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May 25, 2014 4:47:30 AM

Hey, i'm about to buy the parts for my first pc build, it is going to be a cheap gaming pc.
Could some of you pc specialists and pros check through my build and give me a good evaluation of it before I buy the parts. THANKS :D 

SPECS:
CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB FTW ACX Video Card
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
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a c 375 4 Gaming
May 25, 2014 4:52:43 AM

i would go for better quality psu, XFX 550
and better GPU

Radeon 270 (which is as cheap as 750 ti)
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May 25, 2014 4:53:09 AM

Well I guess what I want to know is what is the most money you're willing to spend?
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May 25, 2014 4:54:45 AM

The radeon 270 is a lot more expensive :(  and i want to stick to nvidia
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a b 4 Gaming
May 25, 2014 4:57:14 AM

I like it i would spend a little more and get the ASUS M5A99X EVO R2 mobo if you plan to overclock if not i agree with other posters try to get a better power supply the one you have should work fine it just isent very good quality.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 25, 2014 4:59:36 AM

I like the 750 ti good for a cheap little card it will run bf4 on ultra at near 30fps which is impressive for a cheaper budget card and the FTW version you have there is the best of the 750 ti's.
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May 25, 2014 4:59:57 AM

Ok I'm looking at the xfx 550, its a good price but is good quality ? On amazon there's more great reviews for the CX 500, there's like 600 5 star reviews where as 6 people reviewed the xfx 550 as 4 star
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a b 4 Gaming
May 25, 2014 5:00:08 AM

Seems all good to me. PSU will be fine, don't worry about it.
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May 25, 2014 5:01:27 AM

So all I need guys is CX500 v XFX 550?
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a b 4 Gaming
May 25, 2014 5:01:27 AM

Madbro235 said:
Ok I'm looking at the xfx 550, its a good price but is good quality ? On amazon there's more great reviews for the CX 500, there's like 600 5 star reviews where as 6 people reviewed the xfx 550 as 4 star


look for 80 plus gold certified the seasonic g series 550 watt is a good choice.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 25, 2014 5:02:34 AM

Madbro235 said:
So all I need guys is CX500 v XFX 550?


The XFX is better the CX is cheaper its your decision now.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 25, 2014 5:03:11 AM

Considering his build, I doubt he would have the money to buy a gold certified PSU. Bronze will do for now, if need be, you can upgrade in the future.
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May 25, 2014 5:03:45 AM

Seasonic g series is out of my budget :(  CX500 or XFX 550w?
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May 25, 2014 5:08:29 AM

I can afford the XFX 550, I think I'll look into it then, is everything else okay? :)  thanks so far
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a b 4 Gaming
May 25, 2014 5:09:55 AM

I would get the XFX it has more amps on the 12v rail than the CX and will probably last longer and give you cleaner power. But again it is your choice if you want to spend the extra cash go for it if not the CX will do fine.
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May 25, 2014 5:11:49 AM

Is it single rail
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a b 4 Gaming
May 25, 2014 5:12:06 AM

Madbro235 said:
I can afford the XFX 550, I think I'll look into it then, is everything else okay? :)  thanks so far


Yes everything else is great i actually have a similar build myself but i got the fx 6350 which i dont recommend for the price i got a deal on it. and i have the gigabyte windforce 750ti.
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May 25, 2014 5:18:11 AM

Thanks so much I'm going for the XFX and I'll keep everything else on the build. Hopefully I'll build it ok
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a b 4 Gaming
May 25, 2014 5:18:44 AM

Madbro235 said:
Is it single rail


Yes they both have a single 12v rail the xfx just has more power on it. And single 12v rail is what you want.
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