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My first built! Need some advice/ what i should improve.

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November 5, 2013 7:09:17 PM

This is my first built so please do tell me if I should change something to make this work good. P.s. I'm buying all these parts from Fry's Electronics which isn't over $850

Here are the spec's

Case: Raidmax ATX615wup blackstorm ATX case with 500W psu - $80/100 (comes with power supply and its on rebate)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2TB serial ATA/600 7200rpm 32MB buffer- $100
CPU: Intel i5-3570 3.4 GHz- $210
Mother Board: Gigabyte GA-H77M-D3H intel H77 1155 mother board- $100
GPU: Gigabyte GV-R785OC-2GD Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256bit- $195
RAM: DDR3 8GB 1600 Dual Viper- $76
Optical Drive: LG OEM DvDRW 24x- $25

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November 5, 2013 7:21:57 PM

looks nice, you might want an ssd for your OS if you can afford one and you could get a cheaper optical drive but otherwise ok
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November 5, 2013 7:36:34 PM

I did this build assuming you already have a copy of the OS. The bundled PSU is probably junk,by the way.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Performance ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($102.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($307.27 @ TigerDirect)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($48.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $861.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-05 22:35 EST-0500)
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November 5, 2013 7:39:21 PM

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I did this build assuming you already have a copy of the OS. The bundled PSU is probably junk,by the way.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Performance ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($102.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($307.27 @ TigerDirect)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($48.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $861.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-05 22:35 EST-0500)

navask01 has edited this post less than a minute ago



Agreed
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November 5, 2013 8:25:44 PM

mcdonh said:
looks nice, you might want an ssd for your OS if you can afford one and you could get a cheaper optical drive but otherwise ok


My last question which i forgot to put on was, if the power supply is good to run all this and to add about 2-3 more fans in the near future because I have seen a few threads about 550 watts power supply wasn't enough to power a gaming pc with similar spec's like mine.
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November 5, 2013 8:31:27 PM

That's the thing about junk PSUs.Can't deliver power properly.Do you know what PSU you're getting in that bundle? Name or series would be nice.
People around here usually recommend getting PSUs from corsair,xfx or seasonic.
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November 5, 2013 8:42:44 PM

navask01 said:
That's the thing about junk PSUs.Can't deliver power properly.Do you know what PSU you're getting in that bundle? Name or series would be nice.
People around here usually recommend getting PSUs from corsair,xfx or seasonic.


Doesn't say but, my guess would be a "Antec Basiq 500W Continuous Power Power Supply" is that any good?
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November 5, 2013 8:44:08 PM

Try to get a seperate PSU thats 80+ certified.
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November 5, 2013 8:47:07 PM

antec's pretty well regarded as well. But i agree with kyle.Get a seperate PSU that you can choose if you get worried about wattage headroom.
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November 5, 2013 9:07:28 PM

The new RM series is equivalent to their TX line,in case you're wondering.That's the minimum corsair PSU people recommend for gaming rigs
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November 5, 2013 9:21:05 PM

I just prefer the RM series because of Gold certified instead of bronze. Plus I like having my PSU fully Modular including the 8 Pin + 20Pin power connector.
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January 27, 2014 12:22:57 AM

I have that case and I hate it. There isn't enough room for a 280x and I might not even be able to get a 270x. As for the PSU, I ended up replacing mine for a TX650M, so I would recommend a different case and a better PSU. You might think you are saving money, but you won't.

For anyone that cares, the PSU is labeled as "Raid Max" Model No: RX-500S (KY-600ATX)
+3.3: 28A +5: 38A +12: 22A -5: 0.5A -12: 0.8A +5 vsb: 2A Total Output Wattage: 500W

Nowhere on the PSU does it say what rating it is.

*Sorry, just realized this thread is a few months old.
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