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$850 First Gaming Build, Thoughts?

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September 5, 2013 3:09:28 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1AmOc

is the link to what I think I am going to do, my concerns are this:
1. Is my power supply good enough? Should I get a different one that would be cheaper and still provide me what I need?
2. Do I have good enough cooling components for what kind of hardware I have? Same as above should I go cheaper because I have too much or am I on the mark?
3. Are all of the parts compatible?

Thanks in advance Tom's Geniuses!

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a b ) Power supply
September 5, 2013 3:15:25 PM

Here's what I recommend you to do :

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1An88
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1An88/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1An88/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($102.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($228.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Zalman Z12 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $854.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-05 18:15 EDT-0400)
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September 5, 2013 3:31:21 PM

Seladon said:
Here's what I recommend you to do :

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1An88
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1An88/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1An88/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($102.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($228.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Zalman Z12 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $854.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-05 18:15 EDT-0400)


Why is there 2 storage systems?
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($102.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
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September 5, 2013 3:42:58 PM

The first one is an SSD, which will make your system boot up about 60 times faster, and just run smoother in general. You'll want to install the OS on it, and maybe your 2 or 3 most used programs/games.
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September 5, 2013 4:26:31 PM

Seladon said:
The first one is an SSD, which will make your system boot up about 60 times faster, and just run smoother in general. You'll want to install the OS on it, and maybe your 2 or 3 most used programs/games.


Thank you so much! Advice was great
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September 5, 2013 4:29:08 PM

No problem, I'm here for that, sir !
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