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So I built a PC on eCollagePC and would love to have it reviewed.

#1CalistoCoonPosted 4/14/2014 4:10:39 PM(edited)
Did it using http://www.ecollegepc.com/amd-athlon-phenom.html and I just want to make sure this will actually be something that will run and work, like the PSU is all fine and fans and what not.

AMD FX-6300 Six-Core Vishera 3.5Ghz 8MB Cache AM3+
AMD Copper Heat Sink and Fan
Gigabyte GA-970-D3p
8GB (4GBx2) PC3 10666 DDR3
1TB 72000 RPM 32MB Cache Sata3 6Gbps
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24x LG Sata Dual Layer DVD
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2GB GEForce GTX 650 Ti GDDR5 PCI-E DVI/HDMI
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
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Acer 19.5in
Thermaltake V3 Black Edition
600watt Thermaltake TR2 W0388RU
Onboard Lan Included
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Onboard Sound Included
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120mm Case Fan
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#2JonWood007Posted 4/14/2014 3:56:12 PM
I'd invest in a better CPU. FX 4130 is weaker than my phenom II and that's starting to get a little aged in new games and all. FX6300 is only $23 more. Get it.

Instead of buying one of their cards get a 750 ti or something and install it yourself.
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#3CalistoCoon(Topic Creator)Posted 4/14/2014 3:57:58 PM
So you say the only thing wrong with it is the CPU?
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#4it_r_over9000Posted 4/14/2014 4:00:09 PM
What does a collage PC look like anyway?
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#5Blobs_Posted 4/14/2014 4:01:03 PM
You could probably do away with the sound card. Most motherboards have onboard sound nowaways anyways, and it's usually sufficient for most people.
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#6CalistoCoon(Topic Creator)Posted 4/14/2014 4:03:57 PM
Blobs_ posted...
You could probably do away with the sound card. Most motherboards have onboard sound nowaways anyways, and it's usually sufficient for most people.


Would the motherboard I plan to purchase be able to lose it's soundcard without an issue?
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#7Blobs_Posted 4/14/2014 4:07:26 PM
CalistoCoon posted...
Blobs_ posted...
You could probably do away with the sound card. Most motherboards have onboard sound nowaways anyways, and it's usually sufficient for most people.


Would the motherboard I plan to purchase be able to lose it's soundcard without an issue?


I can't be sure, as the only information I could find after a quick google search was of the Gigabyte GA-970a-D3p, rather than the Gigabyte GA-970-D3p (not really sure if there is a difference.) However, I haven't encountered a newer motherboard that didn't have onboard sound, so you should probably be good if you omitted the sound card.
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#8CalistoCoon(Topic Creator)Posted 4/14/2014 4:11:31 PM
It does have it, it turns out, I'm reading up on it now. So does this machine look good because it's a $900+ machine and I wanna make sure I got things right.
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#9bkkorpsPosted 4/14/2014 4:57:13 PM(edited)
CalistoCoon posted...
It does have it, it turns out, I'm reading up on it now. So does this machine look good because it's a $900+ machine and I wanna make sure I got things right.


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3rS4U

better build, cheaper price. if you want some flexibility for future upgrades, that would bring you closer to the $900+ price.

EDIT: Forgot a case in the original link.

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#10CalistoCoon(Topic Creator)Posted 4/14/2014 4:43:34 PM
I appreciate the link bkkorps, but how is the build I suggested?
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