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Future Build! What do you think? Must appreciated!

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November 24, 2012 4:40:15 PM

So I have been dreaming about building a custom computer for 2 years. I finally have the chance to do it, and I am going all out. I am 17 years old and just got $700 for selling my old computer + Christmas money. I have researched parts for about 4 months now and I think I am ready to start this. I am posting this for you to help me if you think there is a better part for my system. I already have the monitor, hard drive, dvd-tray, and OS

I will link every part to Newegg, but I am buying all the parts through Amazon (because I get free shipping), but it comes to around $640 before taxes, so roughly $690 with taxes


CPU: Fx-8320 I don't want intel :)
MOBO: 970A-G46
PSU: Cooler Master 500W
RAM: Corsair Black (1x8gb) DDR3 1600mhz
GPU: HIS 7850 2gb GDDR5
CPU COOLER: Antec H20 620


I changed the 600 watts to the 500 watt version to save $20. I checked on and with the cpu at 1.5 volts this system runs at 450 watts giving me 50 watts to overclock my gpu. Do you think 500 is enough or should i go 550 or 600?

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November 29, 2012 4:27:07 PM

i'd recommend a better psu...since you're on a budget this is a great one with lifetime warranty (been running mine for quite a while now with a 6870) it's 25 dollars more but it's nice.

Oh forgot to answer the question you wrote about the psu...I would recommend you get a better psu than a 500w so you can upgrade if you ever decide to without worrying about the power supply. Having a psu close to it's maximum wattage can actually shorten it's lifespan and you wouldn't want a powesupply failing on you! That might cause it to fry your computer and possibly everything in it. :cry: 

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