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October 16, 2013 9:42:33 PM

Hello all, this is my first post aswell as my first attempt at building a PC, any advice/tips would be wonderful. My budget is 720$ and I needed just about everything (except a OS). This is whatI came up with on my own+ research on numerous sites. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/ianmoon20/saved/2AjL
Again thanks ahead of time.

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October 16, 2013 9:55:52 PM

Motherboard has issues with VRM cooling. Change to a different board.

Get an fx-6300 not 4300.

Drop all but one 120mm fan.

There are 7850s for $20 less.

Get 2x4gb RAM

Get a 1920x1080 monitor or else this whole build is a waste.

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October 16, 2013 10:19:02 PM

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

Don't spend much money on the cpu case...Get a cheap one from a local store because no one's gonna ask you which cabin you have...and as for the monitor, see what suits your need...if you have have an old usb mouse and keyboard use them or buy cheap ones...don't go for all the hunky gamer stuff...Kudos
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a c 358 4 Gaming
October 16, 2013 10:23:54 PM

mayurvashishth said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1PLNv

Don't spend much money on the cpu case...Get a cheap one from a local store because no one's gonna ask you which cabin you have...and as for the monitor, see what suits your need...if you have have an old usb mouse and keyboard use them or buy cheap ones...don't go for all the hunky gamer stuff...Kudos


That motherboard will not allow for much overclocking at all due to the lack of power phases so you can drop the CPU cooler.

Also 2x4gb RAm is what you want. not a single stick.


WHY so much for the DVD drive. is BLU-RAy really necessary? That money could be better spend on a better motherboard and better GPU.
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October 17, 2013 4:09:59 AM

tiny voices said:
Motherboard has issues with VRM cooling. Change to a different board.

Get an fx-6300 not 4300.

Drop all but one 120mm fan.

There are 7850s for $20 less.

Get 2x4gb RAM

Get a 1920x1080 monitor or else this whole build is a waste.



Thanks for the answer, and ya I didn't know how much I had to stress cooling.. I'll look into all the changes you suggested.
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October 17, 2013 4:10:39 AM

tiny voices said:
Motherboard has issues with VRM cooling. Change to a different board.

Get an fx-6300 not 4300.

Drop all but one 120mm fan.

There are 7850s for $20 less.

Get 2x4gb RAM

Get a 1920x1080 monitor or else this whole build is a waste.



Can you recommend a Motherboard? I updated everything else but I am unsure of what the good brand motherboards are?
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