First Build:How did I do?

Heres the basics:

OS(Not loaded yet, waiting on DVD drive): Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
CPU: AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz
Mobo: BIOSTAR TA970 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI
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.

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  1. The psu needs replaced. Raidmax psus are garbage. The fx 8320 Is A decent cpu.
  2. Best answer
    The coolermaster hyper 212 evo is a good low cost cooler.
  3. 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.


    I like that cooler, I was expecting a little higher cost actually,but I'm not planning on OC so it should work... Thanks!
  4. 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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