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November 26, 2013 6:31:55 PM

Hey. This is my first gaming pc build, and my first general pc build. I just want to make sure that these are good parts. My budget is 750-800$.
CPU: AMD FX-6300 Vishera STOCK
GPU: HIS Iceq Radeon HD 7870 Ghz Edition
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM
PSU: XFX PRO550 550w PSU
MOBO: ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0
DVD DRIVE: ASUS 16x DVD Drive
WIFI: TP-LINK WN881ND 300Mbps Wireless Adapter PCI Card
RAM: G-Skill Ripjaws X 8 GB (2x4) 1866 DDR3
OS: Windows 8.1

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November 26, 2013 6:39:05 PM

Really good. If I had to suggest something I'd say get a Cooler Master Evo and do a mild overclock. This build is designed for it. Secondly, if possible, bump up to a 7950.
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November 26, 2013 6:43:54 PM

envy14tpe said:
Really good. If I had to suggest something I'd say get a Cooler Master Evo and do a mild overclock. This build is designed for it. Secondly, if possible, bump up to a 7950.

Thanks. I've been looking at the Hyper 212 EVOs. I'll think about it, as I'm not a big overclocker, but will possibly try in the future.
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November 26, 2013 7:05:08 PM

Overclocking has become much easier and your setup can do it easily and safely. Nice build.
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November 26, 2013 7:32:12 PM

Great mobo, great mem, your wifi card is awesome I got the 4800 the thing is solid, I have been getting the best signal with it never wavers like some in the past. I would suggest spending about $30 more and get an ssd for your OS. This is unless you REALLY need 1TB of storage right now. Those links are the best combo I found for the $$$. 64GB SSD for OS only, and a 500GB HDD same model as the one you chose just half the size. I love those barracuda's though best HDD I ever bought pretty quick for a HHD. Just a suggestion. I like the 6300 its a good APU or is it back to CPU now from AMD. Good work better than my first build :) 



http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2-5-inch-9-5mm-Solid-CT06...

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern...

Again just my opinion I'd stick with the 7870 for $45 less than the 7950's performance vs. the 7870 isn't worth it. But HDD to SDD is definately worth the extra $$$. But if you desparately need the 1TB Im with you on that I have 6TB worth of media on my rig, with my SSD's as well. cheers man your gonna have some fun with it.
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November 26, 2013 8:16:24 PM

danscan11 said:
Great mobo, great mem, your wifi card is awesome I got the 4800 the thing is solid, I have been getting the best signal with it never wavers like some in the past. I would suggest spending about $30 more and get an ssd for your OS. This is unless you REALLY need 1TB of storage right now. Those links are the best combo I found for the $$$. 64GB SSD for OS only, and a 500GB HDD same model as the one you chose just half the size. I love those barracuda's though best HDD I ever bought pretty quick for a HHD. Just a suggestion. I like the 6300 its a good APU or is it back to CPU now from AMD. Good work better than my first build :) 



http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2-5-inch-9-5mm-Solid-CT06...

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern...

Again just my opinion I'd stick with the 7870 for $45 less than the 7950's performance vs. the 7870 isn't worth it. But HDD to SDD is definately worth the extra $$$. But if you desparately need the 1TB Im with you on that I have 6TB worth of media on my rig, with my SSD's as well. cheers man your gonna have some fun with it.

Thanks for all the info! I'll look into the SSD that you recommended.
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November 27, 2013 12:23:21 AM

No problem I just stumbled on the 7870 earlier had a discussion with a friend about AMD gpu's. SSD's are awesome you won't be disappointed. I went back and looked at that 6300 MAN that is a great chip for the money and then some. I wish AMD would put the same kind of thought or effort into their newer stuff. From what I've seen and read it hangs with a 8350 which is about 3x the price. You did a great job researching your build no doubt in my mind.
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