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November 18, 2012 4:56:05 PM

ok guys, so the title says it all, this is my first time building a computer, i have some decent understanding on how a pc works and the main components needed for building it. i just wanted to get some expert opinions on this rig i chose, i wanna know what you guys think about it, is it ok? do i need to buy some extra stuff such as paste, screws, etc. or is this complete? do i need to buy extra fans? or something to install motherboard to the tower? those are some of the small details i wanted to get clear. thank you all =)

-MSI 990FXA-GD80V2 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
-AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8320FRHKBOX
heres link for those two items
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
lik:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit (Full Version) - OEM

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10
link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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November 18, 2012 5:40:03 PM

What is the use for this computer going to be - gaming, video editing, something else? Knowing that and a budget will help to suggest parts.

If it's gaming there's no sense in getting FX, go with Intel.
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November 18, 2012 5:45:05 PM

gaming actually. all those parts sum up to around 750, so thats basically what i want to spend.
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November 18, 2012 5:47:28 PM

and what would you recommend for replacing that amdfx for intel and that it actually doesnt boost the price up.
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November 18, 2012 6:54:53 PM

bam1986 said:
and what would you recommend for replacing that amdfx for intel and that it actually doesnt boost the price up.


Only if you want to overclock and for that budget it's not worth it. For $750 I'd suggest this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($200.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($41.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $706.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-18 15:55 EST-0500)

Cheaper and better CPU plus you get a really good GPU for gaming.
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November 18, 2012 9:09:20 PM

another thing i wanted to know is...how do you know that case if compatible with that mobo, i mean, some cases do list which mobos theyre compatible with, but in this case it doesnt, is there a way to tell if a case is compatible with your mobo?
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November 18, 2012 9:32:04 PM

bam1986 said:
another thing i wanted to know is...how do you know that case if compatible with that mobo, i mean, some cases do list which mobos theyre compatible with, but in this case it doesnt, is there a way to tell if a case is compatible with your mobo?


Yeah they all use standard form factors - there's ATX which is the universal standard. And then there's the smaller mATX - most ATX cases can accommodate these boards but there's also cases that are made for them. There's also mITX and they're for small form factor and HTPCs. The last one is called XL-ATX cases and only large towers can house these boards, but they're for the most part very rare.
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November 26, 2012 2:40:02 PM

one more thing guys.....do you think I could install windows 8 in that rig? i mean, will there be any compatibility issues, with the components, the drives or gpu? or playin games like wow?
thank you for readin this.
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