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May 7, 2012 11:09:27 PM

I'm currently working on a computer for video editing possibly and gaming. I may also use it for small daily uses such as web browsing and typing (microsoft word.) I am going to list my current parts please give me feed back on how good the system will be able to perform, what kind of cooling will i possibly need to add, what power supply should i get, and i cannot add but so much more i am already at about 1,100 dollars. Also please tell me if the parts are compatible. (all the parts are on new egg)

motherboard: ASUS M5A88-V EVO AM3+ AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

video card: MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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

hdd drive: Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x 230mm front RED LED fan, 1x 140mm rear fan, 1x 230mm top fan, and 1x 230mm side fan

monitor: I will be using an Emerson flat screen t.v.

i will also be purchasing windows 7 pro

thanks for your help!

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a c 118 B Homebuilt system
May 7, 2012 11:25:08 PM

Hi.. Yes all of your parts are compatible, I would make a couple changes:

If you are firm on building an AMD system, I would consider this processor instead. It is a better performing processor than the FX-4100 and yes, it works with the same motherboard. The FX-4100s have a very Dr. Jeckell and Mr. Hyde nature to them, some things they perform well at and other things (particularly gaming) they perform mediocre. The Phenom II offers more consistent performance despite being prior generation.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As far as a cooling solution this one works very well:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As far as a power supply choice this would be sufficient, its good quality and adequate wattage: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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May 8, 2012 1:28:24 AM

thank you and yes i am leaning more towards amd simply because they have 4 cores for a low price, farther down the road i am thinking maybe i would get one of the intel processors.
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May 8, 2012 1:43:38 AM

oh and one more thing, about how much room do you think i would have to expand in the future on that power supply.
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 8, 2012 2:26:26 AM

Not much headroom at 500W, some fans, HHD's etc... would be okay but you won't be putting the vid card in SLI with that
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a c 118 B Homebuilt system
May 8, 2012 2:42:34 AM

xcodxvenom said:
oh and one more thing, about how much room do you think i would have to expand in the future on that power supply.



Yea, the other thing about the FX-4100 is its not really a true quad core it "pretends" to have 4 cores. The Phenom IIs are real quads. The i3s "pretend" too with HyperThreading, although Intel's CPUs do it far more efficiently than AMD's FX, its still not quite the same thing as a true quad.

As far as the power supply, like C12 said, its a good enough power supply for 1 6870 video card, for 2 of them, ideally you would want something in the 750 watt range, I have one of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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