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February 11, 2013 10:45:15 PM

I'm about to pull the trigger on these parts to finish up my build this weekend and was wanting to run it by you guys and make sure everything is compatible and all that. It's gonna be used for gaming, web surfing, watching sports(NBA league pass), and media use. I already have a case, monitor, keyboard, speakers, psu, 500GB HD, operating system and 2 extra case fans. Keep in mind that I'm on a tight budget of $500 to finish this build. So far I have:

MSI 970 USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - $80
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card - $115
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition CPU - $95
SAMSUNG 840 Series 120GB Solid State Drive (SSD) - $110
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB DDR3 SDRAM - $50
ASUS SATA 24X DVD Burner - $20

Total: $470

also should I get some good thermal paste as well for $8 or will the stuff that comes with the cpu be ok? thanks guys!

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February 11, 2013 10:48:57 PM

If you are using thestock fan, it'll work. If you plan to overclock get some Arctic Silver and a CM 212EVO.

It'll be a solid, mid tier gamer.
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February 11, 2013 10:50:30 PM

Looks good for the budget. Is your psu a solid brand?
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February 11, 2013 10:51:54 PM

ok thanks, I plan on going with the stock fan for now due to the budget I'm on but I do plan to OC and get an aftermarket cooler later this summer
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February 11, 2013 10:53:09 PM

jnkweaver said:
Looks good for the budget. Is your psu a solid brand?


yeah my psu is a seasonic 620 watt modular psu, its a decent brand
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February 11, 2013 10:58:07 PM

foxnamedfox said:
yeah my psu is a seasonic 620 watt modular psu, its a decent brand


You are good to go then. Good luck.
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February 12, 2013 2:38:18 AM

Looks good. I suggest dropping the ssd for a 7870.
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February 12, 2013 3:27:40 AM

620 watt? What? You are better with at least a 750 watt PSU otherwise you are gonna get a big drain on power resources for the GPU and the other components.

Unless you are running Vista or a lower OS, you do need a decent PSU especially for things like video. PC games etc otherwise, if you are just using the PC for typing out your auto biography then the 620 watt PSU is good to go.
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February 12, 2013 5:48:59 AM

TenPc said:
620 watt? What? You are better with at least a 750 watt PSU otherwise you are gonna get a big drain on power resources for the GPU and the other components.

Unless you are running Vista or a lower OS, you do need a decent PSU especially for things like video. PC games etc otherwise, if you are just using the PC for typing out your auto biography then the 620 watt PSU is good to go.


Stop posting this. A system like this only needs a 500w power supply..
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