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#1 dangerousroboid

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 06:08 AM

as it says in the subject i'm a first time builder and inexperienced. I have a potential PC build drafted up i'd just like input from someone else more experienced then myself that all the parts will work and how i can potentially make the build better, but anyway, onto the build itself
 
case: Aerocool Strike-X Advanced Devil Red Edition
 
PSU: Aerocool Strike-X 800W
 
Motherboard: ASUS A88X-GAMER
 
GPU: XFX Radeon R9 280 double dissipation 3gb
 
SSD: Samsung EVO Series 120gb
 
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 3TB ST3000DM001
 
RAM: Corsair Vengeance CML8GX3M2A1 8gb (2x4gb) DDR3
 
Optical Drive: LG CH12NS30 12x BD-R Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive
 
Montior: ASUS VE248H 24in Widescreen LED
 


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Posted 10 November 2014 - 07:01 AM

What CPU are you planning on using?  That is a major part missing from your list.

 

Do you have a budget for this build?



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Posted 10 November 2014 - 08:44 AM

sorry, i must've left it out, i'm going with an amd a10 6800k


and i'm looking to stay around under 2000


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Posted 10 November 2014 - 10:10 AM

IMO I wouldn't get a FM2 motherboard for a gaming rig. FM2's are cpu's with onboard video and since you included a really nice R9 GPU, I assume you want the best gaming experience. You need a AM3+ motherboard and a AM3+ cpu. Also, the power supply after doing some reading hasn't gotten a very good rating. So I also suggest getting a Corsair 750W Gold.

 

CPU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113284

 

Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128514

 

PSU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010



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Posted 10 November 2014 - 12:10 PM

I'd also recommend doubling the size of your SSD to 256 (or around that depending on the manufacturer).  You can get by on 120GB for a while, but you'll find programs that behave poorly and put their data on C: as the default.  256GB will give you more room for these poorly behaving programs.  Otherwise you're going to spend a lot of time figuring how to get things to store on your HDD.  This is from experience, I started with an 80GB drive, then went to 120GB, and am now on a 256GB.  Things that ate up my room are music and movie players that store their cover art on the C: drive.  I have a massive amount of both music and movies and this ate up a ton of space on my C: drive.



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Posted 10 November 2014 - 01:43 PM

I would agree on that too. Installing something like Shadows of Mordor = 60GB!



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Posted 12 November 2014 - 09:33 AM

You can keep the 120GB SSD, but only use it for Windows and other frequently used applications.  The 3TB drive can act as a standard data drive and other very large programs, like games, can be installed there.  Once programs are loaded into memory, you won't see much benefit from the SSD, however, if the game is streaming data from the hard drive, an SSD would help.  Using the SSD for data storage, such as music, movies, and documents, is a bit overkill and you won't notice much benefit keeping them there.

 

As an alternative to AMD, you can try Intel.  I would look at Intel Core i7-4790 Haswell Quad-Core 3.6GHz LGA 1150 paired with a GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-SLI motherboard.  Don't forget, you'll need a copy of Windows.


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