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Need help with my very first gaming PC build !!!

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December 1, 2013 11:05:22 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Thirusan/saved/30Gu

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card

Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply: Cooler Master GX 650W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer


1. Is there a better GPU under £160 that i could use instead?

2. I might overclock the system in the future, is the
PSU going to be an issue or is 650 watts enough?

3. Please suggest any other improvements.

Overall the system including delivery costs adds up to ~£780

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December 1, 2013 11:40:55 AM

My suggestions:
Change the FX 8350 to I5 3570K
Not sure what motherboard to change though
Get either the low profile RAM, or G-Skill as it has lower heat spreader as the CPU cooler won't be compatible
I'm getting the same R9 270X, and there is no better option
The PSU is fine

Hope this helps!!!
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December 1, 2013 11:45:09 AM

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December 1, 2013 11:59:27 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£163.19 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£94.04 @ Dabs)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£53.90 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£42.50 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card (£153.53 @ CCL Computers)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£44.99 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: OCZ ZT 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£63.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £652.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-01 19:59 GMT+0000)
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June 22, 2014 2:32:09 PM

Thanks
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June 22, 2014 2:39:54 PM

Thirusan said:
Thanks


Wow it's been a while since you last checked your post lol.. that build is now sort of out dated and I can post a new one if you'd like.
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