Gaming rig set up

Hey guys,

Due to me ditching playstation upon the release of ps4 I've decided to build my first gaming pc. Just wondering if this is a good set up / all compatible and wondering if you guys have any other suggestions motherboard wise :)

Components are as follows

1. Asus HD 7870 radeon directCU II graphics card
2. AMD fx6300 black edition core 6
3. Corsair builder series CX 500 watt psu
4. Asus M5A97 R2.0 Motherboard
5. Corsair CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 4GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Module (x2)
6. Seagate ST1000DM003 Barracuda 1TB 3.5 inch Hard Drive
7. TP Link TL-WN881ND 300Mbps Wireless N PCI Express Adapter

And finally...

BitFenix Shinobi Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Any help would be much appreciated.

Cheers,

HJC
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  1. Looks like a pretty nice build, except for one thing. The PSU. I'd definitely want to upgrade that to at least 600W, possibly more if you ever want to upgrade or add more components. I have a 7870 myself (although it's just in a box for now), you should be fine with that in comparison to the PS4.
  2. parkour47 said:
    Looks like a pretty nice build, except for one thing. The PSU. I'd definitely want to upgrade that to at least 600W, possibly more if you ever want to upgrade or add more components. I have a 7870 myself (although it's just in a box for now), you should be fine with that in comparison to the PS4.


    Thanks buddy. Any advice on motherboards ? Or is there little difference around the £50 price mark ?
  3. BROTHER, heres my build
    Fx 6300
    m5a97 r2.0
    G.skill Ripjaws 4 X 4GB 1600mhz
    Asus HD 7870 DC II
    Antec Gamer series 620w psu
    Fractal Design Core 3000
    32gb ssd
    1 tb 7200rpm

    plays all games i have thrown at it on ultra or high. tomb raider, metro, bioshock inf, dishonored, batman arkham city. Play at 1366x768 and 1680 x 1050. havnt tried 1080p yet, as hdmi to my TV sucks. (TV fault)
  4. I always use either Asus or Gigabyte motherboards, no matter what price range. So the M5A97 will suit you fine :)
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