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July 15, 2013 12:19:22 PM

Hello, I have just set up a build and i was wondering if anybody had any changes to make. Keep in mind that i am on a 1500$ budget right now so if you want to suggest any changes, make sure it is still under my budget. Here is the build.

Case
Corsair Carbide Series 400R - 90$

Motherboard/CPU Bundle
Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX/GEN3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard / AMD FX 8350 Black Edition - 325$

RAM
Corsair Vengeance 16 GB : 2x8 240 pin 1600mhz - 130$

Video Card
Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 DVI-I/HDMI/2x Mini-Displayport PCI-Express Graphic Card GV-R795WF3-3GD - 300$

Power Supply
Corsair CX750 - 90$

Hard Drive
Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop 3.5" Hard Drive - 87$

Optical Drive
NONE

OS
Windows 7 pro 64 bit - 100$

Monitor
ASUS VX238H - 160$

Keyboard
Logitech Wireless Keyboard K270 with Long-Range Wireless(920-003051) - 30$

Mouse
Logitech M510 Wireless Mouse - 25$

Cooler
Corsair Hydro Series H80i Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler Liquid cooling system - 84$

1421$

Please tell me what you think :D 

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July 15, 2013 12:28:44 PM

The build is very good, but here are some extras you could do. It would be a good idea to top it off with a 128GB 840 Pro Boot SSD drive. A NH-D14 would also be a nice fit (If you prefer Air). Also, the XFX ProSeries 750W is a steal for a high-quality PSU (Corsair CX750 is budget oriented). A Corsair 400R or NZXT Phantom is more suited for the rig. The GTX 760 also seems to be "a very smart buy" right now.

XFX Pro 750W PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

NH-D14: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Carbide 400R: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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NZXT Phantom 410: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GTX 760: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

840 Pro: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 15, 2013 12:37:01 PM

What are you going to be using this for? Gaming primarily?
Aside from the AMD vs Intel thing where the alternative would be an i5 3570k and an Asus P8Z77-Pro mobo or even this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
That board is currently running a special with 8gb of memory free on Newegg.

I think you could possibly drop to a 550 or 650 watt power supply in the same Corsair CX series, maybe use the money gained from dropping wattage to move to a modular power supply.

If your build strategy has room for it, I would step up to the Corsair H90 liquid cooler. You will see lower temperatures and much less fan noise for $5-$10 more depending on where you buy from.

Otherwise everything else looks very good IMO and you will be very happy with the machine.
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July 15, 2013 12:46:00 PM

dwatterworth said:
What are you going to be using this for? Gaming primarily?
Aside from the AMD vs Intel thing where the alternative would be an i5 3570k and an Asus P8Z77-Pro mobo or even this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
That board is currently running a special with 8gb of memory free on Newegg.

I think you could possibly drop to a 550 or 650 watt power supply in the same Corsair CX series, maybe use the money gained from dropping wattage to move to a modular power supply.

If your build strategy has room for it, I would step up to the Corsair H90 liquid cooler. You will see lower temperatures and much less fan noise for $5-$10 more depending on where you buy from.

Otherwise everything else looks very good IMO and you will be very happy with the machine.


The wattage drop from a FX8350 to a 3570K is not substantial enough to have a lower wattage PSU should the user have a Graphics Card that benefits from a 750W PSU. In this case, he seems to want to overclock, thus a 750W is more suitable for the task, be it AMD or Intel. The H90 is also a good alternative. +1 There.
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July 15, 2013 12:47:17 PM

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The build is very good, but here are some extras you could do. It would be a good idea to top it off with a 128GB 840 Pro Boot SSD drive. A NH-D14 would also be a nice fit (If you prefer Air). Also, the XFX ProSeries 750W is a steal for a high-quality PSU (Corsair CX750 is budget oriented). A Corsair 400R or NZXT Phantom is more suited for the rig. The GTX 760 also seems to be "a very smart buy" right now.


Thanks for your input, but i was thinking about the gtx 760, but then i decided not to get it because of its limited 2 gigs of GDDR5 ram. I would think that future games would use more buffer space. Do you think that i should worry about that?

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July 15, 2013 12:52:54 PM

dwatterworth said:
What are you going to be using this for? Gaming primarily?
Aside from the AMD vs Intel thing where the alternative would be an i5 3570k and an Asus P8Z77-Pro mobo or even this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
That board is currently running a special with 8gb of memory free on Newegg.

I think you could possibly drop to a 550 or 650 watt power supply in the same Corsair CX series, maybe use the money gained from dropping wattage to move to a modular power supply.

If your build strategy has room for it, I would step up to the Corsair H90 liquid cooler. You will see lower temperatures and much less fan noise for $5-$10 more depending on where you buy from.

Otherwise everything else looks very good IMO and you will be very happy with the machine.


