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November 1, 2012 12:09:28 AM

Hey Everyone,

This is my first computer build ever. I just ordered all the parts and just thought I'd ask what people think. I was limited on funds (University Student) but I think I did pretty well. Super Excited! I'm hoping to play games like Guild Wars 2 and BF3 on a single 1080p monitor.

Rosewill Blackhawk Mid Tower Gaming Case
MSI 990FXA-GD80V2 AM3+ Motherboard
Rosewill Xtreme Series RX850-S-B 850W
AMD Phenom II X4 695
XFX Radeon HD 7870 Double D
Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 SDRAM
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
Asus DRW-24B1ST 24X

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November 1, 2012 12:21:37 AM

I take it you mean 965 for processor. If Black Edition, you intend to overclock, you will need an aftermarket cooler. Suggest CoolerMaster Hyper 212Evo. Too late, if you've got it, but PSU wasn't best choice. As you state single monitor, 550w would have been adequate.
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November 1, 2012 12:50:58 AM

Hey, the reason I got the psu was because I thought that I might crossfire the two 7870s down the road and I didn't want to be short on power. Thanks for the feedback, I did intend to try overclocking the processor but you think that isn't possible with stock cooler? Also will I need thermal paste or does it come with thermal tape on the heatsink already?
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November 1, 2012 2:09:37 AM

I wouldn't overclock with a stock cooler myself. For about $35 AUD you can get yourself the Hyper, and it comes with a tube of thermal paste so you don't need to get one seperately. I use it on my i7-3770k and it works really well. Worth the money.
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November 1, 2012 3:26:46 AM

Okay, I'll definitely keep that in mind. I'll probably just install with stock cooler and avoid OC until necessary. Will the stock 695 be efficient for gaming?
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November 1, 2012 4:56:56 AM

Barotrauma said:
Okay, I'll definitely keep that in mind. I'll probably just install with stock cooler and avoid OC until necessary. Will the stock 695 be efficient for gaming?

It won't be the absolute fastest, but it will do the job.
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November 1, 2012 5:08:20 AM

The 965 is quick. I have one, and it works great. If you want to overclock it though, you need a good cooler.

I gamed on it for a long time until I got my 2500K, then I used the 965 in another build.
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November 1, 2012 4:04:27 PM

Best answer selected by Barotrauma.
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