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Building gaming PC, one last check before I order everything

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January 12, 2014 9:21:10 PM

I am building a budget gaming PC. Going to order the parts on Tuesday (the 14th). That is the day the new AMD Kaveri CPUs come out, and I am not anticipating on getting them unless they are in my price range (no more than $80). Whether I do or I don't buy the new Kaveri, my PC will be exactly the same except for the CPU, as I am using a FM2/FM2+ motherboard, it is capable with both sockets. I am also hoping that the release of the Kaveri CPUs will at least possibly bring down the prices of the current CPU's? Anyway, here are the components I am set on. Pretty sure everything is compatible with each other, just wanted to double check and get a couple of opinions before I go through and order -

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 750K Trinity 3.4GHz

Graphics Card (which I ALREADY HAVE): XFX HD 6970

PSU: I already have a 550W Corsair PSU that I am going to use.

HHD: I already have a HHD from my old/current gaming PC, which I am also getting the PSU from.

Case: Antec ISK600


Memory: Team Elite 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR31333

OS: Windows 8.1 OEM

DVD Drive: SAMSUNG Internal Slim Drive

Extras: Female Slimline SATA to SATA Adapter with Power (to connect slim DVD drive)

Anyone else suggest any other parts to get? Or any other suggestions? I am pretty set on these parts. I picked a mini ITX motherboard and case on purpose, I need something small to get as much desk space as possible. I am on a budget. These parts all add up to $430, which is the highest I will go. I am probably going to buy the case at Frys or similar so I don't pay for shipping and order everything else on Newegg

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January 12, 2014 9:30:33 PM

Everything looks good and compatible.
January 12, 2014 9:38:55 PM

For the price that you are after I think the components you chose are good. The main worry I would have is the ram but you can always upgrade that in the future if you have issues. For $20 more you can get the Team Elite 8GB instead and you wouldn't have to upgrade in future as well as not be as careful in closing down every program. Other than that I didn't have time to look into making sure that the DVD drive you chose fits to that case. The slim drives you always have to be a little more careful with but I am sure you have checked that. Otherwise I think that it is a smart use of money and I like the idea of the small size as well. I will just quickly warn you that things may be really tight in the computer with the large graphics card as well as the 3.5" HHD. I would double check dimensions to make sure it all will fit, that was always my concern with the smaller cases. Good Luck!!
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January 12, 2014 10:00:23 PM

Alright nice. Yeah I double checked on the case it fits cards up to 12.5" and my card is 12". And yea I am pretty sure that optical drive should fit?

Is it a good idea to get 8GB of RAM? Is it really worth it? or is 4GB suitable?
a b à CPUs
January 12, 2014 10:05:53 PM

I'd get 8GB. It is worth it.
January 12, 2014 10:15:51 PM

Alright, looks like I'll get 8 gigs.

Does anyone know how much better the Kaveri will be?? Would it be fine just getting the 750K then?