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May 14, 2013 12:15:32 PM

About to order my gaming pc from newegg for build, looking for a review on my choices of hardware and OS W7

AMD FX 8350 pcu

Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7950 graphics

Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 ATX Motherboard

Samsung 840 series 256 gb SSD

Cooler Master Storm Scout Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G Skill Rip Jaws 16 gb 1866 Ram (8x2)

Prolimatech Pro pnth heatsink fan for pcu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SeaSonic Gold Series x650 watt modular power supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Windows 7 Professional

random red LED fans for side of case

Sidewinder x4 keyboard

Logitech G500 Mouse

How would this build be? Did I choose the right hardware/brands?

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May 14, 2013 12:26:15 PM

It's a solid build.
The only thing is the ram, 1866mhz ram can be quite a lot more expensive than 1600mhz ram without increasing your performance much at all and 16gb is useless if you are going to be gaming.
So unless this kit is only a little bit more expensive, I recommend getting a 1600mhz 8gb kit and saving some money for something else.
Also the heatsink is quite expensive and from a unfamiliar brand, you might be better off buying something from a well known brand.
The money you saved can be put to something like a 7970 ;) 
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May 14, 2013 12:31:15 PM

That's a pretty big SSD. Do you need that much storage? If not, you could take it down to a 128GB and squeeze in a 7970 or an i5-3570k, which would have a much larger benefit for a gaming machine.

Edit: Actually, if you take the RAM down to 8 GB (2x4) at 1600mhz, you could almost afford to do it without reducing the SSD, or to do both if you took the SSD down a notch.
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May 14, 2013 12:33:46 PM

What is your budget?
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