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February 7, 2013 3:19:22 AM

So I think I have a final rough draft on my first build and was just hoping I could get some feedback or suggestions.
Also will all this fit in the case I chose? Thanks for the help in advance :) 


RAIDMAX AEOLUS ATX-818WB Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

MSI N660Ti PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL

AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX

SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD128BW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

ASUS Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS

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February 7, 2013 3:26:29 AM

Hi, not to diss AMD but are you sure with your parts?

The 8350 isn't really a good gamer :) . What do you plan to do with your PC?
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February 7, 2013 3:41:09 AM

Oh really? Sorry should have mentioned I am still pretty new at this. It was what a friend recommended to me.
Do you have any other suggestions then?

And yes I want to primarily want to use it for gaming.
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February 7, 2013 3:43:14 AM

What's your budget, then?

The best would be an Intel i5 for gaming.

The Fx-8350 is not really good. Are you from the US?
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February 7, 2013 3:56:13 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Get this case instead since it has better reviews on Newegg and costs less. Additionally you should get a 650w PSU for overclocking headroom. Since my recommendations will probably be on the more expensive side for you, drop the SSD, get a 60 GB boot drive and a HDD. Hope this helps.
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February 7, 2013 3:57:20 AM

paladan09 said:
Yes I am from the U.S.

Ok, so swap for the i5 then. Will do.

So would this motherboard be better for me then?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


That motherboard will perform great and allow for a moderate overclock assuming you plan on buying a processor with a k.
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February 7, 2013 4:05:16 AM

What is your budget anyway?
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February 7, 2013 4:07:41 AM

cutebeans said:
What is your budget anyway?


No more than $1500 is possible.
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February 7, 2013 4:10:31 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($91.32 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($295.66 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($77.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($174.99 @ Best Buy)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1242.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-07 01:10 EST-0500)
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February 7, 2013 4:17:23 AM

Oh wow thanks for that! You went that extra step and I appreciate it :) 

So it looks like both of you think the i5+z77 combo would be better so I might just do that.

Do I really only need a 520W PSU for this?

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February 7, 2013 4:20:21 AM

Yeah, Technology is advancing so much that it produces less electricity but more performance!

Don't worry about it, you had the same budget as with another poster.
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February 7, 2013 4:24:48 AM

The build you posted looks like a good deal I might just do that!

Oh and as for the case would the one I posted still work?
I ask because my friend is giving it to me and I rather not spend more money if not necessary.
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February 7, 2013 4:29:20 AM

Hi, I can make it cheaper if you want.

=)

Do you plan to OC? Actually I can make it a tad cheaper.

Yes, it would work.
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February 7, 2013 4:29:24 AM

Best answer selected by paladan09.
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February 7, 2013 4:31:16 AM

cutebeans said:
Hi, I can make it cheaper if you want.

=)

Do you plan to OC? Actually I can make it a tad cheaper.

Yes, it would work.


Yes I do.
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February 7, 2013 4:34:20 AM

You can shave off $50 if you buy a 7870 XT

and $30 if you buy a non modular PSU.

I really think you'd want the SSD though but you can remove it if you don't want it.
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February 7, 2013 4:36:31 AM

Yeah I do want to keep the SSD but those recommendations sound solid.

Thanks for all your help!
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