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November 9, 2012 3:27:36 AM

I'm putting together my first custom PC and want to make sure I'm getting a good system, just want to know if my parts work together and any suggestions on better parts, preferably not more expensive.

Case: Rosewill Blackhawk ATX w/ 5 pre installed fans

Mobo: MSI 990FXA-GD65V2 AM3 AMD990FX

CPU: AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5Ghz (4.0 turbo) AM3

PSU: Rosewill Capstone 750W 80 gold 12V rail

GPU: XFX Double D radeon 7870 GHz edition Black edition

RAM: Corsair Vengence 8GB 1600mhz

HDD: WD Black 1TB 7200RPM

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November 9, 2012 3:37:03 AM

P.S. I need a quick response
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November 9, 2012 3:41:12 AM

Looks good to me.

I assume the 750w PSU is because you'll be adding a 2nd 7870 in the future for Crossfire. If not, drop it down to a 500-550w unit.

Other than that, everything looks good.
Unless you want to bring costs down and want alternatives suggestions, that is.
November 9, 2012 3:53:25 AM

the AMD 8320 benchmarks higher and has one of the top price/performance ratios I've ever seen

and excella I do not know if I will add another GPU but my 750W power supply is about the same price as a lower power supply but maybe I'll look at a Corsair HX650 since their pretty well rated, thank you
November 9, 2012 4:10:22 AM

Get either of these instead.

550w is actually already more than plenty for a single GPU system.
The reason for the 630w suggestion is because it's on sale and it's basically a steal.

About the CPUs, the FX-8320 is fine. Games are mostly GPU reliant, not so much on CPU. Piledriver is a great update from the Bulldozer line.

The FX-8320 is basically the FX-8350 minus 0.5Ghz which you can easily OC.
November 17, 2012 1:00:51 AM

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