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June 25, 2012 2:32:00 AM

Hello everyone, I will soon be ordering and assembling my first gaming computer. I would like to know your guy's thoughts on this build and if everything seems to be compatible.

Asus Socket AM3+/ AMD 970/ Quad CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard (M5A97)
AMD FX-8120 8-Core Black Edition Processor Socket AM3+ - FD8120FRGUBOX
Either the AMD Radeon 7870 or 7950, Opinions?
Corsair Builder Series CX600 600 watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel and AMD Platforms ATX 700 CMPSU-600CXV2
Kingston Hyper X Blu 8 GB (2x4GB Modules) 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 XMP Desktop Memory - KHX1600C9D3B1K2/8GX
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003
LG E2242T 22-Inch Widescreen 1080p LED LCD Monitor
Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)
NZXT ca-ph410-b2 Phantom 410 Mid Tower USB 3.0 Gaming Case Black with White Trim

How does it look, what am I forgetting, and what are your thoughts on a ssd?

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June 25, 2012 2:40:48 AM

Gonna be a little vague in my response due to my lack of time.

Get Intel > AMD. Don't be fooled by "8 cores". It's slower than an i5 by a large margin.

Yes get an SSD.

If you're going to do more heavy gaming get a 7950 or a 670. 660's are coming out soon too.
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June 25, 2012 2:50:52 AM

eqwoody said:
Gonna be a little vague in my response due to my lack of time.

Get Intel > AMD. Don't be fooled by "8 cores". It's slower than an i5 by a large margin.

Yes get an SSD.

If you're going to do more heavy gaming get a 7950 or a 670. 660's are coming out soon too.



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June 25, 2012 2:52:39 AM

eqwoody said:
Gonna be a little vague in my response due to my lack of time.

Get Intel > AMD. Don't be fooled by "8 cores". It's slower than an i5 by a large margin.

Yes get an SSD.

If you're going to do more heavy gaming get a 7950 or a 670. 660's are coming out soon too.


Thanks for the reply. As this computer is mainly going to be used for gaming (have a mac for the rest) is the intel really any better for gaming and if it is, is it really worth the extra money?
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June 25, 2012 2:53:24 AM

thechuck11 said:
Thanks for the reply. As this computer is mainly going to be used for gaming (have a mac for the rest) is the intel really any better for gaming and if it is, is it really worth the extra money?


Short answer, yes.
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June 25, 2012 2:56:53 AM

eqwoody said:
Short answer, yes.



Ok, good to know. Thanks for answering my newbie questions
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