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July 16, 2012 5:42:44 PM

Hi guys this is my First build, I am going to get the parts soon, but before I do i would like to check if all of the parts are compatible, I would also like to check if my Psu is big enough, and if my motherboard has all of the needed wires, my specs are listed below...

MBU: MSI 870S-C45 (FX) Mainboard AMD

CPU: AMD FX 4100/ 3.6GHz Quad Core Processor

RAM: Corsair XMS3 4 GB Memory 2 x 2GB RAM

GPU: XFX HD 6790 1GB Graphics Card

PSU: OCZ Technology 500W CoreXStream Series Power Supply

Case: 777 T-Bird

Fan: Arctic Cooling F12 (120mm)

Thank you for your responses

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July 17, 2012 2:14:26 PM

anyone?? I need to check it before my parts go
July 17, 2012 2:28:38 PM

id change a lot of things. what is your budget and what parts do you not need. i would also like to know which country you are from so that i can make suggestions more easly
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July 17, 2012 2:31:41 PM

Do you already have an HDD? If not you need to get one.

Everything looks good so far and yes 500watts is enough for the parts you have listed. All your parts are compatible, good luck.
July 17, 2012 2:41:18 PM

i have £300 i live in england, i have an operating system and hdd
July 17, 2012 2:42:40 PM

and I am open to any changes
July 17, 2012 2:47:10 PM

id get a i3 2120 and a h77ma-g43 motherboard.

no need for CPU cooler

id get a xfx 550w psu instead. has more quality

id get at least a 6870 or a 7850 for good frame rates
July 17, 2012 2:49:07 PM

its a bit to expensive...
July 17, 2012 2:50:43 PM

it racks up to approx 400
July 17, 2012 2:50:48 PM

What is your preferred website to purchase from?
July 17, 2012 2:51:14 PM

you get 1.5x frame rates
July 17, 2012 2:53:31 PM

ebay.co.uk is my preferred website, and its not a matter of power, its a matter of cost, i don't have that much, im 14
July 17, 2012 2:56:23 PM

why are there so many 14 year olds on this site. i am one myself
July 17, 2012 2:59:51 PM

What you are running is fine since your budget isn't too big. The 6790 can pull of some good frame rates depending on your settings.
July 17, 2012 3:00:15 PM

because we have not gone to college or university, the majority haven't even started most of our GCSE's, that's my theory anyway :D , Thanks though Big Troll, do all of the parts that I have now will work together, without issues?, also are all of the cables needed included?
July 17, 2012 3:01:00 PM

thanks roxas, I just saw your post Roxas =D
July 17, 2012 3:07:43 PM

RaefD said:
because we have not gone to college or university, the majority haven't even started most of our GCSE's, that's my theory anyway :D , Thanks though Big Troll, do all of the parts that I have now will work together, without issues?, also are all of the cables needed included?


No porblemo! yes all the cables are included. your motherboard (if new) should come with 2-4 Sata cables. 1 Sata cable for the optical drive, 1 for the HDD. Look at the mobo pictures to see how many sata cables they provide. Your PSU has a PIC-E 6/2 Pin connector so that supplies your GPU. Everything will work fine as long as they are not DoA. You're good to go.
July 17, 2012 3:08:50 PM

isnt the cpu, dual core 2.9ghz, quite slow, I will be running stratergy games, and win 7 ultimate 64-bit
July 17, 2012 3:16:49 PM

Thanks Roxas, I think this thread is done, how would i close it?
July 17, 2012 3:21:16 PM

the pentium destroys fx in games anyday. even with lower clocks. clocks dont matter anymore. to close thread, just leave it alone and the moderators will close it
July 17, 2012 3:24:30 PM

ok thanks, but I think im going to stick with my Fx
July 17, 2012 3:51:23 PM

RaefD said:
ok thanks, but I think im going to stick with my Fx


To close thread you have to select a best answer.
July 17, 2012 3:53:38 PM

its better than fx
July 17, 2012 3:55:03 PM

theres no best answers for a discussion
July 17, 2012 4:00:23 PM

The FX has it's pros and cons. It's not a true quad core. It has 2 cores and 4 threads. However it's performs similar to the i3 2120. It's an okay chip. You can find a Phenom for the same price and get a true quad core.
July 17, 2012 4:03:14 PM

TheBigTroll said:
theres no best answers for a discussion


Right on.
July 18, 2012 4:45:25 PM

i could easily get a phenom?
July 18, 2012 4:46:27 PM

Yeah Phenoms are MUCH better choice than the FX, you not only get a true quad core but better performance (depends on the areas).
July 18, 2012 5:03:26 PM

lol found it from same company same price =D
July 18, 2012 6:08:12 PM

phenom II chips are great but they are discontiuned and will be hard to find soon. if you need one, get it now
July 19, 2012 3:00:25 PM

updated build specs

MBU: ASUS M5A78L-M LX V2

CPU: AMD phenom x4 965 Quad Core Processor

RAM: Corsair XMS3 4 GB Memory 2 x 2GB RAM

GPU: XFX HD 6790 1GB Graphics Card

PSU: OCZ Technology 500W CoreXStream Series Power Supply

Case: 777 T-Bird

Fan: Arctic Cooling F12 (120mm)
July 19, 2012 3:02:07 PM

check them now please, and also should i unlock cores?
July 19, 2012 3:03:35 PM

no. ocz power supplies. they are almost junk. get something like a xfx 550w

also, the 6870 isnt that much more but it does much better in games
July 19, 2012 3:19:47 PM

In england 6870 is £30 extra, and if i core unlock would I need an aftermarket cpu fan, and do I need the other fan?

also the ocz is 80+
July 19, 2012 3:24:40 PM

you will need the aftermarket fan to cool the CPU if you start overclocking

it doesnt matter if the efficency is good. what matters are the internals
July 19, 2012 3:28:12 PM

ok, and another thing :D  do I need the Arctic Fan?
July 19, 2012 3:43:12 PM

also 8gb vs 4gb ram
July 19, 2012 10:14:58 PM

no you need a cooler like a hyper 212. or you can pick it up later on

4gb is enough for most people. i would prefer 8gb as it helps in multi-tasking or using a ton of browser tabs at once
July 20, 2012 4:42:14 PM

Some OCZ models are good check out the ones that are recommended by Jonny Guru. As mentioned before the only time you'd need an after market cooler is usually for over clocking. If you're not into that you don't need an after market cooler at all. The stock will be sufficient, however loud.
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