Please Check My PC Build!

Hey I was thinking about building this new PC, and I just wanted your feedback to see if everything is compatible and what not. My budget is $800 not including mouse, keyboard or monitor. From most to least this is what I want my computer to do, Gaming>Movies>Internet browsing. This is just what I thought up but feel free to comment whole new ideas! Oh and I'm up in canada so the websites I've been using are (newegg.ca and tigerdirect.ca)


CPU: AMD FX-4170 Zambezi 4.2GHz (4.3GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4170FRGUBOX, $139.99

PSU: RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply, New Version with Build-in LED Fan On/Off Switch, $44.99 (I really wanted a modular unit so that there would be more room in the case.

Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS, $99

Graphics card: HIS IceQ X H777QN1G2M Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card, $139.999

Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7D-8GBRL, $43.99

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX 1TB IntelliPower SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive, $99.99

Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, front mounted dual USB 3.0, $59.99

So that's what I've been looking at for now but I don't know if this is bad or not. Thanks in advance for your feedback!
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  1. If u are under ur budget, get a better GPU like Radeon HD 6870 1GB
  2. ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard - $135
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

    Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Quad-Core Desktop Processor - $230
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 2133MHz Desktop Memory - $60
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231468

    GIGABYTE Ultra Durable Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 Video Card - $150
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125353

    Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - $90
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148337

    ASUS DVD Burner Black SATA Model DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS - $27
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135240

    CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - $60
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

    Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $55
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

    Total: $807 :)

    I recommend you to use intel processors for a gaming build.
  3. Alright thanks guys! I think I'll get the better GPU and choose a different PSU. I wasn't planning to do any overlooking.. So is there really a huge diffrence going the AMD way than intel? I think I'll go with the FX-417. What do you guys think about this?
  4. If you really want to go AMD, the FX 4100 is the best AMD CPU for gaming. However, the i3-2100 beats the FX 4100 at stock when the 4100 is OCed to 4.0.
  5. Okay well what intel based rig would you suggest me?
  6. If you are not going to overclock & looking for a serious gaming rig, this intel based rig will satisfy your requirements:

    MSI H77MA-G43 Intel H77 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS - $90
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130648

    Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor - $200
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116506

    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 2133MHz Desktop Memory - $60
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231468

    MSI Twin Frozr II GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 Video Card - $225
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127594

    Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - $90
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148337

    ASUS DVD Burner Black SATA Model DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS - $27
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135240

    CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - $60
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

    Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $55
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

    Total: $807 :)
  7. A better choice for CPU is the i5-3450 for $10 more. With that, change the MOBO to an H77 or B75 one. Otherwise, get an H67 board to go with that non-OCing CPU. Z77 is a waste without OCing.
  8. ^ Changed the CPU to i5-3450 & motherboard to MSI H77MA-G43 Intel H77 chipset.
  9. That's a good choice. :P
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