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My first build, what do you think and will it work together?

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December 15, 2012 9:19:30 PM
December 15, 2012 9:29:30 PM

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December 15, 2012 9:45:14 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Your link doesn't work. Post the parts individually or use PC Part Picker.


Does it work now?
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December 15, 2012 11:49:38 PM

Yes. I wouldn't touch that case or power supply with a 10 foot pole. Coolmax and Raidmax are two of the industry's absolute worst brands and you don't want to purchase anything from them if you can help it. The Radeon 7870 is a great GPU but I wouldn't get it at the expense of two of the build's most crucial components. The AMD 880 motherboard won't handle an FX CPU without a BIOS update.

I went a little bit over budget but this will be a far better build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $751.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-15 20:48 EST-0500)

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December 16, 2012 1:31:53 AM

g-unit1111 said:
Yes. I wouldn't touch that case or power supply with a 10 foot pole. Coolmax and Raidmax are two of the industry's absolute worst brands and you don't want to purchase anything from them if you can help it. The Radeon 7870 is a great GPU but I wouldn't get it at the expense of two of the build's most crucial components. The AMD 880 motherboard won't handle an FX CPU without a BIOS update.

I went a little bit over budget but this will be a far better build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $751.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-15 20:48 EST-0500)


Thanks a lot! Im new to this and I dont know which brand to stay away from, and the only thing i have an opinion on is the amd vs intel cpu thing, and the answer is I really dont care lol because they are both pretty good quality. Thanks again and is there a way to buy this all together even from different websites?
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December 16, 2012 3:22:14 AM

richman16 said:
Thanks a lot! Im new to this and I dont know which brand to stay away from, and the only thing i have an opinion on is the amd vs intel cpu thing, and the answer is I really dont care lol because they are both pretty good quality. Thanks again and is there a way to buy this all together even from different websites?


Well if I put it through Newegg it will be at least over $800. Purchasing it from different websites will give it a bit of a more cost effective solution. As for Intel vs. AMD - Intel is good for high end builds, but not for budget builds. Most AMD CPUs aren't as good as their Intel counterparts but for the price I'd take the FX-6300 over the i3-3225, it's worth it for the unlocked multiplier alone. For power supplies the top tier brands are Corsair, Antec, and Seasonic. The low tier brands are Coolmax, Raidmax, Xion, HEC, Ultra, Apevia, and so on.

This is what it would look like if you bought it all from Newegg:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($107.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $791.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-16 00:21 EST-0500)
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December 16, 2012 4:56:41 AM

g-unit1111 said:
Well if I put it through Newegg it will be at least over $800. Purchasing it from different websites will give it a bit of a more cost effective solution. As for Intel vs. AMD - Intel is good for high end builds, but not for budget builds. Most AMD CPUs aren't as good as their Intel counterparts but for the price I'd take the FX-6300 over the i3-3225, it's worth it for the unlocked multiplier alone. For power supplies the top tier brands are Corsair, Antec, and Seasonic. The low tier brands are Coolmax, Raidmax, Xion, HEC, Ultra, Apevia, and so on.

This is what it would look like if you bought it all from Newegg:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($107.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $791.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-16 00:21 EST-0500)


I just ran it through Newegg and switched the RAM memory to hyperx which was only about $5 cheaper with a promo code, but it is cheaper so i went with it. Also I found a bunch of promo codes that worked with a lot of the stuff on there and got the price down to $728.54, so i think im definitely ordering from Newegg lol.
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December 16, 2012 5:12:39 AM

richman16 said:
I just ran it through Newegg and switched the RAM memory to hyperx which was only about $5 cheaper with a promo code, but it is cheaper so i went with it. Also I found a bunch of promo codes that worked with a lot of the stuff on there and got the price down to $728.54, so i think im definitely ordering from Newegg lol.


You have to make sure the voltages on the RAM match the voltages on the motherboard, you can't just switch up RAM like that and expect it to work. Check the manufacturer's QVL (qualified vendor list) to make sure.
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December 16, 2012 12:52:55 PM

g-unit1111 said:
You have to make sure the voltages on the RAM match the voltages on the motherboard, you can't just switch up RAM like that and expect it to work. Check the manufacturer's QVL (qualified vendor list) to make sure.


Alright on the motherboard QVL it shows kingston DDR3 1333 8gb is supported, would that be what I have chosen?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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