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March 11, 2014 6:40:54 PM

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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a b 4 Gaming
March 11, 2014 6:54:46 PM

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.
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March 11, 2014 6:59:01 PM

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.
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March 11, 2014 7:02:31 PM

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.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 11, 2014 7:06:36 PM

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.
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March 11, 2014 7:15:45 PM

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.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 11, 2014 7:29:17 PM

Get a seasonic or XFX PSU. Those are rock solid. As for the cooler, for that kind of an overclock, you need water cooling.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 11, 2014 7:31:10 PM

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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