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July 3, 2014 6:14:46 AM

hey guys this is my build in doing just wanted some thoughts o the parts
cooler master haf 912
a8 6600k
msi a78m-e35
cooler master hyper 212 evo
WD 1TB blue
corsair 8 gig vengeance
xfx r9 270
corsair cx500m
5 enermax red t.b. silence

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July 3, 2014 6:19:59 AM

You are in OK shape. The PSU needs to be swapped out... No CX line from Corsair. Stick with XFX or Seasonic. Also, compare the cost of 5 Enermax fans and the HAF 912 and you could have yourself a better case that comes with fans. Look toward an NZXT Phantom like the one below currently on sale for $80.

NZXT Phantom (white) => http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 3, 2014 6:29:25 AM

i hear that the cx line was a seasinic
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July 3, 2014 6:30:28 AM

sadams04 makes some good points. It might also be wise to get an Intel i3/5 or an AMD FX CPU, no point in getting an APU if you're going to use a dedicated GPU anyway.
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July 3, 2014 6:31:06 AM

lance66 said:
i hear that the cx line was a seasinic


It's not, if you want Corsair, stick with the AX, HX, and TX units.
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July 3, 2014 6:35:12 AM

lance66 said:
i hear that the cx line was a seasinic


Nope. Even if you were to go with a Seasonic manufactured Corsair branded PSU, the equivalent XFX or Seasonic PSU would be cheaper or the same price. If you really want to go with Corsair look toward the TX line for better quality capacitors.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-oem-ma...
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July 3, 2014 6:42:26 AM

went with the a8 6600k was on sale for 99 bucks thought was a good deal
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July 3, 2014 6:43:09 AM

Hi. The PSU is fine. It is a modular one. That is helpful in Cable management. XFX and Seasonic are good but trying to get a full Modular PSU could add a bit to the cost. As for the case it is a good one and you will get good airflow with the fans that are included. I am using that case and you can add fans later if you feel you need them.
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July 3, 2014 6:47:20 AM

Just because the PSU is modular (CXM) doesn't mean the capacitors are any better than the non-modular ones (CX). Do a few searches on failure rates and actual output before buying. ...just stay away will be the consensus of the forum.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($75.91 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.92 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($147.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 Blackout ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12G 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $679.75
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July 3, 2014 7:02:11 AM

I have spent a lot of time on one forum or another and Moderated on one until it shut down earlier this year. I do not remeber seeing any issues with the CX series of PSUs, in fact I've noticed that some top rated Boutique builders have been using them. I believe that CX 500m is full modular. YOu are right in that Modular or non modular has no effect on the caps used and that is an important consideration. My point is that from my experience, I have seen no issues with the CX series.
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