Building my first gaming pc need opinions on the parts iv picked out. Tags: Homebuilt Systems Product Last response: September 18, 2012 10:48 AM in Systems Share Kaotic23 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. More about : building gaming opinions parts picked jerreddredd a b B Homebuilt system 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 Max Collodi 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumBuilding my first computer. Have parts picked , need opinions . ForumParts Picked Out , 1st Gaming PC Build ForumAssembling first gaming pc,picked out most parts ,any input appreciated ForumMy first build ever, here's what I've picked out ~ $1000 gaming rig. ForumFirst build - Parts picked out , are they suitable? ForumNeed help with picking out parts for a pc . First build ! ForumBuilding First Gaming PC - Need Advice/ Opinions Etc ForumPlease give me your opinions and advice for my Gaming PC parts ForumFirst gaming PC build (~$2000): Opinions and parts help ForumNeed help picking parts for a ~ $1300 gaming pc ForumBuilding Gaming PC , Need Opinions On Parts ForumNeed help picking out some parts for an all around PC , ForumI've picked parts for a gaming rig, input would be appreciated ForumMentally Handicapped Person Needs Help Picking Parts 4 1st Liquid Rig! Forum$1000+ gaming PC , need advice and opinions . Forum1600$ Gaming PC first build need advice & suggestions ForumCase Fan Modified or GPU fan? ForumHelp me build my first gaming pc ForumGaming Rig/ please rate, comments appreciated ForumNew i7 GTX 670 gaming build, please rate. (PSU question) More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !