I have a new build I'd like you guys to check over for me.

FX 8150 Black Edition 3.6GHz Octa-Core Socket AM3+ Boxed Processor





Case, doesn't really matter can be changed of course.


Optical, also does not matter.

Could someone please look over these to see for compatibility issues etc. I would like to note that this is for a friend so I need to be extra careful on compatibility and making sure it works. I have built a computer before, thank you.
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  1. Yeah, don't get the triple channel memory for a bulldozer. Use dual channel.
    A core i5 CPU is gonna be faster and they run about $60 cheaper too. I'm an AMD fan mind you, but a z68 mobo and a core i5 2500k is a smarter buy. Also use dual channel memory for z68.

    The 750W power supply is overkill unless pursuing sli or crossfire. 500W is plenty. Even 600W is plenty for two 550ti.

    Having said that, it would help to know the resolution for gaming but I'd rather go with a GTX 560ti. This would ensure even the most demanding games at 1080p can be maxed out, except for maybe BF3. So take the savings from the PSU and CPU and invest in a better graphics card is my suggestion.
  2. Could you give me a specific i5?
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    Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52500

    $209.99 - 10% off w/ promo code INTELCORE10, ends 12/31

    GIGABYTE GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard


    XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    $ 61

    Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT51264BA160A

    $ 40

    Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


    Hard Drive & CD Drive - Fine

    PowerColor AX6790 1GBD5-DH Radeon HD 6790 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

    $110 w/ free Dirt 3
  4. Raddin and buzznut thanks I think we're going to go with what Raddin posted except I think my friend is going to get a 560 Ti. On a side note I have a 470 GTX Fermi should I get a new card soon?
  5. If you like the 7970 enough, go for it.
  6. An i5 2400/2500K + GTX 560Ti will destroy the system you originally posted and is perfect for gaming at 1080p.

    Also, your 470 is still good - as good as a 560Ti, but if you need more power, wait till the next gen cards come out and look for a discount on a 580.
  7. Word up dudes, thanks a bunch.
  8. Final small question, probably a very simple answer, so I said I have a 470 GTX well my my mobo only supports CrossfireX, ofcourse ATI only, I was think I wanted to go SLI, can I replace my mobo while still keeping my CPU?
  9. Best answer selected by blackhade.
  10. The motherboard supports Crossfire but not SLI?

    Didn't even know that was possible.

    Anyway, you can definitely replace a motherboard without replacing a CPU as long as it has the same CPU socket.
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