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June 21, 2012 10:09:57 PM

Hi to all of you. I'm new to building systems and a friend of mine said that he would help me once i have all the components in my house. So I'm looking for a system $700 tops, so the pieces I choose are this:

Antec Gaming Series One Black Steel ATX Mid Tower

Price: 50

XFX Double D Black Edition FX-777A-ZDB4 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5

Price: 155

GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0

Price: 150

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core

Price: 100

AMD Performance Edition 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

Price: 52

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS

Price: 60

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"

Price: 75

Total = 648 + 27(Shipping)

All the prices where taken from newegg and the shipping has been provided so my Questions are the next:

Will the PSU function correctly with that mobo, CPU and videocard?

Do i have any compatibility issues on my configuration?

This Machine is intended to be a web developing and a super light gaming station.

P.S. Sorry for my English :) 

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June 21, 2012 10:36:37 PM

Looks good. Everything is compattable and your psu has enough power for the pc
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June 21, 2012 10:45:08 PM

the intel i3-2100 is a better buy. if not the i3 one of the gxx 1155 cpu. the intel cpu are better for gaming and all around tasks. just google i3 vs amd and you see the reviews of many amd chips vs intel. i3 and for the sub 100 cpu that intel was the better buy.
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June 21, 2012 10:46:37 PM

GI_JONES said:
Looks good. Everything is compattable and your psu has enough power for the pc


Thank you very much for replying now I have no doubts, I'm ordering this at the end of the month. :) 
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June 21, 2012 10:51:38 PM

Looks like a decent setup but there are a couple of different routes you could go:
1. Ditch the HD7770. If you want to spend around $150 on a GPU I would suggest an HD 6870.
XFX Double D HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (100314-3L )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2. Stick with the HD7770 but get a less expensive one like:
MSI R7770-2PMD1GD5/OC Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - $110 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And then get a better CPU like:
AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8120FRGUBOX - $155 after Promo Code
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX - $120 (the 955 you selected is NOT a Black Edition and
will not be as easy to overclock)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Just my 2 cents =)
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June 21, 2012 11:19:40 PM

Guess I'm up to 4 cents now...lol

I just noticed you have a 990FX board, so I assume you plan to Crossfire/SLI at some point. If so, then I would suggest getting a little heftier PSU to ensure you have enough power later on. Something like:
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply - $80 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you don't plan to Crossfire/SLI, then get a 970 based board like:
ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - $85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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