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Help with first build

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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  1. 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?
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. An intel i5 3570k + a Z77 motherboard would be ideal for gaming. In your budget, swap out the 660 Ti for a 7950. With the newest drivers, the 7950 is almost on par with the 670. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html
  5. 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=N82E16813130646
  6. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153 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.
  7. 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=N82E16813130646


    That motherboard will perform great and allow for a moderate overclock assuming you plan on buying a processor with a k.
  8. What is your budget anyway?
  9. cutebeans said:
    What is your budget anyway?


    No more than $1500 is possible.
  10. Best answer
    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)
  11. 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?
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Best answer selected by paladan09.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Yeah I do want to keep the SSD but those recommendations sound solid.

    Thanks for all your help!
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