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First Build, gaming budget, advice?

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November 1, 2011 8:32:15 PM

Im doing my first build via newegg, I want to know if have enough power for the psu, and advices about the motherboard, need opinions and reccomendations :) 


Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $69.99

Psu: RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular LED Power Supply $44.99

Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $149.99

Cpu: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX $134.99

Gpu: GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA Series GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX $169.99

Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL $46.99

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $74.99

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM 22.99

Grand total: $776.48

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November 1, 2011 8:46:44 PM

500W is enough but that PSU is not a make I trust.
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November 1, 2011 8:48:53 PM

What Psu brand do you suggest for around 55$?
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November 1, 2011 8:49:41 PM

Drop the processor to 955. Same part clocked a little slower and you can change it to run at 965 speed very easily

This 6870 is a more powerful graphics card and cheaper
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Raidmax are not a top tier psu supplier . This 550 watt antec is better , and better value at only $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


To allow future processor upgrades it is best to use 1.5 volt RAM . Check that the model you have selected runs at this voltage
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November 1, 2011 8:54:29 PM

Looks awesome. though i would say spend a little more cash on a better psu... this is probably the best bang for the buck psu ive seen around although i have really checked many out so you may want to do some more shopping around. as for the motherboard, ive always heard good things about them, one of my buddies swears by them so i wouldnt worry about that. also look into getting a nice cpu cooler, you got the black edition phenom with the unlocked multiplier... you might as well overclock it ;) 
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November 1, 2011 8:55:49 PM

^ for some reason i can never post links... smh
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November 1, 2011 9:18:43 PM

This Build offers very nice customization parts like a full modular PSU and a Case which is ready for water cooling and has a nice side window, But if you still want to go with AMD for OC capability then just say it and I can reconfigure it to be a price/performance AMD Rock machine! aldo the intel i3 is about the same as a 955 BE.

Also this Build is ready for Ivy Bridge which is Intel's next CPU upgrade and supports PCIe 3.0.

(Case) - NZXT Crafted Series Tempest 410 Elite [Price: $89.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(Motherboard) - Asrock z68 Extreme3 Gen 3 [Price: $124.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(CPU) - Intel Core i3-2100 [Price: $124.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(Heat-Sink) - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO [Price: $34.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(Additional Fans for Push Pull) - Cooler Master R4 Blue LED 120 Case Fan [Price: $11.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(Video Card) - Gigabyte Ultra Durable R685OC 1GB [Price: $159.99 ($139.99 After MIR)]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(Memory) - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) [Price: $48.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(Hard Drive) - Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB [Price: $79.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(Power Supply) - SilverStone Strider Plus 500W Modular Power [Price: $79.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(Optical Drive) - ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner [Price: $19.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total Before MIR: $775.90
Total After MIR: $755.90
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