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February 2, 2014 5:55:32 PM

Shall be making a system soon, and it is my first one.

Please give me thoughts on this build, and if it has compatibility issues.

I already have a 1tb hdd, and will be running windows 7 or 8 (please no advice on os)

Parts:

MSI GTX 760- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD 8350-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asus M5A97 Mobo- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Raidmax 630w modular PSU-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Crucial 8gb Ram-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung DVD rom-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sentey Optimus Case-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Primary uses- 1080p gaming, light work, heavy web browsing (multiple monitor use)

I will most likely not get an ssd at first, and plan to upgrade the ram in the future. I am on a budget now and am looking for good price/performance ratios.

I am upgrading from an hp h81110 with gtx 630, and am looking for a build for around 650-750 dollars. I decided to upgrade within the next couple months because my computer is barely running ac4. I cannot salvage any parts from my current system.

Any feedback is much appreciated.

-an excited soon to be pc builder


February 2, 2014 6:02:28 PM

Looks good,
although
wtf is Raidmax?
Get Seasonic>antec>corsair>XFX=EVGA ONLY
U dont want ur pc to die of a heart attack
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February 2, 2014 6:05:38 PM

The PSU is 100% trash. It will fry your computer.

Stick with Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic.

Also get dual channel RAM.
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February 2, 2014 6:08:21 PM

Yingda Wang said:
Looks good,
although
wtf is Raidmax?
Get Seasonic>antec>corsair>XFX=EVGA ONLY
U dont want ur pc to die of a heart attack


This is not the order of quality. All those companies have good units and less good units. DO NOT listen to this list. They are good companies but XFX has many higher quality units than Antec and Corsair. EVGA has some VERY high end units and Seasonic has some mid-range ones. It should go like this:

Seasonic=Antec=XFX=Corsair(NOT CX units)=EVGA(ONLY NEW UNITS)
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February 2, 2014 6:11:12 PM

tiny voices said:
Yingda Wang said:
Looks good,
although
wtf is Raidmax?
Get Seasonic>antec>corsair>XFX=EVGA ONLY
U dont want ur pc to die of a heart attack


This is not the order of quality. All those companies have good units and less good units. DO NOT listen to this list. They are good companies but XFX has many higher quality units than Antec and Corsair. EVGA has some VERY high end units and Seasonic has some mid-range ones. It should go like this:

Seasonic=Antec=XFX=Corsair(NOT CX units)=EVGA(ONLY NEW UNITS)


I agree but....
im biased :D 
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February 2, 2014 6:12:09 PM

Please do not make ANY posts on personal biases. This does not help anyone and generally clogs up the forum with no-so-factual information.
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February 2, 2014 6:14:48 PM

On the subject of power supplies, what of apevia and thermaltake and rosewill? I also made an error, and did plan to get dual channel ram. I have 4 slots on the mobo, but want room to upgrade.

I am dissapointed, because that psu was modular, but for my price range that is probably not going to happen.

how about this psu? It is 700w with the plugs i need

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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February 2, 2014 6:18:21 PM

Nope, that PSU is trash. Stick ONLY with the brands I listed. 500-600w is more than enough for your build.
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February 2, 2014 6:20:40 PM

Yes, that XFX is an amazing unit. It is as good as it gets. It is a re-branded Seasonic PSU.

It it better than most all PSUs out there and kills everything in its price range in quality.
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February 2, 2014 6:23:40 PM

tiny voices said:
Yes, that XFX is an amazing unit. It is as good as it gets. It is a re-branded Seasonic PSU.

It it better than most all PSUs out there and kills everything in its price range in quality.


Why i say seasonic>everything.
Seems like every rebranded seasonic unites is the best quality/price.
Like the HCG 750 :D 
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February 2, 2014 6:26:41 PM

I have an Antec HCG 750 and I love it but it is not a re-branded Seasonic. It is a delta.

XFX is a good company to stick with as pretty much every single one of their units is a Seasonic OEM.

Here is a list of PSU OEM manufacturers: http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/psu_manufacturers
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February 2, 2014 6:32:32 PM

Oh my mad, I have the hcg 750m. Did some research on it and found it its seasonic.
Guess the "m" made the difference...
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February 2, 2014 6:33:28 PM

Correct, the M unit is a completely different PSU.
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February 2, 2014 6:59:48 PM

i will take this power supply information into account. I don't think 550w is going to cut it though, because of possible future upgrades.

I would love feedback on the rest of the build and my mobo-cpu-processors choices
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February 2, 2014 7:01:20 PM

Your motherboard and CPU are fine. ALso CPU means processor.

And yes 550w is more than enough for any upgrades you could do short of adding a second GPU. If you plan to do this, you will need a different motherboard as well.
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February 2, 2014 7:18:55 PM

tiny voices said:
Your motherboard and CPU are fine. ALso CPU means processor.

And yes 550w is more than enough for any upgrades you could do short of adding a second GPU. If you plan to do this, you will need a different motherboard as well.


You are indeed correct sir. I am sorry, I was thinking about an old psu requirement calculator result that i got before changing my parts list. The psu should be great. Also i meant gpu, not cpu. I am curious about the possibility of bottlenecking with the 8350 and gtx 760. I don't really know how they stack up to each other.

Also, the case i listed has 4 fans, and the psu i buy would need to have enough connectors, correct?
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February 2, 2014 7:21:56 PM

No chance. The 8350 could easily run a 780ti and not bottleneck. It is a HIGH end CPU.

YEs it should have enough connectors, but 4 fans is pretty overkill. One front intake, one top exhaust, and one rear exhaust is more than enough.
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February 2, 2014 9:01:00 PM

Grab a water cooler while ur at it.
TT extreme 2.0 for 80$ on NCIX.(used to be 140..)
Kills me that it wouldnt fit my case...
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February 2, 2014 9:04:40 PM

Honestly the closed loop water coolers are not worth it. They are LOUD and don't really cool better than high end air coolers.
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February 3, 2014 8:05:06 AM

the 8350, as i have heard, is great for overclocking. I have plenty of case fans, but would i need a better cpu cooler to try this?

Is there any reason why i would want a dvd rw instead of a rom if all i use it for is installing windows?
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February 3, 2014 9:09:58 AM

You do not need a ton of case fans. in fact alot of fans is not always good. You only need a front intake, rear exhaust and top exhaust. More fans will just make the computer loud and mess up air flow.

For the CPU cooler get a Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO. AMAZING cooler for the money and a great start to get into overclocking.
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