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[Help Build] Good or Bad? Suggestions - First time builder

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November 20, 2012 1:10:15 AM

Hi, im building my first gaming pc and I would like some of your opinions of the parts and It must be under 600$

Case:COOLER MASTER Elite 311 RC-311B-BWN1 Blue Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (I like to see the inside)

Processor: AMD FX-4170 Zambezi 4.2GHz (4.3GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4170FRGUBOX

Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

DVD/CD Burner: SAMSUNG DVD Burner SATA Model SH-224BB - OEM

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3 AM3+ AMD 760G USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Ram: GeIL EVO CORSA Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10660) Desktop Memory Model GOC316GB1333C9DC

Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Video Card: MSI N630GT-MD4GD3 GeForce GT 630 4GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

So Thats what I think I might get, what do you guys think? anything cheaper, but still as great for gaming. Later on when I get more money I plan on upgrading a few things, but I need a good gaming pc that can do good on almost any game without lagging on normal. I also might overclock the processor.
NewEgg List: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

I NEED HELP TO DETERMINATE HOW MANY WATTS I NEED FOR THE BUILD SO PLEASE HELP AND REPLY
November 20, 2012 4:56:26 AM

Drop 16gb to 8gb and use that money on a 7750 instead of the 6750. Or use that money to pick up a Corsair/seasonic/antec power supply as well or any 80+ certified one. Not too sure about that psu. And 8gb of memory is all that you need for gaming.
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November 20, 2012 5:03:18 AM

Oops I forgot to update the power supply I chose the anted 80+ and thanks for the suggestion about the gpu and the ram very helpful.
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November 20, 2012 5:04:47 AM

@ohyouknow
He can't save any money by dropping ram. The prices are so tight right now on ram modules that he would only save 1-5 dollars.(Just bought some myself)
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November 20, 2012 5:13:27 AM

Those mem. sticks are very well priced fyi.(54.99 + free ship)

I would switch out the raptor with an ssd
Intel 330 Series Maple Crest - $103.99 + free ship
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

more expensive than the HD but way faster, uses less power, more reliable, and no annoying vibration from a 10000rpm drive.

whoop didn't see that you already bough HDD. Why'd ya jump the gun on that one?
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November 20, 2012 5:14:46 AM

Couple problems with the RAM:

1. That motherboard can only recognize up to 4gb sticks, if you want 16gb you'll need a 4x4gb kit NOT a 2x8gb one.

2. With all 4 RAM slots filled Phenom II's cannot run over 1333mhz memory and be stable (and even then, the performance increase is negligible because scaling sucks over 1333).

In short, what you want is a 4x4gb 1333 kit.
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November 20, 2012 5:20:58 AM

Ok how's that?
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November 20, 2012 5:29:19 AM

The 2x8gb Ares won't work on that mobo. A 4x4gb one will. Google it.
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November 20, 2012 5:37:26 AM

I already updated it check again.
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November 20, 2012 5:39:00 AM

Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) should work well.
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November 29, 2012 11:32:22 PM

Wait would it be better to get a 1TB harddrive w/ 7200 rpm and 64mb cache instead ok what I picked?
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November 29, 2012 11:45:22 PM

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Biostar H61MGC Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($32.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $630.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Will easily max out any game. I also hope you're willing to spend an extra $30, but trust me, it's worth it.
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November 30, 2012 4:06:36 AM

Updated the list, but need help with how many watts I need
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November 30, 2012 4:56:09 AM

With no multi GPU, you will be safe with 500W.
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