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#1 bowtie00   User is offline

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About to buy this hardware for computer

Posted 27 June 2014 - 08:00 AM


My old computer has died. Its time for a new computer and I would like to build it. This is my first time building and I was hoping for some advice.

Parts I was thinking about getting:
CPU - AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz 8-Core Processor $149.98
CPU Cooler - Scythe SCKTN-4000 55.5 CFM CPU Cooler $33.92
Motherboard - ASRock 98ODE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $69.99
Memory - Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB (4 * 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $399.99
Storage - Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $99.99
Video Card - Zotac GeForce GTX 760 4GB Video Card $257.99
Power Supply - SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular
ATX Power Supply $78.99
Optical Drive - ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98
Sound Card - ASUS Xonar DG 24-Bit 96 KHZ Sound Card $29.99

I run multiple programs at the same time (programmer). I want to hook up 4 displays to it, and have at least 6 usb ports. It has to have a wireless Network Adapter cause I want to hook it up to my wifi. Any suggestions? Am I missing any parts? I was hoping to put it on a shelf instead of a case. Would that work?

I am also planning to run Mac OS on it.

I'm looking to see if things are compatible and whether the tech I picked supports my goals. I used pcpartpicker.com to try and see compatibility.


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#2 Xaos   User is offline

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Re: About to buy this hardware for computer

Posted 27 June 2014 - 08:34 AM

What the hell are you running you need 32GB of RAM? 8GB is plenty, 16GB is more than enough. 32GB is waaay overkill. Also, you'll probably need a higher wattage power supply. Your graphics card requires a 600W, are you paying attention to things like that? And do you mean you want to just lay your motherboard on a shelf? I mean theoretically it is possible I guess, but I don't know why you would. The rest seems solid though, but if you're going for high-end I suggest you should look at SSDs as well as a HDD, or a Hybrid drive.
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Re: About to buy this hardware for computer

Posted 27 June 2014 - 08:56 AM

The AMD octocores aren't bad.. but a little slow in most areas.

I would pitch the ASRock board, the dedicated sound card, and 16gb of that RAM and go with a better motherboard.

GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $148.00

So you are getting a 3TB drive-do you plan on backing that up, or using an SSD as your OS drive?

For pete's sake are you skimping on the power supply? The videocard alone recommends "600-watt power supply recommended / 170-watt max power consumption".

The power supply needs to be bigger.. like in the 700w range... and I tend to go with more well named companies.. like corsair, etc.
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Re: About to buy this hardware for computer

Posted 06 April 2015 - 09:41 AM

I can only dream about this kind of computer system,and i really dont agree with the motherboard in shelf
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