My First Build any Advice?

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My First Build any Advice?

Hello I will be buying a new computer for myself very soon. I am getting a desktop to replace my 4 year old laptop. My budget is $1000 and I am getting all my parts from, sorry if naming sites is not allowed but if anyone feels like recommending any parts they would have to be from that store.

8G Kit 2133 G.Skill Ripjaws-X
x8 FX-8150
Thermaltake Commander MS-I or Thermaltake Versa-II
2G 7870 Powercolor
Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 or Corsair Hydro Series H100

Thank You for any help.

P.S. Don't give me any crap for buying and AMD Build this is my first computer (I have built a few already but not for myself) and I am trying to work with a budget. If you can show me a build within my Budget that is Intel based please go ahead but back it up with evidence that I will be better off with Intel. Thank You :D

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Joined: 06/09/2008 - 11:18pm
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Honestly, I dont see anything wrong with that build at all. but why a mechancial drive instead of a SSD?

In the works. But it will be small.


No SSD? I built mine with no SSD but it seems to be a big mistake, 100 GB could be enough if you keep games on D.


the crosshair v its really nice and runs stable I'll recommend it


Thank you all for the feedback :) I'm glad to see that this forum isn't packed with Intel biased people as many other tech forums seem to be.

@TDub and Proler I will be getting an SSD just not straight away as they cost far to much. But They are a definite.

@TRUCHONIC I would be buying the V Formula but it yet again puts my budget to far over. I would of loved to have it though :(

Also would buying a RAM cooler yield any benefit? As they are available and I'm curious of whether or not they a worth it. Also I do realize that the Noctua NH-D14 kind doubles up as a ram cooler but I'm still curious none the less.


Guys I'm tossing up between a Corsair Hydro Series H100 the Noctua fan above which would be a better option for cooling the FX-8150? Also I've updated the case to a Thermaltake Versa II, will this fit the H100 in it?


You don't need a ram cooler, waste of money. Looking on their website they state that it does support a rad in the top of the case, but I am looking at the pictures and it doesn't look you could fit a H100 with fans(on the inside of the case) with EVERY mobo, cause it may be blocked by the vrm heatsink or ram, since the space from the mobo standoffs to the top is limited. Maybe you cant fit the H100, but I just wouldnt risk it with your mobo. Go the safer way and buy a NH D 14 and some additional fans for good airflow/different case.