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April 8, 2012 12:34:31 PM

I,am about to order new components, and i don't know for sure if they all are compatible with each other.
My budget is/was $995, i live in europe so that number is converted from €800,-.

I,am going to order all my parts from Alternate, not from Newegg.

So please take a look:


Parts:

CPU: AMD FX-8120 (Boxed, "Zambezi") -
https://www.alternate.nl/html/product/CPUs_Socket_AM3+/...
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 - https://www.alternate.nl/html/product/Moederborden_Sock...
Memory: Corsair 8 GB DDR3-1600 Kit - https://www.alternate.nl/html/product/Geheugen_DDR3-160...
Video Card: ASUS ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 - https://www.alternate.nl/html/product/Grafische_kaarten...
Case: Aerocool XPredator Evil Black Edition - https://www.alternate.nl/html/product/Behuizingen_Big_T...
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX750 -
https://www.alternate.nl/html/product/Voedingen/Cooler_...
HDD: Seagate ST2000DL003 (2TB) -
https://www.alternate.nl/html/product/Harddisks_3,5_inc...

Also an optical drive. SATA 150

Thanks!
April 8, 2012 12:40:51 PM

those should all work together nicely.

I'll suggest this PSU over the coolermaster. higher quality parts:

http://www.alternate.nl/html/product/Voedingen/Corsair/...

both are overkill for the setup, but with the heavy power use of the FX chips when overclocked, you'll have plenty of room for overclocking.

Otherwise,, you've got a good system
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April 8, 2012 12:50:45 PM

Ok, thanks

I will go for the Corsair then.
What exactly means "Overkill" when speaking of PSU's?

Thanks!

Lars
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April 8, 2012 1:17:35 PM

I think that case is hideous, overpriced and unnecessary, but I can understand it might be visually appealing to some. I'm not understanding the amd 8 core choice, but thats not what your asking I guess.

Yes those parts are compatible and I also strongly agree with the psu comment. If you think you might run an SLI configuration in the future 750w psu is not a bad idea. Corsair makes good power supplies, but their customer service is a joke. Have fun.
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April 8, 2012 1:23:19 PM

Yea i know the Case is over expensive and not needed, but this is my first build, and could't find any cases where everything fits in.

Suggestions, Advice?
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April 8, 2012 1:23:47 PM

kyle382 said:
I think that case is hideous, overpriced and unnecessary, but I can understand it might be visually appealing to some. I'm not understanding the amd 8 core choice, but thats not what your asking I guess.

Yes those parts are compatible and I also strongly agree with the psu comment. If you think you might run an SLI configuration in the future 750w psu is not a bad idea. Corsair makes good power supplies, but their customer service is a joke. Have fun.


Yea i know the Case is over expensive and not needed, but this is my first build, and could't find any cases where everything fits in.

Suggestions, Advice?
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April 8, 2012 1:28:50 PM

cases are very subjective. unless you have a small case and/or an exceptionally long video card, you shouldn't have trouble making things fit. go for one that looks nice to you
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