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New build and need ideas

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January 31, 2012 11:37:35 AM

hi all iam i would like 2 know wot u think of my first build(soo far) and if or wot a can add thanx

ASUS Crosshair V Formula ThunderBolt Motherboard
AMD FX Series FX-8150 Black Edition Processor
G.Skill Ripjaws-X 16GB(2x 8GB) Dual Channel Memory
and looking for ideas
thanx all
have bought the mobo and cpu

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January 31, 2012 12:00:49 PM

What are you using the computer for? If its gaming you should of went with an intel cpu and 16GB of RAM is overkill...
January 31, 2012 12:19:32 PM

Not sure what the build will be used for, but you should probably have considered An i5/i7 with Z68 motherboard build?

The build looks like it could use a PSU and graphics card? But again, that depends on what it will be used for.....?

Budget to spend on any potential components?
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February 1, 2012 12:29:37 AM

iam going to be using it for gaming and i have about $700 left. iam using my old thermotake case so dont need one do u think 16gig memory is 2 much?thanx
February 1, 2012 9:32:11 AM

Certainly should have gone i5-2500k with Z68 motherboard for gaming.

The 8150 just isn't on the same performance level.

So with $700 left you need:

HDD: ?
Optical Drive: ?
Graphics card: ?
PSU: ?
SSD - Recommended: ?
RAM: ?


HDD: Hitachi 500GB 7200RPM $80
Optical: $20
GPU: HIS ICEQ 6970 $320
PSU: Antec Earth 650w $75
SSD: 64GB Crucial M4 $104
RAM: 8GB 1600MHz Vengeance LP $50

$629 total