consider this:

ASRock 880GMH/U3S3 AM3+ AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard XFast USB, UEFI, AM3+ 8-Core CPU, USB3.0, SATA3 $76.99+$7.56 shipping.

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That's a good PSU but not a bargain. This is less expensive and will las into Video card upgrades.
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ASRock 880GMH/U3S3 AM3+ AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard XFast USB, UEFI, AM3+ 8-Core CPU, USB3.0, SATA3 $76.99 $7.56 Shipping

November 25, 2011 5:37:10 AM

Okay I already bought the power supply (cost about $35.00 from a shellshocker+Mail-in rebate)
The Motherboard looks really good, I suppose I will just have to save up a bit more and not cut corners on it thanks for the suggestion
I'm not sure which case I'll be getting but I was actually looking at that one too

Thanks for your help! Are all of my current items (If I swap my Motherboard with yours) compatible?
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November 25, 2011 6:58:30 AM

What do you plan to do with your computer?
November 26, 2011 4:29:01 AM

It's going to be a Gaming computer. Hence the video card, which shouldn't require replacing any time soon...
April 7, 2013 6:56:26 PM

I would make sure you have a large enough power supply to support you mother board and any extra gadgets you may want to add later on. For the case I would suggest something with a little extra cooling, as your boards will get hot quickly, probably something with one fan in front, one in back, and one on the side. The idea is that the front will bring cool air in, the side will bring cool air straight on the main boards, and the rear will pull out the hot air out. Just make sure everything will flow easily.

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April 11, 2013 8:54:37 AM

Hey guys im having the same problem just wondering if any of you can help me and tell me if all these components will run together

fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heat Pipes (RR-B10-212P-G1)
Hard drive:Seagate Barracuda 2 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST2000DM001
MotherBoard:ASUS P9X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Ram: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Core i3, i5, i7 and Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
Processor:Intel Core i7-3820 Quad-Core Processor 3.6 GHz 10 MB Cache LGA 2011 - BX80619I73820
Video Card:XFX AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB GDDR5 DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card FX775AZNP4;FX-775A-ZNP4

Guys if you could reply asap it would be perfect,
thanks! :) 
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