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August 12, 2013 8:30:01 AM

Hello, I'm going to build my first gaming PC and was wondering if the following components are compatible or if there are are there any better choices for roughly the same price.

CPU : AMD FX-6300
Motherboard : Asus M5A78L-M/USB3
CPU Cooler : Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Memory : Corsair Vengance (2x4GB) 1600MHZ
Storage : Seagate Barracuda 3.5 inch 500GB 7200 RPM
GPU : Sapphire HD 7790 1GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon OC Graphics Card
Case : Cooler Master HAF 912
PSU : Corsair CX 600W

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August 12, 2013 8:37:37 AM

I would drop the cooler and use the money to get a gtx650ti boost instead of the 7790.

Everything else looks good. 600w is overkill for this system and 450-500w would be plenty.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 12, 2013 8:58:02 AM

tiny voices said:
I would drop the cooler and use the money to get a gtx650ti boost instead of the 7790.

Everything else looks good. 600w is overkill for this system and 450-500w would be plenty.


Personally I would keep the cooler, keeps the noise and temperatures down along with giving you the ability to OC the processor since you are on a budget.
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August 12, 2013 9:39:34 AM


Total: $728.58


CPU: Intel Core i5-3330 3.0GHz Quad-Core - $177.97

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing - $29.99

Motherboard: MSI ZH77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 - $84.24

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 - $64.99

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM - $57.60

Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB - $198.56

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower - $49.99

Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V - $66.24


If your willing to spend a bit more money these parts could be a better option (if I'm not mistaken). You will be able to have more power and if you wanted to when you have more money you can buy another 660 and put them in SLI for even more performance. But you will need a bigger PSU to do this.
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August 12, 2013 10:07:31 AM

On that budget I like the recommendation of the 660 video card. I'd probably drop the CPU cooler as it isn't really necessary unless you're going to overclock.
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August 12, 2013 10:23:14 AM

Thanks, i'll probably keep the graphics card because i don't really want to spend more money than I have to, I was just checking to see if everything was compatible (motherboard etc...).
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August 15, 2013 9:14:13 PM

Matt Fulcher said:

Total: $728.58


CPU: Intel Core i5-3330 3.0GHz Quad-Core - $177.97

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing - $29.99

Motherboard: MSI ZH77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 - $84.24

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 - $64.99

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM - $57.60

Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB - $198.56

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower - $49.99

Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V - $66.24


If your willing to spend a bit more money these parts could be a better option (if I'm not mistaken). You will be able to have more power and if you wanted to when you have more money you can buy another 660 and put them in SLI for even more performance. But you will need a bigger PSU to do this.


Thanks, this really helps me as well.
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