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#1 smurfgod


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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:25 PM

Going for very solid moderately future proof gaming build


























I've been out of the game for quite a few years. My 5 year old system did a decent job of future proofing last time I built a computer so now I'm kind of clueless on what is good/bad/ugly. If i'm making any big mistakes or missing any big sales let me know. But any opinion/critique would be appreciated. Thinking about changing out that PSU because of some of the reviews, mainly the part about short cables but for the purposes of this that is what is in my shopping cart right now. Thanks for your time.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:04 PM

yes, to everything except maybe the motherboard. The motherboards a good quality, but lower end chipset, I would recomend either a 990GX or FX chipset if its for gaming and you want to future proof it. That one will work, it does support crossfire, but the second PCI_E slot will bottleneck any secondary video card.



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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:24 PM

Don't forget, you also need an operating system.  For FX-based processors, Windows 8 is best as it has the scheduler built-in from the ground up for that CPU's unique design.  You also need an optical drive.  I would consider swapping out the monitor for the ASUS VS239H-P Black 23".  This different monitor uses IPS, not TN, technology so it should have better color accuracy and viewing angles.  I also echo Patriot's suggestion for a different board, a 990FX, if you want to do Crossfire/SLI.  An alternate PSU would be the CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750, which isn't modular, or the ENERMAX NAXN 82+ ENM750AWT 750W, which is.



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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:09 AM

Hi smurfgod!


I would suggest you get an SSD for your OS and games, and keep that HDD as storage for you media files and what not.  

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:19 AM

Enermax NAXN 82+ Modular 750W is an ok choice, reviews of it are good. But you might want to downgrade to a 600-700W PSU as you're just running a single HD 7850 card.

I agree with the_patriot11, that ASUS mobo is ok, seeing as you will be running the new Vishera processor, you might want to consider getting something from the 990FX line of motherboards. Try saving some money from other parts and get an HD 7870, in my opinion its the best bang for your buck for a GPU at the $250 price point.

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