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Building a New System. Need Some Advise On Current Parts Picked

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September 12, 2013 3:58:55 PM

I have been gathering up a list of parts that I would like. All I need to know now is should I make any adjustments or is anything incompatible. If there is also any advise on what other parts that I should swap out, feel free to say so. I'm trying to get a nice, but cheap as possible gaming computer. I will consider any advise.

I am also new to the forums so sorry if I posted this in the wrong section.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1D2md
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CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($193.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $628.91

Thanks in advance.

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September 12, 2013 4:02:44 PM
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Not bad if you're happy with that price i would say its pretty good(not a fan of the PSU)
September 12, 2013 4:06:16 PM

jdwii said:
Not bad if you're happy with that price i would say its pretty good(not a fan of the PSU)

Thanks. Would you suggest any decent 500 watt PSU's near the same price of the one I picked?
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September 12, 2013 4:10:50 PM

There's some places you could save a bit or bump up a spec a bit without spending much more, you can get a 7950 GPU for 199, and the corsair cx600 PSU is 37.99 on newegg after rebate, much better quality. an 8320 or 6300/6350 will game just about as well as the 8350, which could save you almost $100 depending on which one you pick, i never had any issue running demanding games on my 6300, but stepped up to a 8320 because i do a lot of media encoding. Other than that, it looks good.
September 12, 2013 4:12:54 PM

I would go with the Corsair cx600 nice deal.
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a c 643 V Motherboard
September 12, 2013 4:14:01 PM

FX8350 \ HD7950 3 gb card \ 1 tb drive.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $649.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-12 19:13 EDT-0400)


Or with the FX8320:


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($153.61 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($67.15 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $625.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-12 19:16 EDT-0400)
September 12, 2013 4:46:54 PM

Thanks for helping out. If there are any incompatibilities, let me know also.
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September 12, 2013 4:52:16 PM

Agree you could go with a FX-6350 and save some money for a better PSU. And if you could I would go for a HD 7950/7970 GPU if possible. For a gaming rig it would give you better performance. But the biggest problem I could see is the PSU. That is something you just do not want to skimp on since it is the heart of your system. Having said that I just really do not know a whole lot about EVGA PSU to be honest as I have never used one.
September 12, 2013 4:58:12 PM

Alright. This is what I have so far. I'm fairly happy with it.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($153.61 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($67.15 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $613.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-12 19:54 EDT-0400)
a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
September 12, 2013 4:59:54 PM

I'd be happy with that too, more balanced that your initial build, higher performing in gaming, and cheaper...can't go wrong with that :) 
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