Computer build review

CPU: AMD FX-4170 Zambezi 4.2GHz (4.3GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4170FRGUBOX

MOTHERBOARD: ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

GFX CARD:GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA Series GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16

OPT. DRIVE: LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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

RAM: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model

CASE: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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  1. You can do way better than that - I'll seriously hesitate to recommend FX on any build due to all the problems it's been having, and Raidmax - just avoid them like the plague - truly awful manufacturer.

    Try this:

    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99
    PSU: Corsair CX600 V2 - $69.99
    Motherboard: Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 - $121.99
    CPU: 3.3GHz Intel Core i3-2120 - $127.99
    RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB 1333MHz 1.5V - $42.99
    HD: Samsung / Seagate Spinpoint F3 500GB - $85.99
    Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
    Video Card: XFX Double D Radeon HD 7770 - $159.99

    Total: $695.92
  2. ^On the ball. Replace the case with whatever catches your eye on Newegg.
  3. kajabla said:
    ^On the ball. Replace the case with whatever catches your eye on Newegg.

    You can't get much better than the HAF 912 for the price - I wouldn't buy from a junk manufacturer like Raidmax, Xion, Xclio, Apevia, etc.
  4. Those are the $25-$40 cases. Just about anything above that, and many things in that range too (Xigmatek?) will work just fine. The case should be a question of stylistic preference.
  5. Agree to a point on cases. Though I had a little trouble with a diablotek once, other than that, should be pretty ok to put together. To the poster above, you get onto the op and recommend a Samsung drive over a western digital? Op, I'd go with the western digital if they are similar on price. The i3 might be better, but if you have microcenter nearby, I think the i5 2400 is only 150 there.
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