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September 27, 2012 4:46:53 AM

So my Computer died on me 3 days ago and I wanna do a custom build. This is my first build so I'am completely ready to take any advice. Cause I'm a total newbie.
Here was my first build Idea

GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD FX-6200 Zambezi 3.8GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6200FRGUBOX

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

CORSAIR DOMINATOR GT 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory with Airflow Fan Model CMT8GX3M2A2000C9

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


I already own a Hardrive (seagate baracuda 1tb 7200 rpm 64mb)

The reason for this is I have never had a computer that could ever play any of the new games on even normal Graphics and my computer Always overloads.I do not plan on overclocking but I've always wanted too try. And my budget would be $700 U.S. I live in Belize Central America Small Country (Poor Country). I chose a AMD CPU mainly cause it seems more cost effective but I'm a newbie so I'm not sure.
I do plan on later adding more ram though and using SLI on the video cards. And maybe adding a SSD.
I have a Monitor keyboard ....etc. The budget is the computer only.

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September 27, 2012 5:05:37 AM

I'd really hesitate to recommend the FX-6200 - there's far better CPUs on the market, and the Dominator RAM is overrated and very expensive - and you don't really need to pay that much for RAM. You won't notice any speed increases beyond 1600 - 2000, that is a waste of money. It's pointless to purchase a GTX 550TI at this point.

For that budget I'd recommend this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($86.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($195.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($24.97 @ Newegg)
Total: $735.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

This will be a far better system.
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September 27, 2012 5:13:21 AM

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