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Building my first gaming pc need opinions on the parts iv picked out.

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September 18, 2012 4:40:15 AM

First off. I want to build my first gaming pc, it seems cheaper than buying built pc from ibuypower, cyberpowerpc ect..
I need some suggestions/opinions on the parts i have picked out and what not.

Tower Case : APEVIA X-TROOPER Series X-TRP-RD Black / Red Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Cpu : AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8150FRGUBOX
Psu : COUGAR CMX 1000 COUGAR-1000CMX 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified
Motherboard : GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Ram : CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1600C11
Graphics card : HIS iCooler H777F1G2M Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
Hard Drive : Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Disc Drive : Sony Optiarc High Speed DVD RW Drive 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model 5280S-CB-PLUS Just a cheapy i dont really need anything special.
And Windows 7 64bit.

Dont have a whole lot of money but this seems to fit just right. Costs about $892.90 thats with shipping, and also ill have a $55 mail in rebate card so in a way itll be cheaper.
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September 18, 2012 8:48:24 AM

unless you just an AMD fan, I would go with a i5 CPU. its better for gaming. suggested CPU and MB (same price):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

your Powers supply is way overkill. a 450-600 watt one will be fine these would be good picks (saves you ~$50):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm not a fan of the XMS memory series, I suggest the LP Ballistic series. I use these a lot in building and never had an issue.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

your GPU is an entry level one (it the minimum I usually recommend for gaming systems) with the savings on the PSU you should upgrade to maybe a GTX 560 or a HD7850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

if you live near a microcenter you can save big $ buy getting the i5 CPU and MB in-store





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September 18, 2012 10:48:30 AM

Since that particular Sony DVD drive is manufactured by Lite-On, you can save a few dollars by buying the Lite-On version.
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