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January 12, 2013 11:00:23 PM

Just about to get parts to build a pc wondering if the parts i've chosen are worth it :) 

Case - Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed
CPU - AMD FX-6200 6 Core 3.80Ghz
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3
Ram - 8GB DDR3 1333MHZ
Dvd drive - LiteOn IHAS124-04 24x
Storage - Generic 1TB 5400RPM (Could be anymake, second hand)
GPU - Gigabyte 7950 3GB
PSU - 700w CiT

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January 12, 2013 11:14:29 PM

Only get a PSU from Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic

Get 1600mhz RAM

Get an fx-6300 over a 6200
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January 13, 2013 3:57:43 AM

- Also agree with getting a reputable brand PSU. Antec,XFX,Corsair, and Seasonic are all good as mentioned above.
- Also agree with 1600MHz RAM. It's probably $2 more than 1333.
- I second the FX-6300 over the 6200 unless you are getting some crazy deal on the 6200, go with the newer architecture.
- Lastly, I would never buy a "generic" hard drive. That is where you store your data, make sure its a reputable brand and not from a mysterious source. Factory refurbished drives can be ok, but not "second hand". I'd try and make it a 7200 RPM drive if possible.
- You are obviously spending money on your GPU, so don't cheap out on the rest of your parts.
January 13, 2013 11:24:52 AM

Thanks for the help guys, much appreciated :) 
Theses are what ive changed them too


CPU - AMD FX-6300 6 Core 3.50/4.10Ghz
Ram - Corsair CML8GX3M2A1600C9 LP Vengeance 8GB 1600Mhz
Storage - Seagate Momentus 500GB (Can always get another later)
PSU - Powercool Modular 650W 80+ Dual 12V
January 13, 2013 2:51:03 PM

Only get a PSU from Antec, Corsair, XFX, Seasonic. Powercool is a low end company and likely to fail or produce much less than the stated wattage.
January 13, 2013 3:52:50 PM

Just wondering where you are getting your parts from. If Newegg is an option here 2 suggestions.

HDD: Here is a crazy deal on a 1TB Samsung F3 drive. It is one of the top performing and reliable hard drives out there. $65 you can't beat it http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: As mentioned, you need a good PSU. If you are getting a $300 video card, don't cheap out on the thing powering it. If it fails it could potentially take out several components. I've seen it happen. Here is a 750W Corsair, while it's a bit more than what you need, it has $10 off and $20 MIR and $10 instant savings.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
January 13, 2013 7:34:35 PM

Sadly as im from the uk i'm not shopping from newegg

Would the Antec VP550P 550W be enough to run everything?
January 13, 2013 8:34:41 PM

xXADZXx123 said:

Would the Antec VP550P 550W be enough to run everything?

Yes. Assuming you don't plan to do crazy overclocking. Yes, it should be fine.