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Hey, so its my first time building a pc & i need help on the parts

parts as follows

ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional AMD 990FX

AMD Bulldozer FX-8 Eight Core 8150 Black Edition 3.60Ghz

HIS HD 7950 IceQ

G.Skill RipJawsZ 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 1866MHz

Corsair Hydro H100i

Aerocool Strike-X 800W '80 Plus Silver

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 32MB Cache

OCZ Agility 3 60GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Hard Drive

ok so thats the list :P what i need to know is will it all work together will i have any problems? all so will this system bottle neck?

i am looking for a PC that can handle video editing big C4D files & gaming, i spec'd this system up as i was going to get a m18x alienwere but there prices are some what over the top and i am looking for a good pc that can game and render at the same time.

asked Nov 26 '12 at 22:15

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Motherboards supported CPU's, without knowing all the info on the CPU i'm not sure if it's compatable. but there is a 3.6Ghz AMD bulldozer on the list which might be that CPU.

Graphics card will work

CPU cooler will work on AM3

RAM will work

PSU will work

HDD will work

SSD will work

what case are you getting, the graphics card will be a long one, dont forget a copy of windows and a DVD drive if your planning on installing windows from disk.

if your going to be gaming and video editing, 1TB HDD will probably not be enough, i would go for a 2TB,

i would also change the ram to 2 8GB sticks so you have room to add more if it's not enough.

answered Nov 27 '12 at 01:11

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The CPU is on the supported CPU list from ASRock:

AM3+ FX FD8150FRW8KGU(BE) 125W Bulldozer 3600MHz 2200MHz 2MB x4 8MB B2 P1.30

(Nov 27 '12 at 07:33) catchatyou catchatyou's gravatar image

i am hopeing it will all fit in the Aerocool Xpredator X3 Gaming Tower Case - Black/Red

all so would 850w be ok to run all this or should i go higher?

(Nov 27 '12 at 11:45) 2Bad2Fast 2Bad2Fast's gravatar image

850w is more than enough

(Nov 27 '12 at 12:06) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

Honestly, you really don't need any more than 650 watts. However, it's always nice to give yourself a little cushion for expansion. Personally, I use a 750 watt PSU.

(Nov 27 '12 at 16:46) catchatyou catchatyou's gravatar image

Everything looks like it should go together fine. I am concerned about your water cooling, because if this is your first build, you might want to avoid that unless you absolutely know what you're doing.

If you haven't already bought the parts, I'd suggest upgrading the CPU from the FX-8150 to the FX-8320 or FX-8350, because it's a newer architecture, and Piledriver (2nd Generation AMD CPUs) have better single threaded support which will be good for applications not coded to take advantage of all of the cores.

answered Nov 27 '12 at 07:32

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hi , and thanks for the info, the Corsair Hydro H100i i don't think will much of a problem as its like installing a heatsink as long as i don't mess about with the pipes and cause a leek.

but do you know if the Corsair Hydro H100i will fit am3+?? as some sties say it will and some just say am2 am3 with out the +?

and would the 8350 work with the borad or would i have do update the bios to get it too boot?

(Nov 27 '12 at 11:41) 2Bad2Fast 2Bad2Fast's gravatar image

I wasn't necessarily worried about the tubes, I am more worried about whether the radiator will fit in the case you've selected (which I couldn't find on Newegg).

Personally, I like the NZXT Phantom (PHAN-002OR), and it should easily fit a radiator. I personally use the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. I know that it works with the AM3+ socket. The Corsair Hydro H100i should fit the AM3+ socket, because AM3 and AM3+ are nearly identical.

You may need to update the BIOS before you can boot into your computer with the 8350, but that's easily obtainable from ASRock's website. According to the following information, you need at least BIOS version P1.70. I personally recommend updating the BIOS as soon as possible anyway.

AM3+ FX FD8350FRW8KHK 125W Piledriver 4000MHz 2200MHz 2MBx4 8MB C0 P1.70

If you've decided to update the BIOS, you need to download the update from here:
and I would choose the Instant Flash image to download. From there, you'll need to make sure that your flashdrive is formatted to FAT32 and put the update on the flash drive. Now when you boot up your computer for the first time, put in the flash drive and navigate to the section where you can instantly flash your BIOS. If you need any help, ASRock's website explains it easily.

(Nov 27 '12 at 17:05) catchatyou catchatyou's gravatar image

hi thanks for taking to time to replay.

the problem with the bios is something i have never done and i have been told that if you have a chipset that needs bios updates , that you cant even get in to the bios setting to update, and you need to go out and get an other chipset to boot so you can update is this ture??

all so http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-004-AE&groupid=2362&catid=2226&subcat=

is a link to case

(Nov 27 '12 at 17:14) 2Bad2Fast 2Bad2Fast's gravatar image

I think you might have to contact ASRock's customer support for that question. I don't know what will happen if you put a Vishera (2nd generation AMD FX CPU) into a motherboard that has a slightly outdated BIOS.

I would ask customer support what the BIOS version the motherboard has when it ships, and what would happen if you put in a Vishera CPU into a motherboard with an outdated BIOS.

(Nov 27 '12 at 17:49) catchatyou catchatyou's gravatar image

If it's outdated, to my knowledge, it will not post

(Nov 27 '12 at 17:56) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

ah ok , tim font what not post mean?? not boot?

(Nov 27 '12 at 19:01) 2Bad2Fast 2Bad2Fast's gravatar image


It's the process that every motherboard goes through each time you turn on your computer. This is the part that is before you see the BIOS splash screen.

(Nov 27 '12 at 19:18) catchatyou catchatyou's gravatar image

ah sweet cathatyou your a big help , but can you help me, im looking on the memory for ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX but i cant find no 16gb that are allowed wil that mean that the G.Skill RipJawsZ 16GB will not work at all?

(Nov 27 '12 at 19:58) 2Bad2Fast 2Bad2Fast's gravatar image

Check to see if the board supports 8GB DIMMS

(Nov 28 '12 at 06:21) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

The maximum supported memory is 32 GB which means that he can have 8 GB DIMMS.

(Nov 28 '12 at 07:35) catchatyou catchatyou's gravatar image

I think he was confused, thinking that the 16GB kit consisted of 1 x 16GB DIMM, just clarifying

(Nov 28 '12 at 09:43) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

nope it 4x4gb, i dident know if the mb would take 4x4gb as i can't see it on the list on there site.

(Nov 28 '12 at 14:50) 2Bad2Fast 2Bad2Fast's gravatar image

then it will be fine then

(Nov 29 '12 at 06:13) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image
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I would recommend that since the mobo supports a raids array, that for the increased Fisk speed and capacity that you get several hard drives and put them in a raid... Win 8 will even but of gpt partitions I uefi mode so the while system will get a boost

answered Nov 27 '12 at 11:31

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i dont know how to raid and is there much point in raiding stuff + all so i hate win 8 xD

(Nov 27 '12 at 11:42) 2Bad2Fast 2Bad2Fast's gravatar image

SSD is faster than 4 good drives in RAID.

(Nov 27 '12 at 12:05) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

yes thats why i am geting 60sdd to run windows and programs i think 60 is more than i need as the files i will just put on to my backup drive

(Nov 27 '12 at 13:13) 2Bad2Fast 2Bad2Fast's gravatar image
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