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February 22, 2013 11:43:47 PM

Ok this is my first computer build and i would like to know if everything will work good with no problems i am shooting for a gaming and game development computer

this is the build i am thinking of doing.

amd fx 8350
Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit
Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7850 1GB GDDR5 DVI/HDMI/2x mini-Displayport PCI-Express 3.0 CrossFire ready Graphics Card
WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache
PCI 300Mbps 300M 802.11b/g/n Wireless WiFi Card Adapter
OEM 600W ATX
NZXT Vulcan Enthusiast M-ATX Case

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February 22, 2013 11:47:18 PM

A SSD perhaps?
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February 22, 2013 11:48:35 PM

I would definitely get an SSD at least for your operating system. Have you considered a 2GB HD7850?
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February 22, 2013 11:52:31 PM

You want an aftermarket cooler like the Hyper 212 evo.
You don't want any PSU described as an "OEM blah blah blah watt", it is almost certainly garbage. Even a decent cheap 430w like the Corsair CX430 will be far better. Lots of other quality Power supplies but they all are 80 plus certified. Some good brands are Seasonic and XFX.
Note that an i5-3570k & z77 motherboard would be a better gaming system and a better overclocking system for similar money, but what you have now will definitely work together.
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February 22, 2013 11:58:08 PM

I was thinking about an ssd but is it really worth the extra money to just speed up my OS?

is the 430w that you are talking about handle this build
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February 23, 2013 12:04:48 AM

Yes. Yes it is. You'll notice it way more than you'll notice any other components while in day to day usage. I put one in my laptop and am thankful for it everyday.
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February 23, 2013 12:11:55 AM

Alright that sounds good what about the gpu what would be the difference between a 1gb or 2gb
and is this build good for game development aswell?
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February 23, 2013 12:41:37 AM

The 1GB cards have a bottleneck in some games. High resolution textures at 1080p are spilling over 1GB now.
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February 23, 2013 12:51:25 AM

Quality 430 watt can handle that build. Probably has more 12V power than the "600" watt OEM power supply.
1gb = 2gb card in terms of FPS unless textures get too big. In practice in current games that almost never happens except at very high levels of Antialiasing or at resolutions higher than 1920x1080. I say that having a 7850 1gb and playing Far Cry 3, Skyrim, BF3, etc no problem. IMHO when 1gb gets to be too little it will be time to upgrade anyway. If you don't plan to upgrade for >2 years then maybe get a 2gb one.
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March 8, 2013 1:21:37 PM

Best answer selected by carlos756.
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