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First Post, first build, looking for some input. $1200 CAD Budget

Hi all, I was just hoping to get some recommendations, and to defiantly make sure everything is compatible. Also, any wisdom and/or suggestions are appreciated.

Approximate Purchase Date:
1 to 2 weeks
Budget Range: $1000-1200 Before shipping and taxes.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, mining, movies, music, school work
Do you need to buy OS: windows 7, or 8.1? (hoping for some input..)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: memory express.com(they do a price beat), newegg.ca
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Overclocking: Yes/Maybe in the future
SLI or Crossfire: Not currently, maybe in the future
Monitor Resolution: 1 monitor @ 1920 x 1080, with possibility of dual screen in future.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($142.98 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.06 @ DirectCanada)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.23 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($139.79 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($85.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.75 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($354.00 @ Vuugo)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Memory Express)
Power Supply: Thermaltake Smart M 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($106.00 @ Vuugo)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.50 @ Vuugo)
Total: $1099.27

So more or less what I am planning on doing, is taking the the prices that I have listed here and putting them in memoryexpress's price beat---> here. And for whatever Memoryexpress doesn't have, I will just go through newegg.
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  1. It's a good build and everything is fine. Prices are about what I'd expect.

    EDIT: Your HDD is 5400RPM. You want 7200. Here ya go.

    You don't need the thermal paste either. The pre-applied thermal pad and aftermarket fan/heatsink are more than enough. Hell, I've got an FX-6300 with stock fan/heatsink and just the thermal pad, and temps are fine.
  2. Ad Hoc said:

    EDIT: Your HDD is 5400RPM. You want 7200. Here ya go.

    You don't need the thermal paste either. The pre-applied thermal pad and aftermarket fan/heatsink are more than enough. Hell, I've got an FX-6300 with stock fan/heatsink and just the thermal pad, and temps are fine.


    Oops, guess I missed that on the HDD.

    Hmm, good to know. just curious what temps do you get up too?

    EDIT: Thanks, for the link.
  3. ensiferum4 said:
    Ad Hoc said:

    EDIT: Your HDD is 5400RPM. You want 7200. Here ya go.

    You don't need the thermal paste either. The pre-applied thermal pad and aftermarket fan/heatsink are more than enough. Hell, I've got an FX-6300 with stock fan/heatsink and just the thermal pad, and temps are fine.


    Oops, guess I missed that on the HDD.

    Hmm, good to know. just curious what temps do you get up too?

    EDIT: Thanks, for the link.


    I actually haven't checked the exact temps yet, but it's been running like a champ with no issues.
  4. Best answer
    I suggest the evga power supply over the thermaltake, much more reliable.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/2GG5k
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/2GG5k/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/2GG5k/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($127.00 @ Vuugo)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.06 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($139.75 @ Vuugo)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($85.98 @ Newegg Canada)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($108.15 @ DirectCanada)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.75 @ Vuugo)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($357.50 @ Vuugo)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Memory Express)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.50 @ Vuugo)
    Total: $1127.67
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-24 05:06 EST-0500)
  5. camohanna said:
    I suggest the evga power supply over the thermaltake, much more reliable.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/2GG5k
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/2GG5k/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/2GG5k/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($127.00 @ Vuugo)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.06 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($139.75 @ Vuugo)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($85.98 @ Newegg Canada)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($108.15 @ DirectCanada)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.75 @ Vuugo)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($357.50 @ Vuugo)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Memory Express)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.50 @ Vuugo)
    Total: $1127.67
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-24 05:06 EST-0500)


    I've heard a fair amount of complaints about the thermaltake's on reviews and such, so that makes sense. But I noticed that you also changed the SSD, whats your reasoning on that?
  6. The 840 evo is faster, but either choice is good, just personal preference as I own an evo and love it
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