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First gaming build (700€/$920) Need advice

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July 22, 2013 11:24:54 AM

Primary interests: (not hardcore) Gaming, multi-tasking (or just having a lot of stuff opened up at the same time), video editing (motion graphics) and fast and smooth SO performance.
Not interested in: SSD, overclocking, water cooling, SLI/Crossfire
Worried about: Consumption.
Already have: Monitor (1920x1080), mouse, keyboard, OS (Win7Ultx64)
Budget range: less than 700€ ($920)

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CPU: AMD FX Series FX-6350 (130€/$171)
or AMD FX Series FX-6300 (102€/$134) just because it goes from 125W to 95W consumption wise (and I won't probably notice the difference).

GPU: Asus GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB GDDR5 (148€/$194)
or Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 Dual-X 1GB GDDR5 (159€/$209)

PSU: Cooler Master GX 750W V2 (78€/$102)
or Corsair GS700 V2 700W (82€/$108)
or Corsair GS600 V2 600W (75€/$99)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 412S CPU Cooler (29€/$38)
or Thermaltake Contac 30 CPU Cooler (31€/$40)
or Arctic Cooling CPU Freezer 13 Pro (33€/$43)
or Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (29€/$38)
or Scythe Katana 4 (26€/$34)

RAM: Corsair Vengeance PC3-12800 DDR3 1600 8GB 2x4GB 9-9-9-24 (72€/$94)
or G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 1600 PC3-12800 8GB 2x4GB 7-8-8-24 (73€/$96)
I read in these forums, you should not buy RAM with more than 1333mHz, is that true though?

MOBO: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 (76€/$100)

Case: NOX Hummer SX (43€/$56)

Fan: NOX Knik 120x120 (5€/$6)
I won't probably buy more, cause the case already have 1, and I doubt I can fit another one on top because of the cpu cooler.

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB SATA3 (57€/$75)

Speakers: Logitech LS21 2.1 (26€/$34)

DVD Reader: Liteon IHAS120 (16€/$21)

Card reader: B-Move BM-CR07 (7€/$9)

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It's everything compatible in this list?
What am I missing?
What should I remove?
How would you improve this build?
Is there enough power for that?
What should I get if I decided to go for a Intel setup?
a c 279 4 Gaming
July 22, 2013 11:42:14 AM

What store / country are you buying from? I'd leave the Logitech tin can speakers off the build, and I think I would also leave the card reader and extra fans off, and invest more in the case.
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July 22, 2013 11:49:22 AM

g-unit1111 said:
What store / country are you buying from? I'd leave the Logitech tin can speakers off the build, and I think I would also leave the card reader and extra fans off, and invest more in the case.


I'm buying them from Spain. Didnt link the store cause well.. its in spanish xDDD http://www.pccomponentes.com/
No speakers, card reader and fan? I can understand the card reader (dont really need it 100%) but no speakers? :S i wanna be able to hear stuff xD and the fan.. you want me to have 1 fan in the front of the case for the whole computer? D:

Which case would you recommend? Or how many should I spend on it? Cases
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a c 279 4 Gaming
July 22, 2013 12:14:04 PM

John Rivs said:
g-unit1111 said:
What store / country are you buying from? I'd leave the Logitech tin can speakers off the build, and I think I would also leave the card reader and extra fans off, and invest more in the case.


I'm buying them from Spain. Didnt link the store cause well.. its in spanish xDDD http://www.pccomponentes.com/
No speakers, card reader and fan? I can understand the card reader (dont really need it 100%) but no speakers? :S i wanna be able to hear stuff xD and the fan.. you want me to have 1 fan in the front of the case for the whole computer? D:

Which case would you recommend? Or how many should I spend on it? Cases


I'm saying if you get a better case you will get more than one fan and you can only have as many fans as your case has the mounts for. The speakers - most monitors have built in speakers that are better than those Logitech tin cans. I say leave those off and invest in something better later on.

As far as a case suggestion goes I would suggest something like this: http://www.pccomponentes.com/corsair_carbide_200r_black...
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July 22, 2013 12:22:19 PM

g-unit1111 said:
John Rivs said:
g-unit1111 said:
What store / country are you buying from? I'd leave the Logitech tin can speakers off the build, and I think I would also leave the card reader and extra fans off, and invest more in the case.


I'm buying them from Spain. Didnt link the store cause well.. its in spanish xDDD http://www.pccomponentes.com/
No speakers, card reader and fan? I can understand the card reader (dont really need it 100%) but no speakers? :S i wanna be able to hear stuff xD and the fan.. you want me to have 1 fan in the front of the case for the whole computer? D:

Which case would you recommend? Or how many should I spend on it? Cases


I'm saying if you get a better case you will get more than one fan and you can only have as many fans as your case has the mounts for. The speakers - most monitors have built in speakers that are better than those Logitech tin cans. I say leave those off and invest in something better later on.

As far as a case suggestion goes I would suggest something like this: http://www.pccomponentes.com/corsair_carbide_200r_black...


OK, im gonna remove those speakers (my monitor doesnt have ones tho)
but theres a few things i dont like about the case :( 
its kinda ugly xD
i know i said im not interested in water cooling, but i'd prefer the case to have the holes (just in case)
that case wont let me put fans on top still, the cpu cooler (at least the 1st one) takes so much space :( 
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a c 279 4 Gaming
July 22, 2013 12:24:18 PM

John Rivs said:

OK, im gonna remove those speakers (my monitor doesnt have ones tho)
but theres a few things i dont like about the case :( 
its kinda ugly xD
i know i said im not interested in water cooling, but i'd prefer the case to have the holes (just in case)
that case wont let me put fans on top still, the cpu cooler (at least the 1st one) takes so much space :( 


Yeah case is a lot of personal preference but the ones that tend to "look pretty" are the ones that would most likely fall apart or cause problems with air flow later on. The Corsair cases are made for water cooling.
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July 22, 2013 12:31:22 PM

g-unit1111 said:
John Rivs said:

OK, im gonna remove those speakers (my monitor doesnt have ones tho)
but theres a few things i dont like about the case :( 
its kinda ugly xD
i know i said im not interested in water cooling, but i'd prefer the case to have the holes (just in case)
that case wont let me put fans on top still, the cpu cooler (at least the 1st one) takes so much space :( 


Yeah case is a lot of personal preference but the ones that tend to "look pretty" are the ones that would most likely fall apart or cause problems with air flow later on. The Corsair cases are made for water cooling.


oh my bad then, i cant find the holes in this image D:
what about the frontal ventilation? i thought it was better if the front panel has some kind of grid
is the format/size compatible with the rest of components?
how many 120x120 fans should i buy then, and where to put em?
is the 1st item of each component category the best choice?
(trying to get answer to the questions at the bottom of the 1st post too xDDD)

thanks btw :) 
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