Yes, this machine is going to be mainly used for gaming. Not too sure if it will fit. I am planning to order the liquid cooler last just to make sure it has space.
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July 15, 2013 12:53:18 PM

Fav Banana said:
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The build is very good, but here are some extras you could do. It would be a good idea to top it off with a 128GB 840 Pro Boot SSD drive. A NH-D14 would also be a nice fit (If you prefer Air). Also, the XFX ProSeries 750W is a steal for a high-quality PSU (Corsair CX750 is budget oriented). A Corsair 400R or NZXT Phantom is more suited for the rig. The GTX 760 also seems to be "a very smart buy" right now.


Thanks for your input, but i was thinking about the gtx 760, but then i decided not to get it because of its limited 2 gigs of GDDR5 ram. I would think that future games would use more buffer space. Do you think that i should worry about that?



For 1920x1080, 2GB is rarely tapped in by the vast majority of games, however, the GTX 760 is now in 4GB (Sold out just for a small time) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and the upcoming Radeon 8870 may be superior to the 7950.
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July 15, 2013 12:54:07 PM

Fav Banana said:
dwatterworth said:
What are you going to be using this for? Gaming primarily?
Aside from the AMD vs Intel thing where the alternative would be an i5 3570k and an Asus P8Z77-Pro mobo or even this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
That board is currently running a special with 8gb of memory free on Newegg.

I think you could possibly drop to a 550 or 650 watt power supply in the same Corsair CX series, maybe use the money gained from dropping wattage to move to a modular power supply.

If your build strategy has room for it, I would step up to the Corsair H90 liquid cooler. You will see lower temperatures and much less fan noise for $5-$10 more depending on where you buy from.

Otherwise everything else looks very good IMO and you will be very happy with the machine.


Yes, this machine is going to be mainly used for gaming. Not too sure if it will fit. I am planning to order the liquid cooler last just to make sure it has space.

The H90 is a liquid cooler, just in case you mixed it up for the D14.
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July 15, 2013 12:56:15 PM

The Q6660 Inside said:
Fav Banana said:
dwatterworth said:
What are you going to be using this for? Gaming primarily?
Aside from the AMD vs Intel thing where the alternative would be an i5 3570k and an Asus P8Z77-Pro mobo or even this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
That board is currently running a special with 8gb of memory free on Newegg.

I think you could possibly drop to a 550 or 650 watt power supply in the same Corsair CX series, maybe use the money gained from dropping wattage to move to a modular power supply.

If your build strategy has room for it, I would step up to the Corsair H90 liquid cooler. You will see lower temperatures and much less fan noise for $5-$10 more depending on where you buy from.

Otherwise everything else looks very good IMO and you will be very happy with the machine.


Yes, this machine is going to be mainly used for gaming. Not too sure if it will fit. I am planning to order the liquid cooler last just to make sure it has space.

The H90 is a liquid cooler, just in case you mixed it up for the D14.


I know the h90 is a liquid cooler. It is slightly bigger than the H80i so not too sure about it :) 



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July 15, 2013 12:58:25 PM

Fav Banana said:
dwatterworth said:
What are you going to be using this for? Gaming primarily?
Aside from the AMD vs Intel thing where the alternative would be an i5 3570k and an Asus P8Z77-Pro mobo or even this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
That board is currently running a special with 8gb of memory free on Newegg.

I think you could possibly drop to a 550 or 650 watt power supply in the same Corsair CX series, maybe use the money gained from dropping wattage to move to a modular power supply.

If your build strategy has room for it, I would step up to the Corsair H90 liquid cooler. You will see lower temperatures and much less fan noise for $5-$10 more depending on where you buy from.

Otherwise everything else looks very good IMO and you will be very happy with the machine.


Yes, this machine is going to be mainly used for gaming. Not too sure if it will fit. I am planning to order the liquid cooler last just to make sure it has space.


Fav Banana said:
The Q6660 Inside said:
Fav Banana said:
dwatterworth said:
What are you going to be using this for? Gaming primarily?
Aside from the AMD vs Intel thing where the alternative would be an i5 3570k and an Asus P8Z77-Pro mobo or even this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
That board is currently running a special with 8gb of memory free on Newegg.

I think you could possibly drop to a 550 or 650 watt power supply in the same Corsair CX series, maybe use the money gained from dropping wattage to move to a modular power supply.

If your build strategy has room for it, I would step up to the Corsair H90 liquid cooler. You will see lower temperatures and much less fan noise for $5-$10 more depending on where you buy from.

Otherwise everything else looks very good IMO and you will be very happy with the machine.


Yes, this machine is going to be mainly used for gaming. Not too sure if it will fit. I am planning to order the liquid cooler last just to make sure it has space.

The H90 is a liquid cooler, just in case you mixed it up for the D14.


