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 Post subject: First build component advice
PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:53 pm 
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While I'd like to think I'm not totally clueless about computers, I'm not gonna lie, I'm not 100% on everything, and this being my first build (poked around in pcs a little before) I want to know if the components I picked out are compatible and if not what would be while keeping my budget. I'm building a gaming rig, I planned on overclocking and specifically wanted to use multiple monitors (up to 3), I also wanted crossfire to be an option in case I'd need it. This is what I have so far:

    Budget:$1200
    MB:ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
    CPU:FX 6300 Black Edition 3.5GHz Six-Core Socket AM3+ Boxed Processor
    Memory:Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Core i3, i5, i7 and Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600​C9
    HD:Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop 3.5" Hard Drive
    Video Card:ASUS 2GB GDDR5 DIGI+ VRM technology Graphics Cards HD7770-2GD5
    PSU:1000 Watt 1000W 140mm Fan ATX Power Supply 12V 2.3 EPS12V 2.92 Quad SLI-ready PCI-Express SATA 20/24 PIN Intel AMD by KENTEK
    Cooling:Corsair Hydro Series High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler H60

would really appreciate the feedback, like I said though I've messed around a little inside pcs, this is my first build. Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: First build component advice
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:58 pm 
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You should drop the power supply down to 600W-650W. Also, if you're going to Crossfire, adding another 7770 wouldn't really add much benefit over spending the money combined. Plus AMD still has issues with micro-stuttering.

I would also get rid of the cooler in favor of a Cooler Master Hyper 212.

If you want, you can redo the build following the blueprint from: http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af1 ... g~original


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 Post subject: Re: First build component advice
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:23 am 
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thanks LatiosXT

I think that blueprint answered most of my questions.


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