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Need help with Compatibility (First time to build a pc)

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July 4, 2013 4:18:41 AM

Hi, just wanna ask if these parts are compatible with each other

Processor: AMD FX8-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8 Core AM3+ 4.0GHz 16MB 125W

Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX SB950 DDR3 ATX TUF R2.0

Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) Vengeance Pro Blue DDR3 1866MHz CL9

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 1072MHz 2GB PCI-Express 3.0 HDMI SuperClocked w/ ACX Cooler

Power Supply: Corsair 750W Gold Professional Series 80PLUS Gold Modular PSU

Liquid Cooling: Corsair H100i Hydro Series Extreme Performance CPU Cooling

Case: CoolerMaster HAF 932 Advanced USB 3.0, ATX Case

Display: Acer V223HQLC 21.5'' 1920 x 1080 Full HD VGA DVI LED Monitor Acer V223HQLC 21.5'' 1920 x 1080 Full HD VGA DVI LED Monitor

SSD: Sandisk 120GB Extreme II SATA 6GB/s 2.5" 7mm Solid State Drive

HDD: WD 1TB Green SATA 6Gb/s 64MB 3.5" Hard Drive

Network: TP LINK N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter

Optical Drive: Samsung 24x SH-224DB DVD-RW SATA Retail Half Height (3 Bezels)

also am I required to get the Arctic Silver 5 Premium Thermal Compound 3.5g? for the cpu?

thank you very much for your time!!
July 4, 2013 7:33:30 AM

if this is for gaming, you are better off with a intel based rig. what is the overall budget for this system?

i can tell you it works, but it can be much better
July 4, 2013 7:42:00 AM

great mid range build. Though if money was real tight i see a few areas i would change such as fx-8320 better bang for the buck from the benchmarks iv seen. Also i usally use lite-on 24x dvdrw (real cheap and as good as you need). And iv never really seen the need for a wireless adapter for a desktop, LAN is just always faster and more reliable. ( would shave some money off). But other than that all looks good to me!

TheBigTroll is right, yes at this time most intel quad cores will beat a amd 8 core. . . .But its 2013 and guess what games are already coming out this year that can support 32+ threads. Not to mention AMD is always the the better value for your money. But if money isnt an issue and you even think about intel id move to the haswell for longevity and upgradeable. . . . so basically 3 choices 1 decent price soon to be outta date computer or 1 cheap computer thats isnt taken full advantage of YET, or 1 expensive next gen gaming system. i go for the middle =P
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July 4, 2013 1:34:08 PM

TheBigTroll said:
if this is for gaming, you are better off with a intel based rig. what is the overall budget for this system?

i can tell you it works, but it can be much better


yes it is for gaming. my budget is 1.5k euros.
these are the games I normally play
League of Legends
Guild Wars 2
World of Warcraft
APB [All Points Bulletin]
Starcraft 2
Diablo 3

I'm lookin forward for Total War: Rome 2.
so I'm trying to build this system to be able to run that game. and the other games that I play.
I'm really trying to build a system around 1.5k euros. cause that what I have right now.

thanks
July 4, 2013 1:40:28 PM

BioHaze said:
great mid range build. Though if money was real tight i see a few areas i would change such as fx-8320 better bang for the buck from the benchmarks iv seen. Also i usally use lite-on 24x dvdrw (real cheap and as good as you need). And iv never really seen the need for a wireless adapter for a desktop, LAN is just always faster and more reliable. ( would shave some money off). But other than that all looks good to me!

TheBigTroll is right, yes at this time most intel quad cores will beat a amd 8 core. . . .But its 2013 and guess what games are already coming out this year that can support 32+ threads. Not to mention AMD is always the the better value for your money. But if money isnt an issue and you even think about intel id move to the haswell for longevity and upgradeable. . . . so basically 3 choices 1 decent price soon to be outta date computer or 1 cheap computer thats isnt taken full advantage of YET, or 1 expensive next gen gaming system. i go for the middle =P


yeah money is real tight, I'm really trying to build a system around 1.5k euros. that can run Guild Wars 2, League of Legends and Total War: Rome 2

these are the websites that I'm trying to get my parts from
http://www.dabs.ie/
http://komplett.ie/Komplett/site/KomplettHome.aspx
http://www.elara.ie/
http://www.eurieka.ie/
www.hardwareversand.de/
July 4, 2013 2:48:25 PM

i can list a few parts for you to get going (pcpartpicker does not have ireland included)

