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First build in a long time. Gaming Rig / NAS / HTPC

post #1 of 6
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I haven't built a PC since before college when I used to frequent this forum often. I still have the remains of my old gaming rig, so I want to see if there is anything I can salvage from there.

Case: NZXT M59
Mobo: ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO/U3S6 - does this need to be upgrade?
CPU: AMD X2 555 BE
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws CL9 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600
PSU: CX430 - this probably needs a upgrade depending on my choice of gpu
GPU: i think i have an nvidia 9800gt haha. definitely needs an upgrade

My roommate got me a discount on HDDs and I got 2x 6TB WD Red. I also have the samsung 850 256gb from my old laptop. Is is safe using an SSD with NAS and leaving it running for extended periods of time.

I wanted to get back into pc gaming. I want to play the new First Assault by Nexon and maybe CS:GO. Not sure what GPU I would need and whether I would need to upgrade by PSU.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD X2 555 BE ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO/U3S6 lookin 4 one G.SKILL Ripjaws CL9 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD 500GB 7200RPM Windows 7 Pro x64 Bit Samsung 2233RZ @ 100 Hz HHKB P2 w/ Blank Keycaps 
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CX430 NZXT M59 Steelseries Xai Steelseries 9HD 
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Dozor
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD X2 555 BE ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO/U3S6 lookin 4 one G.SKILL Ripjaws CL9 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD 500GB 7200RPM Windows 7 Pro x64 Bit Samsung 2233RZ @ 100 Hz HHKB P2 w/ Blank Keycaps 
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CX430 NZXT M59 Steelseries Xai Steelseries 9HD 
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post #2 of 6
Are you opposed to a brand new build? If the psu has been used for over 3+ years, i'd get a new one as well. I just viewed someone playing cs:go with similar specs you posted and it wasnt pretty nevermind the GITS game. You could salvage the ram, but it'll limit the upgrade.
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RYZEN 1700 ASROCK AB350 GAMING K4 ZOTAC 1080TI REFERENCE MODEL G SKILL 8 GIG (2X) 
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WESTERN DIGITAL 250 M.2 2280 WINDOWS 10 64 CORSAIR SF600 LIAN LI PC-O10 
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post #3 of 6
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I am not opposed to upgrading anything. My psu hasn't been used continuously, probably has less than 1,000 hours of use.
Dozor
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD X2 555 BE ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO/U3S6 lookin 4 one G.SKILL Ripjaws CL9 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD 500GB 7200RPM Windows 7 Pro x64 Bit Samsung 2233RZ @ 100 Hz HHKB P2 w/ Blank Keycaps 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
CX430 NZXT M59 Steelseries Xai Steelseries 9HD 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD X2 555 BE ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO/U3S6 lookin 4 one G.SKILL Ripjaws CL9 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD 500GB 7200RPM Windows 7 Pro x64 Bit Samsung 2233RZ @ 100 Hz HHKB P2 w/ Blank Keycaps 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
CX430 NZXT M59 Steelseries Xai Steelseries 9HD 
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post #4 of 6
Budget?
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RYZEN 1700 ASROCK AB350 GAMING K4 ZOTAC 1080TI REFERENCE MODEL G SKILL 8 GIG (2X) 
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WESTERN DIGITAL 250 M.2 2280 WINDOWS 10 64 CORSAIR SF600 LIAN LI PC-O10 
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RYZEN 1700 ASROCK AB350 GAMING K4 ZOTAC 1080TI REFERENCE MODEL G SKILL 8 GIG (2X) 
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WESTERN DIGITAL 250 M.2 2280 WINDOWS 10 64 CORSAIR SF600 LIAN LI PC-O10 
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post #5 of 6
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$500
Dozor
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD X2 555 BE ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO/U3S6 lookin 4 one G.SKILL Ripjaws CL9 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD 500GB 7200RPM Windows 7 Pro x64 Bit Samsung 2233RZ @ 100 Hz HHKB P2 w/ Blank Keycaps 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
CX430 NZXT M59 Steelseries Xai Steelseries 9HD 
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Dozor
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD X2 555 BE ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO/U3S6 lookin 4 one G.SKILL Ripjaws CL9 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD 500GB 7200RPM Windows 7 Pro x64 Bit Samsung 2233RZ @ 100 Hz HHKB P2 w/ Blank Keycaps 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
CX430 NZXT M59 Steelseries Xai Steelseries 9HD 
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post #6 of 6
Is there anything missing? This would be considered a mid-range build. You'll have absolutely no problems playing those specific games you mentioned.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VyNGCJ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VyNGCJ/by_merchant/

  • CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($98.89 @ OutletPC)
  • Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
  • Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
  • Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
  • Total: $418.86
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
RYZEN 1700 ASROCK AB350 GAMING K4 ZOTAC 1080TI REFERENCE MODEL G SKILL 8 GIG (2X) 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
WESTERN DIGITAL 250 M.2 2280 WINDOWS 10 64 CORSAIR SF600 LIAN LI PC-O10 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
RYZEN 1700 ASROCK AB350 GAMING K4 ZOTAC 1080TI REFERENCE MODEL G SKILL 8 GIG (2X) 
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WESTERN DIGITAL 250 M.2 2280 WINDOWS 10 64 CORSAIR SF600 LIAN LI PC-O10 
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