Solved how will this set up do with gaming and a first build

June 16, 2016 at 14:27:40
Specs: windows 10
I was planning to build my first gaming pc and didn't want to spend to much on it and this is what I got so far- Gigabyte NVIDIA GTX 750Ti 2GB PCI-E Graphics Card ,Ballistix Sport 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) UDIMM 240-Pin Memory - BLS2CP8G3D1609​DS1S00CEU , TP-LINK TL-WN881ND 300Mbps Wireless N PCI Express Adapter ,ASUS AMD AM3+ 760G 4*DDR3 2*USB3.0 10*USB2.0 GBE LAN DVI HDMI Micro-ATX MOTHERBOARD ,AMD FX6300 Black Edition 6 Core (3.5/4.1GHz, 8MB Level 3 Cache, 6MB Level 2 Cache, Socket AM3+, 95W, Retail Boxed) ,CiT Spectre 2x USB3 Gaming Case Side with Window Toolless Card Reader - White ,Corsair CP-9020097-UK VS550 ATX/EPS Vs Series 80 Plus Power Supply Unit . is there any one that could say if this would be alright for gaming

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#1
June 16, 2016 at 14:56:57
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You should have posted as a list.

- ASUS AMD AM3+ 760G motherboard
- AMD FX6300 Black Edition
- Ballistix Sport 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR3 1600
- Gigabyte NVIDIA GTX 750Ti 2GB PCI-E
- TP-LINK TL-WN881ND 300Mbps Wireless N PCI Express Adapter
- CiT Spectre 2x USB3 Gaming Case Side with Window Toolless Card Reader
- Corsair CP-9020097-UK VS550 Power Supply

The configuration is acceptable with the exception of the motherboard choice. The 760G chipset is outdated. For an FX-series CPU, you should get a board based on an AMD 900-series chipset such as the AMD 970 with the SB950 southbridge. I also suggest getting a case with the power supply mounted at the top for more efficient cooling. What about a hard drive & DVD burner?


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#2
June 16, 2016 at 15:06:46
This was the hard drive (Western Digital WD10EZEX 1TB SATA lll Desktop SATA Drive - Blue) I wasn't going to have a disk drive but maybe add one in the future if needed and do you have any links for suggested motherboards preferably Amazon. And thanks for the reply

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#3
June 16, 2016 at 15:11:58
Pick a board from here, then see if you can find it on Amazon:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#4
June 16, 2016 at 15:24:04
I think will go for this one (MSI 970 Gaming AMD AM3 GBE LAN ATX Motherboard )and is the site u linked reliable as it seems like I could get the components a bit cheaper from there. And so hopefully this setup will be a good first build gaming pc

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#5
June 16, 2016 at 16:58:41
Newegg is where a majority of us (in these forums) buy components. I've been using them for years.

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#6
June 16, 2016 at 20:34:02
I also use Newegg a lot over the years.
riider: The memory seems slow to me for today but I do not know AMD boards, would you recommend above choice or faster memory?

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#7
June 17, 2016 at 02:59:45
Thanks for all your help, and so all the components work together as that was also a worry as its a first build

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#8
June 17, 2016 at 07:11:10
I've made some adjustment and wonderd if this is alright now

MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card
Western Digital Blue 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
ASRock FM2A88X+ Killer ATX FM2+ Motherboard
AMD A8-7600 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor
DIYPC Zondda-W ATX Mid Tower Case
Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply


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#9
June 17, 2016 at 10:27:23
If you're going to change platforms, you'll have to make other changes too. Since you're installing a video card, why get a processor that has built-in graphics? For the same price, you can get an Athlon X4 860k which is based on the same Kaveri core as the A8 but it's clocked at 3.7GHz. Not only that but but since it's a "K" version, the multiplier is unlocked making it very overclockable. Regardless of which of these processors you decide to go with, you should get DDR3-2133 RAM, not DDR3-1600. Check the specs below & scroll down to the memory controller information.

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bulld...

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bulld...

The board you picked is pricey. Why that particular board? All boards based on the AMD A88X chipset should perform just about the same. Or is it because of the Killer network chip? If it's because of the Killer, I suggest you read up on it.

Then there's the case. I don't know why you'd want white, but I still recommend a case with the power supply mount at the top.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#10
June 17, 2016 at 11:29:56
What do u mean killer network chip

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#11
June 17, 2016 at 11:46:58
I've found one that u suggested and it looks reasonable good it's just in struggling to understand everything as I'm very new to this and need to acquaint myself to the terminology and what aspects I need to look for

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#12
June 17, 2016 at 13:18:40
"What do u mean killer network chip"

There are many FM2+ boards based on the A88X chipset that sell for about $50-60 but you picked the ASRock FM2A88X+ Killer which sells for about $100 (or more). I was guessing the reason you picked that board over the cheaper ones was because of the "Killer" network chip. I've never used one but from what I've read, there's very little speed difference between the Killer chip & a standard 10/100/1000 network chips from Realtek or Intel, but the Killer has had problems with drivers. IMHO, it should be avoided. Here's just one cheaper possibility:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#13
June 17, 2016 at 13:25:18
Thanks for the help, I was just wondering if u had about £450 budget including windows OS what parts would u pick as it seem like u know your stuff

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