First computer build



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By michaelpate8
Jun 26, 2012
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  1. Here's a list of my componts for my new computer I wanted to know if it was all compatible and fit together. with links

    Case: HEC 63R3BB Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - OEM

    Motherboard: ASUS CROSSHAIRV-FORMULA-R AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard with 3-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support and UEFI BIOS

    Video card: EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    Powersupply: RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply, New Version with Build-in LED Fan On/Off Switch

    Processor: AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8120FRGUBOX

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL


    Hard drive:
    Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    CPU Fan:
    XIGMATEK Apache EP-CD903 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler supports AM2 AM3 939 754 and LGA 1156

    Case Fan:
    COOLER MASTER R4-BC8R-18FB-R1 80mm Blue LED Case Fan

    That's my list so all help would be appreciated. If you have any suggestings that would be great or to make it any better the price is around $1,450.00. THANKS TO ALL THAT HELP!!!! By The way this computer is mostly for gaming and school!

    BTW I was wondering if I need a new CPU fan or diffrent one then that
  2. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TS Enthusiast Posts: 301

    That power supply isn't big enough for the 670. You need a power supply (500W min.) with +12 Volt current rating of 30 Amps (or more).
  3. michaelpate8

    michaelpate8 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I think the power supply is 530 and what do you recommend
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Are you anywhere near a Micro Center?
  5. hood6558

    hood6558 TS Addict Posts: 240   +58

    First of all, you need a better case to keep all that expensive stuff from burning up. I love my Corsair Carbide 400R but it's $100 - here's 2 highly rated budget cases to look at.... or v6 also get at least 2 extra120mm fans for side fans or front fan.
    Next, a solid power supply is essential, at least a 650. Here's a cheap one with a lifetime warranty
    The motherboard is good, but NewEgg doesn't stock them anymore. Try this link
    You'll run cooler (and quieter) with a 120mm CPU fan & heatsink such as the inexpensive and highly rated Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
    The WD Caviar Green is a low powered drive which is great for storage (I have 2 X 2TB WD Green drives myself), but the Black series runs at 7200 rpm and is more suited for a primary boot drive. It's more expensive, though, $120 for 1 TB or $200 for 2 TB or
    You won't need any 80mm fans, as most modern cases are using 120 or 140mm fans, which are quieter & move more air. I have 9 fans in my case, 7 of which are 120mm. You can't have too much airflow.
    That being said........
    All the above is good stuff but if I had $1500 I'd definitely go with an Intel i5 3570K and an Asus P8Z77-V Pro just because it's much faster. You may not notice the difference while gaming, but you will with anything else. Those AMD "8 core" CPUs are not 8 true cores, it's more like an i5 with 4 actual cores and hyper threading, they just call it something else. Her's a link that compares all high-end CPUs
    Good luck with your build!
  6. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,525   +828

    I would pick up the Antec 300 or the Antec 300 Illusion for a case.
    For 1500 id go for the intel, not partial to either one but its probably a little faster.

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