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My First Build! Help Picking Parts for gaming!

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August 1, 2012 12:39:14 AM

Hi there guys, i am not very good at picking parts from what i am told but i need help with a cheap but effective gaming build. my situation is that i would like to play Skyrim and Battlfield 3 on ultra later on so for now i m going cheap and upgrading for when i get an actual job hehe. i am 16 (2 months away from license :)  ) and i am currently mowing lawns for about $300 a month. just wanted to let you guys in on my situation but back to my build currently i am thinking about this:
MOBO=ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

CPU=AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8150FRGUBOX

GPU= idk yet...

PSU=RAIDMAX RX-850AE 850W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power

RAM=G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

SSD= Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F60GB3A-BK 2.5" 60GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

HDD=Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

CASE=Rosewill THOR V2-White Edition, THOR V2-W Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case, support up to E-ATX / XL-ATX, come with Four Fans (i want to try and keep this lol!)

DVD Thing=ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Now theres my build if i can get some money saving tips for my situation please help me because i would like to get this computer by the end of august or the end of september hehe!

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August 1, 2012 12:52:48 AM

Hey, If you want to stay with an AMD chipset, go with the AMD Phenom IIx4 955 or 965. Most games these days can run well with a dual core processor.

For GPU I would recommend the Nvidia GTX 560se its a very good card and can run most games at maxed out graphics.

For the RAM go with the G.Skill Value Series 8Gb.

Motherboard: If your not going to overclock I would recommend the Asrock Extreme3 970 AMD+

PSU: 630watts will be good enough to power the system but not modular sadly D:

SSD: OCZ Onyx Series 32Gb, cheap and reliable

HDD: HGST Deskstar 500gb 7200rpm. Sale going on at Newegg $80 off and is a overall good hard drive

DVD Drive: If your not going to burn CD's and DVD's the SONY18x DVD Rom is cheap and reliable


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