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January 12, 2013 3:42:17 PM

Hi, I am building my first computer for my late Christmas gift, and I am on a $1000 budget. So far, I think I am doing fairly well, however, I am a bit worried about my motherboard. I heard that Asrock doesn't recognize 8 cores that I am going to have in my AMD FX-8150.


Vengeance series 8 GB RAM. $64
Saphire Radeon HD 7850 $179
Western Digital 1TB hard drive $84
850w Corsair Power Supply $169
Asrock 970 extreme 3 $75
AMD-FX 8150 $169
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo $30
Cooler Master HAF 922 $100
Razer Acosta $44
Viewsonic 24" LED Monitor $199

TOTAL: $1,113

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January 12, 2013 4:10:17 PM

Any AM3+ board should work with any AM3+ CPU, Asrock is no different. Also, unless you are planning to set up crossfire in the future you don't need that big of a power supply. The OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W is a great PSU for $80 less and is even modular.
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January 12, 2013 5:08:08 PM
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January 12, 2013 5:17:38 PM

omg, thank you SO SO SO MUCH! I just joined the website like 2 hours ago, and I have already changed my mind about what I am going to invest 1k in! THANK YOU! :D 
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January 12, 2013 5:23:02 PM

Do not use WD Green drives for the OS! I have heard only bad things about doing that. They are for data storage only, not OS. Probably go with Blue instead. Also, it might be worth it to spend $20 more and get the modular OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W.

Edit: Oh yeah, Newegg FTW!
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January 12, 2013 5:23:56 PM

you r welcome :) 
best luck
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January 12, 2013 5:30:05 PM

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January 12, 2013 5:38:10 PM

Gamoholic said:
Do not use WD Green drives for the OS! I have heard only bad things about doing that. They are for data storage only, not OS. Probably go with Blue instead. Also, it might be worth it to spend $20 more and get the modular OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W.


Thats very odd. WD Green's are not for OS?? pretty serious claim. I have never heard this before. I hope you can back it up with credible reviews.

I am confident that 600 corsair would be good enough for this build: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6276/nvidia-geforce-gtx-6...
in that review, cpu used is a 3960X with 130 W TDP and all charts are for total system power requirements
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January 14, 2013 1:07:44 AM

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Thats very odd. WD Green's are not for OS?? pretty serious claim. I have never heard this before. I hope you can back it up with credible reviews.


The first, second, and last reviews on the first page of feedback.

I recommended the OCZ because it is modular and the corsair is not. They also make a 600 watt version that is $70 and has 909 reviews.
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