I was just wondering if this setup would work well. I've never built a computer myself and was wondering if i should try it, or just go to one of the pre-made manufacturers? I would like some feedback on this setup any tips/advice appreciated.
Here is the build i was thinking of:
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 500R ATX Mid Tower
CPU: AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1 GHz
MOBO: Asus M5A99X EVO AM3+ AMD 990X
RAM: Kingston HyperX 16GB DDR3 SDRAM 1600
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB
PSU: CORSAIR GS600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS
HDD: Seagate 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s
OD: ASUS SATA Internal Blu-ray
Thx for your help.
(This system will be mostly for gaming and some mild video editing/photoshoping. I won't be overclocking or running SLI/Crossfire right away, but maybe in the future.)
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This is without the optical drive, and they're a bit over your budget. Better just get a dvd drive, much cheaper
This is a much better system than you gave if gaming is your primary usage. the 2500k pretty much beats any fx cpu in terms of gaming. In video editing, the 2500k performs almost equal to the fx8120, losing to some while winning others
with the evo, at stock speed to mild overclocked would be fine. But if you're planning on overclocking it to 4.4ghz and above and having a system with at least 12 hours on prime95, the frio is a better choice
Thx for the advice guys right now i'm at 1152$ with current build. I know the graphics card isn't the best, but i can upgrade that later when i get more money. I've been goin to use the Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B just because alot of reviews on the other coolers say they end up blocking some of the memory slots.