Originally Posted by tropicmaster
Guys I can install the OS! ,Ive done that plenty of times over the years. It is the initial boot and bios config that I am not confident in. Especially if something doesnt go quite right.
MXPhenom it was a compromise, trying to stay right at 1K on the parts and when I slid up to the 3570 I had to drop a little elsewhere. I gave some thought to staying with the 3450, and then upping the GPU to the 7850, but felt the 2 gb 7770 was very close to same performance. Keep in mind that I don't need the kind of heat you guys are carrying. When I benchmark this build it shows as very close to the top in all categories other than 3D rendering, and is at the upper end of even that. The benchmark with 3570/7770 was quite a bit better than 3450/7850.
The benchmark didn't seem to change noticeably with the downgrade to the SSD so thats why I chose it.
You should be fine with installing everything, i'm sure if there are any problems, you can just take it to the store, or just ask here.