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October 8, 2012 3:49:25 PM

So im building my first computer. I have not bought the computer yet; I want to make sure it works together before buying it.
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Approximate Purchase Date: i hope soon.
Budget Range: 1100 – 1400$
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, movies, general use (Microsoft word, C++,…)
Are you buying a monitor: Yes (Asus VH236H 20.0” Monitor)
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Overclocking: probably not
SLI or Crossfire: might in two years or so
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CPU-AMD FX-8150 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor
CPU Cooler-Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard-Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Memory-Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory
Storage-Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card-Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card
Case-Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply-Corsair Professional 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive-LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer
Monitor-Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor
Operating System-Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)
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I want to run some games like natural selection 2, planetside 2, l4d2, chivalry: medieval warfare, and some of the newer games that come out soon.
Some questions:
1: Do I need to get some thermal paste for the CPU cooler?
2: Should I get a newer video card or should I just go crossfire with another one within 3 years?
3: Is there going to be enough ventilation?
4: Any ideas for which recovery drive i should get?
So any suggestions on what to change, and is it compatible?
October 8, 2012 4:05:24 PM

A mouse and keyboard would be an add-on, also I would update the video card to a HD7850 or HD7950, the HD6870 would be outdated for crossfire in three years, better to get one highend video card than two cards in crossfire, you use less power and less chance of the dreaded stuttering effect.
October 8, 2012 4:30:58 PM

you have a budget of 1100 why not go intel?
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October 8, 2012 4:40:44 PM
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here a much better build will perform better and will last much longer than what you have and will play any game at ultra with 60+FPS now and it will play planetside 2 on ultra

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jIyC

You can add the mouse and keyboard but i got everything else for only $1155

October 8, 2012 4:47:29 PM

raj00 said:
here a much better build will perform better and will last much longer than what you have and will play any game at ultra with 60+FPS now and it will play planetside 2 on ultra

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jIyC

You can add the mouse and keyboard but i got everything else for only $1155



+1 to this. The one I posted above is a bit more expensive, but a bit more powerful with a 7950 vs 7870 and a SSD. However, if you want to save a little cash, this one is a good build too.
October 8, 2012 4:49:23 PM

this build is 200 cheaper and will play anything you want it to out right now on ultra with 60+ FPS with the extra 200 u could buy something else or you could get an 7950 but no point really your choice

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jIBT

$992.87
October 9, 2012 3:58:23 AM

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