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Compatibilty of specific CPU / MoBo / Other combinations and Advice

Hello.

I am attempting to build my first PC in a long time (last one was an AMD K2+). Looking for some advice on a particular combination I have come up with. This is for a budget conscious (not high end), hopefully decent system.

Appreciate any thoughts, ideas, advice you guys can give me on this build:

Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower - $90
Rosewill CAPSTONE-750 750W Continuous @ 50°C - $100
ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 - $90
AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ $200
XFX Double D FX-787A-CDFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 - $200
G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) - $150
CORSAIR Hydro Series H80i High Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 120mm - $85

Thanks
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  1. Instead of the Rosewill capstone 750W PSU get this EVGA supernova 750W http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120pb0750kr
  2. and can you also list the prices of the thing you going to buy so we can make sure you get the best price.
  3. You could back that PSU down to around 600w easy (unless you might add another GPU down the road). Also, might want to go with r9 270x or GTX760.
  4. Thanks alot guys for the responses.

    M0j0jojo: I updated the main post with the prices. Also I found that power supply you mentioned about $25 cheaper than the one I listed. Any real difference between the two?

    TG_thoMz: How would you compare the performance to price of those three cards? HD 7870, GTX 760 and the R9 270x?
  5. If you want an FX system, go with an FX 8320 and a Gigabyte 970a-ud3p. Much better combo for the money. http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/ is the easiest way to put together what you are looking at and give prices. Are you intending to try overclocking at all?
  6. logainofhades said:
    If you want an FX system, go with an FX 8320 and a Gigabyte 970a-ud3p. Much better combo for the money. http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/ is the easiest way to put together what you are looking at and give prices. Are you intending to try overclocking at all?


    logainofhades: Most likely none/very little OC'ing.
  7. Best answer
    This is what you were looking to build in your OP.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($84.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($83.24 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill BlackHawk ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 750W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $860.18
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-24 11:43 EDT-0400)

    This would be far faster for a similar price.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.68 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($20.38 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($364.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.67 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $866.68
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-24 11:44 EDT-0400)
  8. Thank you very much M0j0jojo, TG_thoMz and logainofhades for the advice, I really appreciate it guys
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