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  • Started 1 year ago by ElessarSeregon
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ElessarSeregon
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Hello All,

I'm attempting to build my first computer; I have worked with them before and put them together with parts already available, but am having the hardest time with finding what parts to buy because there are so many out there.
Here is what I have so far; what I'm looking for is to know whether or not they are all compatible (as far as my research goes they are) and also if I have too little (or too much) for what I'm trying to do.
Mainly I want to be able to use it for gaming even though I'm not much of a gamer. It's more for if I ever get back into gaming, but while I'm still not gaming I would like to have a nice computer for various things. Here is what I have tentatively so far:

Case - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x 230mm front RED LED fan, 1x 140mm rear fan, 1x 230mm top fan, and 1x 230mm side fan

Motherboard - ASUS M5A99X EVO AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Power Supply - COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS500-PCARD3-US 500W ATX12V v2.3 Power Supply

CPU - AMD A10-5800K Trinity 3.8GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 7660D AD580KWOHJBOX

Hard Drive - Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Memory - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

CD/DVD Burner - ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Monitor - ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) W/Speakers

Thank in advance for any help that can be offered!

Daniel

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ElessarSeregon
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Noticed the CPU is not compatible with motherboard. Substitute CPU with
AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8150FRGUBOX

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Daniel,

Welcome to HTG.

What's your absolute maximun budget for your Build ??

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ElessarSeregon
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Added video card and upgraded power supply:

Case - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x 230mm front RED LED fan, 1x 140mm rear fan, 1x 230mm top fan, and 1x 230mm side fan

Motherboard - ASUS M5A99X EVO AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Power Supply - COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS700-PCAAE3-US 700W ATX 12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply

CPU - AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8150FRGUBOX

Video Card - EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Hard Drive - Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Memory - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

CD/DVD Burner - ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Monitor - ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) W/Speakers

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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You realize that AMD 8350 CPU will be released this month ??

Spec Sheet
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/.....-8350.html

http://www.zdnet.com/pre-order.....000004630/

Also a couple of Vertex 128GB SSDs running in raid 0 array for the system would be great for your Build.
OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Spec Sheet
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6820227791

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ElessarSeregon
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Thanks for the response raphoenix! I was hoping to stay under $1k or just around $1k for my budget. I did not know that the AMD 8350 was being released this month, so that is definitely great information to have, thanks! Also, thanks for the recommendation for the SSD, I'll have to look into it or possibly add it in at a later date

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raphoenix
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Don't forget a Cooler.

Best to purchase now and not have to take motherboard out later to install.

They are not very expensive compared to having the time to re-make the Build later.

Air Specs
http://www.newegg.com/Store/Su.....esize=100#

Liquid Specs
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....=BESTMATCH

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ElessarSeregon
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I didn't think about a cooler. I figured with all of the fans my box already has that I would be good. Does it seem like there would still be room for a cooler?

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raphoenix
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If you purchase an Unlocked CPU as we are talking about, the only way to take advantage of the CPU features is to have a good CPU heat sink Cooler. Most all have a mounting plate which fits on the back side of the motherboard so if you don't install one while making the Original Build, you'll find that later you will have to Disassemble the Complete Build Again to Add the Required Cooler - not good.

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ElessarSeregon
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Looking at the COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+
Thoughts?

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Is good inexpensive cooler.

Just make sure to use Low Profile Ram.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....#38;Page=2

We had one fellow who said he couldn't fill up all ram slots because of interference and didn't think of reverse mounting the cooler even though air flow was out of the top of the case.

If your case has a back opening for a fan, then could use one of these.
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/.....ction.html

I use this one on Intel Gen 3 Build BUT my case is old Antec Server so I have plenty of room for any type of ram. http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6835118054

This seems to fit everyone but you will have to read all Feedback comments.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6835118019

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ElessarSeregon
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So if I use the low profile RAM then I should be good with using the Cooler Master 212 EVO as my cooler?

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Yes I should think so as your motherboard is standard ATX form factor and standard low profile ram is short in physical height.

The High Profile heat sink ram is only for "Visual Show" in most instances as ram does not get very hot running at [ rated ] clock and timings.

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raphoenix
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Might add that with Large Coolers like below, may have to install Low Profile Ram First and then Mount Cooler.
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6835608018

There are many ways to fit-up a Custom Build, just have to think a bit. :)

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