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Old 06-30-2010, 02:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Building My First Computer. Verify Compatibility Please?

I'm going to build my first computer (I'll probably have someone who has built a tower before help me out) after I buy the parts. I have a list of parts that I was told I should buy because they are good-great components and should be a beast of a machine. The guy that told me which components I should buy suggested that I get a second opinion, so I looked for a good forum that had active members, and this looked like the place. Could some of you look over these components and make sure they would all work together properly if I purchase them and install them?

Thanks in advance.

Tower: - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Blue RC-932-KKN3-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Power Supply: - CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-950TX 950W ATX12V v2.3/EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Motherboard: - ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Processor: - AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX

Video Card: - XFX HD-587X-ZNFV Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Memory: - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model CMD8GX3M4A1333C7

Hard Drive: - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

CD/DVD Burner/Reader: - ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners

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Old 06-30-2010, 07:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, you don't need a 950W PSU, a 750W will do more than fine.
What's the purpose of the PC? Gaming? Unless you're doing video editing or other thing that requires a large amount of RAM I would get only 4GB, more than enough for gaming. You can always add more ram later if you need it.

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