Suggestions and Help with New Build for Higher End Gaming PC

Hello, I am interested in building my first PC. I have had laptops and desktops for gaming over the years, alienware, ASUS, etc. I am wanting to build my very own, not just to save a huge hunk of cash (though that is a factor) but for the experience and knowledge. I am a novice with this, and plan to study tutorials and take it slow. I went to CyberpowerPC and built a desktop I wanted, the reason was to get the parts! lol So based on the desktop config I made on Cyberpower I came up with this build (yes, pretty pricy)

Case - Thermaltake Commander Mid-Tower Gaming Case


Fans - Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans


Noise Reduction - Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts


CPU - AMD FX-8150 3.60 GHz Eight-Core AM3+ CPU 8MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology


Graphics Card - AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card


Cooling Fan - Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)


Motherboard - CrossFireX/SLI] GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AMD 990FX Socket AM3+ ATX Mainboard w/ Ultra Durable™ 3, Dual Bios, On/Off USB Charge & 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB 3.0, SATA-III RAID, 4 Gen2 PCIe X16, 2 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI


Power Supply - 1,000 Watts - Cooler Master Silent Pro Gaming 80 Plus Power Supply


RAM - 16GB (8GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory


Hard Drive - 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD


Optical Drive - 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive


Operating System - Window 8 (release end of October)


WiFi - 802.11b/g/n 300 Mbps Wireless Card + External 2.4G 5 Dbi Omni-Directional Wireless Antenna


What I am wanting to know is what do you guys think of the build? Did I forget anything? Is this a respectable build for high end PC gaming? Any suggestions?

-Please be easy on me, this is my first time doing this...
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  1. lol build it yourself. you get to save money and not get scammed

    performs better in almost everything
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/iqka

    1; fx sucks for games
    2: you dont need that much ram
    3; my motherboard has a wifi card if you need one
    4: you dont need that much wattage
    5; you dont have a SSD which means your rig wont feel very fast
    6:the d14 cooler cools better and quieter
    7; lol you dont need that many fans
  2. If you have the money to spend get a 120gb-240gb SSD. Load OS and main apps/games onto the SSD.

    I would also look into intel if this is for gaming. I have attached the CPU hierarchy chart.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-5.html

    Just my $0.02 i would stick with the 1000w PSU. I did this and i ended up added a 2nd GPU (soon 3rd), 2nd HDD and SSD. Worth the extra wattage.
  3. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice <----- this is the build format pinned to the top of this forum. please copy & paste it on here.
  4. High end gaming PC and you're using an FX-8150? Absolutely not. I think I would chuck that whole build but without knowing budget that would help to suggest a better system.
  5. g-unit1111 said:
    High end gaming PC and you're using an FX-8150? Absolutely not. I think I would chuck that whole build but without knowing budget that would help to suggest a better system.
    +1
  6. And for god sakes get rid of that "Fisher Price pretend watercooling"! It's not compared to custom watercooling.I hope you know.It's garbage straight up!
  7. bigcyco1 said:
    And for god shakes get rid of that "Fisher Price pretend watercooling"! It's not compared to custom watercooling.I hope you know.It's garbage straight up!


    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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