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February 8, 2013 10:58:22 PM

I was wondering if these parts I picked are compatible and will make a good gaming PC. Also will they fit in this case?



Case: Cooler Master RC-932-KKN5-GP HAF 932 Advance Full Tower Case - ATX, Black, SuperSpeed USB 3.0

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...



Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 AM3+ Motherboard - ATX, Socket AM3+, AMD AMD 990X/SB950, DDR3 2133 MHz (O.C.), SATA III (6Gb/s), RAID, 8-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0, PCIe 2.0, CrossFireX Ready

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...



Processor: AMD FD8350FRHKBOX FX-8350 Eight-Core 4GHz AM3+ Processor - AM3+, Eight-Core, 4GHz, 16MB, 125W, Unlocked

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...



Memory: Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2x 4GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, 9-9-9-24 CAS Latency, Intel XMP Ready, Unbuffered

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...



Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6770 HD677XZNFC Video Card - 1024MB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.1 (x16), 2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, CrossFireX Ready, Eyefinity

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...



Power Supply: Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 Power Supply - 750 Watts, ATX, 140mm Fan, 80 Plus Bronze, SLI Ready, Active PFC

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...



Hard drive: OCZ Solid 3 SLD3-25SAT3-480G 480GB Solid State Drive - 2.5" Form Factor, SATA III, Up To 540 MB/s Read Speed, Up To 420 MB/s Write Speed, RoHS Compliant, TRIM Support

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...



Fan: Corsair Hydro Series CW-9060009-WW H100i Extreme Liquid/Water CPU Cooler - 2 x 120mm Fan, Multi-socket Support, built-in Corsair Link

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


Please let me know what you think, I need to know if the parts are compatible and if they will make a good gaming computer. Also I need to know if the case has enough space for the parts. If the parts aren't a good fit I would appreciate a suggestion for a replacement or what I should look for to replace it. Thanks for your help guys!
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February 8, 2013 11:13:05 PM

It is quite a bit unbalanced. Don't put so much money into the SSD. Go with a smaller SSD for OS and important apps/games. Don't go with closed looped water cooler. They are a big hassle and you can do better with air. If you are going to be gaming, that video card is not as high end as you need for newer games. Here is what I would suggest.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.76 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($121.74 @ Mwave)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1146.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 20:09 EST-0500)

If you want to think about CrossFire in the future, up the psu to 750-800W is plenty. And one more note, the i5-3570k has better performance in games than the 8350. You will pay a bit more for it though.
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February 9, 2013 12:11:53 AM

Hello jackpot00,

yes i agree that your build is a bit unbalanced. not that it wouldn't work, just maybe some tweaking might be in order :) 

Firstly, what is your budget?
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February 17, 2013 8:45:04 PM

My budget is around $1000, I wouldn't like to go much higher, maybe $1300 at most but I also don't want to skimp on parts just to save money. Also why do I need an SSD and a hard disk drive?
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February 17, 2013 11:20:32 PM

jackpot00 said:
Also why do I need an SSD and a hard disk drive?


The SSD is nice for an OS drive and most usable applications/games. It provides much faster load times over a mechanical drive. The mechanical HDD is just for storage an less important apps
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February 18, 2013 9:52:35 PM

Fully compatible.
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March 11, 2013 8:07:14 PM

"If you want to think about CrossFire in the future, up the psu to 750-800W is plenty."

What is CrossFire, and the psu would be the fan correct?

Also don't I need to buy pieces for HDMI and USB slots?
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