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Posted 05 October 2014 - 08:04 PM
Posted 05 October 2014 - 11:35 PM
You are going to need an aftermarket CPU cooler for AMD CPUs. Get an CM Hyper212 EVO for the very least.
Memory I was tossing up between using the Corair Vengeance DDR3-1600 ($102) and the Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($125) is it worth getting the higher DDR3 because although its higher Ive been told the computercan't process at that speed.
DDR3 1600-2133 has little to no performance bearing (except when using an APU). Go with the cheapest one. Also you might have clearance issues using the Corsair Vengeance, its heatsinks are high profile. If you want alternatives, G.skill and HyperX are good.
Power Supply I've chosen to buy the more expensive power supply because although I understand its probably not needed if I get a cheaper one it may not last as long and/or blow up
Kudos for not skimping on the PSU, but IMO that price range is a bit overkill. Corsair and Antec make decent PSU's too. Nevermind, my eyes read $199 at first.
Storage I've chosen to install my windows and programs onto the solid state hardrive (intel was the cheapest 120gb) and use space on the 1TB seagate for files etc
I recommend a Samsung EVO instead. for about 9 dollars more, you will have more features and performance. Let me know if you need more info on this. Crucial M500 is another good alternative.
Edited by Zerue, 06 October 2014 - 12:04 AM.
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