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First Build any good? yes or no...

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1hyJh
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CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($90.66 @ Newegg)
Memory: PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.73 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($25.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)
Total: $637.32
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-18 02:08 EDT-0400)
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  1. yes decent build although i would opt for a stronger power supply
  2. Piero Ladhur said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1hyJh
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1hyJh/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1hyJh/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($90.66 @ Newegg)
    Memory: PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.73 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($25.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)
    Total: $637.32
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-18 02:08 EDT-0400)


    not bad, though i'd never personally get an asrock for an amd build. good intel mbs which i recommend constantly for an intel build, mediocre amd motherboards. I would swap that out with a ga970a-ud3, its about the same cash and a far superior motherboard. i'd also change out the power supply... its a little weak for your build, the gpu is a little expensive, you can do better for less, and the ram is kinda needlessly pricey... with all the money saved i bumped your cpu up a step.

    here is the alternate build for $9 dollars more that i think is a little better.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ PCM)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($190.70 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.73 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)
    Total: $646.34
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-18 02:16 EDT-0400)
  3. HopelessNoob said:
    yes decent build although i would opt for a stronger power supply


    is this powerspy any good?

    Corsair
    CX500M
  4. ingtar33 said:
    Piero Ladhur said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1hyJh
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1hyJh/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1hyJh/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($90.66 @ Newegg)


    how about this, my problem is i live in uk, i only put usd for ease as most people on this forum are from us
    PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1hV6b
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1hV6b/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1hV6b/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£88.79 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.62 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£63.23 @ Dabs)
    Memory: PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£38.06 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.19 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£155.74 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£39.58 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£49.82 @ Amazon UK)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (£69.59 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £571.62
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-18 10:43 BST+0100)

    Memory: PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.73 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($25.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)
    Total: $637.32
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-18 02:08 EDT-0400)


    not bad, though i'd never personally get an asrock for an amd build. good intel mbs which i recommend constantly for an intel build, mediocre amd motherboards. I would swap that out with a ga970a-ud3, its about the same cash and a far superior motherboard. i'd also change out the power supply... its a little weak for your build, the gpu is a little expensive, you can do better for less, and the ram is kinda needlessly pricey... with all the money saved i bumped your cpu up a step.

    here is the alternate build for $9 dollars more that i think is a little better.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ PCM)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($190.70 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.73 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)
    Total: $646.34
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-18 02:16 EDT-0400)
  5. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027
    that's a good power supply for cheaper (just can't sli)
  6. Best answer
    This is what i think you should get, the 760 is a lot better than the 7870, so you should probably get the 760. Hence this is what you should get :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Wintec One 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.72 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($43.26 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $688.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-18 07:18 EDT-0400)

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  7. I'd get THIS PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153167
    I'm really not feeling the 970 AsRock mobo either, but..eh.I guess it'll work.
    Personally, I'd get a Biostar 4-phase one b4 that.
    Ta790-summin,maybe..or ta890fxe,or ta990FXE.
    or maybe a used gtd-pro from ebay.
    Other than that..looks good!
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