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March 25, 2013 7:59:51 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/dynamonn/saved/#savedbuild...

Country : usa
first time build for 700 is this good? what would you change? I need mostly advice on graphics cards. I intend to do some 1080p gaming as well as have a nice all rounded comp for as much as 700 gets me. I may overclock in the fiture but not right now

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March 25, 2013 8:19:46 AM

Your MyCustomBuild X is great. Wouldn't change the video card because you'd have to spend $40 more for the next step up.
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March 25, 2013 8:21:05 AM

looks good, I would go with more reliable psu brand such as Corsair or Antec
for the hard drive go with black series version as they are faster, green version is slower and more power efficient (better suited for servers or external hard drives)
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March 25, 2013 8:24:44 AM

You can save some cash going with the Rosewill Redbone, there are so many great cases now'a'days for under 60 bucks...then again that is a aesthetic choice as well so whatever you want. The hard drive is good for storage, but pick a faster drive more geared towards performance for system. Like the black series, or a Seagate barracuda.
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March 25, 2013 8:25:48 AM

a great amd all-rounder. you may want to take a look at intel's i5's and mobo though. but if you are gunning for amd, you can't go wrong with that setup.
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March 25, 2013 8:33:17 AM

The $600 build on the main site is pretty solid.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pc-gaming-overclock...

I'd use the extra cash to upgrade the video card to a 7870 LE (+$75). The other upgrades could be Memory to 8GB and PSU. Latter before the former. Perhaps an XFX PRO550 ($45 with rebate card and current discounts).
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March 25, 2013 8:37:22 AM

Changed out some components for better quality for you. Specifically the PSU (Coolmax is not a good brand) and the HDD (WD green drives are not designed to be used as boot drives but for mass storage).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($98.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($61.64 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($19.54 @ Amazon)
Total: $695.10
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-25 11:35 EDT-0400)
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