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January 2, 2013 10:03:54 PM

I am currently attempting to build a gaming rig at a low price for a family member with little to no tech knowledge, which is where I come in and help them build a gaming computer on a budget. However, I am not a master myself in terms of computer technology and I just want to make sure my build will work and the future upgrades I had planned too. The main idea of this build is to make a solid, powerful and easily and highly overclock-able computer once the cooling system is upgraded. It would be greatly appreciated if someone could review these components and tell me if they are compatible.

CPU: AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor

Mother board: GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Video card:VisionTek 900568 Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card(will upgrade to 2 of these in the future)

RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)(will add 2 more 8gb sticks in the future)

Boot drive for OS: OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive(will add a storage drive in the future)

Power supply: Rosewill LIGHTNING Series LIGHTNING-800 800W Continuous @50°C,80 PLUS GOLD Certified,Pipe-rock Modular Design,Single +12V Rail,ATX12V v2.3/EPS12V v2.92,SLI Ready,CrossFire Ready,Active- PFC ,Fan LED color switch Power Supply

DVD drive: LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-ray Burner, Bare Drive

Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

Any suggestions are also welcome, thanks.


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January 2, 2013 11:53:06 PM

rolli59 said:
All compatible but I would swap the 8120 for 8320 which is a much better CPU. You can save on the PSU and get this in stead still plenty for your build.

I thought about the CPU question too; and I thought it might be better to use the 8120 as it is cheaper, the 8320 or 8350 could also be upgrade options too. As for the PSU, would you please send me the model name? I am in Canada and it automatically sends me to the homepage for the the Canadian site, thanks. Anything that can make this build cheaper is what I'll do, thanks.
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January 3, 2013 12:05:34 AM

NVM I found that PSU, great idea, thanks a lot :D 
January 3, 2013 12:16:59 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey