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October 25, 2012 5:46:29 PM

Hi guys....Im fairly new here and looking at my first build. I found a site that gave me a rough look at required components and basically went off that as a template. That being said, I was wondering if this system looked feasable or if I am missing something. I have a budget of about 450.00 and looking to make this move in early to mid Nov. Its going to be a gaming comp....or what I would consider a gaming comp as i have a 7 y/o Dell XPS 420 and slower than molasses. Here's what I have so far:

Case - Diablotek CPA-6170 EVO ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Mobo - GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3 AMD 970/SB950 AM3+ FX ATX Motherboard
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Processor - AMD FD6100WMGUSBX FX-6100 Processor - Six Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 6MB L2 Cache, 3.30GHz (3.90GHz Max Turbo), Socket AM3+, 95W, Fan
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

RAM - Crucial CT2KIT51264BA1339 8GB Desktop Memory Upgrade - PC3-10600, DDR3, 1333MHz, Dual Channel, 2x4096MB, Non-ECC, Unbuffered x 2 (total 16GB)

Power Supply - Thermaltake W0382RU Modular Power Supply - 750 Watt, 140mm Fan, 80 Plus Bronze, Active PFC
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

HDD - WD Blue WD10EALS 1TB Desktop Hard Drive - 3.5", SATA, 7200RPM, 32MB Cache


My plan is to gut my current XPS 420 of the speakers, monitor, and video card (PNY GeForce GT 610 - Graphics card - GF GT 610 - 1 GB DDR3, purchased 2 wks ago), 2 optical DVD drives to use in this build. The Video will probably go to another computer a little later to run the latest games, but I dont know exactly which would be bang for buck to run high graphics (wanting to stay under $100).

Couple of questions:
1) what would be a good video card for this system for under $100
2) do i need to get a sound card for this system? (believe the one i have might be compatible but not sure)
3) is there anything I'm missing or needs to change to make this computer run flawless?

Any and all help would be MOST appreciated. Thanks for the assistance

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October 25, 2012 8:34:12 PM

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1) what would be a good video card for this system for under $100


I'd recommend a Radeon 7750.

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2) do i need to get a sound card for this system? (believe the one i have might be compatible but not sure)


Not needed.

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3) is there anything I'm missing or needs to change to make this computer run flawless?


Do not purchase Diablotek anything - they are absolutely horrendous. The A10-5800K and Phenom II 965 are better CPUs than the FX-6100 is. Thermaltake PSUs are not the best in the industry.

Try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4 ATX FM2 Motherboard ($86.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($36.62 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($106.97 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $537.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

If you don't need the video card yet the A10 includes really good onboard video.
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October 26, 2012 2:51:07 PM

BIG THANKS G-Unit for the quick reply. Its much appreciated. Looking at what youve put up is a lot better than what I looked at. I took only a few hours and looks like a little more wouldve done me good. Thanks again
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October 26, 2012 2:57:55 PM

You could crossfire the IGP in the A10 with an HD 6670 if you want. G-unit has said all there is to say.
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October 26, 2012 4:11:47 PM

Nw333 said:
You could crossfire the IGP in the A10 with an HD 6670 if you want. G-unit has said all there is to say.


The IGP in the A10 is a 7660, not a 6670. Me I'd disable it and run a 7770 or 7850 and then you get a CPU that has lots of overclocking potential - more so than the Phenom II 965 does.
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October 26, 2012 7:19:29 PM

OK....thrown off here. pcpartpicker is listing 2 Asrock FM2A75 Pro4(M) - the "M" being the exception. I'm assuming that "M" is for "Mini or Micro"....am I wrong in this? My second question is what is the advantages/disadvantages to each other, other than size? There appear to be differences in the I/O ports, and to be perfectly honest, I am VERY new to the idea of building my own...(but dont want to pay an arm and leg to a company just so they can build it if i can build it just as well and cheaper than them) so I'm not sure what those ports are for. Understanding that theres nothing more annoying than trying to teach someone, just a brief "yeah its important, or donna worry about it" works good for me.
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October 26, 2012 7:31:18 PM

saber_wolf01 said:
OK....thrown off here. pcpartpicker is listing 2 Asrock FM2A75 Pro4(M) - the "M" being the exception. I'm assuming that "M" is for "Mini or Micro"....am I wrong in this? My second question is what is the advantages/disadvantages to each other, other than size? There appear to be differences in the I/O ports, and to be perfectly honest, I am VERY new to the idea of building my own...(but dont want to pay an arm and leg to a company just so they can build it if i can build it just as well and cheaper than them) so I'm not sure what those ports are for. Understanding that theres nothing more annoying than trying to teach someone, just a brief "yeah its important, or donna worry about it" works good for me.


1. Yes

2. ATX has more PCI slots and expansion ports (SATA, USB 3, etc).

3. The only way you'd pay more is if you went through some custom sites that sell you extra crap you don't need ( *COUGH* Cyberpower *COUGH* ).
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October 26, 2012 9:48:53 PM

LMAO...nah...sticking to newegg, amazon etc....I TRULY appreciate the assist.
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October 26, 2012 10:23:55 PM

doubt this would be the last question....but i see that it supports "dual graphics" does that mean if i go ahead and put a gpu...with crossfire support...would they stack or compliment each other or would i be giving myself more headache than its worth?
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October 26, 2012 10:26:47 PM

saber_wolf01 said:
LMAO...nah...sticking to newegg, amazon etc....I TRULY appreciate the assist.


Cyberpower is for people who want the DIY feel but don't feel like actually doing the work themselves. :lol: 

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doubt this would be the last question....but i see that it supports "dual graphics" does that mean if i go ahead and put a gpu...with crossfire support...would they stack or compliment each other or would i be giving myself more headache than its worth?


No you can add a second one and be fine.
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January 17, 2013 4:23:34 PM

Best answer selected by saber_wolf01.
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