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Need Help with First Gaming Build. REVIEW PLEASE.

  • Cooler Master
  • Amd Fusion
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  • AMD
  • Components
  • Windows 8
Last response: in Components
November 19, 2013 2:36:12 PM

As said, I would like to use it for gaming. The budget is $850. How does my build look. I am going to buy everything in 2 weeks.

CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master RR-H101-22FK-RA 30.0 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($15.49 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Constellation ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.85 @ Amazon)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Encore ENEWI-2XN45 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master NSE-300-KKN1 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2252MH 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Gigabyte Force K3 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Other: Rosewill RTK-001 Premium Anti-Static Wrist Strap ($5.49)
Other: SABRENT CRW-UINB 68-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Card Reader w/ USB 2.0 Port supports SDHC/VISTA ($9.99)
Total: $838.71


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a b À AMD
November 19, 2013 2:44:21 PM

Everythign will function I would suggest not getting that board I would get a FX990 or FX99 (it cost more but I assume you plan to OC that processor, and this will be required to do so)

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a b * Windows 8
November 19, 2013 5:55:48 PM

This suggestion would change your build around, but have you considered getting an Intel processor over AMD? Getting the Intel i5-3570k would be a bit more expensive, but the performance boost and "future-proofing" it would provide could be worth it.
Either way you don't have to worry about bottlenecking your GPU, so it's certainly not critical; it would just give you some breathing room if you ever decided to upgrade your GPU. Looks solid! (Supahos is absolutely right about the motherboard though)