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Ready to finalise my first build

Just wanted to check to see if everything looked good, i.e. compatible, best choice for price, anything to make it a bit cheaper etc
Thanks for any help!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£82.79 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: MSI 990FXA-GD65 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£83.15 @ Aria PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory (£69.19 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£69.49 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£61.98 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card (£224.21 @ CCL Computers)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£55.98 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £718.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-16 22:02 GMT+0000)
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  1. loosk decent to me.

    if you arent going to crossfire, you might considr a 970 motherboard, but itherwise, it all looks good to me
  2. I would spend a little more on a good power supply. CX600 is more budget oriented.

    XFX 550W or Seasonic 620W would be a good match for a single GPU. If you plan to add another GPU later, go ahead and get a 750W-850W powersupply.
  3. Raphalation said:
    Just wanted to check to see if everything looked good, i.e. compatible, best choice for price, anything to make it a bit cheaper etc
    Thanks for any help!

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£82.79 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: MSI 990FXA-GD65 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£83.15 @ Aria PC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory (£69.19 @ CCL Computers)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£69.49 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£61.98 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card (£224.21 @ CCL Computers)
    Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£55.98 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £718.75
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-16 22:02 GMT+0000)


    I'd change the PSU for something with more quality, because Corsair uses lower quality parts in their CX PSUs: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1650xxxb9
    Also I don't like MSI AM3+ motherboards, I'd much rather buy something like this: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga990fxaud3
    If you don't plan to overclock and crossfire, get an Asus M5A97: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a97r20
    The rest seems just fine :)
  4. Looks fine except I might look into a Western Digital hard drive as they are known to be more reliable than Seagate. Also you might get a cheaper mobo without SLI since your card is AMD.
  5. Quote:
    if you arent going to crossfire, you might considr a 970 motherboard, but itherwise, it all looks good to me

    Can anyone recommend a 970 chipset mobo? I fancied over clocking in the future, but as i am on a budget the cheaper the better
  6. Raphalation said:
    Can anyone recommend a 970 chipset mobo? I fancied over clocking in the future, but as i am on a budget the cheaper the better


    The Asus M5A97: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a97r20
  7. Quote:
    I would spend a little more on a good power supply. CX600 is more budget oriented.

    XFX 550W or Seasonic 620W would be a good match for a single GPU. If you plan to add another GPU later, go ahead and get a 750W-850W powersupply


    I am on a fairly tight budget, but i will give these a look. Also isn't the xfx 550w not modular? (XFX
    P1-550S-XXB9)
  8. I use a MSI 970A-G43.
  9. Quote:


    Thanks for the suggestion.
  10. Quote:
    I use a MSI 970A-G43.

    I've heard that asus is a better brand? As the Asus M5A97 is the same price as the MSI 970A-G43 do you think i should go with asus?
  11. If you found an Asus M5A97 for the same price ($70), get the Asus.
  12. I can't find the Asus for any less than $75. MSI use to have problems with their boards, but I know a lot of people who have used the G43 with no problems. They are about the same, just that 5 extra dollars for the Asus name.
  13. try AS Rock then. Best quality budget motherboards
  14. I live in the UK (should have said) but the AS rock board is still cheap over here
    And I've just realised the asus board was the Asus M5A97 LE R2.0, which is cheaper than the normal M5A97. Not sure if that makes it worse or something
  15. Well my vote goes for the MSI. The AS Rock has a little bit more nasty reviews, the Asus is more expensive, and my friends and I use the MSI with no problems. Plus it overclocks very nicely, which I recall you said you would like to do in the future.
  16. Thanks for your help, I think i will probably go for the Asus M5A97 R2.0, which is £59. Aslo do you think i will i be Ok with the Corsair CX 600W?
  17. yes, you'll be fine with the Corsair.
  18. Best answer
    yes, you'll be fine with the Corsair.
  19. Ok thanks for everyones help. I won't be buying until friday so if you any other suggestions or comments I would grateful if you gave them :D
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