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My first PC build, looking for an experts opinion.

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July 29, 2013 6:01:56 PM

I picked out all the components on pcpartpicker.com, the main purpose of the computer is gaming. There is no monitor because I plan on hooking the desktop up to my 32" LCD HDTV. This is a copy and paste of all the different components.

CPU-AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU COOLER-Cooler Master Hper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing
MOTHERBOARD-MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+
RAM-Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory
HDD-Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
GPU-MSI Radeon HD 7750 2GB Video Card
CASE-Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower
POWER SUPPLY-XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V
KEYBOARD-Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming
MOUSE-Logitech G500 Wired Laser

My main question is will all the pieces fit together, work efficiently, and allow me to play higher end games on somewhat nice settings. Thanks in advance, like I said this is my first build, I've decided to move from consoles to PC gaming after realizing how much of an upgrade it really is. I'll appreciate any opinions and/or suggestions

Brandon

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July 29, 2013 6:10:47 PM

Nice, but I'd get a better GPU and a smaller PSU. An XFX 550w should easily work. I can vouch for the case myself, but it's a pain to fit fans on the top because of the mobo. My rec for a GPU: A 760, 660, or 7870. (In that order)
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July 29, 2013 6:24:45 PM

Thanatos Telos,

I took your PSU suggestion and it came up a lot cheaper while still certified. I'm on a budget (the current setup with your PSU being a little over $600 which is perfect) so how much of an upgrade should i do on the GPU without going up another $100 or so with the current GPU being at $90 to play up to date games with moderate to high settings. Thanks for your time and input
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July 29, 2013 6:34:46 PM

A 650ti Boost (The Boost part is important) or a 7850. Just get the one that's cheaper.
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July 29, 2013 6:54:48 PM

Thanatos Telos said:
A 650ti Boost (The Boost part is important) or a 7850. Just get the one that's cheaper.


They're both running about the same on the price tag, I hear it's important to match AMD CPU with AMD GPU as opposed to running the CPU i picked out with the NVIDIA 650ti. Is there any real down effect?
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July 29, 2013 6:57:17 PM

brandon512 said:
Thanatos Telos said:
A 650ti Boost (The Boost part is important) or a 7850. Just get the one that's cheaper.


They're both running about the same on the price tag, I hear it's important to match AMD CPU with AMD GPU as opposed to running the CPU i picked out with the NVIDIA 650ti. Is there any real down effect?


The GPU brand has nothing to do with it. Whoever said that is an idiot. Really, pick either one. If you want, give me a link to the ones you're looking at and I'll try my best to help.
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July 29, 2013 9:59:07 PM

brandon512 said:
Heres a link to the page I'm looking at for video cards, my price range is up to $175. More specifically I'm looking at the HIS Radeon 7850 2GB.

http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/video-card/#r=2048&c=132,...


http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100354...
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