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First Build!!! Any advice or opinions?

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January 22, 2013 3:06:02 PM

Hello everyone. New member here and building my first computer. I've never had the right hardware or means to build one before. Just looking for some advice. I recently went to an auction where I scored a bunch of nice computer hardware. I would like to build the best PC I can out of this and looking for your opinions. Some of the hardware is a year or two old. Also, I will need to purchase a few things like memory, processor, video card, etc. I do some gaming, but nothing hardcore.

Here is the hardware I scored off this auction.

Level 10 GTS Snow Edition -

Diablotec Abyss ATX -

SilverStone Precision Series PS06B-W -

Thermaltake CLW0211 Bigwater 760 Plus -

Scythe SCMG-3000 -

GELID Solutions CC-Spirit-02-A -


ARCTIC Freezer 13 Pro -

Turbo-Cool 1KW-SR 1000W -


NZXT HALE90-850-M 850W -

Thermaltake TP-1500M 1500W ATX -

Intel BOXDP55KG LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX -

ECS A990FXM-A DELUXE(1.0) AM3+ AMD 990FX -

Thoughts??? Would I be better off selling most of this and getting other hardware? I really appreciate your time and can't wait to hear back from all of you. Thanks!

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January 22, 2013 3:16:20 PM

Go with the AM3+ because the LGA1156 has been dead for a few years. Get a FX 8350 and you should be good. Those PSU's look like crap.
January 22, 2013 3:19:25 PM

I take that back the PC Power and Cooling 1000w seems to be high quality.

"The 1kW Turbo Cool is considered one of the highest quality PSUs available; despite being one of the loudest, it is a high-quality server-grade PSU. The Silencer series is good, although their are better Seasonic built units available, that are also quieter and better value."
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January 22, 2013 3:28:55 PM

Cases : get the Thermaltake Level 10 if it's cheaper than the silverstone one.

Cooler : Scythe SCMG-3000, it's the best, the artic freezer pro 13 only if it's cheaper.

PSU : NZXT HALE90-850-M 850W if it's th cheapest, those are all overkill and old.

MOBO : the am3+ for obvious reasons,but the brand sucks(ECS), keep in mind it's only valid if you have or you'll buy an FX amd cpu.

Now for my opinion, if those cost a lot, you can get cheaper new parts, it's not recommended going with old parts.
You can get good psus for 50-60$.
Cases for 45-60$.
LGA 1155 h77 for 70$, z77 for 90-140$, am3 + for 70-140$.

January 22, 2013 3:45:58 PM

Thank you both so much for your thoughts. I've already bought all the items I listed for about $200. Some are new and some are slightly used. Not sure how I feel using the used stuff. Just wondered what the best build would be.