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Newbie building first pc

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January 13, 2013 3:35:15 PM

hello
well im new to making pc's and this one is mainly for editing in premier pro and after effects with mid ranges gaming (plannet side 2 and BF3 on mid to high graphics) however - my dad has to pay for it so i cant really go of £600 (UK so not dollars)

would this setup be ok?? im not too sure about the mobo and the power supply (if its enough)

CPU AMD FX-8120 3.1GHz 8-Core £113.99

CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing £25.45

Motherboard ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ £64.00

Memory Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 £35.65

Storage Sandisk 128GB 2.5" SSD £64.97

Video Card MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB £149.74

Case Xigmatek Asgard II Black/Orange ATX Mid Tower

Power Supply Corsair 500W ATX12V £43.36

Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer £12.98

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) £59.94


additional notes - i know about the hard drives - im using an old 500gb laptop drive as well as the ssd

thanks for reading it :) 

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January 13, 2013 4:18:31 PM

Great build except that's the older generation AMD cpu, the newer ones would be 8320/8350. If you can, try to go for the Intel i5 3570K and a ASrock Z77 Extreme4. Do you really need an SSD? If not drop that and just use a standard mechanical harddrive and spend the money on something else, like a better case or graphics card. That PSU is great for the price it comes in at.
January 13, 2013 5:10:34 PM

completelyrandomname said:
Great build except that's the older generation AMD cpu, the newer ones would be 8320/8350. If you can, try to go for the Intel i5 3570K and a ASrock Z77 Extreme4. Do you really need an SSD? If not drop that and just use a standard mechanical harddrive and spend the money on something else, like a better case or graphics card. That PSU is great for the price it comes in at.


thanks for that - ill see if i can scavenge some more money :D 
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