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My first build, about to order, need feedback! :)

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=N82E16819113284

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=N82E16814121770

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

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

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=N82E16813131873

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. the ideal would be to buy the r9 290 @400$, but i don't think that is possible right now. I have the gtx 770 and i am very pleased with its perfomance @1080p. gtx 780 is about +10-15fps. Its up to you
  5. tonyzet said:
    the ideal would be to buy the r9 290 @400$, 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?
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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)
  9. 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
  10. Considering the prices, i would suggest to go with the 770 or wait for a bargain for the r9 290
  11. 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
  12. Best answer
    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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