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New Build, Need Advice

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April 19, 2012 10:03:07 PM

Hello I'm not sure if i have put this in the correct section, but i needed some help on my first build. I have a price limit of $1500(including Windows & so pretty much $1400). I plan on having it ready by June, so if any new components(such as Ivy Bridge or Nvidea 6xx series cards) come out i can include those in my build. Here are the components I have been thinking about:

-AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition Deneb 3.6GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

-ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

-GIGABYTE GV-R785OC-2GD Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

-Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Transfer Kit

-G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory

-ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA

-ASUS VH232H Glossy Black 23" 5ms Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 w/Speakers & HDMI

-SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply


-Rosewill LIGHTNING Series LIGHTNING-800 800W Continuous @50°C,80 PLUS GOLD Certified,Pipe-rock Modular Design,Single +12V Rail,ATX12V v2.3/EPS12V v2.92,SLI Ready,CrossFire Ready,Active- PFC ,Fan LED color switch Power Supply

This system would mostly be used for gaming and schoolwork. Other uses would be random internet browsing and things like that. At first i was thinking an i5 2500k, but when I saw this motherboard I just picked an AMD processor because the motherboard has PCIE 3.0 slots and two can be used in x16. I am rally planning on cross firing in the future so this was a huge plus.I do not a have a mechanical hard drive as I do not use a lot of storage and I would rather have the extra speed.

I am open to any suggestions as I am a complete noob at this.

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April 19, 2012 10:07:34 PM

Forgot about case, but that does not matter. Any case that is recommended by you guys is fine.
April 19, 2012 10:09:41 PM

Sorry but one more thing: For websites to buy from i prefer Newegg or Amazon.
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April 19, 2012 10:11:17 PM

For gaming, you will want a 2500k. It doesn't matter if a motherboard has PCIe 3.0 or not if you aren't going to get Ivy Bridge because Sandy doesn't. As for the dual x16, it really doesn't matter if it is x16/x16 or x8/x8 because the 7850 will not use the bandwidth, actually no card currently can.

Definitely go the X750 over the Rosewill.
April 19, 2012 11:03:21 PM

Anything else I need to know?
April 20, 2012 12:51:25 AM

Uhm.. The 7970 and 7950's dropped considerably in price? haha.