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January 10, 2012 10:16:37 PM

ok im trying to build my first gaming pc so i could us a little help

i like to play games and that is what this pc is going to be used for
the curent game im playing is star wars the old republic
this is the system i was thinking of any idea/ help/input

CPU: AMD FX-8120 3.1GHz 8-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: ASRock 870 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 12GB (3 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital RE4 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($127.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($147.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Thermaltake 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($70.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: AZIO Levetron Mech4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($119.24 @ Mwave)
Mouse: Cyborg CCB437050002/04/1 Wired Laser Mouse ($60.68 @ B&H)
Total: $1099.37

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January 10, 2012 10:29:31 PM

rusty1986 said:
ok im trying to build my first gaming pc so i could us a little help

i like to play games and that is what this pc is going to be used for
the curent game im playing is star wars the old republic
this is the system i was thinking of any idea/ help/input

CPU: AMD FX-8120 3.1GHz 8-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: ASRock 870 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 12GB (3 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital RE4 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($127.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($147.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Thermaltake 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($70.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: AZIO Levetron Mech4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($119.24 @ Mwave)
Mouse: Cyborg CCB437050002/04/1 Wired Laser Mouse ($60.68 @ B&H)
Total: $1099.37


There are some mistakes in your build including the triple channel RAM kit for a processor/mb that use dual channel . a hard drive designed for a RAID in a server .

Add to that that the FX 8120 is not a great gaming cpu , and that the 6850 is only OK as a gaming card and your system is not great value .
I would base a system on this
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i5-overclock-p...
but upgrade the case and power supply to the models you include
and change the motherboard to a model with the Z68 chipset .

Gaming performance will be far better
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January 10, 2012 11:04:01 PM

i would like to stay with the amd cpu. what would be good replacement parts for what have. im trying to stay at 1100-1200 dollers
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January 21, 2012 1:55:27 AM

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