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December 9, 2012 6:18:14 AM

I'm building my first PC and I was wondering if any of you pros could give me any tips? I'm planning to use it primarily for gaming. Here's my parts list (the numbers correspond with each other):
1) AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo)
2) Western Digital WD Blue 750GB 7200 RPM
3) LITE-ON Black 4X BD-ROM 8X DVD-ROM 32X CD-ROM SATA Internal 4X Blu-ray Reader
4) Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
5) HIS iCooler Radeon HD 7750 1GB
6) GIGABYTE Steel / ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
7) ASRock ATX AMD Motherboard
8) COOLMAX ZX Series ZX-500 500W CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
9) I have a bunch of old computer fans I was planning on strapping to the case to improve cooling as well.

Thank you!

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December 9, 2012 6:51:18 AM

Here's a 1TB HDD that costs the same.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

1333MHz should be okay, but I would feel more comfortable recommending you 1600MHz since this is the general consensus of a sweet spot now, and it's not really that far off.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Though you might want to up the GPU to a 7770 or 7850 at least if this is for gaming.
Unless your monitor resolution is around 1440x900, then the 7750 is fine.
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December 10, 2012 3:52:03 AM

Thanks! Hopefully the RAM you recommended will be in stock soon! And I'll look into my monitor resolution. It's fairly old.
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December 10, 2012 6:29:20 AM

The GPU is a bit slow for a gaming build. You might want to go for a 7770 as listed above.

But also as Excella said, if you are using a lower resolution, you should be fine. I use a 6770 on 1440x900 and I can max most games. Haven't tried alot of newer ones, but you should still be fine.
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December 10, 2012 7:19:49 AM

Oh wow, welcome to the Goldie wagon, Deemo! :lol: 
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December 10, 2012 8:05:58 AM

Thanks excella! I got pretty excited. I need another forum to get a gold now though. I have one in graphics and this, but I want to try another one.

Hmm...
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December 10, 2012 11:24:33 AM

CPUs & Components? :p 
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December 10, 2012 3:19:13 PM

I was thinking of that.
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December 11, 2012 12:16:05 AM

Well my monitor resolution is 1680 x 1050 so should that work? Thanks for answering my questions by the way!
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December 11, 2012 1:09:21 AM

It should be fantastic for that resolution.
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December 11, 2012 1:47:51 AM

What about on a big screen TV? 1080p LCD. I don't know if I'll use it for that at all, but it's a thought I had.
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December 11, 2012 2:25:39 AM

Shouldn't be an issue. That card should handle games at 1080p not at the highest, but at pretty high with no issues.
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