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Old 12-10-2013, 11:27 PM   #1
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Question Budget Powerhouse! Ram? Motherboard?

Hey guys,

In the near future I am going to build a gaming pc for around $600-$800!

I need help choosing Ram and a Motherboard.

I am a little confused with what motherboard because I have heard that you need a motherboard which supports your processor or something like that...

Also I have no idea what Ram to get, yes I know Ram is Ram but still.. I need a good quality piece. I am looking for 2x4gb ddr3 Ram.

Here is my list of parts so far, feel free to tell me what you think!

CPU: AMD FX-8320
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 (Maybe 650 Ti +30)
PSU: Litepower 600w
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 W/O PSU S/Panel
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5
Ram?
Motherboard?

O.S. Windows 7

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Old 12-10-2013, 11:38 PM   #2
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Default Re: Budget Powerhouse! Ram? Motherboard?

How much are you looking to spend on a motherboard, GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AMD Motherboard - Newegg.com
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:39 PM   #3
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How much are you looking to spend on a motherboard, GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AMD Motherboard - Newegg.com
Probably about $110-$120?

But I'll go that extra if the motherboard you suggested is worth it...

Will that motherboard support all my parts... Especially the processor?

Also what ram should I look for in conjunction with that motherboard?
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:43 PM   #4
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Default Re: Budget Powerhouse! Ram? Motherboard?

How about this then Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3P AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard, As for ram G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM - Newegg.com
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Thanks for the really fast replies!

Just working out postage as I am in Australia and Newegg.com is in America!

Both parts look ideal and their prices are exceptional!
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Hmm, Newegg doesn't ship to Australia unfortunately and Pccasegear don't have that board. How about this one from ASUS ASRock 970 Extreme4 Motherboard [970-EXTREME4] - $115.00 : PC Case Gear
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Hmm, Newegg doesn't ship to Australia unfortunately and Pccasegear don't have that board. How about this one from ASUS ASRock 970 Extreme4 Motherboard [970-EXTREME4] - $115.00 : PC Case Gear
3 year warranty? Reliable?
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Sorry to bother you so much but I'm building this with my dad. Now, this may be a silly question but how do you install Dos and Bios? Do we have to purchase or what?
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Yes it is, ASRock boards are very good reliable..
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Yes it is, ASRock boards are very good reliable..
Sorry to bother you so much but I'm building this with my dad. Now, this may be a silly question but how do you install Dos and Bios? Do we have to purchase or what?
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Sorry to bother you so much but I'm building this with my dad. Now, this may be a silly question but how do you install Dos and Bios? Do we have to purchase or what?
Dos is installed when you install Windows and your install the bios when installing the motherboard drivers, It will instruct you on how to do it..
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I have decided to purchase an ASRock 970 Extreme 4 Motherboard and the G.Skill Ripjaws X Series memory BK_123 linked me to.

I appreciate the help BK_123 gave me.
He/She gave me extremely helpful replies at a really fast rate!

Thank you BK_123!
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Not a problem, If you have any questions just ask here
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Sorry to bother you so much but I'm building this with my dad. Now, this may be a silly question but how do you install Dos and Bios? Do we have to purchase or what?
The bios comes with the motherboard. It is the area of the motherboard that controls what parts of the motherboard are off/on and the setup of what is there for the computer to be able to use...back a long time ago as computer years go we used to have to manually set what hard drive etc is being used and give the information, now they are automatic when it comes to that type of set up and the default settings should be fine.

As to the question about DOS, are you going to be using an operating system other than Windows or Linux? DOS is very old if that is the primary OS you are going to be using, a version of it is inside of Windows. The primary choices that are normal, at least here in the states for a computer is Windows (costs) and Linux (Free, and Paid).
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