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IS THIS A GOOD BUILD?

Poll closed Jul 3, 2012.
  1. YES

    50.0%
  2. NO

    50.0%
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 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811121120


    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 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131844

    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 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130787


    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 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152028

    Processor: AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8120FRGUBOX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103961


    Memory:
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

    CD-DVD:
    ASUS Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E818A7T/BLK/B/GEN - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135224

    Hard drive:
    Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136891

    CPU Fan:
    XIGMATEK Apache EP-CD903 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler supports AM2 AM3 939 754 and LGA 1156
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233061

    Case Fan:
    COOLER MASTER R4-BC8R-18FB-R1 80mm Blue LED Case Fan
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103097


    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   +69

    Are you anywhere near a Micro Center?
     
  5. hood6558

    hood6558 TS Addict Posts: 226   +53

    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....http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139011 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133180&Tpk=thermaltake 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 http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3276573&CatId=1483
    The motherboard is good, but NewEgg doesn't stock them anymore. Try this link http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=667651&CatId=7246
    You'll run cooler (and quieter) with a 120mm CPU fan & heatsink such as the inexpensive and highly rated Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
    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
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136792
    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 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504 and an Asus P8Z77-V Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131819 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 http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html
    Good luck with your build!
     
  6. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,391   +730

    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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