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Building First PC: Checking Part Compatability

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April 22, 2014 3:42:00 AM

Hey guys,

Building my first gaming PC to play an assortment of games, looking for some verification or concerns about the parts I've carefully thrown together, anything helps. Thank you so much!

In addition I may consider other graphics cards but I think the toxic is the best option for me and may consider putting two of them in crossfire in the near future. If there are suggestions for a better crossfire or Nvidia SLI combo please let me know, once again anything helps!

Here is the pcpartpicker list:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3wi7a

Thanks Guys,
Kyle

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April 22, 2014 4:16:58 AM

Hi,
I did a little revision on your system
-Added better motherboard (it has 8+2 power phase design, meaning better and more stable overclock)
-Added cheaper RAM, but has the same performance as the Corsair one.
-Added better case which has more space, better cable management and better cooling potential.
-Added WD Caviar Blue. It is much faster than the Caviar Green
-Added Antec HCG 620W. It is way better than the Radimax one, but still it will not be enough for Crossfire. I would say better stay now with the R9 270X for 1 year or more and than get better one. No need for CF or SLI, since 2 cards will draw more power, generate more heat, and some games will produce microstutterting and will not work at all with 2 GPUs.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($114.97 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($94.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $801.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-22 07:16 EDT-0400)
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April 22, 2014 2:29:15 PM

Thanks for your help, I guess I have a couple more questions for you though. First, do you have a recommendation for a power supply more in the 700-750 watt range, just for kicks. Second, you have an Asus motherboard yourself, I believe, do you find much of a difference between the top brands such as Asus and Gigabyte? Or are they fairly comparable? Thanks a lot for your imput.
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April 23, 2014 1:53:36 AM

Kmcnally said:
Thanks for your help, I guess I have a couple more questions for you though. First, do you have a recommendation for a power supply more in the 700-750 watt range, just for kicks. Second, you have an Asus motherboard yourself, I believe, do you find much of a difference between the top brands such as Asus and Gigabyte? Or are they fairly comparable? Thanks a lot for your imput.


Asus makes some of the best Motherboards, but in your case, the Gigabyte has better power phase design and thermal design and it is also better priced.
The Antec HCG 620W will be even enough for GTX 780 and R9 290. But if you really need that much more wattage, here is another option:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1750snlb...
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