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Final check before first build

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December 5, 2012 7:35:53 PM

Hi, thanks for reading hope your can help. Just about ready to start my first build, i've bought everything already, but wanted to check for compatibility. I think everything should be fine, but being a n00b it's always best to check first :) 

Cpu: Amd Phenom ii 4x 965 BE
Mobo: Gigabyte MA74GMT-S2 S-series
Gpu: Msi Radeon R6850 Cyclone IGD5 PE
Ram:4GB Ripsaw
HD:Seagate 500GB
Psu: 500w
Cassis:Cooler Master CM 690 ii

Thanks again :) 

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December 5, 2012 8:03:23 PM

I would get a video card from this generation. like a 7850. It will use much less power and be more powerful. Other than that it looks good.
December 5, 2012 8:09:14 PM

Yeah, I know it's bad but cheap, damn xmas is killing me lol, planning on getting myself a nice new GPU for my b'day in April, so it's just to keep me going til then. But thanks for the quick reply.
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December 5, 2012 8:13:27 PM

The GPU will play most all games on high settings. IT is VERY power hungry. I would advise spending the extra $30 to get the 7850 which will be better all around and use WAY less power.
December 5, 2012 8:20:28 PM

as i said, all components are already bought, and the graphics card is the only part i will be replacing in the near future, will prob spend approx £300 on it in april, not ultra fussed about ultra high graphics until then. So long as everything works :)  and if it can run games on average or above til april all the better hehe, if not oh well my ps3 wont get lonely. until april will mostly be htpc, then will turn into htpc/gaming.
Would like to get it set up for an eyefinity set up in april too, willl the cpu and mobo cope with that do you think?
December 5, 2012 8:22:07 PM

I do not know much about eyefinity but a 6850 will get you high settings on most all modern games so you should be fine until you upgrade it.
December 5, 2012 8:23:59 PM

Awesome :D  thank you!!! Now fingers crossed i dont mess up my first build, wish me luck :p 
December 5, 2012 8:28:52 PM

Just make sure to periodically ground yourself and you should be good! its not that hard at all. Good luck!
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