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July 8, 2013 8:03:25 AM

Hi, I'm trying to build my very first gaming PC but I'm not quite sure if my components will work well together. If they do, great, if not I'd like to know what changes i should make. Also, if someone could suggest a
motherboard that would fit these and a decent case for my build that would be great too. I'm on a budget of 450$ i know pretty sad but all help is welcome.

Processor:AMD Phenom ii x4 965
Graphics Card: Sapphire Radeon HD7770
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500gb
PSU:Corsair Builder series CX 500 watt
Ram:Corsair XMS3 4gb 1333MHz

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July 8, 2013 8:06:25 AM

Looks good! I would get a different series of RAM though, try something faster like 1600mhz. Also I would opt for a FX 6300, which would perform MUCH better than the Phenom, but overall, it looks very good!
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July 8, 2013 8:22:25 AM

MalenskiiPC said:
Looks good! I would get a different series of RAM though, try something faster like 1600mhz. Also I would opt for a FX 6300, which would perform MUCH better than the Phenom, but overall, it looks very good!


Thanks for the reply!, may i ask how the fx is better? I'm a little new at this.
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July 8, 2013 8:24:08 AM

No idea how much you are paying for the radeon 7770 but if its anywhere near $100 go on ebay you can find gtx 570 cards and gtx 650 cards used for the same price and they are much faster options, also those wd digitial blue hard drives are slow as shit try to get a black edition
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July 8, 2013 8:30:01 AM

Jauwly said:
MalenskiiPC said:
Looks good! I would get a different series of RAM though, try something faster like 1600mhz. Also I would opt for a FX 6300, which would perform MUCH better than the Phenom, but overall, it looks very good!


Thanks for the reply!, may i ask how the fx is better? I'm a little new at this.


It's a newer generation, and it's faster. Also ignore what he said about ebay and shitty WD blue. I own a WD Blue 1tb, and it's great. And $100 for a 7770 is a great price. Happy gaming. :D 
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July 8, 2013 8:37:22 AM

And why would you ignore ebay you can get some awesome deals on video cards on there used... I just paid $299 for a EVGA GTX680 SC signature series which is still selling on newegg and amazon for $450 you make no sense at all man. And the sell threw in a free HDMI cable and a copy of assassins creed 3 to download on steam. So far im loving my deal but if you want to go new and pay full price go for it.
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July 8, 2013 9:07:19 AM

Thanks to both of you for the wonderful replies but now you've got me confused on which graphics card to get, haha also is Kingston a trusted brand of ram?
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July 8, 2013 9:16:19 AM

Jauwly said:
Thanks to both of you for the wonderful replies but now you've got me confused on which graphics card to get, haha also is Kingston a trusted brand of ram?


Your welcome and yes Kingston is a trusted brand. No matter what card you go with I would get it on ebay to save money. Video cards rarely ever go bad and have amazing warranties. If you go with a XFX card its a lifetime warranty even to the 2nd owner so nothing to worry about. And on the NVidia side I would get a used EVGA card they have a 3 year warranty so any card you buy should have 2 years of warranty left.
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July 8, 2013 9:27:00 AM

Korn007 said:
Jauwly said:
Thanks to both of you for the wonderful replies but now you've got me confused on which graphics card to get, haha also is Kingston a trusted brand of ram?


Your welcome and yes Kingston is a trusted brand. No matter what card you go with I would get it on ebay to save money. Video cards rarely ever go bad and have amazing warranties. If you go with a XFX card its a lifetime warranty even to the 2nd owner so nothing to worry about. And on the NVidia side I would get a used EVGA card they have a 3 year warranty so any card you buy should have 2 years of warranty left.


Thanks again and will do all I'm missing is a case now hopefully someone will stop by and recommend one
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July 8, 2013 9:30:32 AM

How much do you have to spend on a case ???
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July 8, 2013 4:15:35 PM

Korn007 said:
How much do you have to spend on a case ???


About 30-45$
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July 8, 2013 8:52:35 PM

Korn007 said:
damn that aint alot at but you can get a nice antec one hundred series which is a awesome case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Looks good and nice pricing, though i have a question, are thermaltake cases any good? One of my friends is selling one but I'm hesitant to give it a go
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