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Old 11-13-2012, 11:30 PM   #1
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Default help me on this build please

CPU AMD FX-8120 8-Core Processor (3.1GHz 16MB AM3+ 125W) CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Cooler AM2/3/LGA775/1156 Memory 1 KINGSTON HyperX Blu 8GB(1x8GB) DDR3 1600MHz Memory 2 None Motherboard ASUS M5A78L-M LX Plus (AM3+ VGA 2DDR3 95W mATX) Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB WD5000AAKX SSD Drive Not Select Optical Drive LG 24X Dual Layer DVD-RW GH24NS90B Flash Media Card Reader None Video EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 2048MB GDDR5 (02G-P3-1559-KR) Sound Card Onboard High Definition Audio Network Card Onboard Gigabit Lan Case Thermaltake V9 BlacX Edition Gaming Case Power Supply CoolerMaster eXtreme II 725W Power Supply Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit Full Version(English)
can some one tell me if this is a good deal and if it would be better then average for gamming at 830 $$
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:30 AM   #2
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this motherboard do not support 125W cpu.only 95W http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD...A78LM_LX/#CPUS and for the ram i would get a pair 2x4 dual channel. and for the os with all that get the 64-bit
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:09 AM   #3
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You may want to post this in General Hardware as you'll get more responses there.


In general, always make sure to download the motherboard manual from the manufacturer website to check for a list of compatible CPUs and RAM (some motherboards may require BIOS upgrades to be compatible with some CPUs, which you may not be able to do if you don't own a currently compatible CPU to use in the motherboard to do the upgrade). You can also use the product wizards on the RAM manufacturer websites to check for compatible RAM modules once you decide on a motherboard - they aren't always 100% correct but it is far better than just buying modules and hoping they'll work.
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