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First time building desktop, here's what I got

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February 13, 2013 9:10:54 PM

Basically had a bunch of friends who've been doing this for years, help me put this together. They were a little in argument over which motherboard to choose, tower, etc. But I decided to spend a little more on some stuff, just because I might as well.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DgbM
What I got to come up with.

Now there is a version of this build I could make for $930, but it would be with a much lesser tower, and diff motherboard.
However, like I said decided to spend that little extra considering I went out to get that nice graphics, etc.



My question to you guys though, what do you think of the build? Pretty good overall?





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February 13, 2013 10:11:11 PM

It's a pretty good build, but my questions is what will it be used for?
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February 13, 2013 10:17:05 PM

Nice build, however the cooler may only fit with an A2-B2 memory configuration. You might try this memory instead for better compatibility with you cooler. Also note that the 212 Evo will slide a little bit vertically when installed.
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February 13, 2013 10:45:48 PM

I just finished my first build with similar specs and am loving it.

AMD FX-8350

Gigabyte TA990FXE

8gb Corsair Vengance 1600mhz

Gigabyte 7950 Windforce 3 (Started with a 7870 Myst but RMA'd for better)

Corsair TX650 Bronze Certified

NZXT Guardian

Not sure how experianced you are but these are a few things I didn't think about being a first time build. The case was one of the biggest things I would change. I tried to find a cool looking case that was really cheap and if I could go back I would have spent another $30-$50 and got a good case with proper airflow and good cable management. The next was the cooler, I ended up getting a corsair H55 liquid cooler because air coolers can be so freaking loud under load. Also it may sound like common sense but make sure everything will fit. I had to mod my case to get my GPU to fit. Expect some parts to be DOA or malfunction a few days in so save your boxes, everything in the boxes and recipts for RMA. Last is an OS, Also common sense but I didn't leave room in my budget for an OS. Sorry about the long post but I hopefully I can help from my mistakes. Good luck and enjoy the PC!
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February 13, 2013 10:45:58 PM

I just finished my first build with similar specs and am loving it.

AMD FX-8350

Gigabyte TA990FXE

8gb Corsair Vengance 1600mhz

Gigabyte 7950 Windforce 3 (Started with a 7870 Myst but RMA'd for better)

Corsair TX650 Bronze Certified

NZXT Guardian

Not sure how experianced you are but these are a few things I didn't think about being a first time build. The case was one of the biggest things I would change. I tried to find a cool looking case that was really cheap and if I could go back I would have spent another $30-$50 and got a good case with proper airflow and good cable management. The next was the cooler, I ended up getting a corsair H55 liquid cooler because air coolers can be so freaking loud under load. Also it may sound like common sense but make sure everything will fit. I had to mod my case to get my GPU to fit. Expect some parts to be DOA or malfunction a few days in so save your boxes, everything in the boxes and recipts for RMA. Last is an OS, Also common sense but I didn't leave room in my budget for an OS. Sorry about the long post but I hopefully I can help from my mistakes. Good luck and enjoy the PC!
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February 13, 2013 10:50:46 PM

Not sure about Nvidea but AMD is doing a promo with there GPUs so I got Crysis 3 and Bioshock Infinite for free with my 7950, just incase you didn't know
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February 13, 2013 10:54:59 PM

the 670 has a promo code for 3 games, not crysis or bioshock, but 3 $50 games.
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February 13, 2013 11:14:41 PM

Nice. If your interested in saving a few bucks check out the Biostar TA990FXE AM3+. They have them for about $95 online. Works great for me with the same CPU
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February 14, 2013 4:50:15 AM

all looks great! should be a screamer, I always add some nice lighting for the case too makes it that much nicer when the lights are low, I make my own stickers out of plexiglass. painted on one side for extra coolness, I like case mods, when you have a max system like yours will be those little extras are great, take your time with cable management, also an external drive is nice for backups and storage.....
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February 14, 2013 3:28:36 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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