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February 13, 2012 3:09:36 AM

Hey everyone. Im about to purchase this equipment and was curious if anyone has better suggestions. Im on a pretty tight budget with the family and all but still feel I should have a decent gaming computer. Thanks in advance

MB - GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
CPU - AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8120FRGUBOX
PSU - Antec EarthWatts Series EA-750 Green 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified (Already own an Antec 550W that I purchased about 2 months ago but wasnt sure it would be big enough for new config)
Memory - G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory (16GB Total)
SSD - OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive
HDD - Western Digital VelociRaptor WD4500HLHX 450GB 10000 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" (Currently in my dell computer)
Case - NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case
CPU Cooler - Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid Cooling System (Better suggestions?)
Additional case fan - COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 R4-LUS-07AB-GP 200mm Blue LED Case Fan (Overkill)
Graphics Card - SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 (Already own 1 in Dell computer and was going to purchase another)

What recommendation would you make?
As i said im on a pretty tight budget

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February 13, 2012 3:13:30 AM

use the psu you have

If its for gaming then get an FX 4100 , It will game as well [ or better] and OC higher .

scythe Mugen instead of the Kuhler . Works better and quieter too
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February 13, 2012 3:17:05 AM

I will use it alot for gaming at first. I also however run a server that I plan on eventually moving to this computer sometime in the future.
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February 13, 2012 3:20:04 AM

OH and im currently running a Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 with 8 GB of memory so Im basically trying to build a computer that will last for quite some time.
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February 13, 2012 4:44:56 AM

The server makes sense of the FX 8120

You could save money by using a board with a 970 series chipset . Performance is the same as the 990 but you lose the option to crossfire and SLI .
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