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Building a new PC

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December 21, 2013 6:38:59 PM

I am trying to build a new budget PC. I already have the GPU and PSU (bought it before ended up not using it for very long.)
Any suggestions besides those two are welcome. I don't want an ssd yet also

$135 - ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
$200 - CPU: AMD FX 8350 4GHz AM3+ Black Edition Boxed
$120 - GPU: MSI N650TI-1GD5/V1 GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready Video Card
$65 - RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model
$100 - Case: Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case
$80 - PSU: CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply & New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
$30 - CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Universal CPU Cooler
$60 - HD: Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive - OEM
$20 Disc Drive: Samsung SH-224DB24x SATA Internal DVD Burner - OEM

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December 21, 2013 6:46:06 PM

Where are you buying from?

-I would suggest changing the motherboard. The LE R2.0 is not meant for overclocking since it lacks VRM heatsinks. I would try to go for a 990FX chipset. The cheapest 990FX board are the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 and the Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0

Everything else looks fantastic. If this is a gaming rig, the GTX 650 ti is a bit out of place. I would recommend trying to sell it and getting a stronger gpu.
December 21, 2013 6:48:54 PM

Is the ram in 2 sticks or 1? you want 2 for dual channel.
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