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Advice needed for first build for a upgradable gaming/photo editing PC

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July 18, 2013 12:25:24 AM

Hey thanks for reading this im working on my first build, im thrying to get the most i can out of ~700$ budget

MOBO: MSI 990fx
HD: WD Blue WD10EZ 1TB, 7200 RPM, 64MB
RAM: crucial Baliistix 8gb ddr3
CPU: amd fx-6300
PSU: OCZ 500W modualar
Video Card: Sapphire radeon 7770
Tower: ???

I plan on using this mainly for gaming and photo editing on my 32" hdvt, do my first question is if the video card is sufficient to get high resolution on such a monitor.

Second, i'd like to be able upgrade as time goes on so i need advice on a 50-100$ tower.
Also will 500W be enough to cover potential upgrades and the extra cooling power that may require?

I know this is alot but thanks again for any input at all that you have!
a b ) Power supply
July 18, 2013 12:30:36 AM

I wouldn't go for an OCZ PSU - try one from XFX, Seasonic, Corsair or Antec. I also suggest getting 550w-600w is you're planning on upgrading things such as your GPU etc.

This video card is ample for your monitor - presuming it's 1080p? If you plan on gaming, you will struggle, but for just editing it's plenty.

For the tower, I would go for something like this:
Corsair 200R:
or this for better airflow and similar design, but higher price tag:
Corsair 400R:

The 300R is $90 on Newegg, so for the extra $10 you may as well go for the 400R.
July 18, 2013 12:50:33 AM

Since you need to upgrade with time, go for a 600w+ PSU. Seasonic 620W is a good option for you. As far as the case is concerned, Corsair 400R or a 500R(If you manage to get some discounts) will be best.
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July 18, 2013 3:13:29 AM


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a b ) Power supply
July 18, 2013 6:00:22 AM

Get the settup in the link u ll be happy to see that
U have
2.A Decent z87 board
3.h212plus cooler for o.cin room
4.a gtx 650ti much faster than 7770
5.A good looking small compact case with good cooling option corsair 200r

All for 713 $

Go for this buy n u ll be on cloud 9 ;-)

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Glad to help u