First Build Help

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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  1. anyone?? I need to check it before my parts go
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. i have £300 i live in england, i have an operating system and hdd
  5. and I am open to any changes
  6. 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
  7. its a bit to expensive...
  8. it racks up to approx 400
  9. What is your preferred website to purchase from?
  10. you get 1.5x frame rates
  11. 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
  12. why are there so many 14 year olds on this site. i am one myself
  13. 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.
  14. 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?
  15. thanks roxas, I just saw your post Roxas =D
  16. ok then i will change some stuff
    http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/cmnP
  17. 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.
  18. isnt the cpu, dual core 2.9ghz, quite slow, I will be running stratergy games, and win 7 ultimate 64-bit
  19. Thanks Roxas, I think this thread is done, how would i close it?
  20. 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
  21. ok thanks, but I think im going to stick with my Fx
  22. RaefD said:
    ok thanks, but I think im going to stick with my Fx


    To close thread you have to select a best answer.
  23. its better than fx
  24. theres no best answers for a discussion
  25. 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.
  26. TheBigTroll said:
    theres no best answers for a discussion


    Right on.
  27. are you serious it performs about the same to a i3?

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-apu-benchmark,3120-5.html[/quotem
    I3 gets on average about 11% more than the FX-4100.

    Using the i3 as a comparison, not saying they're on par.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-4100-core-i3-2100-gaming-benchmark,3136.html
  28. i could easily get a phenom?
  29. Yeah Phenoms are MUCH better choice than the FX, you not only get a true quad core but better performance (depends on the areas).
  30. lol found it from same company same price =D
  31. phenom II chips are great but they are discontiuned and will be hard to find soon. if you need one, get it now
  32. 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)
  33. check them now please, and also should i unlock cores?
  34. 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
  35. 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+
  36. 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
  37. ok, and another thing :D do I need the Arctic Fan?
  38. also 8gb vs 4gb ram
  39. 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
  40. 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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