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August 1, 2012 5:09:59 PM

Hello every one, I am looking for some help about making sure if the components I have selected are compatible with each.
This will be my first build, I looked at each component I chose to see if certain other components would work with it. I believe I got most of them at match from what I could read in the descriptions on the components but I want to make sure before I buy every thing.

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next two months.

Budget Range:$1000 - $2000

System Usage: Gaming and General use.

Country: USA

Parts List:

Computer Case - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard - ASUS F1A75-V PRO FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CD/DVD Drive - Sony Optiarc High Speed DVD RW Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphic Card (s) - XFX Double D Black Edition FX-777A-ZDB4 Radeon HD 7770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply - Thermaltake SP-1000M 1000W ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

APU - AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano 3.0GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram - CORSAIR DOMINATOR GT 8GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard drive - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX 1TB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sound card - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio 7.1 Channels
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor - Acer S201HLbd Black 20" 5ms LED-Backlight LCD monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Keyboard/mouse - Logitech MK120 Black USB Wired Slim Desktop
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS: - Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Speakers - Logitech Z313 25 w 2.1 Speaker System
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Extra - OKGEAR 18" SATA 6 Gbps Cable
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If I’m missing anything then please let me know so I can include it in the list.

Thanks in Advance!

Josh21





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August 1, 2012 5:24:01 PM

Compatible but I'm not liking a lot of the choices here. You'll never max out anything with a Llano and a 7770. That 1KW PSU is about 500W more than you need for that setup. The SATA cable isn't needed and neither is the sound card or the RAM cooler. You're just throwing away money there.

I'd completely trash that whole build and get something like this:

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 ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($284.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G245HQ Abmid 23.6" Monitor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1194.76
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-01 13:23 EDT-0400)

Add whatever keyboard and mouse you want and you're good to go.
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August 1, 2012 5:26:39 PM

That build is going to be very weak for gaming. Here is what I would suggest:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dAz7
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dAz7/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dAz7/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($139.98 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($88.73 @ Amazon)
Total: $1390.48
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-01 13:22 EDT-0400)

The MoBo has onboard audio so you don't need a sound card.
Windows 7 pro is wasted. The only time I would suggest you getting Pro is if you are getting more than 16 Gb of RAM. If not, then don't get it. Unless of course there are some features of Pro that you need for work.
That monitor would be better for gaming because of its fast response time.
With this GPU, you can practically max out all games at the moment.
I added an SSD so you can install your OS there + games/important programs. It will drastically improve load times.
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August 1, 2012 5:26:48 PM

Edit: nevermind lol seems others have already mentioned everything.

But the choice for the motherboard imo isn't great... the negative reviews bother me.
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August 1, 2012 5:26:52 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Compatible but I'm not liking a lot of the choices here. You'll never max out anything with a Llano and a 7770. That 1KW PSU is about 500W more than you need for that setup. The SATA cable isn't needed and neither is the sound card or the RAM cooler. You're just throwing away money there.

I'd completely trash that whole build and get something like this:

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 ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($284.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G245HQ Abmid 23.6" Monitor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1194.76
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-01 13:23 EDT-0400)

Add whatever keyboard and mouse you want and you're good to go.


Off topic but how do you get the Break down like that?
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August 1, 2012 5:35:11 PM

Shockattackr said:
Off topic but how do you get the Break down like that?


There's a button at the top that says "BB Code Markup" and then you can choose multiple vendors or single vendor, I usually choose single vendor. Then copy and paste.

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But the choice for the motherboard imo isn't great... the negative reviews bother me.


Are you using Newegg or Tom's? Tom's gave it an editor's choice last week which is most of us are recommending it. It's *NEVER*, repeat - *NEVER* a good idea to rely on stores for product reviews - they're useful, sure, but the people who review products on stores are almost never professionals. 90% of the positive reviews are almost pure fanboyism, and a good 80% of the negative reviews are either bad shipping or refunds - almost nothing to do with the product itself. Read closer.
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August 1, 2012 5:36:00 PM

From every thing I read so far I'll just trash my build, I like a lot of what every one is responding with. The only thing that I'd like to try to stay with is newegg.com for buying everything if possible. The cases you guys are posting with the builds, how are they with keeping it cool? If the rigs can run BF3 on max setting with decent frame rates the better.
Will those builds last at least 2 years before upgrades are need? Excluding normal wear an tear.
~Josh21
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August 1, 2012 5:40:01 PM

Pcparkpicker.com mate. :) 

@ Mid: Those reviews are baseless. It is mostly babies complaining how UPS messed up their delivery. Most accidents happen in the truck btw. The Extreme4 is a solid board for the price.
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August 1, 2012 5:45:10 PM

josh21 said:
From every thing I read so far I'll just trash my build, I like a lot of what every one is responding with. The only thing that I'd like to try to stay with is newegg.com for buying everything if possible. The cases you guys are posting with the builds, how are they with keeping it cool? If the rigs can run BF3 on max setting with decent frame rates the better.
Will those builds last at least 2 years before upgrades are need? Excluding normal wear an tear.
~Josh21


The Corsair Carbide Series is great with cooling. However, any well-built case will keep your system cool within 1 to 2 degrees between other well-built cases. Just make sure to read reviews about it.

The build I suggested has the best GPU at the moment but is also the priciest. Should help with longetivity though. Yes, it should last about 2 years.
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August 1, 2012 5:49:36 PM

l0v3rboi said:
The Corsair Carbide Series is great with cooling. However, any well-built case will keep your system cool within 1 to 2 degrees between other well-built cases. Just make sure to read reviews about it.

The build I suggested has the best GPU at the moment but is also the priciest. Should help with longetivity though. Yes, it should last about 2 years.



The price is good as it fits my budget range.

Thanks for the build though, I'm looking through newegg.com now to see if I can get it all from them.

~Josh21
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August 1, 2012 5:53:50 PM

l0v3rboi said:
The Corsair Carbide Series is great with cooling. However, any well-built case will keep your system cool within 1 to 2 degrees between other well-built cases. Just make sure to read reviews about it.

The build I suggested has the best GPU at the moment but is also the priciest. Should help with longetivity though. Yes, it should last about 2 years.


The Carbide series also has excellent cable management. I posted a build that is slightly cheaper but a bit more balanced in terms of CPU and GPU.
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August 11, 2012 4:51:50 AM

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