Hello, I am starting a new build in two weeks and would like some advice on the hard ware i just purchased this week, and the proper steps to complete a clean install for components and OS. Here is what i have now and on the way.
AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8120FRGUBOXModel #:FD8120FRGUBOXItem #:N82E16819103961
BIOSTAR TA990FXE AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOSModel #:TA990FXEItem #:N82E16813138341
G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9Q-16GBZLModel #:F3-14900CL9Q-16GBZLItem #:N82E16820231499
Thermaltake CLP0554 80mm Sleeve CPU CoolerModel #:CLP0554Item #:N82E16835106142
OCZ Fatal1ty 750W Modular Gaming 80Plus Bronze Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD PhenomModel # CZ750FTYItem #:N82E16817341041
Scythe Kaze Master Pro 5.25 Fan ControllerModel #:KM03-BKItem #:N82E16811998077
Plextor M3 Series PX-128M3 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)Model # X-128M3Item #:N82E16820249014
I also have 2 XFX ati radeon HD 5770 1 GB DDR5 to run in crossfire and adding 2 more Coolmaster 120MM red LED fans on case door. I haven't decided on a dvd or blueray drive yet, and am leaning towards a 24" or 27" LED 1920x1080 monitor, and because my funds will be running out after all this, need some advice on a hdd 750gb or 1tb.
The system will be used for 3d rendering and a lot of gamming, thats why I tought about the 16gb of ram, but that still might be overkill? and I know the GPU is outdated, but have 2 to use for now which should be an improvement in crossfire verses just 1 from my old build. This is the first time using AMD CPU, thaught to give them a try for the price. I hope it dosn't dissapoint me LOL. Thank you for the advice Andrew.