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March 3, 2013 7:50:21 PM

I'm just hoping to make sure that all of the parts are compatible since I'm a first time builder. Also any tips when building would be nice too. :hello: 
Specs:
Asus Sabertooth 990FX MotherBoard
AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850
Rosewill Challenger tower
Kingston HyperX 120GB SATA III SSD
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB)
Rosewill Green Series 630w

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March 3, 2013 8:01:12 PM

Is this for a gaming rig? You can do alot better for the same money.
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March 3, 2013 8:03:19 PM

tiny voices said:
Is this for a gaming rig? You can do alot better for the same money.

Yeah, i was hoping to be able to run some newer games, I don't mind if settings aren't maxed. I jsut want to play wiht a respectable amount of fps. What do you recommend?
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March 3, 2013 8:04:26 PM

get only 8gb RAM. games only use 4gb
Get a much cheaper motherboard.
Get an fx-6300
Get a better GPU.
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March 3, 2013 8:08:04 PM

tiny voices said:
get only 8gb RAM. games only use 4gb
Get a much cheaper motherboard.
Get an fx-6300
Get a better GPU.

I'll try that, thanks for the help. What GPU would you recommend?
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March 3, 2013 8:09:39 PM

a gtx660 or hd7870 if you can swing it.
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March 3, 2013 8:20:49 PM

Serpexaflexa said:
I'll try that, thanks for the help. What GPU would you recommend?

What was your budget?
If you're looking at the $200-300 range you should be looking at cards such as:
Radeon HD 7870 XT Tahiti
Radeon HD 7950
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
All will be listed here - http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/video-card/#c=113,124,71&...

If you want something with a little more umph, given those cards above can be OC'd very well anyway. you'll be looking at:
Radeon HD 7970
GeFroce GTX 670
GeFroce GTX 680
All will be listed here - http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/video-card/#c=101,83,70,1...

These cards will be around $300-400(and some change if 680) range. There's not "too much" difference between them I personally am using an Sapphire HD 7970 and loving every minute, OC very well along with being cool and quiet and one of the best single GPU cards out. Usually the argument is driver and/or nvidia - ati fan boy based. What it comes down to is the games you play and personal preference.

Hope this helped ! :bounce: 
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March 3, 2013 8:47:16 PM

Best answer selected by Serpexaflexa.
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March 3, 2013 8:53:39 PM

Okay, so I decided to get a Gigabyte HD 7870, Replaced my cpu with an fx-6300 and an ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 Motherboard. What do you guys think? :hello: 
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March 3, 2013 8:55:56 PM

Looks good to me.
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March 3, 2013 8:59:34 PM

Yeah, looks like a great new build to get back to gaming in high settings! ! :bounce: 
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March 3, 2013 9:03:14 PM

marqol said:
Yeah, looks like a great new build to get back to gaming in high settings! ! :bounce: 

Haha thanks guys! If i have any troubles I'll be sure to come back here. Thanks a bunch. :) 
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March 3, 2013 9:10:38 PM

"Also any tips when building would be nice too."
putting the major piece into mobo before putting it into case can be a lot easier & the most important you can never get enough cable/zip ties!!!
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