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August 23, 2013 6:43:47 PM

This is my first time building a PC. I've done a bit of research as to what I need and how each component works, but I would appreciate confirmation from someone a bit more knowledgeable than myself that these components will work okay together.

Will this build work okay?

Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 Motherboard
AMD FX6300 Black Edition 6 Core CPU (3.5/4.1GHz)
Western Digital 1TB internal Hard Drive - Caviar Blue
Sharkoon T9 Tower
Cooler Master 500W 12V Elite Power Supply Unit
Corsair CMX8GX3M2B1600C9 XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz CL9 RAM
Gigabyte NVIDIA GTX660 2GB DDR5 Graphics Card

Thanks in advance

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August 23, 2013 7:07:01 PM

Stubley said:
This is my first time building a PC. I've done a bit of research as to what I need and how each component works, but I would appreciate confirmation from someone a bit more knowledgeable than myself that these components will work okay together.

Will this build work okay?

Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 Motherboard
AMD FX6300 Black Edition 6 Core CPU (3.5/4.1GHz)
Western Digital 1TB internal Hard Drive - Caviar Blue
Sharkoon T9 Tower
Cooler Master 500W 12V Elite Power Supply Unit
Corsair CMX8GX3M2B1600C9 XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz CL9 RAM
Gigabyte NVIDIA GTX660 2GB DDR5 Graphics Card

Thanks in advance


Yea they'll certainly work together. However, that PSU won't do at all. CoolerMaster has a poor reputation with PSUs, and that PSU doesn't have a good efficiency rating. Efficiency ratings are important for your power supply. Basically, no PSU will work at it's stated wattage. But those that have an efficiency of at least 80% of their stated wattage will get a Bronze, Silver, etc. rating. That's very important when you're looking at PSUs. I recommend the following:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It may be significantly more, but the extra money is worth it if you want to make sure that your PC isn't randomly shutting down on you.
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August 23, 2013 7:09:59 PM

Stubley said:
This is my first time building a PC. I've done a bit of research as to what I need and how each component works, but I would appreciate confirmation from someone a bit more knowledgeable than myself that these components will work okay together.

Will this build work okay?

Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 Motherboard
AMD FX6300 Black Edition 6 Core CPU (3.5/4.1GHz)
Western Digital 1TB internal Hard Drive - Caviar Blue
Sharkoon T9 Tower
Cooler Master 500W 12V Elite Power Supply Unit
Corsair CMX8GX3M2B1600C9 XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz CL9 RAM
Gigabyte NVIDIA GTX660 2GB DDR5 Graphics Card

Thanks in advance


Your best Knowledgeable support would be www.pcpatpicker.com

And, please don't go with Cooler Master PSU. They are crap except for 80+ certified ones.
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August 23, 2013 7:16:20 PM

Deus Gladiorum said:
Stubley said:
This is my first time building a PC. I've done a bit of research as to what I need and how each component works, but I would appreciate confirmation from someone a bit more knowledgeable than myself that these components will work okay together.

Will this build work okay?

Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 Motherboard
AMD FX6300 Black Edition 6 Core CPU (3.5/4.1GHz)
Western Digital 1TB internal Hard Drive - Caviar Blue
Sharkoon T9 Tower
Cooler Master 500W 12V Elite Power Supply Unit
Corsair CMX8GX3M2B1600C9 XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz CL9 RAM
Gigabyte NVIDIA GTX660 2GB DDR5 Graphics Card

Thanks in advance


Yea they'll certainly work together. However, that PSU won't do at all. CoolerMaster has a poor reputation with PSUs, and that PSU doesn't have a good efficiency rating. Efficiency ratings are important for your power supply. Basically, no PSU will work at it's stated wattage. But those that have an efficiency of at least 80% of their stated wattage will get a Bronze, Silver, etc. rating. That's very important when you're looking at PSUs. I recommend the following:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It may be significantly more, but the extra money is worth it if you want to make sure that your PC isn't randomly shutting down on you.


