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December 12, 2013 2:32:05 PM

Hey all, I'm pretty excited... Just about to order all the parts to my first build! Before I order, is there anything you would change with about 200-300$ left in the budget? Sadly I already have that processor so can't go for the i5. Anyway, let me know!

P.S Any suggestions on casing?

CPU: AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

GPU: ASUS GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5 GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

SDD: 128GB Samsung 830 Series SSD: http://goo.gl/4BHrf

1TB HARD DRIVE

Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 650W ATX12V/EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

Really appreciate the feedback, thanks guy!

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December 12, 2013 2:41:47 PM

Also get the fx 8320 instead of the fx 8350. The fx 8320 is essentially the fx 8350 clocked 0.5ghz lower. So get the fx 8320 instead.
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December 12, 2013 2:42:59 PM

I'd keep the SSD; it makes the entire user experience better. A GTX770 can play modern games on Ultra on a single 1080p display.

Edit: Welshstig, he already has the processor.

Add a card reader if you take digital pictures. For the case, check out the Rosewill Blackhawk, the lesser Challenger-U3, or one of the midrange Fractal Designs cases.
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December 12, 2013 2:53:17 PM

Onus said:
I'd keep the SSD; it makes the entire user experience better. A GTX770 can play modern games on Ultra on a single 1080p display.

Edit: Welshstig, he already has the processor.

Add a card reader if you take digital pictures. For the case, check out the Rosewill Blackhawk, the lesser Challenger-U3, or one of the midrange Fractal Designs cases.


Yea I thought the SSD was a good choice too. Although, the 780 gtx is really tempting... How much of a difference would it really make though? & Welshstig, like he said I already purchased the processor.
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December 12, 2013 2:56:06 PM

the ideal would be to buy the r9 290 @400$, but i don't think that is possible right now. I have the gtx 770 and i am very pleased with its perfomance @1080p. gtx 780 is about +10-15fps. Its up to you
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December 12, 2013 2:57:33 PM

tonyzet said:
the ideal would be to buy the r9 290 @400$, but i don't think that is possible right now. I have the gtx 770 and i am very pleased with its perfomance @1080p. gtx 780 is about +10-15fps. Its up to you


Have you tried games like BF4 or Black Flag? If so how does the 770 run?

EDIT: If I were to buy the 780, is EVGA the way to go?
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December 12, 2013 2:59:23 PM

Sorry didn't notice that.

The build is pretty solid and is very good for gaming, I would suggest getting a gtx 780 only if you play 1440p or higher. If not as Onus has said an SSD makes you pc very snappy.
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December 12, 2013 3:01:35 PM

i have played batman arkahm origins, skyrim , dishonored, trine 2 and hitman absolution maxed out @1080p
@40-45+fps

EDIT: Not exactly, that was the cheapest i found that had good reviews
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December 12, 2013 3:03:44 PM

I can still afford the 780 along with the sdd, just wondering it's its worth the extra beans.

EDIT: I checked the EVGA on Newegg's Canadian site and it was about $560.. But both GIGABYTE and ZOTAC are $520

(The Canadian site ships from Mississauga, which is literally a half hour from my house, which is why I love ordering from there obviously)
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December 12, 2013 3:05:52 PM

In my opinion no, but consider that is easier to buy a 780 and then add a ssd, rather than buying a 770 with an ssd and then upgrading to a 780
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December 12, 2013 3:08:18 PM

Considering the prices, i would suggest to go with the 770 or wait for a bargain for the r9 290
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December 12, 2013 3:14:23 PM

tonyzet said:
Considering the prices, i would suggest to go with the 770 or wait for a bargain for the r9 290


One quick very noob question my friend, I thank you for all your help already... but do I need a soundcard for enabled sound? lol
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December 12, 2013 3:18:06 PM

most of the new motherboards have already a decent sound card. If you have a high end sound system setup, you could add one of course. It is not necessary. If you are interested, check the creative blaster series
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