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December 13, 2011 12:38:39 PM

Sorry, first time at building a computer, but have had some experience

Graphics:  Gigabyte Radeon HD6770 1GB
CPU: AMD FX-6100
MoBo:  Gigabyte 990FXA-UD7
Memory: : G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9T-12GBRL 12GB 
Case: CoolMaster StormEnforcer
PSU: Asroc ASC-520C 520W

Plus a 1tb Seagate HDD and very basic disk drive. Blah blah blah...

Is this config actually possible??? I hope I havent left anything vital out...
Also is it any good? Any better ideas or suggestions though I'm trying to keep it under A$1000.

Thanks in advance,
December 13, 2011 12:51:21 PM

Get an Intel Core i5-2400 or -2500K and a Z68 motherboard. It performs much muuuuch better than FX-6100.
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December 13, 2011 12:51:43 PM

for anything over $800 you should reach for an i5 2500k

$50 Rosewill case
I5 2500k ($220)
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 (~$125)
Corsair Vengence (~$47)
Hyper 212+ cpu cooler (~$26)
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM (~$140)
$20 ROM drive (or blu-ray if you want)
650W PSU (Antec, Corsair, SeaSonic, OCZ are good brands)

GPUs go with either a GTX 560 Ti, 6950, 6870, or 6970 which ever fits in the budget (if you plan to SLI/CF bump it up to a 750W)
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December 13, 2011 12:59:53 PM

Cheers for the advice. I heard differently about the fx-6100 but then again....
Maybe I'll wait for the i5 Ivy Bridge early next year or just go with the current i5...
Thanks again
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December 13, 2011 1:03:42 PM

no problem if you need any more help let us know
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December 13, 2011 1:16:39 PM

OK, my new updated Config: Take 2!

Graphics:  Sapphire Radeon HD6870 1GB
CPU: Intel i5 2500K
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 

Keeping the same case and memory plus the 650w power Emelth reccomended.
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December 19, 2011 11:33:05 PM

Best answer selected by Gundamire.
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