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August 3, 2012 11:02:19 PM

hey guys I'm building my first computer and would appreciate a compatibility check before i order! also if what I'm getting will work well and be somewhat future proof

mobo:ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AMD AM3

cpu:AMD FD8150FRGUBOX FX-8150

case:Thermaltake VN10006W2N Level 10 GT

ram:Corsair CMZ16GX3M4X1866C9 Vengeance Red Desktop Memory Kit - 16GB

disk drive:Lite-On iHBS11204 12x Internal Blu-Ray Burner

hard drive:Seagate ST3000DM001 Barracuda 7200.12 Hard Drive - 3TB, SATA III

sound:Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy SE 70SB057000001 Sound Card - 7.1 Channel

graphics:EVGA GeForce GTX 670 SC 04G-P4-2673-KR 4GB Video Card

psu:Ultra X4 Modular 850-Watt ATX Power Supply V2

cpu cooler: Corsair CWCH100 Hydro H100 CPU Liquid Cooler

and i know this is probably unnecessary but wifi:D -Link DWA-556 PCIe Wireless Network Adapter - 300Mbps, 802.11n (Draft N)

and i was going to just get windows 7 home didn't think i needed more
thanks guys i really appreciate it!
August 3, 2012 11:06:03 PM

No, just no.

Your build needs a complete overhaul. AMD chip with a 670 and watercooling? 850W PSU is way overkill. You most likely don't need a sound card unless you have a really nice surround sound setup.

Please post your budget and purpose so we can help you better.
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August 3, 2012 11:06:58 PM

If this is for gaming, yea, this is not a very good build. If it's for rendering, CAD, etc., it could use a few tweaks, but good. Tell us its purpose.
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August 3, 2012 11:09:56 PM

my purpose is to game for as long as i can without upgrades sorry guys
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August 3, 2012 11:11:45 PM

and i can't spend more then 2g
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August 3, 2012 11:13:16 PM

What's your budget? And are there any parts that you do not need?
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August 3, 2012 11:15:19 PM

if i don't need the water cooler or if i can downgrade/upgrade parts to better meet my purpose and i can get rid of the sound card if i need to lower ram whatever
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August 3, 2012 11:16:46 PM

For 2 grand, you can get a LOT better. An i5-3570K, 8GB of RAM(16GB of RAM if you so desire), a 680/670, etc.
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August 3, 2012 11:19:28 PM

whats wrong with the amd chip? i read/understood they were pretty decent just not as popular as intel
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August 3, 2012 11:22:36 PM

Nothing particularly wrong with AMD chips, intel just blows them out of the water when it comes to gaming. If you want to game for as long as you can without upgrading, you want the i5-3570K and a 670. You can overclock to increase the life and add a second 670 in a few years when it can't keep up anymore.
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August 3, 2012 11:24:58 PM

so just change to intel and like 750w psu?
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August 3, 2012 11:26:00 PM

What do you think of the build I posted above?
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August 3, 2012 11:30:29 PM

much better price then mine for sure. just wondering if i need a little better processor like an i7 or more ram 12gb? just want to make sure nothing runs slow
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August 3, 2012 11:31:02 PM

overall i like it thought thanks
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August 4, 2012 2:54:38 AM

8GB is plenty. 8GB will let you play a game and have a browser with a lot of tabs open. You won't really need more. An i7 runs EXACTLY the same as the i5 in gaming. You only want to get the i7 if you do pro work like photo editing, video editing, etc.
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August 5, 2012 12:28:07 AM

ill change processor and ram lower psu as well thanks for all the help guys I appreciate it!
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