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Alright if anyone takes anything out of this thread is that this build sucks. Its completely flawed. The motherboard is a huge hassle it's not regular atx form factor size and VRM's aren't heatsinked and when buying from newegg they dont give 100% refund as u have to pay for shipping and a 15% restocking fee which makes it completely useless to return it because one step up only costs $10 more. My only option now is to heatsink it myself and I dont have the experience to know how although an aftermarket motherboard heatsink could be better.

Another bad part is that the PSU is $54.99 with $5 shipping which is 59.99 for the entire product but its upgrade from rosewill is 630 watts and is 59.99 with no shipping and it has lots more benefits than that one like it is 80 plus certified and its on the recommended list for overclock.net

The graphic's card isn't made by a big name brand and is pretty questionable in its reliability that nobody really recommends it.

I could go on and on but that'd just be proving my point even more.

Here are parts I've picked out:
Video Card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131378

RAM:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231277

Motherboard:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128521

im already regretting this buy haha


Hard drive: found a new one


CD/DVD burners:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136236

Cases:


Found it cheaper :

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cooler-Maste...h=item2eb8a2c3


PSU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182032

CPU:

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0325874




I need to also buy a monitor for 1080p
and im totally lost on what kind of aftermarket heatsink i want
Edited by skillasaurus707 - 10/24/11 at 1:00am
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Thermalright silver arrow or Noctua NH-D14 for cooler they will work for even extreme OCs with the x4. I'm not sure about power color radians though I have seen a lot of threads bout issues with power color cards. MSI and Sapphire are pretty reliable brands. Depending on what you use it for you might look at the x6 for a CPU. My x6 is at 4.0GHz and still narrowly beats a 2600k at stock clocks.
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Thermalright silver arrow or Noctua NH-D14 for cooler they will work for even extreme OCs with the x4. I'm not sure about power color radians though I have seen a lot of threads bout issues with power color cards. MSI and Sapphire are pretty reliable brands. Depending on what you use it for you might look at the x6 for a CPU. My x6 is at 4.0GHz and still narrowly beats a 2600k at stock clocks.
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Thermalright silver arrow or Noctua NH-D14 for cooler they will work for even extreme OCs with the x4. I'm not sure about power color radians though I have seen a lot of threads bout issues with power color cards. MSI and Sapphire are pretty reliable brands. Depending on what you use it for you might look at the x6 for a CPU. My x6 is at 4.0GHz and still narrowly beats a 2600k at stock clocks.
I know this sounds sad but what appeals to me on the powercolor card is the picture. Ill look into finding other cards. i know there's a sapphire one, wonder if it has the same spec's.

My friend has a x6 1055T and usually keeps its around 3.6-4.0 Ghz with a Noctua NH-D14 (actually i have a link in my signature of one of his overclocks). I use the computer all the time, its nice and all but with his previous experience he says from what i do i should just get a quad core. Im definitely looking to over clock what ever processor im getting tho. l


I also need help with finding a hard drive since that ones sold out i think.

Is it smart to buy am3+ motherboard, i know people have been saying bulldozer didn't live up to its hype but maybe its 2nd generation can be my future upgrade?

What do u guys think about Power Supply and case
Edited by skillasaurus707 - 10/21/11 at 6:59pm
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if you are by a microcenter get your motherboard and cpu there they have great bundle deals. i think its 50 off amd motherboard with cpu purchase. 40 off 2500k and 80 off 2600k
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if you are by a microcenter get your motherboard and cpu there they have great bundle deals. i think its 50 off amd motherboard with cpu purchase. 40 off 2500k and 80 off 2600k
Ya i go to college in Silicon Valley. There's a micro center there. Im sorry i dont want to go Intel for certain reason's i have. I'll see if they have bundles for AMD
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just fyi i have this card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150521

and i love it stays very cool and overclocks very well
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If you're gonna get that 125W CPU, get a board with proper VRM cooling...
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If you're gonna get that 125W CPU, get a board with proper VRM cooling...
You think it will fry if i dont overclock it?

Also what kind of motherboard heat sink could i add to it out of the 3 u have in the VRM thread
Edited by skillasaurus707 - 10/21/11 at 10:03pm
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If I were you I'd get the GA-970A-UD3 rather than the GA-970A-D3:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128519

It may be 10 dollars extra, but it's heatsinked, and has 8+2 phase count.
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