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Old 11-27-2012, 09:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Just making sure :)

Just made a spec on Scan.co.uk for a budget kinda gaming spec just wanted to make sure that it is all compatible and it would all work good together, so here it is

PSU:850W PSU, Powercool PCPC850AUBA
(Powercool PCPC850AUBA 850W Power Supply (PSU) - Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3, AMD 970, S AM3+, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, RAID SATA, PCIe 2.0 (x16), ATX
(Gigabyte Motherboard GA-970A-D3 - Scan.co.uk)
Ram: 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 XMS3, PC3-10600 (1333)x2 (16gb)
HHD: 1TB Western Digital WD10EZRX
(1TB Western Digital Caviar Green SATA III - 6Gb/s Hard Drive - HDD - WD10EZRX - Scan.co.uk)
GFX: 3GB XFX Radeon HD 7950, Ghost/HCell, 5000MHz GDDR5, 800MHz, 1792 Cores, DL DVI-I/HDMI/mini DP
(XFX 7950 3GB Core Edition with Ghost Thermal and Hydrocell technology - FX-795A-TNFC - Scan.co.uk)
CPU: AMD 8150
(AMD CPU FX Series 8150 Black Edition 8 Core Processor Bulldozer - FD8150FRGUBOX - Scan.co.uk)

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Old 11-27-2012, 01:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Just making sure :)

is it compatible? sure.

would i recommend any of the components? no.

the power supply is not from a reputable power supply company. stick with seasonic, antec, and corsair. 850 watts is much more than the computer needs. 650 watts is a good place to be for a gaming build.

you have twice as much ram as you need. for a gaming build, 2 sticks of 4 gb ram, (8 Gb total) is all that anyone will need. 1600 speed ram, not the 1333 speed that you have listed, is at a good price point.

the hard drive that you listed is a green eco version. not the fastest and is really only meant for storing data, not running programs. from the same company, get a black version.

the gpu that you have listed is probable overpriced. also, i would recommend one that has a different style cooler on it.

the amd cpu and mobo... for a gaming build, you will not use 6 out of 8 of those cores that you are buying. intel has faster cores for the 2 at most at a time that you will be using.

Intel Core i5-2500K
ASUS P8Z68-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z68
Corsair 550VX
1Tb Samsung Spinpoint F3
1Tb WD Caviar Green
2Tb WD Caviar Green
8gb DDR3 Corsair Vengeance 1600
Sapphire Radeon 6870

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Old 11-27-2012, 02:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Grab an i3 3220 with an ASRock or Asus Z77 board.
Intel Core i3 3220 Ivy Bridge Dual Core Processor - Retail - BX80637I33220 - Scan.co.uk
ASRock Z77 Pro 4 S1155 Intel Z77 ATX Ivybridge Ready Motherboard - Scan.co.uk

As was said, 8GB max for a gaming rig.
Corsair Memory Vengeance Jet Black Low Profile 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz CAS 9 XMP Dual Channel Desktop - CML8GX3M2A1600C9 - Scan.co.uk

PSU: You don't need anymore than this.
Corsair Enthusiast TX V2 650W CP-9020038-UK Power Supply (PSU) - Scan.co.uk

The 7950 you have listed is a good price, but I would spend a little extra money and get a 670. You want maximum GPU power in a gaming build as long as you have a fast dual core.
EVGA 2GB GeForce GTX 670 NVIDIA Graphics Card - 02G-P4-2670-KR - Scan.co.uk

Depending on your budget I would consider getting a 128GB SSD as well. Don't want to get a super fast rig then slow overall performance down by a slow mechanical drive.
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