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October 29, 2012 8:48:49 PM

Hi I'm new here and I'm starting my first build, is this OK?

1. ASUS M5A97 LE - 2.0
2. AMD FX-8350 (overkill maybe?)
3. SAPPHIRE TECHNOLOGY Radeon HD 7850 OC - 2 GB GDDR5 (not sure i might want a better one)
4.Corsair Vengeance - 8gb (2X4)
5.Corsair TX 650WATT
6.Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus
7.Samsung SH-224BB
8.Western Digital 500GB Caviar Blue (SATA-600, 3.5", 7200RPM, 32MB)

Thanks for reading and i hope to see what you guys think. Keep in mind that i can't get too far over the price of this which is €740 or $955.

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a b B Homebuilt system
October 29, 2012 8:54:27 PM

If you want an AMD CPU, you'd probably be better off getting an FX-6300 and getting a Radeon 7950 or at least a Radeon 7870. The FX-8350 isn't worth sacrificing a much faster graphics card.
October 29, 2012 8:57:47 PM

yeah that processor is a bit overkill, but i can get it for almost the same price as a FX-8320.
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 29, 2012 9:05:07 PM

That doesn't matter if it still comes at the cost of a weaker graphics card. You would be better off getting a cheaper CPU and/or going cheaper in some other components (if not both) because there's no good reason to have a mere Radeon 7850 in a $1000 gaming build. That's what you might put in a $500-700 build, but in a $1000 build? It's basically just paying more money for about the same performance, IE not worth it.

Really, an FX-6300 would be a better CPU for your build because of the extra budget allowance it leaves to the graphics while having similar gaming performance to the FX-8350.
October 30, 2012 7:05:56 AM

I think i will lower some cost on the CPU, I'll check out the 6300 also what would be the Intel alternative? also you said: and/or going cheaper in some other components (if not both). On which components could I go cheaper?