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My First Time Mid Range Gaming Rig - Please Comment

Jan 21, 2017 4:10AM PST

Dear all,

I'm not sure whether this thread belongs in this section so feel free to move it to a more appropriate section.

This would be my first time assembling my mid range gaming rig, so I am hoping it goes well. I've selected the parts based on the hardware available here > http://cdn.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf

My budget is around 800 AUD. Can anyone kindly comment on the parts that I have selected and let me know whether it is compatible with each other. Thank you!

AM3+ x8 FX-8320 $205.00
Asus H110M-K $79.00
DDR4 8G Single 2133 Crucial $65.00
NVIDIA 2G GTX 1050 MSI OC $188.00
Seagate 3.5" Barracuda 1TB $65.00
Thermaltake TR2 S 80 Plus 550W $63.00
Thermaltake USB3.0 Versa H24 $57.00
Philips 200V4QSBR $109.00

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A single stick of ram?
Jan 21, 2017 8:08AM PST

That's going to drag the CPU performance (and gaming) down. Be sure to not repeat that lesson.

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Mobo
Jan 21, 2017 8:57PM PST

That mobo is for intel not amd.

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Almost Perfect ....
Jan 23, 2017 6:09PM PST

As the other poster said, your chosen motherboard is for an Intel cpu, not an AMD cpu. Stick with that board and choose an Intel Core i5 that you can afford. It will outperform the AMD FX-8320 in most (but not all) games, and it runs WAY cooler and draws WAY less power. Also, check the price of getting a 2 x 4GB kit of RAM instead 1 x 8GB.

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