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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.

Cases
Level 10 GTS Snow Edition - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133198&Tpk=level%2010%20gts%20snow

Diablotec Abyss ATX - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811822012

SilverStone Precision Series PS06B-W - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163181&Tpk=ps06b-w

Cooler
Thermaltake CLW0211 Bigwater 760 Plus - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106183&Tpk=bigwater%20760%20plus

Scythe SCMG-3000 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185168

GELID Solutions CC-Spirit-02-A - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835426037&Tpk=gelid%20cc%20spirit%2002%20a

LOGISYS MC6002GS - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835999015&Tpk=logisys%20mc6002gs

ARCTIC Freezer 13 Pro - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186047

PSU
Turbo-Cool 1KW-SR 1000W - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703007

TOPOWER POWERBIRD TOP-1100W 1100W ATX12V - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817342013

NZXT HALE90-850-M 850W - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817116012

Thermaltake TP-1500M 1500W ATX - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153147&Tpk=tp-1500m

Mobo
Intel BOXDP55KG LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121385

ECS A990FXM-A DELUXE(1.0) AM3+ AMD 990FX - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135320

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.

http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/psu_manufacturers

"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.
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