Is this build okay?

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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  1. Fill out the new build advice template - we can better help you that way.
  2. Only get a PSU from Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic

    Get 1600mhz RAM

    Get an fx-6300 over a 6200
  3. - 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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

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

    Would the Antec VP550P 550W be enough to run everything?
  8. 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.
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