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Forerunner2

New Member
Joined
Dec 26, 2016
Dear Forum,

I'm building a new system. I hardly game @ all but would like feedback on it. Thx.

GIGABYTE GA-970A-DP3

AMD FX-6100(3.6GHz or 3.9GHz(TURBO)/6 CORE

GIGABYTE RADEON HD 6950/2GB GDDR5memory

Kingston HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 CL/8GB

OCZ Vertex 4 2.5'' SSD/128GB

WD Cavier Green
Desktop HDD/2TB


Corsair Carbide Series
SPEC-01 Red LED Window
Mid-Tower Gaming Case

EVGA SUPERNOVA 750B Power Supply

LG DVD Drive Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X" OEM
- Black, SATA(2)
Operating System- Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64b en w/SP1
 

trents

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 27, 2008
Are all these components you list to be bought new or are you carrying some of them over from a previous build?

If you aren't much of a gamer, what then is the primary use of the computer?

The Radeon HD 6950 is a very dated card. I certainly would recommend moving up to a newer one such as an R7 350 or R7 450 which have native Direct X 12 capablility.

Your 750W PSU is way overkill for your system's power needs. 500 watts would be plenty. But the EVGA Supernova series is an excellent product line. Just get a smaller one.

The big problem I see with your list of components is the RAM. It is well-known that Kingston and AMD motherboards/CPUs don't play well together. Go with GSKill RAM.

I would also not go with the WD green hard drive because they don't perform well. Go with a 7200 rpm HGST drive.