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November 15, 2012 3:03:45 AM

Just tryin to shop for good deals on new egg and was building a computer for myself for christmas and needed opinions on if this system would be alright for just average gaming.

CPU: AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Video Card: XFX Double D FX-785A-CDFC Radeon HD 7850 2GB
Internal HD:Seagate Barracuda Green ST1000DL002 1TB 5900 RPM SATA
Power Supply: CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W
Case: Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower
DVD/CD Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X

was trying to keep it under 900 or 1000 preferably for now and was going to upgrade to an ssd later with more fans and everything
I don't plan on much overclocking as well.

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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
November 15, 2012 3:32:04 AM

The FX 4100 has been superceded by the FX 4300 , or for just $10 more the FX 6300 .
I believe the FX 6300 is the best budget choice for gamers and encoders right now .

The Asrock 970 extreme 4 is a little more expensive but can crossfire and SLI so it gives you room to grow and expand .

No gaming build needs 16 gig of RAM . No game will use even 4 gig so cu this to 2 x4 gig and strike a good balance and save some money

dont use the 5900 rpm hard drive . That will make loading and booting slower . A WD Blue 500 gig drive is $75

You do not need a 750 watt modular power supply . A 500 watt unit will run that computer perfectly well . A case with good cable management will take care of the stray wiring
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November 15, 2012 4:34:39 AM

Do you think you will need 32GB of RAM before you need a new CPU? I would get 4GB modules and put the extra money towards a better CPU and/or HDD. Outlander is completely correct in recommending against the low speed HDD's, and as long as you don't plan on turning this into a tank later, the PSU is too much also. The WD Black Edition is a nice HD for $109 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... Also, the stock CPU cooler will be fine without overclocking.
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November 15, 2012 4:40:50 AM

Outlander_04 said:
The FX 4100 has been superceded by the FX 4300 , or for just $10 more the FX 6300 .
I believe the FX 6300 is the best budget choice for gamers and encoders right now .

The Asrock 970 extreme 4 is a little more expensive but can crossfire and SLI so it gives you room to grow and expand .

No gaming build needs 16 gig of RAM . No game will use even 4 gig so cu this to 2 x4 gig and strike a good balance and save some money

dont use the 5900 rpm hard drive . That will make loading and booting slower . A WD Blue 500 gig drive is $75

You do not need a 750 watt modular power supply . A 500 watt unit will run that computer perfectly well . A case with good cable management will take care of the stray wiring

Thank you obviously I'm not the smartest guy about building computers hence why I came here so with your suggestions I did save about $100 to splurge on a monitor :)  thank you for your suggestions!
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November 15, 2012 4:45:09 AM

Outlander_04 said:
The FX 4100 has been superceded by the FX 4300 , or for just $10 more the FX 6300 .
I believe the FX 6300 is the best budget choice for gamers and encoders right now .

The Asrock 970 extreme 4 is a little more expensive but can crossfire and SLI so it gives you room to grow and expand .

No gaming build needs 16 gig of RAM . No game will use even 4 gig so cu this to 2 x4 gig and strike a good balance and save some money

dont use the 5900 rpm hard drive . That will make loading and booting slower . A WD Blue 500 gig drive is $75

You do not need a 750 watt modular power supply . A 500 watt unit will run that computer perfectly well . A case with good cable management will take care of the stray wiring

Oh now with the new motherboard would it be better to go for a full tower or mid tower?
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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
November 15, 2012 6:18:24 AM

MikeNgo said:
Oh now with the new motherboard would it be better to go for a full tower or mid tower?



Cases are a personal choice

A full tower is really large and will take a lot of space . It will also give you more room to move

Even a mid tower is bigger than the typical computer you might see at a retailer
Grab a tape measure and see for yourself how big your case might be

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November 15, 2012 7:03:05 AM

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