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August 14, 2013 6:23:40 PM

I'm building my first machine soon, and I'm wondering if everything I've picked looks compatible. I'm also open to suggestions for improvements / changes. Not looking to spend too much more money on any parts other than what's listed, unless necessary. Thanks for the help everyone!

CPU
AMD FX 8350:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

with

COOLERMASTER HYPER 212 EVO:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard
ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or

GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU

EVGA GTX 770 SUPERCLOCKED w/ ACX:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-130-...

Memory

G.SKILL SNIPER SERIES 16GB (2x8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD/HHD

KINGSTON HYPERX 3K 120GB:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR BLACK 2TB:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU

CORSAIR ENTHUSIAST TX650 650W:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE

FRACTAL DESIGN DEFINRE R4:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Again, I'm new to this and open to constructive cirticism and helpful feedback. I appreciate any help and advice I can get! Thanks again!
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August 14, 2013 8:39:49 PM

Looks good, would go w/ the Sabertooth, have an OS?
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August 14, 2013 8:51:08 PM

The components are really top notch except for your CPU cooler. How about jumping up to a $50ish cooler?

Excellent choice:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xigmatek-cpu-cooler-darkkn...

Another idea:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/phanteks-cpu-cooler-phtc12...

Review site:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Phanteks-PH-TC12...

Otherwise, I just gotta say your build is awesome.
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August 15, 2013 10:48:22 AM

Tradesman1 said:
Looks good, would go w/ the Sabertooth, have an OS?


Leaning towards the Sabertooth, yah. No OS yet, but I'm guessing Windows 7 64, just seems the most efficient to me. Comin' back over to the Windows/PC game after being on a Macbook Pro as my primary machine all through college, so it's been about 7 years...

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August 15, 2013 10:52:10 AM

envy14tpe said:
The components are really top notch except for your CPU cooler. How about jumping up to a $50ish cooler?

Excellent choice:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xigmatek-cpu-cooler-darkkn...

Another idea:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/phanteks-cpu-cooler-phtc12...

Review site:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Phanteks-PH-TC12...

Otherwise, I just gotta say your build is awesome.


Not sure that Xigmatek will fit on an an AM3+ socket, but looks like a great fan. Definitely will keel looking, thanks for the review site, very useful tool!
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