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Building my first PC! Thoughts on component compatibility

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May 18, 2014 10:11:59 AM

Hey all, this will be my first PC build as well as my first post! I hope that I put this under the right category as I had a debate with myself on which one to choose. Anyway, the main point of this post is to have people (you lovely people) other than myself look at the hardware to make sure that it will all work and fit together nicely. This is geared towards being a gaming PC. Now, I have done research and tried to pick out the hardware that will fit in my machine and work well as to the best of my ability...notice I said "tried" as this is, as I stated before, my first PC build so I'm hoping everything will be ok but the odds are towards the "not-everything-is-ok-side". If you guys have any suggestions on what to change, then please leave a response! I can use all the help I can get. I found all the hardware at Newegg and it will be posted here with links to the products:

Rosewill Legacy U3-S: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 760: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200 RPM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAIDMAX RX-635AP 635W: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE AM3+ AMD 760G: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


And that should be it (Unless of course I forgot something). I decided on a normal hard drive and not a SSD because I can always expand and add one into my machine, and right now, speed isn't a major factor to me. Also, what do you guys think about Windows 7 vs Windows 8 for gaming? If I forgot something or something could be changed, please let me know! I have little experience doing this so I'm open to all comments and suggestions. Thank you for your time and have an awesome day!

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May 18, 2014 10:15:41 AM

For heavens sake, get a real PSU, not that piece of garbage you have listed. I'd recommend around a 550W on up quality unit from Seasonic, XFX, Antec or Corsair (except their CX series).

EDIT: additionally, you may want to get a motherboard that has PCIe 3.0
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May 18, 2014 10:16:51 AM

The Raidmax power supply is bad news. And the motherboard is also a bit iffy. I'd recommend a 970-based motherboard with good VRMs.
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May 18, 2014 10:19:26 AM

animal said:
EDIT: additionally, you may want to get a motherboard that has PCIe 3.0

PCIe 3.0 doesn't matter, and there's no native support for it on AM3+ anyway.
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May 18, 2014 10:25:45 AM

Sakkura said:
animal said:
EDIT: additionally, you may want to get a motherboard that has PCIe 3.0

PCIe 3.0 doesn't matter, and there's no native support for it on AM3+ anyway.


brain fart on my end, thanks for the correction :) 
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May 18, 2014 10:39:22 AM

Thanks for your responses. I will look into alternatives and post them here ASAP.
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May 18, 2014 11:15:40 AM

Ok I actually changed to an intel processor due to me not being able to find a decent motherboard to fit into my machine. Here are the alternatives I found.

Intel Core i7-4770K: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z87M Extreme4: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Trident X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

NZXT HALE82 V2 550W: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The i7, at least for gaming, may be a bit of an overkill. Let me know if you would spend the extra for the i7 vs the i5-4670K. Thanks for the advice and please leave comments and suggestions!
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May 18, 2014 12:01:44 PM

The Core i7 is definitely not worth it for gaming. The rest looks good.
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May 18, 2014 12:35:40 PM

Alright core i5 it is. Thank you Sakkura and animal for your input! Kudos to you both and thanks again for your help.
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