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October 24, 2012 6:44:04 PM

Hey guys, looking at building my first PC. I want it to last a fair amount time before it's outdated and I compiled a list of my current proposed build. If you guys could help fix any kinks or make suggestions I really could use it.

As an engineering student I'm going to be running Solidworks, Cad, and possibly simulations, and on the side I'll be primarily playing Battlefield 3.

So I started with:

Processor:
The new Fx-8350: The cores will be useful for the multi-threading with Auto-Cad and Solidworks
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard:
Gigabyte MOBO: Well reviewed, with strong quality
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

vs.

Recommended ASUS:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics:
Sapphire Radeon 7850: Fantastic performance for Battlefield 3: I'll be playing on a 1080p TV
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:
G-Skills Rip Jaw 2x4GB RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:
Sentley Optimus Case (Not Recommended)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Recommended Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Where should I go for a power supply? and what should I be aware/afraid of? Is there anything I could possibly replace with something better?

On a side note, I'd rather stay in the same price range of around $700

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October 24, 2012 7:33:05 PM

It looks like a very nice build. What's your motherboard? You'll need one that supports 125watt CPUs.

I would look for a PSU along the lines of Corsair, OCZ, Coolermaster, etc. The well known brands is what you should be looking for. If theres a 700 watt PSU for a few dollars new then walk away.

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October 24, 2012 7:53:14 PM

Blahman11 said:
It looks like a very nice build. What's your motherboard? You'll need one that supports 125watt CPUs.

I would look for a PSU along the lines of Corsair, OCZ, Coolermaster, etc. The well known brands is what you should be looking for. If theres a 700 watt PSU for a few dollars new then walk away.


There we go, I forgot to include the mobo i picked.
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October 24, 2012 8:12:49 PM

Looks good the 8350 vishera looks damn sweet
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October 24, 2012 8:18:13 PM

My advice would be to stay the hell away from any Sentey brand cases. They are extremely cheaply made, (yes I am speaking from experience here) Run as far as you can from them. Not only are they made from very cheap, flimsy metal, they have very low quality plastic hard drive trays, they're so brittle. The front panel is very cheapo plastic, feels like you're gonna break it, and you probably will if you remove the bezel often enough (you have to in order to install optical drives) Wire management is also a hassle if using a non-modular PSU. And side panel fan hinders installation of aftermarket CPU coolers.


On the motherboard, if you're into overclocking, I'd suggest an Asus equivalent, I had the UD5 version of that board (little more features) in Gigabyte brand, it still uses old blue screen BIOS and limited tweaking features for overclocking.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Other than that, I might suggest a step up on the vid card to a 7870 if you can swing it. With an HDTV the extra pixel power can't hurt. But yea, nice setup.
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October 24, 2012 8:18:53 PM

Addendum, since you asked about power supply. I'd suggest a Corsair TX650v2.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You can snap one up for $65 after rebates if you order soon.

AND.. similarly priced, much better quality case. Meet the HAF 912.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 24, 2012 8:37:01 PM

Great build and i also suggest a Corsair psu
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October 24, 2012 9:23:18 PM

don't forget to combo deal check, you can get an extra $13 off on either of those motherboards with the cpu.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

As stated above, Asus for overclocking, but that gigabyte board itself has more slots.

also don't get 1333 memory. g.skill is good, but $3 more and $5 off for faster memory. Thats a no-brainer.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Don't forget dvd/blu ray drive

As for gpu, $20 gets you a step up, and if you do the rebate, -$20 so it could be the same price. Edit, actually its $13 because the 7870 has free shipping., or$7 cheaper with MIR.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 24, 2012 9:26:51 PM

That's a great build, but I think you could save money by getting the 8320 and overclock it to 4.0GHz, then you'd pretty much have the 8350.

I'm very supportive of the Gigabyte motherboard. That model is one of the better ones for overclocking.
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October 24, 2012 9:38:15 PM

KenwoodGT said:
That's a great build, but I think you could save money by getting the 8320 and overclock it to 4.0GHz, then you'd pretty much have the 8350.

I'm very supportive of the Gigabyte motherboard. That model is one of the better ones for overclocking.

i agree
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October 29, 2012 4:42:01 PM

Thanks for all the replies! I wasn't expecting that much, it'll take me a little bit to consider my options. But thank you all!
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October 29, 2012 4:42:24 PM

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