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August 3, 2014 5:11:13 PM

Hi, i am building my first gaming pc and need help finishing it off. I want to keep it semi-budget and try to keep it below $700. This is what i have so far http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Cubsbum/saved/Npxbt6
I play games like counterstrike global offensive, minecraft, and skyrim but i would like to expand my library so i want a computer that can play lots of games. I need help deciding on a psu and am open to suggestions on changing any other parts. Thanks in advance for all answers!

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a b 4 Gaming
August 3, 2014 5:17:31 PM

heres a stronger build with higher overclocking cabablitlies and a nice amount of vram for future games.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7ksRYJ

i got you some dual channel memory which in some games can give massive fps boost and overall performance(10-15fps from what i heard). I got you a r9 280 even though its more expensive because its faster than a r9 270 and can be overclocked almost to r9 280x level with the good cooler i got you. fx 8320 is just a factory underclocked fx 8350 so save like 40 bucks.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tbfYmG

i got you a high end cooler for a minnimum 4.4ghz overclock higher to like 4.6-4.7. The mobo also is made to handle the high ram speed and get a good overclock.

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a c 287 4 Gaming
August 3, 2014 5:21:35 PM

I made changes to PSU and RAM for dual channel and faster speed. :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($174.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill LINE-M-A MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Thermaltake Smart M 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $665.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-03 20:21 EDT-0400

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August 3, 2014 5:25:16 PM

Do i need to overclock? What would be the benefits? Also will this work fine hooked up to a 50" hd tv with a 120hz refresh rate
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August 3, 2014 5:25:59 PM

Also what is dual channeling? sorry im new to this
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a c 287 4 Gaming
August 3, 2014 5:27:05 PM

Cubsbum said:
Do i need to overclock? What would be the benefits? Also will this work fine hooked up to a 50" hd tv with a 120hz refresh rate


Umm, there is only one benefit to overclocking, your computer has higher frequency which speeds up. But you components will be harmed and may not last as long as expected.

Yeah, it is fine to play with a TV instead of a monitor but you will need a HDMI cable.
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a c 287 4 Gaming
August 3, 2014 5:28:00 PM

Cubsbum said:
Also what is dual channeling? sorry im new to this


Instead if using just one stick, you could use two sticks. Which would increase the speed processing memory by about 5% or so.
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August 3, 2014 5:29:13 PM

Joeteoh99 said:
I made changes to PSU and RAM for dual channel and faster speed. :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($174.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill LINE-M-A MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Thermaltake Smart M 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $665.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-03 20:21 EDT-0400



I'm wondering if giving him a 1TB black series HDD from WD instead, if it's his main drive.
WD1003FZEX is the part number I'm thinking of.
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August 3, 2014 5:29:36 PM

Ok, thanks. 1 last question would this be safe to be moving a lot? I spend a week at my moms and a week at my dads but laptops are too expensive to get the power i want and i like being able to replace parts
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a b 4 Gaming
August 3, 2014 5:29:47 PM

Cubsbum said:
Do i need to overclock? What would be the benefits? Also will this work fine hooked up to a 50" hd tv with a 120hz refresh rate


You dont need to absoultey overclock but if you plan on keep this a long time and want to prevent a bottleneck for a long time overclocking helps. It doesnt damage the cpu as long as you have a good cooler and stress test it will last long if temps kept good( 40-55c). Yes it would be fine with hdmi
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a c 287 4 Gaming
August 3, 2014 5:30:08 PM

FoxVoxDK said:
Joeteoh99 said:
I made changes to PSU and RAM for dual channel and faster speed. :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($174.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill LINE-M-A MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Thermaltake Smart M 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $665.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-03 20:21 EDT-0400



I'm wondering if giving him a 1TB black series HDD from WD instead, if it's his main drive.
WD1003FZEX is the part number I'm thinking of.



Yeah, it will definitely be good however I don't want to make it too high. Although the 1TB may cost 30Dollars extra. :) 
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August 3, 2014 5:30:20 PM

I really dont know if i would use 1 tb and i was looking at maybe using a ssd instead would that be worth it?
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a c 287 4 Gaming
August 3, 2014 5:31:12 PM

Cubsbum said:
Ok, thanks. 1 last question would this be safe to be moving a lot? I spend a week at my moms and a week at my dads but laptops are too expensive to get the power i want and i like being able to replace parts


Yeah, it would be fine. You just need to get a case that has handle for manoeuvrability, however it is not so needed.
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a c 287 4 Gaming
August 3, 2014 5:31:53 PM

Cubsbum said:
I really dont know if i would use 1 tb and i was looking at maybe using a ssd instead would that be worth it?


If you are going to be a frequent gamer, then go with an SSD.

Hope this solves your question mate. :) 
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August 3, 2014 5:32:05 PM

I was thinking about maybe getting a bag with padding to carry it in just to be safe
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a b 4 Gaming
August 3, 2014 5:33:00 PM

Cubsbum said:
Ok, thanks. 1 last question would this be safe to be moving a lot? I spend a week at my moms and a week at my dads but laptops are too expensive to get the power i want and i like being able to replace parts


Yeah it would be ok as long as all parts are secured well and kept from moving to much. Be sure to select best answer when your done to help others out.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 3, 2014 5:33:28 PM

Cubsbum said:
I was thinking about maybe getting a bag with padding to carry it in just to be safe


yeah thats perfect so parts dont get moved and bashed up to much.
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a c 287 4 Gaming
August 3, 2014 5:33:39 PM

Cubsbum said:
I was thinking about maybe getting a bag with padding to carry it in just to be safe


Yeah, it should be fine if you careful when moving.
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August 3, 2014 5:33:44 PM

I think my question has been answered thanks everyone for answering!
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a c 287 4 Gaming
August 3, 2014 5:34:25 PM

Cubsbum said:
I think my question has been answered thanks everyone for answering!


No worries, don't mind picking one.
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August 3, 2014 5:34:45 PM

Cubsbum said:
I really dont know if i would use 1 tb and i was looking at maybe using a ssd instead would that be worth it?


Well, you'd need 500GB at least, SSD's work best at as low capacity as possible(how full they are, not how much capacity they have, poorly worded by me), also they are a bit more pricey and the WD black series do come in 500GB as well.
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August 3, 2014 5:37:39 PM

I might just get a 320gb or 500gb hard drive and a 120gb ssd
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August 3, 2014 5:40:55 PM

Good choice.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 3, 2014 5:44:38 PM

Cubsbum said:
I might just get a 320gb or 500gb hard drive and a 120gb ssd


a 500gb is(50$) and a 1tb is (52$) so just get a 1tb and a 120gb ssd (80$ for a good one dont get a KINGSTON V300 they suck) or a 250gb(130$)
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August 3, 2014 5:50:37 PM

what 1tb hard drive did you see for $52?
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August 3, 2014 5:56:53 PM

Cool thanks!
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a b 4 Gaming
August 3, 2014 5:59:39 PM

welcome
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