Ok slightly better educating yourself about a companies reputation might help since cooler master is one of the most commonly used and trusted brands out right now. Otherwise I totally agree about the efficiency rating advice. Don't knock on a company like it's not very nice nor professional at all when you really don't know the market and the business aesthetics. Cooler Master makes great PSUs just depends on rating. I personally have a gold certified and it serves me like a champ. I usually recommend no less than silver certified though. It's best to grab a nice high rating get the most out of the specified watts!
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August 23, 2013 7:28:00 PM

The Kasafist said:
Deus Gladiorum said:
Stubley said:
This is my first time building a PC. I've done a bit of research as to what I need and how each component works, but I would appreciate confirmation from someone a bit more knowledgeable than myself that these components will work okay together.

Will this build work okay?

Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 Motherboard
AMD FX6300 Black Edition 6 Core CPU (3.5/4.1GHz)
Western Digital 1TB internal Hard Drive - Caviar Blue
Sharkoon T9 Tower
Cooler Master 500W 12V Elite Power Supply Unit
Corsair CMX8GX3M2B1600C9 XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz CL9 RAM
Gigabyte NVIDIA GTX660 2GB DDR5 Graphics Card

Thanks in advance


Yea they'll certainly work together. However, that PSU won't do at all. CoolerMaster has a poor reputation with PSUs, and that PSU doesn't have a good efficiency rating. Efficiency ratings are important for your power supply. Basically, no PSU will work at it's stated wattage. But those that have an efficiency of at least 80% of their stated wattage will get a Bronze, Silver, etc. rating. That's very important when you're looking at PSUs. I recommend the following:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It may be significantly more, but the extra money is worth it if you want to make sure that your PC isn't randomly shutting down on you.


Ok slightly better educating yourself about a companies reputation might help since cooler master is one of the most commonly used and trusted brands out right now. Otherwise I totally agree about the efficiency rating advice. Don't knock on a company like it's not very nice nor professional at all when you really don't know the market and the business aesthetics. Cooler Master makes great PSUs just depends on rating. I personally have a gold certified and it serves me like a champ. I usually recommend no less than silver certified though. It's best to grab a nice high rating get the most out of the specified watts!


Cooler Master is indeed a good reputed company. But, honestly their low end PSUs are crap, not worth $. I have had 4 of them RMAed to finally get a working one and now I have upgraded to Silent pro M2 Silver Certified. And, yes at-least 80+ Silver certification is what we should be looking at.
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August 26, 2013 6:39:28 AM

sakmsb said:
The Kasafist said:
Deus Gladiorum said:
Stubley said:
This is my first time building a PC. I've done a bit of research as to what I need and how each component works, but I would appreciate confirmation from someone a bit more knowledgeable than myself that these components will work okay together.

Will this build work okay?

Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 Motherboard
AMD FX6300 Black Edition 6 Core CPU (3.5/4.1GHz)
Western Digital 1TB internal Hard Drive - Caviar Blue
Sharkoon T9 Tower
Cooler Master 500W 12V Elite Power Supply Unit
Corsair CMX8GX3M2B1600C9 XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz CL9 RAM
Gigabyte NVIDIA GTX660 2GB DDR5 Graphics Card

Thanks in advance


Yea they'll certainly work together. However, that PSU won't do at all. CoolerMaster has a poor reputation with PSUs, and that PSU doesn't have a good efficiency rating. Efficiency ratings are important for your power supply. Basically, no PSU will work at it's stated wattage. But those that have an efficiency of at least 80% of their stated wattage will get a Bronze, Silver, etc. rating. That's very important when you're looking at PSUs. I recommend the following:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It may be significantly more, but the extra money is worth it if you want to make sure that your PC isn't randomly shutting down on you.


Ok slightly better educating yourself about a companies reputation might help since cooler master is one of the most commonly used and trusted brands out right now. Otherwise I totally agree about the efficiency rating advice. Don't knock on a company like it's not very nice nor professional at all when you really don't know the market and the business aesthetics. Cooler Master makes great PSUs just depends on rating. I personally have a gold certified and it serves me like a champ. I usually recommend no less than silver certified though. It's best to grab a nice high rating get the most out of the specified watts!


Cooler Master is indeed a good reputed company. But, honestly their low end PSUs are crap, not worth $. I have had 4 of them RMAed to finally get a working one and now I have upgraded to Silent pro M2 Silver Certified. And, yes at-least 80+ Silver certification is what we should be looking at.


That being said I would have to agree. Sorry to hear that happened to ya too btw. I am surprised about that but I also know one of the very best brands are Seasonic the OP could consider one of those! ;) 
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