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First ever custom build. budget around 1250

So I am looking to build my first system. I have a budget around $1300. I will be using this for mostly gaming most specifically SW:TOR. Hoping to run on high graphics. Please let me know if I have come up with a build that is just compatible parts wise. All advice is welcome.

Date of Purchase: Somewhat soon
Budget: Around $1300
System Usage: Gaming mostly.
Parts Not Req.: Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, OS
Pref. Sites: Newegg
Country: USA, New Hampshire
Parts Pref.: None
Overclocking: Maybe (not comfortable with that right now)
SLI/Crossfire: Maybe (see above)
Moni Res.: 1920X1080

Case: Coolermaster HAF 912
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233 $60

Mobo: Asus M5A99X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131754 $150

Chipset: AMD FX-6100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103962 $160

Vid Card: XFX DoubleD HD 687A-ZDFC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150521 $170

PSU: Antec Earthwatts 750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371051 $85

HD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148701 $90

Ram: G-Skill Sniper 8GB ( pair of them)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231417 $88

CD: Lite-on 22X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106282 $26


Total: $829

Please also let me know if I am forgetting anything.
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    I'd really hesitate to recommend the FX-6100 due to all the problems it's been having. You might want to read up: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/windows-7-hotfix-bulldozer-performance,3119.html

    Looks pretty good for the most part but you might want to consider this motherboard / CPU combo instead:

    Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128506
    CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115074

    If you insist on AMD get this for your CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103849

    And then drop the second 8GB of RAM - you don't need it for a gaming system.
  3. +1 g-unit
  4. The AMD Phenom II X4 960T Zosma should be fine.

    Check out the AMD Over-Clocking forum for tips and tricks.
  5. Any particular reason that I should not consider the Asus M5A99X mobo and the Phenom II chipset?
  6. Lol, Intel's low end chips (we're talking PENTIUM) beat the Phenom II X4 980 in gameing benchmarks
  7. tanglefish said:
    Any particular reason that I should not consider the Asus M5A99X mobo and the Phenom II chipset?


    Nope.

    It's called the AM3+ chipset, btw ...
  8. tanglefish said:
    Any particular reason that I should not consider the Asus M5A99X mobo and the Phenom II chipset?


    If you're going AMD you want nothing less than the 990FX or 970. It will make your system more future proof as it will be able to accept newer CPUs in the long run (although I'm being told the next gen of AMD will be built around an entirely brand new slot to replace AM3+).
  9. So Intel I think it will be. I took some time to read through a bunch of reviews seems people had issues with the out of the box heat sink and fan. Any reccomendations on a good aftermarket one to replace the OEM with?
  10. CM 212 evo

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    There are better, more costly units, but this is the best bang for the dollar right now
  11. ebola28 said:
    CM 212 evo

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    There are better, more costly units, but this is the best bang for the dollar right now


    I'll second this one - it's way better than fans I've used that cost 2 - 3 times that much.l
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