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First PC build, need someone to look it over, any input would be appreciated

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June 23, 2013 8:56:53 AM

I've created a parts list for a gaming pc I'm planning on building. It will be used mostly for gaming, but also some video editing. Here is my parts list. Any feedback would be much appreciated.

PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/Q215
Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/Q215/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/Q215/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($225.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($147.05 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.17 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.43 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($165.36 @ TigerDirect Canada)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($101.68 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: CoolMax 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($67.78 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($22.58 @ Canada Computers)
Total: $875.03
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-23 11:55 EDT-0400)
a c 357 4 Gaming
June 23, 2013 9:20:20 AM

The GPU is pretty weak for this budget for a gaming computer.

The PSU is trash. Stick with Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic.

The case is pricey.

I would get an fx6300 and a cheaper motherboard and spend the money on a better GPU.
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June 23, 2013 9:21:58 AM

You need a more powerful GPU, you want to spend at least 300$ on a good GPU if you want to do any gaming. Get like a GTX 760 or a GTX 760 Ti when they come out soon. You could get like a 50$ case and a 75$ - 100$ Motherboard as well. Most games wont use all of the 8 cores in the FX8350 so unless you plan on multitasking to the max get a FX6300 which can easily have the same performance when overclocked.
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a c 357 4 Gaming
June 23, 2013 9:23:15 AM

Russel Johnson said:
Everything is good except your GPU, you want to spend at least 300$ on a good GPU if you want to do any gaming. Get like a GTX 760 or a GTX 760 Ti when they come out soon.


No, you don't need to spend that much if you want to game. I spent $200 and can max most games.

I would look for something along the lines of an hd 7870 for this budget. Maybe a gtx660 if you can't fit a 7870 in.
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June 23, 2013 11:31:49 AM

ok, I've made some revisions

PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/19r46
Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/19r46/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/19r46/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($144.99 @ Memory Express)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($117.18 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ NCIX)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.75 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card ($169.79 @ DirectCanada)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.16 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($47.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($22.58 @ Canada Computers)
Total: $724.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-23 14:31 EDT-0400)
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