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First Build. Looking for more ideas for upgrades.


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#1 Zetchot

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 01:17 AM

Hello, so tomorrow I get my new Motherboard in and I'll be putting my gaming computer together. For right now I can't upgrade anything but I will be upgrading things down the line so I was wondering what kind of improvements I can make within the next 2-3 months.

 

Current Build:

GFX: Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 TI

Ram: 8GB DDR3

Mobo: ASUS M5a97 r2.0

Case: Senety GS-6000

PSU: Corsaire 750w PSU

HD: Sata 2TB HDD

Processor: AMD Quad-Core A8 6410

 

Next month I'll probably try to get 2 80mm side fans as the case is already mounted for them, but it only came with one rear fan. I'm up for any ideas, I know I'll wanna get a better processor as some point as well but for now the A8 will have to do and I want to get a better case possibly that I can do water cooling with and maybe another 8GB of DDR3 as well as the ASUS MoBo has the capacity to support up to 4 sticks 



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Posted 16 April 2015 - 05:28 AM

Are you keeping the A8 processor but changing the motherboard?  Is the Asus M5A97 board the new one?  If this is the case, the A8 processor will not work in the M5A97 motherboard since it takes AM3+ CPU's.

For gaming, the A8 will only get you so far, you may want to consider the FX-8000 series or go for a higher-end i5 processor, but to do these, you will need to replace your motherboard and, depending on your version of Windows and its license, repurchase a copy of the operating system.  After that, I would go for a new GPU, such as the GTX 970 or 980.


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Posted 16 April 2015 - 01:53 PM

Yeah the ASUS M5 is the new motherboard, Alright well if the A8 isn't compatible then I won't be building my computer anytime soon because I'm broke and I won't have the money for a new processor until probably June. I found a AMD FX-8350 but from what you're saying it won't even work with my ASUS M5 motherboard? It's a AM3+ processor so I'm confused. This is my first build so I'm just trying to make sure everything is right and I'm confused on how it won't work. Would the M5 not be able to handle it?


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Posted 16 April 2015 - 05:05 PM

Have you looked here for compatible parts?

https://pcpartpicker.com/

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 06:22 PM

The Asus M5A97 is compatible with the AMD FX-8350. DJBPace07 was saying that the chosen CPU, the AMD A8-6410 is not compatible with the Asus M5A97 due to different sockets.

>Michael 
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
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Posted 17 April 2015 - 06:46 AM

The Asus M5A97 is compatible with the AMD FX-8350. DJBPace07 was saying that the chosen CPU, the AMD A8-6410 is not compatible with the Asus M5A97 due to different sockets.

Exactly.  You cannot use an A8 processor with an Asus M5A97 motherboard, and an FX processor uses socket AM3+ which the board containing your A8 doesn't use.  Your motherboard and CPU must be compatible with each other.  Motherboard manufacturers have a supported CPU listing so you can see just what will work.

 

The CPU compatibility list for the Asus M5A97 is located here

 

Be careful with PC Part Picker, it can show pricing and compatibility, but it doesn't go into any explanation with the parts and may send you to many different retailers.


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Posted 18 April 2015 - 09:18 PM

So here is my final build complete.

 

Graphic's: Nvidia GeForce GTX 750Ti

Processor: AMD FX 8310 8-Core

Motherboard: ASUS M5a97 r2.0

Power Supply: Corsaire 750W PSU

Hardrive: Seagate 2TB HDD(Plan to get a SSD at some point but can't afford it at the moment

Case: Sentey GS-6000 

 

I'm running World of Warcraft on Ultra settings at around 85-100FPS before I changed my foreground and background max FPS to 60. I haven't tried any other games out yet but I plan to here shortly, mostly games that couldn't run on it before I upgraded everything.



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Posted 19 April 2015 - 05:03 AM

I would change the power supply, as 750W is a complete overkill for a 750TI and FX-8350 system. A 600W Corsair power supply would be sufficient and still provide a left over power for future upgrades, also with that saving, you may be able to bump up the graphics card like a GTX760.


>Michael 
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
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Posted 19 April 2015 - 09:09 AM

I think that he said that he has already completed his build. Sounds like a nice improvement.

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 02:44 AM

Yep I finished it. A friend of mine also said the 750W PSU was overkill but I already had the computer completed before your post Killerx and before my friend also said the same thing.



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Posted 20 April 2015 - 07:02 AM

Yep I finished it. A friend of mine also said the 750W PSU was overkill but I already had the computer completed before your post Killerx and before my friend also said the same thing.

Ah i must of mis-read your earlier response and enjoy your newly upgraded system!


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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
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Posted 20 April 2015 - 09:19 AM

I have a 750 watt PSU on my little system and all I do is surf the internet. I live in America, the same country that put 455 cubic inch engines in family sedans for people to drive to the store. My philosophy is, if it is worth doing, it is worth over-doing.

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