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#1 sanisage

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 05:47 PM

How do these specs look? I'm not sure about some of the parts. I think most of the parts are compatible and up to date, but i'd really like someone to double check for me lol. Y'know, before I go out and dump my savings on this. I think i'll wait for cyber monday and hope these products are on sell. xD I think this computer will be mostly for gaming. That's what i'm aiming for. Not hardcore gaming but enough to handle most of the newest games out there without running at 2 FPS.

 

Note: I know some are out of stock, that's fine.

Here's what i've got so far. Any suggestions?

 

Case

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2543337&CatId=1509

 

Personally, I think the case is one of the most important parts. It NEEDS to look freaking amazing. I like the scorpion design on the side and the red color looks great.

 

It supports Micro ATX and Full ATX.

USB 3.0

PSU seems to be on the bottom. That could be interesting.

I've never tried tool less drive bays, what will that be like?

 

One problem is that it has a 20 pin connector for the USB 3.0 port. The MOBO only has a 24 pin connector. I doubt this will still work out but what do you see?

 

Motherboard
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3858039&CatId=7248

 

I'm really nervous about this part. If it's not compatible with everything, then i've got a really big problem lol.

2 Pcie x16
2 Pcie x1
PCI Slots
Processor Socket-AM3+
Form Factor- ATX
Gigabit LAN
2133Mhz
AMD
SATA 3
Supports up to 2133Mhz speed of RAM
32Gb of memory supported
Length:12in Width:9in
PSU 24 pin

 

Keyboard + Mouse

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7709964&CatId=1482

 

It's pretty cheap, and comes as 2.

The glow in the dark might help since I will use my computer a lot at night.

The big printed words could be helpful.

It comes with a mouse, which makes it easier since I don't have to buy them separately.

 

CPU/Processor

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4283004&Sku=A79-4134

 

AM3+ Socket (Compatible with MOBO)

3.8GHz Pretty Fast

4 Cores, as long as i'm not doing massive photo editing I think i'm fine. What do you think? I'm also pretty sure most modern programs don't utilize more than about 4 cores, but it's been a while since I looked that far into the topic.

Fan is included.

I think it includes a heat sink but am not sure if it has thermal paste or if I buy that and apply it separately?

AMD! I'm more of an AMD fan, for no particular reason.

 

DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136259

 

Read, write, rewrite.... 3 birds with one stone, I guess?

SATA, compatible with MOBO.

Length/Width/Height fits in drive bay.

I'm pretty sure the right and read speeds are great.

 

RAM/Memory
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7905172&csid=_61

 

2 sticks, 8 GB, 2133MHz (AMAZING)

Speed is same as MOBO

DDR3

240 Pin, i'm not sure if that's entirely compatible with the MOBO but what do you see?

 

Power Supply
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3858047&CatId=106

 

24 pin connector, Compatible with MOBO

850 Watts (More than enough power)
Fan 135mm

 

Solid State Drive

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2370500&CatId=5300

 

I've been interested in SSD for a while but never have seen one before. I know they're supposed to be fast and more secure since they use something like flash memory instead of a disc spinning around, ready to be scratched.

240Gb More than i'll ever need

SATA 3.0

2.5"
Read 550Mb/s
Write 520Mb/s

 

Graphics/Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125444

 

DirectX 11
2Gb Memory
Core Clock 1250Mhz
1 Fan-Triangle Deisn
PCI 3.0
HDMI + 2 DVI ports + 1 VGA
Needs 400 watts PSU

 

Monitor

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8556570&Sku=OCE-101801431
22"
DVI + VGA
Nice Refresh Rate

 

Wireless Card/Adapter

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166051
 
PCI
300Mbs
WPA2

 

I know this is a long post, i'm sorry. Please tell me if anything is incompatible or a bad idea. I really appreciate your help. :wink:


Edited by sanisage, 10 November 2013 - 05:48 PM.


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#2 DJBPace07

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:15 AM

The motherboard should work with that CPU and RAM combination.  Note that if you are going to be doing multi-GPU, you may want to get a 990FX-based board.  The PSU is a bit much for a single GPU setup, you could go less and save some money.  The GPU is fine, but you typically get better performance with a Radeon 7770 or better, like the XFX CORE Edition FX-777A-ZNF4 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition.  As for the monitor, if you can at all afford one, get an IPS-based panel.  The colors are better as are the viewing angles.  They are a little more expensive though, but not by much.  You also need to buy a copy of Windows.

 

The CPU warrants further explanation.due to the FX CPU design, The FX CPU you chose is not a true four core design.  The FX design combines two cores together to make a single "Module." The cores in the module are semi-independent, but they do share certain resources.  Each module is independent of each other.  AMD markets the cores in a module as an individual core, even though they are linked to one other core.  So a quad-core marketed FX CPU is really a two module CPU.  That said, that doesn't mean the FX-4000 would be a bad choice.  The FX-4000's are great for standard home PC CPU's, though the APU's have largely stolen the show in this area.  All AMD CPU's come with a fan and heatsink with thermal paste pre-applied.


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