Is my first build any good?

Hi,
I was just wondering if the components in my new build is compatible with each other, whether it is a good build and if i'm missing anything? the components are:

Gigabyte HD 7790 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card

AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz Socket AM3+ 14MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor

Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 760G Socket AM3+ VGA DVI HDMI 7.1 Channel Audio mATX Motherboard

Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz Red Vengence Memory Kit CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V

WD 1TB 3.5" SATA-III Caviar Green Internl Hard Drive - 7200RPM 64mb Cache

AVP Defender 200 K1 Black Midi Gaming Case Black Interior 3 x 12cm Fans No PSU

Coolermaster Elite Power 500W PSU

Thank you
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  1. Coolermaster is junk for PSUs. Get one from Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic.

    Get low profile RAM so if you ever add a CPU cooler it won't interfere with the RAM heat sinks.

    I don't know about the case, but I woulds recommend something from Antec, Corsair, Coolermaster. Much higher quality.

    Looks like a solid build.
  2. Unfortunately, I see a lot of problems with that build.
    The HD7790 is beaten badly, for the same price, by the GTX650Ti Boost edition. That card matches the performance of the HD7850. If you have an overwhelming preference for an AMD card, you'll need to move up to the HD7870.
    The motherboard you have selected is an older model with some new tech tacked onto it. It has 2200MHz Hypertransport, vs. 2600 for more modern boards.
    Your RAM is fine.
    Your hard disk would be okay as a data drive if you were going to get a SSD as your boot drive, but is otherwise slow. A WD Black would be your best bet as a single mechanical drive. It is relatively fast, and has a five year warranty (most others are only 2-3 years).
    Case is a matter of personal preference, as long as it will hold all your parts.
    Absolutely NO to the CM PSU. It is extremely low quality; better than a Logisys or Diablotek, but that's not saying much. On a budget, the Antec VP-450 is a much better choice, or one of the Earthwatts series. Anything built by Seasonic will be good, or a Rosewill Capstone.
  3. Onus said:
    Unfortunately, I see a lot of problems with that build.
    The HD7790 is beaten badly, for the same price, by the GTX650Ti Boost edition. That card matches the performance of the HD7850. If you have an overwhelming preference for an AMD card, you'll need to move up to the HD7870.
    The motherboard you have selected is an older model with some new tech tacked onto it. It has 2200MHz Hypertransport, vs. 2600 for more modern boards.
    Your RAM is fine.
    Your hard disk would be okay as a data drive if you were going to get a SSD as your boot drive, but is otherwise slow. A WD Black would be your best bet as a single mechanical drive. It is relatively fast, and has a five year warranty (most others are only 2-3 years).
    Case is a matter of personal preference, as long as it will hold all your parts.
    Absolutely NO to the CM PSU. It is extremely low quality; better than a Logisys or Diablotek, but that's not saying much. On a budget, the Antec VP-450 is a much better choice, or one of the Earthwatts series. Anything built by Seasonic will be good, or a Rosewill Capstone.



    thanks for your quick reply!
    ive changed the graphics card to the GTX650ti and changed the the PSU.
    Could you possibly suggest a different motherboard as Im new to this and unsure what to be looking at!
    thanks
  4. Ok...make sure you get the GTX650Ti Boost, not the regular GTX650Ti. The price difference is small, but the performance and features difference is significant.
    The least expensive AM3+ motherboard I'd consider is this $85 ASRock: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157280 because it has the 900-series chipset, heatsinks on its VRMs, and all-solid capacitors.
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