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May 12, 2012 6:51:56 PM

Hey guys, will this gaming setup work and is there anything i can cut down costs on.
Also I'm planing on overclocking but I need a good heat sink fan, any good ones?

CPU- $210-AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8150FRGUBOX
Graphics Card -$150-Sapphire Radeon HD 7770
Motherboard-$95-ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Case-$189 -Obsidian 650 mid tower gaming case
PSU-$139 -CORSAIR Gaming Series GS800 800W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
Hard Drive -$99-Seagate ST1000DM003 Barracuda 1TB Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA 6Gb/s
CD Drive -$25-24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive
RAM-$50 -CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
OS- $100- Window 7

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May 12, 2012 7:11:09 PM

* PSU is big overkill, corsair is a decent brand though, get a 550W-650W
* You could get the FX8120 and save money, I think it's just an under-clocked 8150 so the overclocking would fix that
* Everyone on here recommends the CM hyper 212 or whatever it is so I'd look at that, noctua is good for higher end coolers, maybe look at the corsair H80.
* If you're gaming what resolution and quality settings are you looking at?
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May 12, 2012 7:31:57 PM

Bad setup for gaming.

For less money you could go with a Ivy Bridge i5 and a H77 mobo which would be WAAAY faster. Even a stock i5 is going to blow away your 8150, no matter how high you overclock it, while creating a lot less heat and using a lot less power.

You could use the savings to get a better graphics card.

Also a 500w psu would overkill, 800w is just a waste.

You won't need a aftermarket heatsink if you go i5.

I suggest you fill out the new build form in the new build section if you want advice on what to buy.
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May 14, 2012 10:59:45 PM

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