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My first build- Advice on parts please

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July 18, 2012 4:25:46 AM

So i am planning on building a computer in the (hopefully) near future. I have the following parts picked out and was hoping someone can take a look at it and tell me if the rig i have planned is good. I am going for a Gaming Machine that can play any online game at high to max settings with little lag.

Case- COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo- GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU- MSI Twin Frozr II GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I want two of them but the second GPU would come later for SLI

PSU- CORSAIR 750W ATX12V
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU- AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD- Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM- G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A good suggestion for a CPU Fan would also be much obliged.

Also, i am probably gonna have to install a wireless card into it as i dont have a land connection available inside of my room. A suggestion for this would be nice as well.


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July 18, 2012 4:29:19 AM

What kind of budget are we working with? An i5-3570K / Z77 / 7950 will be infinitely more powerful than any FX-8150 will be.
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July 18, 2012 4:31:18 AM

g-unit1111 said:
What kind of budget are we working with? An i5-3570K / Z77 / 7950 will be infinitely more powerful than any FX-8150 will be.


I already have the PSU and Case. I would like the price to be between 800 and about 1000. im willing to dish out 1100 if need be though
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July 18, 2012 4:37:21 AM

KazuRXZ said:
I already have the PSU and Case. I would like the price to be between 800 and about 1000. im willing to dish out 1100 if need be though


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($417.55 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1099.34
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

This will be a far superior setup. If you want to keep it under $1K drop the GPU to a Radeon 7950.
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July 18, 2012 4:47:56 AM

g-unit1111 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($417.55 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1099.34
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

This will be a far superior setup. If you want to keep it under $1K drop the GPU to a Radeon 7950.



Thx for the suggestin. I think im gonna do some more research into thos parts now before i buy anything. I like to be well informed before i make any big purchases like this.
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July 18, 2012 4:56:29 AM

KazuRXZ said:
Thx for the suggestin. I think im gonna do some more research into thos parts now before i buy anything. I like to be well informed before i make any big purchases like this.


Yeah you especially don't want to go with the FX-8150 due to all the problems it's been having.
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July 25, 2012 12:03:50 AM

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