I know the h90 is a liquid cooler. It is slightly bigger than the H80i so not too sure about it :) 





The 400R and NZXT 410 linked above are better choices for a gaming rig and guaranteed to fit (fits H100i with no problem).
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July 15, 2013 1:14:18 PM

The Q6660 Inside said:
Fav Banana said:
dwatterworth said:
What are you going to be using this for? Gaming primarily?
Aside from the AMD vs Intel thing where the alternative would be an i5 3570k and an Asus P8Z77-Pro mobo or even this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
That board is currently running a special with 8gb of memory free on Newegg.

I think you could possibly drop to a 550 or 650 watt power supply in the same Corsair CX series, maybe use the money gained from dropping wattage to move to a modular power supply.

If your build strategy has room for it, I would step up to the Corsair H90 liquid cooler. You will see lower temperatures and much less fan noise for $5-$10 more depending on where you buy from.

Otherwise everything else looks very good IMO and you will be very happy with the machine.


Yes, this machine is going to be mainly used for gaming. Not too sure if it will fit. I am planning to order the liquid cooler last just to make sure it has space.


Fav Banana said:
The Q6660 Inside said:
Fav Banana said:
dwatterworth said:
What are you going to be using this for? Gaming primarily?
Aside from the AMD vs Intel thing where the alternative would be an i5 3570k and an Asus P8Z77-Pro mobo or even this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
That board is currently running a special with 8gb of memory free on Newegg.

I think you could possibly drop to a 550 or 650 watt power supply in the same Corsair CX series, maybe use the money gained from dropping wattage to move to a modular power supply.

If your build strategy has room for it, I would step up to the Corsair H90 liquid cooler. You will see lower temperatures and much less fan noise for $5-$10 more depending on where you buy from.

Otherwise everything else looks very good IMO and you will be very happy with the machine.


Yes, this machine is going to be mainly used for gaming. Not too sure if it will fit. I am planning to order the liquid cooler last just to make sure it has space.

The H90 is a liquid cooler, just in case you mixed it up for the D14.


I know the h90 is a liquid cooler. It is slightly bigger than the H80i so not too sure about it :) 





The 400R and NZXT 410 linked above are better choices for a gaming rig and guaranteed to fit (fits H100i with no problem).


I updated my post and now it fits a 400r corsair case, thanks for the reccomendation!
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July 15, 2013 1:18:39 PM

  • Fav Banana said:
    The Q6660 Inside said:
    Fav Banana said:
    dwatterworth said:
    What are you going to be using this for? Gaming primarily?
    Aside from the AMD vs Intel thing where the alternative would be an i5 3570k and an Asus P8Z77-Pro mobo or even this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
    That board is currently running a special with 8gb of memory free on Newegg.

    I think you could possibly drop to a 550 or 650 watt power supply in the same Corsair CX series, maybe use the money gained from dropping wattage to move to a modular power supply.

    If your build strategy has room for it, I would step up to the Corsair H90 liquid cooler. You will see lower temperatures and much less fan noise for $5-$10 more depending on where you buy from.

    Otherwise everything else looks very good IMO and you will be very happy with the machine.


    Yes, this machine is going to be mainly used for gaming. Not too sure if it will fit. I am planning to order the liquid cooler last just to make sure it has space.


    Fav Banana said:
    The Q6660 Inside said:
    Fav Banana said:
    dwatterworth said:
    What are you going to be using this for? Gaming primarily?
    Aside from the AMD vs Intel thing where the alternative would be an i5 3570k and an Asus P8Z77-Pro mobo or even this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
    That board is currently running a special with 8gb of memory free on Newegg.

    I think you could possibly drop to a 550 or 650 watt power supply in the same Corsair CX series, maybe use the money gained from dropping wattage to move to a modular power supply.

    If your build strategy has room for it, I would step up to the Corsair H90 liquid cooler. You will see lower temperatures and much less fan noise for $5-$10 more depending on where you buy from.

    Otherwise everything else looks very good IMO and you will be very happy with the machine.


    Yes, this machine is going to be mainly used for gaming. Not too sure if it will fit. I am planning to order the liquid cooler last just to make sure it has space.

    The H90 is a liquid cooler, just in case you mixed it up for the D14.


    I know the h90 is a liquid cooler. It is slightly bigger than the H80i so not too sure about it :) 





    The 400R and NZXT 410 linked above are better choices for a gaming rig and guaranteed to fit (fits H100i with no problem).


    I updated my post and now it fits a 400r corsair case, thanks for the reccomendation!

    For more in-depth details about the GTX 760, so you can possibly reconsider: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-760-rev...

    Also, it would be a good idea to replace the CX750 with the XFX Pro 750W linked and get the 840 Pro SSD linked as a boot drive (you will be amazed, trust me), you will land at around $1550-ish :3
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    July 15, 2013 2:05:41 PM

    Update, if you drop down to a WD Blue 1TB, it will be on budget in the 1520-1530ish (or less) range.
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