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Is this Build any good? {AMD FX-8350+EVGA GTX 770}

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June 20, 2013 7:29:15 AM

This is my first build, so I'd like to hear if it's any good for gaming and if the components will work great together :) 

MY BUILD:

CPU: AMD FX-8350

GPU: EVGA Geforce GTX 770 SuperClocked ACX

RAM: G.Skill DIMM 8 GB DDR3-1600 Kit

CPU Cooler Fan: Enermax ETS-T40-TB

MAINBOARD: MSI 970A-G46

PSU: Sharkoon WPM600

CASE: Thermaltake Overseer RX-I




This is my first post on this site so please tell me if I did anything wrong ;) 

June 20, 2013 7:31:17 AM

i would go with a Gigabye 990FX board instead of MSI
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June 20, 2013 7:36:20 AM

MSI board is fine, I've never heard of the company making your PSU though...I would recommend looking at something from one of these manufacturers:

Corsair
Antec
PC Power & Cooling
Seasonic
OCZ
Zalman
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June 20, 2013 8:10:27 AM

The motherboard is likely to throttle with your CPU under load.?
I suggest you go with a higher-end one made for overclocking to avoid this problem.

You could also go with the Core i5 3570K and a Z77 motherboard instead of the AMD/MSI solution.
The Intel will give you slightly better framerates at games that aren't that well optimised for multiple cores.

I've never heard of the power supply you chose.
That can't be good.

I suggest you go with something from Antec, Corsair, XFX, Seasonic or any other reputable brand.
Make sure it's wattage at least 500 W.
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June 20, 2013 8:15:33 AM

Kamen_BG said:
The motherboard is likely to throttle with your CPU under load.?
I suggest you go with a higher-end one made for overclocking to avoid this problem.

You could also go with the Core i5 3570K and a Z77 motherboard instead of the AMD/MSI solution.
The Intel will give you slightly better framerates at games that aren't that well optimised for multiple cores.

I've never heard of the power supply you chose.
That can't be good.

I suggest you go with something from Antec, Corsair, XFX, Seasonic or any other reputable brand.
Make sure it's wattage at least 500 W.


I have a certain budget so I had to pick an AMD Cpu.
For the PSU, that's a german company (That's probably why you never heart about it lol. Might consider a change though )


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June 20, 2013 8:18:37 AM

Kamen_BG said:
The motherboard is likely to throttle with your CPU under load.?
I suggest you go with a higher-end one made for overclocking to avoid this problem.


The MSI G46 will overclock fine...it's not a gigabyte UD3 or anything like that...but he should still be able to get a decent OC on that board.
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June 20, 2013 8:22:59 AM

8350rocks said:
Kamen_BG said:
The motherboard is likely to throttle with your CPU under load.?
I suggest you go with a higher-end one made for overclocking to avoid this problem.


The MSI G46 will overclock fine...it's not a gigabyte UD3 or anything like that...but he should still be able to get a decent OC on that board.


I don't think I'll use overclocking though. Don't want to reduce the lifespan of my Pc ;) 
I just want a Mainboard that won't bottleneck the rest of my build too badly. And I can't spend $200 on a Mainboard.

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June 20, 2013 8:24:48 AM

Then that board is absolutely fine for that...
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June 20, 2013 8:28:07 AM

8350rocks said:
Then that board is absolutely fine for that...


Thank you ;)  The question now is: Will that all fit in the case? :/ 
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June 20, 2013 8:29:45 AM

Yes!

Don't forget to pick a solution!
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June 20, 2013 9:05:26 AM

CPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18pBA
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18pBA/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18pBA/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Enermax ETS-T40-TB 86.7 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($78.56 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($58.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.63 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($419.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Snow Edition ATX Full Tower Case ($113.96 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1022.60
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-20 11:47 EDT-0400)

With this I have you at about $1000 for the build you listed. With some minor tweaks you could get a build much more suited to gaming and overclocking.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18pLO
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18pLO/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18pLO/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.70 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.63 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($364.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.50 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Gaming 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Other: COOLER MASTER R4-L2S-122B-GP 120mm 4 Blue LED Case Fan 2 in 1 pack ($10.99)
Other: COOLER MASTER R4-L2S-122B-GP 120mm 4 Blue LED Case Fan 2 in 1 pack ($10.99)
Total: $1004.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-20 11:58 EDT-0400)

Processor and motherboard: This is the new intel I5 processor that came out like 3 weeks ago. You can find a combo deal for this processor with that specific high quality motherboard and it will save you $80. The processor you know is going to be good and fast, the motherboard is a bit more built for handling overclocking and it supports 2 way SLI and Crossfire so you can add an extra GPU later on if you wish.


