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My First Computer Build

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#1 arnott10


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Posted 14 May 2012 - 01:07 PM

Sooo.... I took in some of your comments and decided I would try to put together a list from doing some research of the products. I was trying build cheaper but would rather get quality. I would like to hear what you guys would swap/remove/or add.


AMD FX-6100 Zambesi - $139.00 (CPU Processor)
ASUS M5A88-V EVO AM3+ - $114.99 (Motherboard)
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2x2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 $29.99 (Memory)
COOLER MASTER Elite 431 Plus RC-431P-KWN2 Black Steel Body (0.5MM SECC), ABS plastic ATX Mid Tower $59.99 (Case)
CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W $69.99 (Power Supply)
LG Black 12X Super Multi Blue with 3D playback & M-DISC support SATA WH12LS39 Lightscribe $79.99 (BR-W)
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5 Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive $99.99 (HDD)
Mushkin Enhanced Chrono MKNSSDCR 120GB 2.5 SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive $102.99 (SSD)
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit $99.00 (OS)

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#2 DJBPace07


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Posted 14 May 2012 - 06:16 PM

What is it with people wanting AM3+ with crappy graphics all of a sudden?

Anyway, what is the use case for this PC? You will need a graphics card to get decent performance with games, which would, in turn send you down the 900 series chipset path. AMD does not officially support AM3+ CPU's on anything other than an AMD 900 series chipset, moreover, the power gating feature of the FX CPU's is turned off on anything but a 900 chipset. If this isn't being used for gaming, have you considered an APU-based system? It comes with a far better GPU and, although the current architecture is Phenom II, it is still powerful enough for most activities. Trinity will be the next APU but with a Bulldozer x86 core and a Radeon 7000 GPU.



#3 killerx525


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Posted 15 May 2012 - 01:31 AM

I would get a single 4GB stick because if you do need to upgrade in the future, you could easily do it by just getting another 4GB stick.

System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png

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