I'm trying to build a decent computer for around (Preferably under) $1000. here is what I've been looking at, I'm 90% sure this is compatible. this is my first time trying this, so any thoughts what so ever are welcome. i did go with AMD more so because they seemed slightly cheaper for an increase in preformance.
looks nice, 8120 is a better value, stock coolers aren't worth using by many accounts new fx processors are due out by winter, with %20 better performance, 8 core might not really be worht it right now
Everything looks good. I would go for the FX-8120 and put the $30 saved into something else. The FX-8120 can run 4ghz using just a 20x multiplier with no problems and you should not need any voltage overclock at all. One more thing I would really consider an aftermarket CPU cooler the one that comes with the FX-8120/8150 can get very loud.
Also you will need low profile ram so that the aftermarket cooler doesn't conflict with it take your pick RAM:Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
So, just the fans and downgraded processor are basically it? Everything else seems to be okay? (:
EDIT: and the ram, lol.
You don't half to downgrade your CPU it's fine and the heat sink is needed to keep your cpu cool and so you can overclock however if you don't want to overclock you don't half to get a aftermarket heat sink and yes everything is fine except your PSU
For a system using a single Radeon HD 7850 graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 500 Watt or greater power supply. The power supply should also have a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 24 Amps or greater and have at least one 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector.
For a system using two Radeon HD 7850 graphics cards in 2-way CrossFireX mode AMD specifies a minimum of an 600 Watt or greater power supply. The power supply should also have a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 32 Amps or greater and have at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.
These would be acceptable only newegg charges more for them so you would be better off buying from amazon or tigerdirect these two are decent ones that don't claim false about what they really put out sorry man that's as cheap as i could find you that would allow you to run two 7850 extremely overclocked Antec High Current Gamer HCG-620M, 80 PLUS BRONZE, 620 Watt Modular Power Supply http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=w...