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My First Build needs tweaking!!!

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March 15, 2012 1:11:04 AM

I am building my first computer and need to make sure all the parts are compatible and will all work together at a high quality. If I have to low end of a part and will make something else that is more high end not work as well please tell me so i can change it. Also if you play an online mmo tell me if it will run it well b/c I am gonna be using this comp for WOW. Please I need feedback for this build.

Case: Thermaltake V3 Black Edition VL80001W2Z Black SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Hard Drive: HITACHI Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 (0F12117) 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

MOBO: ASRock 880GM-LE FX AM3+ AMD 880G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

PSU: KINGWIN ABT-650MM 650W ATX 12V v2.2/ BTX SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

Ram: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model

CPU: AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4100WMGUSBX

If it helps ill make a wish list and post this as a wish list, for easier accessibility. I got everything from newegg.

Please tell me if they are compatible and if i could downgrade and what i should upgrade to help me play wow b/c tht is all i need this comp to do. My budget is $400 and that is where I am at with this build but would sacrifice a few more dollars for better performance!!!

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March 15, 2012 2:42:23 AM

Yeah the reason i have the AMD fx 4100 on there is b/c ill probably overclock it to about 4.2ghz and it is a quad proccesor that can be overclocked quite high for the price, if i am wrong or know something better pls correct me.

Approximate Purchase Date: in 2 weeks

Budget Range: $350 to $450

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming wow, surfing the internet, streaming gameplay

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, power cords and cables for monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg and tigerdirect

Country: United stated

Parts Preferences: cheap high performance parts

Overclocking: most likely

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1440x 900
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March 15, 2012 2:51:38 AM

What g-unit is trying to say is AMD in terms of processors this time around really really suck. Just about any intel processor puts what AMD has out right now to shame. If you want to overclock and have a WAY better processor go with the Intel i5-2500k which is also a quad core that is more than capable of reaching 4.5ghz I've heard of people reaching 5+ghz. For the gaming you plan to do and the usage of this build I'd go with an i3 but you mentioned overclocking so i5 it is.
March 15, 2012 3:38:15 AM

aRodr1guez said:
What g-unit is trying to say is AMD in terms of processors this time around really really suck. Just about any intel processor puts what AMD has out right now to shame. If you want to overclock and have a WAY better processor go with the Intel i5-2500k which is also a quad core that is more than capable of reaching 4.5ghz I've heard of people reaching 5+ghz. For the gaming you plan to do and the usage of this build I'd go with an i3 but you mentioned overclocking so i5 it is.


Yeah that's basically it - even a non-unlocked CPU like the i5-2400 is still incredibly fast and is a better fit for any build than any AMD CPU is. For a $400 build the Pentium G620 would be the better way to go.

Try my extreme low-budget build:

Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 - $49.99 ($10.00 MIR)
PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX500 V2 - $59.99 ($20.00 MIR)
Motherboard: Intel BOXDH67DLCB3 - $89.99
CPU: 2.6GHz Intel Pentium G620 - $69.99
RAM: 8GB PNY Optima 1600MHz 1.5V - $34.99
HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB - $84.99
Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99

Total: $407.89 - $30.00 MIR = $370.89

Use the onboard video until you can get a GPU then I highly suggest the Radeon 7850:
http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1...
March 15, 2012 3:51:31 AM

thats a pretty nice build what are you using it for im gonna look into it.
March 15, 2012 4:47:10 AM

That is the build he suggests to everyone on your budget. : P
March 15, 2012 5:07:32 AM

He could drop the optical drive and just boot from USB. Unless he really have a necessity for those. :p 
March 15, 2012 5:11:46 AM

Optical drives are useful for more than just windows installation. :p 
March 15, 2012 5:18:10 AM

^ Like? Unless he was planning to install WOW via DVD. Or watch some pr0n in physical media format. :) 

Either way, he has the option to drop the optical drive IF he doesn't need it. That extra ~$18 could add up for a better GPU or some beer. :) 
March 15, 2012 5:29:27 AM

Lol at beer. :p  But I guess that is true. I would personally feel weird not having a DVD Drive in my system. :p 
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