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November 4, 2013 8:13:04 PM

Hello friends,

I am looking to upgrade my computer to a decent, yet semi-budget gaming rig. I have done some research and come up with a few parts I think will work. Please note, all my links will be to newegg.ca and prices reflect that.

I'd just like some comments or info on getting any more value/$ out of the parts, or any other suggestions and advice you have! One thing I do need a lot of info on is the CPU cooler. I don't plan on OC'ing to begin with, but may upgrade later on. Will the stock fan/heat sink run games on high, or should I throw a couple bucks at an aftermarket one like the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO?

Mobo: ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

CPU: AMD FX-6300

PSU: Rosewill HIVE-650W semi-modular

GPU: GIGABYTE GV-N65TBOC-2GD GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB 192-bit GDDR5

RAM: G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory

Total Price: $730 after taxes and shipping. One thing I took into consideration from newegg is that all the parts are shipping from Canada reducing shipping costs a lot (hence the Gigabyte GPU).

I went with the M5A99X EVO to allow for OC once I feel confident enough to attempt that. (Room for improvement, you know?)

Anyways, I already have a Kingston SSD, several WD HDD and a Cooler Master HAF case, so I'm covered in those respects.

Any info would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.


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a b 4 Gaming
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November 4, 2013 8:27:51 PM
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All the parts work well together, the only thing I would add/change is the cpu cooler. The stock AMD one is fine, wont overheat in most, almost all cases, and can handle heavy gaming. However, they are loud and work poorly. I would highly recommend the EVO even if you dont OC. Keep it cool and quiet.
a c 476 4 Gaming
a c 212 À AMD
November 4, 2013 8:54:57 PM

Good build, the EVO will be worth it (and when you do get ready to get into OCing, you'll already be good to go, you never know when the OC bug will hit, and won't want to wait to go buy one or have it shipped to you ;) 
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a b 4 Gaming
a c 140 À AMD
November 4, 2013 8:57:28 PM

^I can agree with this. One day I decided I needed to OC to support future upgrades, couldnt wait the week to get the EVO. Happily running at 4.1 up from 3.4 now.
a c 476 4 Gaming
a c 212 À AMD
November 4, 2013 9:56:11 PM

Thought that might be the case ;)  Have seen it so many times...people get a new rig and don't 'plan' on OCing, yet once they see what it can do either it gets in their my mind all by themselves, or they tell someone about the new rig - and an inevitable question comes up of "How does it OC?" and that gets the mind going, next thing you know you boot up and hop into the BIOS and........ Oh crap, no cooler!
November 5, 2013 12:52:25 AM

thank you ,,, I'm going too to build that PC (AMD_FX6300 nd gigabyte gtx 650 TI nd MSI 970A-g46)
November 5, 2013 7:07:15 AM

Tradesman1 said:
Thought that might be the case ;)  Have seen it so many times...people get a new rig and don't 'plan' on OCing, yet once they see what it can do either it gets in their my mind all by themselves, or they tell someone about the new rig - and an inevitable question comes up of "How does it OC?" and that gets the mind going, next thing you know you boot up and hop into the BIOS and........ Oh crap, no cooler!


Very good point! Lol wouldn't want to blow it up like that! So I to I'll go w the cooler master evolution and two corsair sp120 quiet fans in push/pull configuration. Should keep things nice and cool in there.

Thanks for the answers.
a c 476 4 Gaming
a c 212 À AMD
November 5, 2013 7:51:04 AM

No worries, have fun !
November 5, 2013 8:35:45 PM

Final build ordered from newegg:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Y6gT

(already had case, hdd and mouse keyboard)

Total: $895! Not bad at all, I'm really digging the Kingston SSD upgrade I decided to go with. Currently I have a 64GB which I will use to boot windows off of, then use the 120gb ssd for games, and finally the HDD for vids/pics/music/files etc.


Turned into basically a whole new build lol can't wait for it all to come it and get assembling! (the best part).
a c 476 4 Gaming
a c 212 À AMD
November 5, 2013 8:38:49 PM

We'll be waiting to hear ;) 
November 8, 2013 10:33:51 AM

All done! Just need to work on the fan cables a bit (also the back hard drive bay is kinda a mess haha). What do you think? Runs like a dream

a c 476 4 Gaming
a c 212 À AMD
November 8, 2013 7:10:00 PM

Looking good, have fun ! :) 
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