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  • Started 1 year ago by Travis299
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Travis299
Posts: 133

im looking to put together my own gaming pc (this is the first one ive ever made) and was wondering if the following parts are compatible, also if you have any other suggestion on things that would work better please let us know. thanks for the help. also i will be running windows 7 home premium 64 bit on this.

Case -
COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case
Model #:RC-430-KWN1
$59.99

motherboard -
GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Model #:GA-970A-UD3
$109.99

graphics card -
HIS IceQ X H785QN2G2M Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Model #:H785QN2G2M
$209.99

power suply -
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro RSA00-AMBAJ3-US 1000W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active ...
Model #:RSA00-AMBAJ3-US
$197.99

processor - AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4100WMGUSBX
Model #:FD4100WMGUSBX
$104.99

ram ( x2) -
CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9B
Model #:CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9B
$25.99

hard drive - Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:WD1002FAEX
$104.99

dvd drive -
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Model #:DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
$19.99

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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

Here are newer products by AMD, suggest you substitute these in your Build

GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6813128514

AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6819113284

The rest of the Components are OK.

May be think about an SSD for the system drive.
OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....20-227-791

Rick P.

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Handthumb
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Is there a big difference between the 6 core and 8 core processor?

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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

The more cores the better for AMD products.

The AMD FX-8350 Vishera is the newest CPU introduced from AMD to try and compete with Intel Ivy Bridge CPUs.

Although they come close, AMD CPUs still cannot beat or match Intel Ivy CPU overall bench marks performance.

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Handthumb
Posts: 23

Good to know, thanks. I was asking because I have an old crosshair IV extreme mobo and might build another desk top soon. The 6 core is very nice for what I do for work, I'm quite interested to see how the 8 core would fair. Thanks for the input! :)

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Travis299
Posts: 133

thanks for all the help rick! we exchanged all the parts that you recommended and decided we were going to buy the ssd and the 7200 rpm hard drive (going to use the 7200 rpm one for storage) one thing we did do is switch the power supply to 750w. i don't think that this matters to much but please let me know on which one you suggest. here is the link for the 750w power supply we exchanged for the 1000w - http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6817151087

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raphoenix
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Dave,

Although it is not modular, that 750 W PSU is a Good Choice. :)

SeaSonic manufactures PSUs for other companies you think make their own.

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Travis299
Posts: 133

so overall everything looks good to you? i just want to make sure i dont have any missing pieces or somthing like that

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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

Repost the Final Build Components.

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Travis299
Posts: 133

i will be getting 2 of the 4 gb ram strips
COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case
Model #:RC-430-KWN1
Item #:N82E16811119227
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card
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$59.99 -$10.00 Instant $49.99

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GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Model #:GA-990FXA-UD3
Item #:N82E16813128514
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card
Note (Add)
$139.99 $139.99

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HIS IceQ X H785QN2G2M Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Model #:H785QN2G2M
Item #:N82E16814161405
Return Policy:VGA Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$209.99 -$10.00 Instant $199.99

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SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Model #:X750 Gold
Item #:N82E16817151087
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$189.99 -$50.00 Instant $139.99

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AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX
Model #:FD8350FRHKBOX
Item #:N82E16819113284
Return Policy:CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$199.99 $199.99

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CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9B
Model #:CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9B
Item #:N82E16820145346
Return Policy:Memory Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$25.99 $51.98

Update

OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Model #:VTX4-25SAT3-128G
Item #:N82E16820227791
Return Policy:Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$149.99 -$20.00 Instant $129.99

Update

Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:WD1002FAEX
Item #:N82E16822136533
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$104.99 -$5.00 Instant $99.99

Update

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Model #:DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
Item #:N82E16827135204
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$19.99

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raphoenix
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Memory Pair
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6820145345

The only thing I see missing is a Cooler.

May be this one if Case has 120 MM Fan opening in rear which it does.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6835181015

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Travis299
Posts: 133

http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6811147053 im thinking about getting this case instead and not getting a cooler. just because it will be much esier to orginize my cables

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raphoenix
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A larger Full Tower Case is always Better.

You could use this Air CPU Cooler no matter which Case you decide on.

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6835103065

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Travis299
Posts: 133

Hey Rick, you really helped us in our build we ended up getting everything working. The only problem we had was trying to figure out how to get out computer to recognize the second drive. I just want to say thanks for all the help and HW suggestions. Another problem was the power supply would not turn on unless the MB was connected with the 24 pin cable. The Thor tower is great as most of the cables can be routed behind the main compartment which really helps the air flow. Again thanks for all of your help.

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raphoenix
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Dave,

Glad to hear everything worked out fine.

It was my pleasure. :) :)

Rick P.

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