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Building my first ever gaming PC! Need insight!

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April 16, 2014 1:10:25 PM

So this summer/fall I will be investing in a thousand dollar gaming rig for gaming and streaming purposes. I will be playing and streaming League of Legends and most likely TitanFall for the heck of it. I have put together an AMD setup that I hope will bring me fulfillment when it comes to FPS stability and graphical finesse. Let's just jump into the components and a little FYI, I've already attempted to make sure these components are all compatible and it took me hours however this is the first time I'm doing something like this so my judgement could be false. So any help would be appreciated!

Here are the components along with some of their NewEgg links to further help you guys out on assessing compatibility!

Case : Rosewill Challenger ATX Mid Tower- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU : Corsair CX600M Modular Power Supply - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MoBo : GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU : EVGA GeForce GTX 660, FTW Signature, 2GB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU : AMD FX-8350 Octo-Core(8) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram : G.Skill RipJaws X Series 8GB(2x4GB) DDR3 Sata III - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive : Western Digital Blue 500GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD : Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB Sata III - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: DvD Burner by LG - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

P.S. I've read quite a bit of reviews on the AMD FX CPU and heard it's Fan/Heatsink are loud and messy so I've decided I should invest in a CoolerMaster Hyper 212Evo CPU cooler -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Any info helps guys, even if it's to replace one of those parts for better quality one however I do not want my budget to increase too much. It's already at $1050 which is 50 bucks above what I wanted. Also, please point out any parts that aren't compatible with the rest as I will find an alternative. This is my first time putting together a rig guys, please be gentle :p  :) 

April 16, 2014 1:12:21 PM

Also, I know this question is pointless but would this Rig paired with enough internet speeds be able to stream on twitch whilst playing League of Legends on high settings?
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April 16, 2014 1:13:44 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3s7yt
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3s7yt/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3s7yt/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($328.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 450D ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX XTR 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($157.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $1216.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-16 16:11 EDT-0400)
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April 16, 2014 1:17:43 PM

it depends how soon the build be done.summer/fall its gonna be lot more toys in the sand box and a lot less pricy less.just saying.:) 
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April 16, 2014 1:21:22 PM

first of all forget about the octa core amd processor . its a lot better to spend about the same amount of money for an intel i5 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...).Secondly amd dominates on gpus cause of the price-performance unless u get a titan dont go for nvidia i currently have an saphhire HD7950 and i play league of legends at 110-210 fps with only 4 gb of memory.Then about the stream , the only thing that matters in order to stream is the cpu and ram nothing else so if u go for the i5 above pair it with 6gb - 8 gb of ram and u would be good to go . Good luck on building your first pc and let me now if you have any other questions
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April 16, 2014 1:40:55 PM

Thanks for the insight guys.
@Stacks, I will look into those websites and that build as well. Seems like i5's are better than AMD CPUS. Guess I will re-assess my build
@Kapit, I'm not really interested in HIGH-end products that people buy the first year they come out, however you're right about prices dropping so I might just hold onto my money before investing it.
@Alex Looks like I'll be making the switch to i5 and building my Rig round that CPU. However, I'm considering going with a Radeon R9 270 GPU, what do you guys think?
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August 21, 2014 4:29:37 PM

NONONONONONONONONO DONT EVER GO WITH INTEL AT LESS THAN 1300$ EVER . AMD FX 8320 will do just fine and saves alot of money.... also ur gpu cant handle anything. plus the motherboard is known for over heating and it is very unstable for ram overclocks.

ripjaws are only really good if they are overclocked

and lastly. ur case does not have enough front intake which may lead to hard drive over heating.
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