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First custom PC build. MOBO/GPU/TOWER help!

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November 4, 2013 12:42:43 PM

Ok im building my first PC from scratch. I know my way around a computer and am pretty tech savvy. I'm going to be doing a lot of 3-d modeling and animation, as well as gaming as a side plus. Here is what i have decided so far and im trying to spend under 750$:

CASE:??? (would love to spend around 110$)
MOBO:???? (no more than 120$)
PSU: Rosewill Stallion Series RD700 700W 6.5 x 5.9 x 3.4 inches 65$
CPU: AMD FX 6300 4.1 Ghz (turbo'd) will be overclocking at least the multipliers 120$
CPU FAN: Hyper 212 EVO CPU cooling fan ~35$
GPU:??? I would like to run high caliber games (battlefield, cod, far cry, bioshock, assasins creed etc) on my 32" vizio TV at 1080P with full resolution or one step down from full..200$ MAX limit
MEMORY: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600-2133 (will 8GB suffice in 2013 and on?) 80$
SSD/HDD: Will get a 64GB SSD for OS, and use my 1TB 7200 hitatchi for rest. ~90$
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit ISO download 65$

My problem isnt finding components that support eachother and are priced well, but i need a GPU that will fit the mobo without cutting off other devices and that will fit in the case, same for the PSU as i worry some of my components wont fit together.
Leaves me with about 300$ for a mobo/gpu/tower...
Any comments, tips, or recommendations would be greatly appreciated!!

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November 4, 2013 12:50:12 PM

Spend less on a case, and more on a motherboard, you shouldn't have a case more expensive than your motherboard. Also, terrible PSU for overclocking. Try these:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: BitFenix Ghost (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $459.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-04 15:49 EST-0500)
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November 4, 2013 4:07:27 PM

Blaise170 said:
Spend less on a case, and more on a motherboard, you shouldn't have a case more expensive than your motherboard. Also, terrible PSU for overclocking. Try these:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: BitFenix Ghost (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $459.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-04 15:49 EST-0500)


This is a pretty solid build. Go with this build.


Yes, 8GB will probably suffice in 2013+. I don't think games will require 16GB RAM, haha.


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November 4, 2013 8:31:14 PM

Blaise170 said:
Spend less on a case, and more on a motherboard, you shouldn't have a case more expensive than your motherboard. Also, terrible PSU for overclocking. Try these:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: BitFenix Ghost (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $459.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-04 15:49 EST-0500)


So its ok for the GPU to be longer than the MOBO itself? and I noticed you picked out a mid tower case, that will fit around the HD 7870?
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November 4, 2013 8:39:19 PM

Beezy said:

So its ok for the GPU to be longer than the MOBO itself? and I noticed you picked out a mid tower case, that will fit around the HD 7870?


I have the 7870 in my case. I have one of the smallest mid tower cases I know of, and it fits fine.

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