Cooling system: For this price the cooler master hyper 212 evo is a much better cpu cooling uniti. Can't really giv e it any competition at this price. Other good competitors are about $70-80 for their good quality cooling units.


Case: This is a large enough case to hold what you need with lots of fan options for cooling should you want them. I included 4 120mm fans under a custom part because i personally would rather a stronger fan with a bit more noise (I use headphones alot though)

GPU: Personally if you are overclocking I believe AMD makes GPUS better for overclocking. If you are talking regular gameplay I would go gtx 770 all the way but since you are overclocking I recommend the radeon 7970

PSU: This is a much high quality power supply unit because the power supply is not something you want a no-name brand of. You want a quality power supply unit and this is part of the corsair gaming series.

RAM: If you are that set on getting 8gb of RAM at DDR3-1600 then this is the cheapest option for it. Luckily if you ever become dissatisfied with it RAM is cheap and easily replaceable.

If you have any questions or concerns everyone here will do the best we can about it.

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June 20, 2013 9:43:58 AM

Whiteheadc37 said:
CPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18pBA
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18pBA/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18pBA/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Enermax ETS-T40-TB 86.7 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($78.56 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($58.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.63 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($419.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Snow Edition ATX Full Tower Case ($113.96 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1022.60
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-20 11:47 EDT-0400)

With this I have you at about $1000 for the build you listed. With some minor tweaks you could get a build much more suited to gaming and overclocking.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18pLO
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18pLO/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18pLO/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.70 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.63 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($364.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.50 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Gaming 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Other: COOLER MASTER R4-L2S-122B-GP 120mm 4 Blue LED Case Fan 2 in 1 pack ($10.99)
Other: COOLER MASTER R4-L2S-122B-GP 120mm 4 Blue LED Case Fan 2 in 1 pack ($10.99)
Total: $1004.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-20 11:58 EDT-0400)

Processor and motherboard: This is the new intel I5 processor that came out like 3 weeks ago. You can find a combo deal for this processor with that specific high quality motherboard and it will save you $80. The processor you know is going to be good and fast, the motherboard is a bit more built for handling overclocking and it supports 2 way SLI and Crossfire so you can add an extra GPU later on if you wish.


Cooling system: For this price the cooler master hyper 212 evo is a much better cpu cooling uniti. Can't really giv e it any competition at this price. Other good competitors are about $70-80 for their good quality cooling units.


Case: This is a large enough case to hold what you need with lots of fan options for cooling should you want them. I included 4 120mm fans under a custom part because i personally would rather a stronger fan with a bit more noise (I use headphones alot though)

GPU: Personally if you are overclocking I believe AMD makes GPUS better for overclocking. If you are talking regular gameplay I would go gtx 770 all the way but since you are overclocking I recommend the radeon 7970

PSU: This is a much high quality power supply unit because the power supply is not something you want a no-name brand of. You want a quality power supply unit and this is part of the corsair gaming series.

RAM: If you are that set on getting 8gb of RAM at DDR3-1600 then this is the cheapest option for it. Luckily if you ever become dissatisfied with it RAM is cheap and easily replaceable.

If you have any questions or concerns everyone here will do the best we can about it.



Thank you soooo much <3
That's exactly what I wanted (Besides the AMD card. I won't use overclocking) ;) 
Even though the build is $1250 here in Germany I'll still buy it.

Thank you so much and have a beautiful day c:
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June 20, 2013 9:49:24 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18qBx
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18qBx/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18qBx/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($73.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.80 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($409.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Snow Edition ATX Full Tower Case ($113.96 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1017.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-20 12:47 EDT-0400)

Changed a few minor things...nothing wrong with the MSI board you picked...but this Asus board is on sale for less money and has more features.

Also, put in a good PSU...

You could go with the HD 7970 GHz edition for less money than the GTX 770 and pick up like 3-4 free games too...just a thought.

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June 20, 2013 10:35:22 AM

8350rocks said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18qBx
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18qBx/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18qBx/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($73.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.80 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($409.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Snow Edition ATX Full Tower Case ($113.96 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1017.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-20 12:47 EDT-0400)

Changed a few minor things...nothing wrong with the MSI board you picked...but this Asus board is on sale for less money and has more features.

Also, put in a good PSU...

You could go with the HD 7970 GHz edition for less money than the GTX 770 and pick up like 3-4 free games too...just a thought.



Yup if you prefer going with the cheaper FX with that Motherboard it works just as well and you won't tell a noticeable difference. Looks like a good build from what i can tell so far
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