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Getting back into the swing of things, help making sure everything fit

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December 12, 2012 2:05:00 AM

Hey guys just got out of the military and trying to get back into building another gaming PC. Been playing bf3 and started planetside 2, just want to see what else I need to get or if all these I picked out will be compatible together. Some what on a budget.

CASE: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

GRAPHICS CARD: GIGABYTE GV-N66TWF2-2GD GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

PSU: SeaSonic G Series SSR-550RM 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM

HD: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

CPU: AMD A10-5800K Trinity 3.8GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD

MOBO: ECS A75F2-M2(1.0A) FM2 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

(mobo and cpu are combo)

CD/DVD: LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

Trying to find a cheaper PSU i heard that Seasonics were the best but they are pricey. Also if i'm forgetting anything else that I need to add on let me know, I have a monitor and windows

Thanks for your time any help would be greatly appreciated.
December 12, 2012 2:14:00 AM

Also look at getting a vishera 4300 and the motherboard you already have in the build
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December 12, 2012 2:17:04 AM

i'll look into that video card, but with the processor, the reason i picked that one cause it was a combo, I dont trust myself enough to install the CPU into the motherboard, or does newegg install it when you buy both of them?
December 12, 2012 2:34:24 AM

the cpu install is one of the easiest parts, you don't even have to push just drop it into place and pull down the bar... It truly is easy. and Newegg doesn't install cpu. even with the combo you selected.

Honestly CPU install is easy.
December 12, 2012 2:48:26 AM

I'd get an i5 for this budget. did I miss something?
December 12, 2012 2:50:48 AM

no they're not. You'll need an am3+ motherboard if you get an AMD FX processor. but if you're looking at GTX 660 cards you'll probably want a good mid-range processor to go with it.

The A series processors have built in Graphics and are aimed primarily at people who don't game very much and don't need a dedicated graphics card.

I use an ATI card and AMD FX processor in my computer, I like them and they work well.
December 12, 2012 2:51:51 AM

Wait so why no i5's? did I miss some vital piece of info?
December 12, 2012 2:55:26 AM

But Zed has a point. If you've got money to burn you might consider an intel i-5 based build.
December 12, 2012 2:56:10 AM

Like what's your budget OP? If its withing like 700 I could put together an OP i5 build for ya.
December 12, 2012 2:57:44 AM

general rule of thumb $700+ budget go intel... $600 or less AMD.

But it depends on personal preference as well...
December 12, 2012 3:06:07 AM

I used the Asus M5A99X with that same processor about a month ago.

you should look for one with a 990X or 990FX chipset... as opposed to a 970 to avoid running into compatibility issues with the newest FX chips.

$120-140 about as cheap as these newest chipset mobo's get. The newegg list is above.

Before you build, newegg has a great 30minute HD quality youtube video on building a computer. Watch it and pay close attention to the CPU install section. You'll want to line up the notches and the triangle... but if you do that it'll drop in easy as pie.
December 12, 2012 3:15:02 AM

I'm tellin you man you'll have alot better luck with intel cpu's atm.
December 12, 2012 3:19:42 AM

By better luck he means intel cpu's offer better performance these days.
December 12, 2012 3:21:43 AM

Much better^ Like an i5 3570k and an ASRock Z77 Extreme4 + 8gigs of ram and a 7950/7870 would be OP.
December 12, 2012 4:00:29 AM

lol wut^