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January 18, 2013 5:04:41 AM

i need some one to love over this and let me know what else i need to buy besides ram which i got and a case. also one guy recommended this board to me and said dont get the evo edition what does that mean and which version is it? as well as if this board needs to be flashed or not if it does need to be flashed then post a board that does not need flashing.

ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
XFX Double D FX-777A-ZDF4 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
AMD FX-4300 Vishera 3.8GHz (4.0GHz) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4300WMHKBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CORSAIR CX Series CX750 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

if you could also tell me any place where i can find these cheaper or a better item thats the same price it would help a lot.

omg i cant tell which ssd is better please help with with these two fine looking ones

SanDisk Ultra Plus SDSSDHP-128G-G25 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SanDisk SDSSDP-128G-G25 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
January 18, 2013 5:42:45 AM

Hi. What case and RAM do you have? What's your budget and do you mind buying from other websites? It looks like your budget is at least $500. If you plan to go with an AMD processor and motherboard, I recommend changing the rest to these. You don't need a 750W PSU. Although you also don't need a 600W PSU, the CX600 is currently selling for $40 after rebate from Newegg but it doesn't have modular cabling.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($101.97 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $301.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 02:41 EST-0500)
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January 18, 2013 2:50:22 PM

i plan on crossfiring in the future when i need to and that card site recommends a 550 watt min so how much do i need for 2? also my case is a cool master case i already have ram that i can reuse. i will get the case next week. shoot i also forgot about cooling fans should i go with coolmaster as well? im gonna want to have at lest 3 cooling fans plus the cpu fan. the cases supports 6 but the board doesnt have the ports for 6 so i may need adapters .

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and iv lo0ked everywhere else for cheaper prices even ebay but only tiger has the cpu cheap and im just gonna order it from newegg so it ships all together.
the case im getting from microcenter directly from the store its 45 there and i dont want it shiped at all anyway.
is this a good adapter the sales guy told me to get this onei dont have a fast internet conection so its not like i need 300 mps i at most need 12.

ASUS PCE-N53 Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI Express Up to 300Mbps downlink+300Mbps uplink Wireless Data Rates WPA2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
anything else im missing??? please look up the parts to make sure they work anybody thats why the links are there. im a really scared noob :)  oh and it would be great if the cpu cooler had thermal paste o n it already.
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January 18, 2013 2:53:47 PM

buget is 600 i dont mind going over a little but i would love to say down to 500 for the more inportant cental parts like the cpu psu board case gpu oh and it would be great if the cpu cooler had thermal paste o n it already.
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January 18, 2013 7:36:34 PM

Both the CX600 and the Rosewill HIVE 550W will be able to handle two HD 7770 although I prefer going with a single card setup. You don't have to buy case fans unless you really need or want to. There are USB wireless adapters too if you're interested. That one looks fine but I suggest you read the user reviews to help you with the final decision. The stock cooler will include thermal paste.

Here's a building guide with videos: http://techreport.com/review/23624/how-to-build-a-pc-th...
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January 19, 2013 2:15:55 AM

johnsonjohnson said:
Both the CX600 and the Rosewill HIVE 550W will be able to handle two HD 7770 although I prefer going with a single card setup. You don't have to buy case fans unless you really need or want to. There are USB wireless adapters too if you're interested. That one looks fine but I suggest you read the user reviews to help you with the final decision. The stock cooler will include thermal paste.

Here's a building guide with videos: http://techreport.com/review/23624/how-to-build-a-pc-th...


thanks for the info im only gonna crossfire the cards in a few years. i ordered the cx600 with all my parts i might do a few case fans just cause their so cheap. but a cpu cooler is very important though i just might try the stock cooler and see how it handles the heat load.
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January 19, 2013 2:17:14 AM

johnsonjohnson said:
Hi. What case and RAM do you have? What's your budget and do you mind buying from other websites? It looks like your budget is at least $500. If you plan to go with an AMD processor and motherboard, I recommend changing the rest to these. You don't need a 750W PSU. Although you also don't need a 600W PSU, the CX600 is currently selling for $40 after rebate from Newegg but it doesn't have modular cabling.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($101.97 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $301.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 02:41 EST-0500)




corsair vengeance 1600 2x4gb i don't care about fast memory it doesn't really matter too much
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January 21, 2013 9:50:44 PM

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