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August 21, 2013 1:08:32 PM

Im going to be using this for school, Gaming and YouTube

CPU: AMD FX-8350 (not going to OC)
MotherBoard: ASUS M5A97 R2.0
Memory: Corsair Vengence 8GB
Storage: Western Digital 1TB internal Hard Drive + 250GB HDD
Video Card: Sapphire 7950 Vapour x
Power Supply: Corsair Builder Series CX 600 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Unit
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B5ST 24x Internal SATA DVD Drive
Case: Sharkoon T9 Value
Keyboard: Microsoft Sidewinder X4
Mouse: Cobra E-3lue High Precision Gaming Mouse
Headset: Gioteck EX-05
OS: Win 7 64bit
Monitor: Samsung S22C300HS

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August 21, 2013 1:14:41 PM

On a scale of 1-10 probably a 8.5 out of 10. Their are things that I personally wouldn't have purchased.

I would of gone with a pro version on the SSD I'm not sure which SSD you have but 250 screams not MLC flash. Power supply wise I would of gone with a stronger OEM.

Outside that a lot of what you choose was personal preference items and I can't really go one way or the other with that. All in all though you have a solid system there.
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August 21, 2013 1:16:15 PM

nice build...that should serve you well for years
and when it does start to slow down you can add a 2nd 7950 and/or OC...just get an aftermarket heatsink before you do.
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August 21, 2013 1:19:15 PM

bigshootr8 said:
On a scale of 1-10 probably a 8.5 out of 10. Their are things that I personally wouldn't have purchased.

I would of gone with a pro version on the SSD I'm not sure which SSD you have but 250 screams not MLC flash. Power supply wise I would of gone with a stronger OEM.

Outside that a lot of what you choose was personal preference items and I can't really go one way or the other with that. All in all though you have a solid system there.


oh the additional 250 isn't a SSD it's a Hard drive from my really old Pre built pc and about the PSU did you mean the brand or the Watts?
the personal preference items arnt my own choice as I had to cut the more higher end stuff to fit the Fx8350 into my budget
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August 21, 2013 1:52:01 PM

HowToEatBurgers said:
bigshootr8 said:
On a scale of 1-10 probably a 8.5 out of 10. Their are things that I personally wouldn't have purchased.

I would of gone with a pro version on the SSD I'm not sure which SSD you have but 250 screams not MLC flash. Power supply wise I would of gone with a stronger OEM.

Outside that a lot of what you choose was personal preference items and I can't really go one way or the other with that. All in all though you have a solid system there.


oh the additional 250 isn't a SSD it's a Hard drive from my really old Pre built pc and about the PSU did you mean the brand or the Watts?
the personal preference items arnt my own choice as I had to cut the more higher end stuff to fit the Fx8350 into my budget


I should have read your initial post a bit more carefully I gotcha no SSD. Power Supplies have components within them people normally refer to them as OEM's because its normally components from a company that produced it for their power supply. For example Seasonic they make there own power supplies but supply there components to Corsair, XFX, Antec and others. The builder series suffices I just prefer to have a high grade of power supply from Corsair TX, HX, and AX.

And when I was saying personal preference I meant things like your screen, your case, your mouse your keyboard, headset. I think you accomplished a pretty well rounded system especially for a first time gaming pc I'd say you did a very good job.
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August 21, 2013 1:56:10 PM

bigshootr8 said:
HowToEatBurgers said:
bigshootr8 said:
On a scale of 1-10 probably a 8.5 out of 10. Their are things that I personally wouldn't have purchased.

I would of gone with a pro version on the SSD I'm not sure which SSD you have but 250 screams not MLC flash. Power supply wise I would of gone with a stronger OEM.

