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Multipurpose/Gaming first build critique

Hi all, i am building my first pc and intend to use it as my desktop and would like decent gaming capabilities. I have already bought a Gigabyte radeon 7870 2gb oc edition for my gpu but the rest of the parts i still need to buy. Here is my plan:

Cpu: AMD Fx-8350 (plan to oc to 4.5 Ghz or whatever i can stable)
Mobo: m5a99fx pro 2.0
Cpu cooler: Coolermaster hyper 212 evo
Ram: Gskill Ripjaws 8 Gb 1866 (2x4Gb)
HDD: 1Tb WD Caviar Blue
Case: Rosewill Challenger
Psu: 700 watts

Any critiques or suggestions would be appreciated. I also am not sure if there are any bottlenecks in this build.
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    highly recommend better cooling than the hyper212 if you want to do a major OC, it simply won't keep up with the heat of a 8350. I'd look into some mid to high range nocuta coolers.
  2. What's the make/model of the psu as well?
    You want a quality psu, as that's what your entire system runs off of.
    Bad psu = ruined system.
    Don't be afraid to spend some good money on your power supply.
  3. Thanks for the advice. I was planning on cheaping out on the psu but I suppose id rather keep my system. As for the cooler thanks wasn't sure what the hyper 212 evo could do.. it just seemed popular.
  4. it is very popular, but the majority of it is for stock/mild OC. There are benchmarks of a hyper212 on a 8320 where the cpu is up in the 90s and throttling its frequencies. you'll need more performance.
  5. You don't need a 700 watt psu unless you are planning on adding another 7870 in crossfire. I would get a good quality 500-600 watt psu from a trusted company like Corsair or SeaSonic.
  6. Get a seasonic or XFX PSU. Those are rock solid. As for the cooler, for that kind of an overclock, you need water cooling.
  7. germ304 said:
    You don't need a 700 watt psu unless you are planning on adding another 7870 in crossfire. I would get a good quality 500-600 watt psu from a trusted company like Corsair or SeaSonic.


    Yes, I agree with him 600 would work great for you. I have a 620W seasonic in my rig and it doesn't even get warm.
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