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December 1, 2013 3:17:39 PM

Hello, I decided to compile a low budget for a gaming PC, because of the Black Friday deals. I'm not a picky gamer, but I generally enjoy games like a heavily modded skyrim with around 50+ FPS or so (in ultra settings?).

I just want to check if there will be compatibility issues during the building process, or if this current build needs better features (for my request), or any extensions such as liquid cooling. I hope to receive responses ASAP. Note: All of these can be found on new eggs.

Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 AM3+ AMD 760G USB 3.0 HDMI uATX AMD Motherboard
CORSAIR CX series CX600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
G.SKILL NS Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C11D-8GNS
AMD FX-6200 Zambezi 3.8GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6200FRGUBOX
ASUS HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2 Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB

Investment: $668.72 to $578.72 after mail in rebate.

Thank you for reading.

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December 1, 2013 3:24:28 PM

-get the NZXT source 210 ELITE, the one you have chosen does not have USB3.0 port and only has 1 fan.
-get the fx-6300; its newer architecture and uses a lot less power.
-optional: get the asus m5a97 ; its got a better chipset

other then that, it looks good
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December 1, 2013 3:31:44 PM

oczdude8 said:
-get the NZXT source 210 ELITE, the one you have chosen does not have USB3.0 port and only has 1 fan.
-get the fx-6300; its newer architecture and uses a lot less power.
-optional: get the asus m5a97 ; its got a better chipset

other then that, it looks good


The .3 ghz difference between fx-6200 and fx-6300 won't make a difference?

PS: There's a 10 dollar difference between the two. I'm sure the power supply is enough to support the 6200?

Also, I replaced two items based on your suggestion. Now I have the ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS and NZXT Source 210 Elite Black Steel with painted interior ATX Mid Tower Computer Case w/ Black Front Trim, instead.
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December 1, 2013 7:59:57 PM

oczdude8 said:
yup your psu is enough for sure. Just saying the fx 6200 is older compared to the 6300. the 6300 is minimally faster.
http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/pc-components/p...

if you don't , its fine too. Im glad u decided to get the elite and a good mobo.


Thank you very much for the reference, you're a price saver.
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December 1, 2013 8:16:47 PM

no problem
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