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August 22, 2013 9:22:31 PM

Hi!
I know Im new here but I have always had to deal with very low end PCs and I just love PC gaming, Now that I have a job with an income suitable enough for a teenager like myself I want to build my own Gaming PC! I have selected all the parts I wish to use off of newegg.com. The price right now is 870.00$(usd) And I have listed them all down below[with link to each part]

Case:COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer SGC-1000-KWN1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard drive:Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mother board:ASUS F2A55-M/CSM FM2 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) HDMI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics card(x2 of the brand)ASUS ENGTX550 Ti/DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 550 Ti
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power supply:CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram:G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor:AMD A8-5600K Trinity 3.6GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 7560D
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I just really need to know if these parts are all compatible with each other, And if I have all the necessary parts to build this computer. Thanks! :) 

(please take this note into consideration! I'm not final on all of the parts That have been chosen, Some will go and I will be buying most of them on sale! Winter ;] And I would love all the recommendation to other parts! I don't have a great knowledge on this but I want to make it happen! And I would love if you guys could help! :) 
a c 148 U Graphics card
a c 1304 V Motherboard
August 22, 2013 9:37:11 PM

Overall, looks good, but might want to check on the GPUs, those are nVidia and don't think this mobo supports SLI, positive it does XFire but need AMD GPUs for that, sorry, hope I'm wrong, but don't think so :( 
a c 78 U Graphics card
a c 106 V Motherboard
August 22, 2013 9:41:10 PM

You really don't want to pair an APU with a GPU. Get an fx-6300 and one GOOD GPU. SLI 2 low end cards is NEVER worth it.

Get 8gb RAM. More than enough for any games. And get a 500w PSU as your will only be using 1 GPU.

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August 22, 2013 9:53:39 PM

That build is pretty weak for the price you came up with. I made a new build within your budget, and it is MUCH more powerful for gaming. It can also overclock and uses a great CPU+GPU combination. Have a look:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($254.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Zalman Z12 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($38.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $851.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-23 00:49 EDT-0400)
August 23, 2013 10:25:30 AM

RazerZ said:
That build is pretty weak for the price you came up with. I made a new build within your budget, and it is MUCH more powerful for gaming. It can also overclock and uses a great CPU+GPU combination. Have a look:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($254.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Zalman Z12 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($38.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $851.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-23 00:49 EDT-0400)


Wow, that actually does look alot better than mine! thank you! But I assumed using 2 graphics cards would make my computer run games a lot faster seeing as they both do the work. is that true or am I wrong?
a c 78 U Graphics card
a c 106 V Motherboard
August 23, 2013 12:01:41 PM

You are incorrect. 2 low end cards are NEVER as good as a single high end card. SLI only really should be used for high end card. 2 cards does not mean 2x the power. It generally means 50% more power. (not 100% more) Just get a single card. 2 cards do not work independently. They work just like 1 card but much less efficiently unless you use much higher end cards.
August 23, 2013 12:04:36 PM

tiny voices said:
You are incorrect. 2 low end cards are NEVER as good as a single high end card. SLI only really should be used for high end card. 2 cards does not mean 2x the power. It generally means 50% more power. (not 100% more) Just get a single card. 2 cards do not work independently. They work just like 1 card but much less efficiently unless you use much higher end cards.


Oh, well thanks for the info! Ive got a friend who was going to do the same thing I was with two cards, I should probably tell him about this lol :p 
a c 78 U Graphics card
a c 106 V Motherboard
August 23, 2013 12:06:56 PM

Yes you definitely should. Always glad to be able to help!
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