Outside that a lot of what you choose was personal preference items and I can't really go one way or the other with that. All in all though you have a solid system there.


oh the additional 250 isn't a SSD it's a Hard drive from my really old Pre built pc and about the PSU did you mean the brand or the Watts?
the personal preference items arnt my own choice as I had to cut the more higher end stuff to fit the Fx8350 into my budget


I should have read your initial post a bit more carefully I gotcha no SSD. Power Supplies have components within them people normally refer to them as OEM's because its normally components from a company that produced it for their power supply. For example Seasonic they make there own power supplies but supply there components to Corsair, XFX, Antec and others. The builder series suffices I just prefer to have a high grade of power supply from Corsair TX, HX, and AX.

And when I was saying personal preference I meant things like your screen, your case, your mouse your keyboard, headset. I think you accomplished a pretty well rounded system especially for a first time gaming pc I'd say you did a very good job.


ah ok I get you but with the PSU choice I originally wanted a seasonic one but went with corsair due to a relative having good experiences with them

and tbh the stuff like keyboards and mouse were not my choice I was happy with the ones I currently have (Even though there quite old) its just thy I'm not the only one using it so I had to upgrade and with the case that wasn't my choice either my original was the Zalman Z11 (Plus version is not sold in retailers near me)
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a c 227 4 Gaming
August 21, 2013 2:10:31 PM

HowToEatBurgers said:
RazerZ said:
Looks fine to me, but get a better PSU like this one:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/ocz-power-supply-ocz600mxs...

And also you can get a better monitor with isp and save a little money too:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-monitor-ips224vpn




is much rather stick to my current PSU because of the fact that I've heard good things about corsair and with the monitor my current one is the only one that has a HDMI output and fits my budget



The one I chose has HDMI as well, but more importantly it has the new isp display and its around the same price as yours.
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August 21, 2013 2:13:08 PM

RazerZ said:
HowToEatBurgers said:
RazerZ said:
Looks fine to me, but get a better PSU like this one:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/ocz-power-supply-ocz600mxs...

And also you can get a better monitor with isp and save a little money too:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-monitor-ips224vpn




is much rather stick to my current PSU because of the fact that I've heard good things about corsair and with the monitor my current one is the only one that has a HDMI output and fits my budget



The one I chose has HDMI as well, but more importantly it has the new isp display and its around the same price as yours.


Ermmm one thing I didn't state was I'm in the Uk and for you both monitors are the same price but for me the one you chose was £30 more than the one I had specified
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a c 227 4 Gaming
August 21, 2013 2:20:27 PM

HowToEatBurgers said:
RazerZ said:
HowToEatBurgers said:
RazerZ said:
Looks fine to me, but get a better PSU like this one:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/ocz-power-supply-ocz600mxs...

And also you can get a better monitor with isp and save a little money too:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-monitor-ips224vpn




is much rather stick to my current PSU because of the fact that I've heard good things about corsair and with the monitor my current one is the only one that has a HDMI output and fits my budget



The one I chose has HDMI as well, but more importantly it has the new isp display and its around the same price as yours.


Ermmm one thing I didn't state was I'm in the Uk and for you both monitors are the same price but for me the one you chose was £30 more than the one I had specified


I see well that explains a lot... But I found another display that is much better with isp, and costs less

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/aoc-monitor-e2343fi
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August 21, 2013 2:23:04 PM

RazerZ said:
HowToEatBurgers said:
RazerZ said:
HowToEatBurgers said:
RazerZ said:
Looks fine to me, but get a better PSU like this one:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/ocz-power-supply-ocz600mxs...

And also you can get a better monitor with isp and save a little money too:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-monitor-ips224vpn




is much rather stick to my current PSU because of the fact that I've heard good things about corsair and with the monitor my current one is the only one that has a HDMI output and fits my budget



The one I chose has HDMI as well, but more importantly it has the new isp display and its around the same price as yours.


Ermmm one thing I didn't state was I'm in the Uk and for you both monitors are the same price but for me the one you chose was £30 more than the one I had specified


I see well that explains a lot... But I found another display that is much better with isp, and costs less

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/aoc-monitor-e2343fi


Yeah dude that's still more than my original monitor I wouldn't mind getting it its that I'm on a £800 budget and with windows 7 and my current monitor I'm over it by £30-40
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