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Building first computer


Junior Member
Nov 20, 2012
Hello. I am new guy here and I am building my first computer now. I have some clue about the components and I have ended up building the computer iaround the Amd a10 5800k CPU

Here are the components that I have tought.

CPU:AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler:Zalman CNPS5X Performa
Motherboard:ASUS F2A85-M LE socketFM2 DDR3
Memory:KINGSTON HyperX 8GB RAMKit 2x4GB DDR3 1866 Mhz
Storage:SEAGATE Spinpoint F3 3.5" 1TB SATAII 32MB
Case: Coolermaster ELITE 334U MID TOWER BLACK
Power Supply: XFX 450W PRO Core Edition V2 Full Wired 80+ BRONZE
Optical Drive:ASUS DRW-24B5ST 24X DVDRW
Operating System:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit

I think these components go well together and they are fairly cheap. The use for this computer is gaming( Starcraft 2 and MW1), internet surfing and photoediting. I am not 100% sure about the cpu cooler and motherboard if I want to overlock cpu some day. Other option for motherboard with same price range is Gigabyte GA-72A75 RG SM. Do these motherboards have major differences or does other have huge lags etc. ? Thx for help in advance.