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First Build:How did I do?

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  • Raidmax
  • AMD
  • CPUs
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January 14, 2014 9:42:09 PM

Heres the basics:

OS(Not loaded yet, waiting on DVD drive): Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
Case: RAIDMAX ATX-321WB
CPU: AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz
Mobo: BIOSTAR TA970 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI
BIOS
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS8G3D1609DS1S00
PSU: RAIDMAX RX-535AP 535W ATX 12V v2.3/EPS 12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Full Modular Power Supply
Storage: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
GPU: GIGABYTE GV-R779OC-1GD Radeon HD 7790 1GB 128-bit
I have a decent knowledge of computers and parts, but I'm far from being in the know, thats why I'm here!

Picked up a 'buy these together' deal with these parts, from what I know it looked ok, but I was a little iffy about the CPU cause I don't know the name myself. I plan to get a new cooler because I've read that the CPU runs fairly hot, but I'm not sure what to go for. I also want to put more case fans in if space allows.

Please point out any issues with the setup,and if you have any suggestions or advice on a cooler, I'm all ears.

Thanks!

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January 14, 2014 9:49:25 PM

The psu needs replaced. Raidmax psus are garbage. The fx 8320 Is A decent cpu.
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January 14, 2014 9:50:45 PM

The coolermaster hyper 212 evo is a good low cost cooler.
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January 14, 2014 9:52:42 PM

bignastyid said:
The psu needs replaced. Raidmax psus are garbage. The fx 8320 Is A decent cpu.


I'll definitely take a look at that.
Any particular reason they're not good? Too hot, doesn't put out the rated power, etc? Just curious.

EDIT:

I like that cooler, I was expecting a little higher cost actually,but I'm not planning on OC so it should work... Thanks!
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January 14, 2014 11:33:49 PM

Raidmax can't deliver their advertised wattage and the power they do deliver is dirty due to poor voltage regulation from the cheap components used to build it. For power supplies I usually stick with seasonic, XFX, antec, and Corsair(except the cx series).
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