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July 24, 2013 6:56:14 PM

hi guys, i am looking to do my fist build. i am about to crossover from xbox to pc and want to do my own build. i am looking to spend around the $1200 mark for case and internal components to play battlefield 3 in ultra, and be ready for battlefield 4. i have come up with some sort of list for you guys to check over and make any suggestions - im not sure if it is all compatible.

list is...

Case - XION Performance XON 980
CPU - AMD FX8350 8 Core Black Ed
MOBO - ASROCK DDR3 2400 Z77 Extreme 4
MEMO - G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB
HDD - Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB
SSD -
GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX 770
PSU - Corsair CX750
Drive -

i found all of these on Amazon...

cheers,
July 24, 2013 7:01:08 PM

Just a comment. Your MB is not a socket AM3+, you need an AM3+ MB for the FX. Next you should buy an aftermarket cooler, this is especially important for OCing but even if you don't, get a cheap one. Everything else looks fine to me!
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July 24, 2013 7:06:12 PM

kirilmatthew said:
Just a comment. Your MB is not a socket AM3+, you need an AM3+ MB for the FX. Next you should buy an aftermarket cooler, this is especially important for OCing but even if you don't, get a cheap one. Everything else looks fine to me!


So i guess it has to have AM3+ in the description? can you suggest some MB that will fit nicely? does fine mean a good build? :)  thanks for the quick reply..
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July 24, 2013 7:14:10 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1klNl
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1klNl/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1klNl/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($126.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.33 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($403.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($97.88 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $1174.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-24 22:13 EDT-0400)

This is all compatible too otherwise i agree with kirilmatthew
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July 24, 2013 7:18:31 PM

Surya Mylvahanan said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1klNl
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1klNl/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1klNl/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($126.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.33 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($403.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($97.88 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $1174.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-24 22:13 EDT-0400)

This is all compatible too otherwise i agree with kirilmatthew


This is a very good build, I recommend the OP to go with this.
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July 24, 2013 7:24:09 PM

Surya Mylvahanan said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1klNl
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1klNl/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1klNl/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($126.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.33 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($403.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($97.88 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $1174.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-24 22:13 EDT-0400)

This is all compatible too otherwise i agree with kirilmatthew


thanks now you have given me more to think about :) 

what if i just add that cpu cooler in and change my MB to one that will suite the CPU and GPU? it doesnt really matter to me which MB, any brand that will be compatible....?

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July 24, 2013 7:32:40 PM

kirilmatthew said:
Surya Mylvahanan said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1klNl
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1klNl/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1klNl/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($126.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.33 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($403.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($97.88 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $1174.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-24 22:13 EDT-0400)

This is all compatible too otherwise i agree with kirilmatthew


This is a very good build, I recommend the OP to go with this.


ok cool so it may be easier if i just follow this one. can i still use the case i previously mentioned in my list or was there a reason you chose not to use it?
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July 24, 2013 7:39:22 PM

you could still use the XION case but the NZXT one is higher quality. Also the NZXT one has a cleaner look.

nothing wrong with the XION one though. get it if you like how it looks
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July 24, 2013 7:59:52 PM

Azn Cracker said:
you could still use the XION case but the NZXT one is higher quality. Also the NZXT one has a cleaner look.

nothing wrong with the XION one though. get it if you like how it looks


ok thanks, wasnt sure if there was a size issue or something, along with the looks i like the 'slightly' lower price. any saving is a good one :) 

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July 24, 2013 8:50:04 PM

thanks to everyone for their help, job done. Glad i am going to PC :) 
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