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Hi there, any feedback would be great. I'll be using the computer for poker/NBA/FIFA. Is a heatsink necessary if I don't intend to OC? Any room to save some money and go for cheaper parts given my needs?

Motherboard:

Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 AMD 970 SB950 ATX Socket AM3+ DDR3-2000 USB3.0 SATA3 RAID

CPU:

AMD FX-6100 Six-Core 3.3GHz 14MB Cache Socket AM3+ 95W "Unlocked"

RAM:

Adata 8GB DDR3 1600 PC3-12800 DIMM

Optical Drive:

Lite-On IHAS324 ALLWRITE 24x SATA DVDRW

PSU:

COOLER MASTER 525W Extreme2 Dual +12V Outputs

Case:

BitFenix Shinobi Mid-Tower Case

SSD:

OCZ Agility2 120G Solid State Drive (SSD) 2.5" High Performance SATA II 3.5"

HDD:


Western Digital Caviar Blue 1000GB (1TB) SATA3 642MB Cache 7200RPM

Graphics:

Sapphire HD7770 GHZ EDITION 1G GDDR5 PCI-E Video Card , 128Bit ,1000MHz / 1125MHz HDMI + DVI-I + DUAL MINI Display Ports
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  1. it look fine to me and just use the stock heatsink that comes with the cpu :)
  2. You could save a bit of money buy getting 1333 rated RAM instead of 1600 since you don't intend to OC. You could also save a bit of money by getting a slow 5400 HDD instead of the 7200 since you have an SSD it is unnecessary to have a 7200 RPM HDD in my opinion.
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    phong7 said:
    Hi there, any feedback would be great. I'll be using the computer for poker/NBA/Fifa/Dota 2. Is a heatsink necessary if I don't intend to OC? Any room to save some money and go for cheaper parts given my needs?

    Motherboard:

    Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 AMD 970 SB950 ATX Socket AM3+ DDR3-2000 USB3.0 SATA3 RAID

    CPU:

    AMD FX-6100 Six-Core 3.3GHz 14MB Cache Socket AM3+ 95W "Unlocked"

    RAM:

    Adata 8GB DDR3 1600 PC3-12800 DIMM

    Optical Drive:

    Lite-On IHAS324 ALLWRITE 24x SATA DVDRW

    PSU:

    COOLER MASTER 525W Extreme2 Dual +12V Outputs

    Case:

    BitFenix Shinobi Mid-Tower Case

    SSD:

    OCZ Agility2 120G Solid State Drive (SSD) 2.5" High Performance SATA II 3.5"

    HDD:


    Western Digital Caviar Blue 1000GB (1TB) SATA3 642MB Cache 7200RPM

    Graphics:

    Sapphire HD7770 GHZ EDITION 1G GDDR5 PCI-E Video Card , 128Bit ,1000MHz / 1125MHz HDMI + DVI-I + DUAL MINI Display Ports


    change the adata 8gb..get 2*4gb 1600 RAM from a good brand..for a psu get corsair cx 430 or xfx 450..get rid of the SSD..
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