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1st build, Double check

Hello there,

I have been reviewing, researching the last few weeks and have finally come up with what i want for my first build. With room to upgrade graphics to sli in a few months. ( evga gtx 760 sc 2gb)

I learnt most of what i know reading threads on this forum. And would love it if i could list my final components and get some expertise opinion on any slight changes i should make.?

CPU: fx 8320
MB: Asus m5a99x evo r 2.0
GPU: Evga gtx 760 superclocked with acx, 2gb
HD: Western digital 1tb caviar blue 3.5
CASE: Corsair carbide 300r
PSU: Corsair RM650w Gold 80+
OD: Samsung dvd writer
OS: Windows 8.1 Full Version

MONITOR: Acer g236hlhbid 23inch widescreen IPS monitor
KEYBOARD: Corsair uk raptor k30

Haven't fully decided on mouse just yet, probably the Corsair vengence.

Is there anything iv'e missed out. I.E cables or adaptors ?

Any help or advice will be much appreciated. :)
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    Good build but I would change RM650 PSU to XFX or Seasonic PSU, some RM series PSU's have thermal issues!
    And where is RAM?

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($107.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $172.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-01 13:21 EDT-0400)
  2. I thought i was missing something. I do apologize what would you recommend best i want 2x4gb sticks preferably blue. I was going to G.Skill Ripjaws but it's an extra £15 just for the different colour. Thanks for your reply also i heard about EVGA doing a step up program is this still the case.?
  3. Good build, I basically have the exact same system just a different Mobo. I have the (2x4gb) G.Skill Ripjaws sticks and this system performs really well. The only other thing I'd reccomend thats fairly simple and cheap is to go ahead and get the Hyper 212 EVO CPU Heatsink. Makes a big difference over the AMD stock that came with my FX 8320. I provided the link below if you want to check it out.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099 ($34.99 at Newegg)

    Also, the only other upgrade I have on my system thats different from yours is that I have my OS on the Samsung EVO 120Gb SSD and then everything else on my HDD. The SSD makes a world of difference when it comes to overall performance and speed of functionality.

    Here's my setup:
    FX 8320 8 Core Processor 4.1 OC
    EVGA GTX 760 GPU
    8Gb Gskill DDR3 Ram
    GA-970a-ud3 Mobo
    600W PSU
    120Gb Samsung EVO SSD
    500Gb 7200rpm barracuda
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
  4. Mickey1990 said:
    I thought i was missing something. I do apologize what would you recommend best i want 2x4gb sticks preferably blue. I was going to G.Skill Ripjaws but it's an extra £15 just for the different colour. Thanks for your reply also i heard about EVGA doing a step up program is this still the case.?


    I think think you can get whichever GTX-760 with custom cooler on it, EVGA probably makes best nVidia cards but you should really look at MSI's GTX-760 Twin Frozr version which is really good and on sale now, I use one from MSI and can tell you that it's really quiet and powerful card!

    And RAM you can buy G.Skill Ares 2X4GB Blue :) Its only 3$ more expensive

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $177.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-01 16:36 EDT-0400)

    Sorry for too late response :)
  5. Thank you both, gave made the purchase should all be here within a day or two. :) Can't wait
  6. Mickey1990 said:
    Thank you both, gave made the purchase should all be here within a day or two. :) Can't wait


    You're welcome :) And Good Luck :)
    You're lucky! I waited 3 weeks until my parts arrived!
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