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January 26, 2013 7:27:33 PM

I wanted to create my own gaming PC and now im getting my chance. I want to know if all the parts are compatible with each other. I looked over everything and didn't see any problems but can someone tell me what they think about the build. This is on about a 400-500$ budget.

Case: Sentey Optimus Extreme Division Tower Case - RED 3 x LED FAN / 1 120mm Rear FAN /2 x USB / Card Rdr / Fan Control /4 x Removable Bays / Screwless

Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

CPU: AMD FX 4100 4-Core Processor, 3.6 4 Socket AM3+

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

GPU: SAPPHIRE 100355-1GOCL Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card OC Version

POWER SUPPLY: Diablotek PHD Series PHD350 350W ATX12V V2.2 Power Supply

HDD: Western Digital 500GB (Out of broken PC)

CD/DVD: Sony DVD/CD player


This build is going to cost aound 450$ with shipping, promo codes, and discounts.

Thanks!

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January 26, 2013 7:45:02 PM

You need a better/higher wattage power supply for sure. FX-4100 isn't very good for gaming. It's workable, but there are better options.

I'd probably go something like this:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zJQh
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zJQh/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zJQh/benchmarks/

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zJQh
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zJQh/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zJQh/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 880GMS-E41 (FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($48.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $475.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-26 16:46 EST-0500)


That includes much better case, power supply and processor, and slightly worse, but still decent, motherboard.
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January 26, 2013 7:55:30 PM

Okay, so ill change my power supply to something around 650W and might change case. Do you think I should get a different proccesor if im only playing games such as; Starcraft 1 and 2, Diablo 1, 2 and 3, Age of Empires 1, 2 and 3 and Emulated games. Im not going to play any FPS games such as; Skyrim, battlefield 3, Fallout 3, Farcry 3, or Crysis.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 26, 2013 9:24:32 PM



You don't need 650W, just something with at least 450-500W and a single 12V rail with at least 30A so you can run a good graphics card.

If you aren't doing fps, you might not need something as high end as the 7850, but those definitely need more CPU than fps. Starcraft is notorious for wanting a lot of CPU power.

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a b B Homebuilt system
January 26, 2013 10:48:50 PM

I like 12's build.
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