Lets try this again lol MY First Build!!

Hello everyone,

This is my first post on here along with my first build graduating from console gaming to pc gaming.

my specs
Window 7 64 ult
Amd FX-6300
MSI 970A-G46 9 Series Mobo
Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (adding more soon)
HIS IceQ Turbo H785QT2G2M Radeon HD 7850 2GB
GMP TT ARMOR A90 BLACK CASE
WD 640g HD 7200
500w rocketfish psu (got it free)

Any recamendations on tweaking for best gaming performance would be great , i really dont know what im doing lol.
games i play are bf3 warz bo2 mostly fps.
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  1. Hi,

    Firstly congratulations on your graduation.

    Secondly (and far more importantly) put that PSU in the bin where it belongs, Rocketfish PSU's are awful.

    Check out this review: http://www.hardocp.com/article/2008/05/13/getting_best_buy_on_power_supply/5#.URtbqaVrj9Y

    Rocketfish only list the dimensions and the 1 year warranty on their website under your PSU's spec's, why haven't they listed the PSU's efficiency ratings, rail design or outputs? (rhetorical question, they obviously haven't listed the important info because the PSU is utter crap).

    Anyway, what is your budget for the entire PC?
  2. baHAHA rocketfish....kiss your whole rig goodbye.

    msi is a terrible company..damn near impossible to get any kind of warrenty on anything.
  3. as mentioned get a qaulity PSU (it can take out everything else if it goes)

    well now someone tells me about msi warranty :P

    1600mhz ram is just fine

    aim for a gigabyte mb like the 970a ds3
  4. Thx for the replies , my budget was 500 for everything and i have $475 in everything right now, the rocketfish is the rocketfish rf-500wps2 80+ if its really that bad ill swap it out, looked it up and didnt seem too bad but i know its not great, can anyone recommend a decent one around $50.00 that would be great.
  5. Hi,

    This would be the cheapest PSU I'd recommend for you: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371030

    Get rid of that rocketfish ASAP.
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