-i5 4670k
-gigabyte z87x-ud3h or z87x-d3h. pick one of the 2 based on how much IO you actually need
-a noctua nh-d14 or a phanteks tc14pe depending on what is avaliable. there is no reason to get a cheap liquid cooler
-any kit of 2x4gb 1600mhz cl9 1.5v memory. the cheapest one would be the best. make sure its not the corsair vengeance with the haircomb heatspreaders. they are too tall
-the sandisk 120gb is fine
-get a WD caviar blue 1tb 64mb or a seagate barracuda 1tb 64mb. green drives suck
-arctic silver 5 is not necessary. the stock paste nowadays often beat it unless you are talking about a super low end cooler's stock paste
-get a hx750w or a xfx gold 750w. whatever is cheaper.
-get the fractal define r4 or the arc midi r2 case
-get a asus vs238h-p or the vs247h-p. if they are not avaliable, the acer is ok still
-as for the video card, id get a gtx 770 preferably from msi or gigabyte
July 4, 2013 4:00:31 PM

TheBigTroll said:
i can list a few parts for you to get going (pcpartpicker does not have ireland included)

-i5 4670k
-gigabyte z87x-ud3h or z87x-d3h. pick one of the 2 based on how much IO you actually need
-a noctua nh-d14 or a phanteks tc14pe depending on what is avaliable. there is no reason to get a cheap liquid cooler
-any kit of 2x4gb 1600mhz cl9 1.5v memory. the cheapest one would be the best. make sure its not the corsair vengeance with the haircomb heatspreaders. they are too tall
-the sandisk 120gb is fine
-get a WD caviar blue 1tb 64mb or a seagate barracuda 1tb 64mb. green drives suck
-arctic silver 5 is not necessary. the stock paste nowadays often beat it unless you are talking about a super low end cooler's stock paste
-get a hx750w or a xfx gold 750w. whatever is cheaper.
-get the fractal define r4 or the arc midi r2 case
-get a asus vs238h-p or the vs247h-p. if they are not avaliable, the acer is ok still
-as for the video card, id get a gtx 770 preferably from msi or gigabyte


this is what I've come up to

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K S1150 3.4GHz 6MB Haswell Quad Core Processor Unlocked
https://www.dabs.ie/products/intel-core-i5-4670k-s1150-...
€229.38

MoBo: Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H S1150 Intel Z87 DDR3 ATX
https://www.dabs.ie/products/gigabyte-z87x-ud3h-s1150-i...
€182.33

RAM: G.Skill 8GB (2 x 4GB) Ripjaws-X DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz CL9
https://www.dabs.ie/products/g-skill-8gb--2-x-4gb--ripj...
€72.04

GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 1046MHz 2GB PCI-E 3.0 HDMI Windforce 3X
http://www.dabs.ie/products/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-770-10...
€396.06

PSU: Corsair 750W Gold Professional Series 80PLUS Gold Modular PSU
https://www.dabs.ie/products/corsair-750w-gold-professi...
€125.52

Case: Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl Mid-Tower Case Side Window
https://www.dabs.ie/products/fractal-design-define-r4-b...
€107.99

Cooling: Noctua Dual Radiator and Fan CPU Cooler Multi-Socket
https://www.dabs.ie/products/noctua-dual-radiator-and-f...
€84.57

SSD: Sandisk 120GB Extreme II SATA 6GB/s 2.5" 7mm Solid State Drive
https://www.dabs.ie/products/sandisk-120gb-extreme-ii-s...
€132.01

HDD: WD 1TB Blue SATA 6GB/s 7200RPM 64MB 3.5" Hard Drive
https://www.dabs.ie/products/wd-1tb-blue-sata-6gb-s-720...
€59.76

Display: Acer V223HQLC 21.5'' 1920 x 1080 Full HD VGA DVI LED Monitor
https://www.dabs.ie/products/acer-v223hqlc-21-5---1920-...
€104.66

what ya think? is it much better now than the first build?
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