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January 24, 2013 2:48:38 PM

Well I am teaching my girl friend about computers and what goes in them, I thought best why to do that would be to build a whole new system.
(I needed it anyways).:D .
I am pretty good with computers, Not the best but i can get by. I can build them with no issues but when it comes to all the specs when the parts come together I am still Learning bit about it.
I thought I could show you all what I am building and maybe get some advise about it! I just want to make sure It all will work fine with each other or maybe if there is something better for cheaper or something alot better for a few bucks more, I don't know.
I think I got it all figured out but I am spending about 1000$ on this build so I wanna make sure its done wright. I will be using it for gaming and she will be using it for her graphic design classes. I went AMD because all there stuff is made more for gaming then anything els.
Any advise will help Thank you vary much for taking the time to read this and taking your time to help.




CASE- Thermaltake Chaser MK-I
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard- ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU/Processor- AMD FX-4170 Zambezi 4.2GHz (4.3GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Quad-Core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram- G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 (Will this be enough ram or should i get more and if it is enough would it be better if I for 4X2GB sticks to fill all the slots or does it nor matter?)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply- APEVIA ICEBERG ATX-IB680W-GN 680W ATX12V / EPS12V
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Cards- HIS IceQ Turbo H787QT2G2M Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive- I already have a 1TB Drive

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January 24, 2013 3:04:39 PM

Will that power supply have enough power?
That CPU was the other one i was looking at so i will go with that one thanks.
The motherboard is just as good? I was also thinking of going with the GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7.
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January 24, 2013 3:09:47 PM

In my opinion that asus has every feature you need, and it's much more cheaper.
A quality psu with 500-600w is recommended for your setup.
The piledriver cpus are superior to the bulldozer ones, the fx-6300 might be your best choice for the price, but the fx-8320 is more powerful.
January 24, 2013 3:21:17 PM

Well thank you vary much. I am going to go with everything you have suggested. You been alot of help. Thank you for taking the time to help me.
January 24, 2013 3:33:10 PM

djangoringo said:
In my opinion that asus has every feature you need, and it's much more cheaper.
A quality psu with 500-600w is recommended for your setup.
The piledriver cpus are superior to the bulldozer ones, the fx-6300 might be your best choice for the price, but the fx-8320 is more powerful.

One more question. Is my ram ok or do i have to get more and if its ok should i get 4X2GB sticks to fill all the slots.
January 24, 2013 3:45:20 PM

Dual channel is fine, the ram you chose is fine.
January 24, 2013 4:06:22 PM



I agree - Apevia power supplies are the worst of the worst.

The FX-8320 is decent but you could also go Intel on your budget and if you're gaming that would be far more preferable to get an i5-3470 than an 8320.
January 24, 2013 4:26:15 PM

Too funny. Spend more money on motherboard than CPU. You gotta be kidding.
January 24, 2013 6:30:24 PM

g-unit1111 said:
I agree - Apevia power supplies are the worst of the worst.

The FX-8320 is decent but you could also go Intel on your budget and if you're gaming that would be far more preferable to get an i5-3470 than an 8320.


I dont know alot about Intel. I always figured amd had stuff just as good as intel but cheaper. I have only done all my research on AMD. Ill have to look in to intel.
January 24, 2013 7:39:32 PM

jboy8908 said:
I dont know alot about Intel. I always figured amd had stuff just as good as intel but cheaper. I have only done all my research on AMD. Ill have to look in to intel.


For gaming you want an Intel PC - Intel CPUs are better than AMD in just about every way shape and form.
January 24, 2013 7:50:12 PM

g-unit1111 said:
For gaming you want an Intel PC - Intel CPUs are better than AMD in just about every way shape and form.

Well I will start looking in to it today. thanks for the tip.
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