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Is this a good build? If not then tell me what to replace!? Please :(

Here are the parts...

CPU - AMD FX-6300

Motherboard - Asus M5A97 R2.0 AMD 970

RAM - G.SKILL Ares 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz

Chasis - Corsair Carbide Series 200R Compact ATX Case

GPU - Gigabyte GV-R927XOC-2GD Overclocked R9 270X

PSU - CORSAIR CX500M 500W

Hard Drive - Seagate 1TB Barracuda 7200Rpm

SSD - Crucial 120GB Solid State Drive

OS - Winodws 8

Keep in mind I'm on a budget of 1500 dollars (NZ Money) and cannot pay any more. Cheers :)
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  1. Best answer
    Looks solid, only thing i would change is the PSU.
    http://nz.pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg520m
  2. Well balanced would just look at a slightly beefier psu
  3. maurelie said:
    Looks solid, only thing i would change is the PSU.
    http://nz.pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg520m


    Thanks, this was actually one of the other PSU's I was looking at, I will now probably pick this one up! :D
  4. That PSU is fine for that build imo. It supplies 34A on the +12v rail which will support pretty much any single graphics card.

    I'd only recommend upping the PSU if you intend on running dual cards or pushing for high overclocks on the CPU. For the build as it is it's a good option.
  5. cdrkf said:
    That PSU is fine for that build imo. It supplies 34A on the +12v rail which will support pretty much any single graphics card.

    I'd only recommend upping the PSU if you intend on running dual cards or pushing for high overclocks on the CPU. For the build as it is it's a good option.


    Thankyou, and what do you think of my case? If there are any better in the price range, I would really appreciate it if you would suggest me one?
  6. I usually use a basic case and save the money for better components. The most important thing is to get a decent sized case with lots of mounting points and room for large graphics cards.

    The more expensive cases give you easier mounting points and stiffer material. They're nice to work with however once you've built the system that doesn't help. Coolermaster cases are usually good for providing lots of airflow.
  7. For a case could you also look at this one (no pun intended).
    http://nz.pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-case-one
    there's a limlt for cpu cooler hight=6.1"or 155mm and gpu length=10.5" or 266mm.
    or for more,
    http://nz.pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-case-gx700
    you have to like the looks though.
    or,
    http://nz.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-300r
    http://nz.pcpartpicker.com/part/bitfenix-case-bfcrdr300kkn1rp
    don't know how far your budget for the case stretches.
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