Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Graphic card: SAPPHIRE 100355OCL Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card OC Version
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
Case: Rosewill LINE GLOW ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
I already have the DVD ROM drive and Hard drives. The total of this build is $617.75 USD and 562.75 after MIR.
A few questions I have.
Would the CPU and motherboard and ram work right out of the box? Or do I have to update the BIOS on the motherboard with another CPU first.
And how loud is the stock heatsink? would I need to get a 3rd party heatsink?
Im mainly using this computer for everyday use and some gaming and would like it to support future games in 1080 HD
Im in NYC and my budget is 620 even if there is MIR
I would like to order from only one website because it would be easier if all the parts came together!
look at the motherboards webpage on the ASUS site for a cpu support list , and the BIOS revision required .
Some vendors may flash a BIOS to a later version before they ship if that is required .
Make sure you use a 64 bit operating system
The case looks great , but its only 7 inches wide . That probably means theres no room behind the motherboard for cable routing , and it may stop you fitting a tall tower cooler .
Antec One gamer
CM HAF 912
^Good advice. Curious why you are going AMD. Intel is faster for the money. If you do go with that cpu, I would definitely get a new heastink as the stock one is loud when loaded. Either way you go, the Coolermaster 212EVO is a great cooler for the money. I would not buy an OCZ psu. I recommend Seasonic.