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March 21, 2013 11:12:57 PM

Hello people! I am a first time PC builder and I have been looking around the internet for a couple of years now and I have finally decided to build my own PC. So I am asking for help regarding my parts. I have picked out my system specs and I need some pro tips, advice, and general help. I want to make sure I do things right!

So these are the parts I am looking at:

Operating System- Windows 7 Home Premium

Computer Case- Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid-Tower Case

Motherboard- ASRock 970

Processor- AMD FX-8350 Vishera

Memory (RAM)- Corsair Vengeance 16gb (4x4gb)

Power Supply-Corsair TX series 750W

DVD Rom- Asus DVD Media Player

Video Card (GPU)- HIS iCooler Radeon 7750 1GB

Storage (SSD)- Samsung 840 series 120GB

Total $$$- $899.00

EDIT: Changed my storage and Power Supply

I am building this to run PC games at mid-high specs. This is, again, my first time EVER building a PC so ANY advice, tips, and help will be greatly appreciated. Give me the thumbs up if this build will even work. Thanks again!!

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March 21, 2013 11:24:04 PM

Missingnomer said:
Hello people! I am a first time PC builder and I have been looking around the internet for a couple of years now and I have finally decided to build my own PC. So I am asking for help regarding my parts. I have picked out my system specs and I need some pro tips, advice, and general help. I want to make sure I do things right!

So these are the parts I am looking at:

Operating System- Windows 7 Home Premium

Computer Case- Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid-Tower Case

Motherboard- ASRock 970

Processor- AMD FX-8350 Vishera

Memory (RAM)- Corsair Vengeance 16gb (4x4gb)

Power Supply- Silverstone Strider Plus 500w

DVD Rom- Asus DVD Media Player

Video Card (GPU)- HIS iCooler Radeon 7750 1GB

Storage (SSD)- OCZ Vertex 3 120GB

Total $$$- $889.00

I am building this to run PC games at mid-high specs. This is, again, my first time EVER building a PC so ANY advice, tips, and help will be greatly appreciated. Give me the thumbs up if this build will even work. Thanks again!!


Everything is compatible, and a rather good build for an amd based pc.
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March 21, 2013 11:42:58 PM

rmiiirusty said:
Missingnomer said:
Hello people! I am a first time PC builder and I have been looking around the internet for a couple of years now and I have finally decided to build my own PC. So I am asking for help regarding my parts. I have picked out my system specs and I need some pro tips, advice, and general help. I want to make sure I do things right!

So these are the parts I am looking at:

Operating System- Windows 7 Home Premium

Computer Case- Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid-Tower Case

Motherboard- ASRock 970

Processor- AMD FX-8350 Vishera

Memory (RAM)- Corsair Vengeance 16gb (4x4gb)

Power Supply- Silverstone Strider Plus 500w

DVD Rom- Asus DVD Media Player

Video Card (GPU)- HIS iCooler Radeon 7750 1GB

Storage (SSD)- OCZ Vertex 3 120GB

Total $$$- $889.00

I am building this to run PC games at mid-high specs. This is, again, my first time EVER building a PC so ANY advice, tips, and help will be greatly appreciated. Give me the thumbs up if this build will even work. Thanks again!!


Everything is compatible, and a rather good build for an amd based pc.


Thanks, I hope everything works out. I am really excited about finally building a PC.
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March 21, 2013 11:47:03 PM

Don't get a Vertex 3 - that's from before they started using an in-house controller, and is NOT reliable. You want a Vector or Vertex 4. (Or Samsung 840 pro / 830.)

For that budget, you've got somethings wonky - you want to spend more on the GPU and less on the CPU.

This will SMASH what you've got there:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($46.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.46 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($234.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $900.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-22 02:46 EDT-0400)
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March 21, 2013 11:55:58 PM

DarkSable said:
Don't get a Vertex 3 - that's from before they started using an in-house controller, and is NOT reliable. You want a Vector or Vertex 4. (Or Samsung 840 pro / 830.)

For that budget, you've got somethings wonky - you want to spend more on the GPU and less on the CPU.

This will SMASH what you've got there:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($46.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.46 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($234.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $900.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-22 02:46 EDT-0400)


Cool, but I prefer AMD. The reason for the cheaper GPU is because I can always upgrade it if I ever need to later on. Right now I am only interested in playing games like League of Legends and Guild Wars 2. I don't plan on making it stronger then I need it to be. Thanks for the help on the storage though!
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March 22, 2013 12:00:00 AM

Missingnomer said:

Cool, but I prefer AMD. The reason for the cheaper GPU is because I can always upgrade it if I ever need to later on. Right now I am only interested in playing games like League of Legends and Guild Wars 2. I don't plan on making it stronger then I need it to be. Thanks for the help on the storage though!


Not much point in spending the same amount of money for worse performance. Grab a 6300 and 7870XT, then.

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