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February 15, 2013 6:36:37 PM

Hey it's my first time really getting down and building a PC from parts, and figured here would be a good place to start. Im using PCpartpicker.com and this is what I have so far, just want someone elses opinion before byu it. Would set up be good for gaming? $900 is my limit, I don't need a monitor, or keyboard.

CPU: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-hdz970fbgmbox
Cooler: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...
Motherboard: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-990fxex...
Memory: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl8d8...
Storage: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/hitachi-internal-hard-driv...
Video Card: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr787...
Sound Card: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-sound-card-xonardg
Wired Network Adapter: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-wired-network-car...
Case: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/raidmax-case-atx238wrp
(Didn't think I'd need a power supply, since that case comes with 450W, I fyou think I should get one, any Suggestions?)
Optical Drive: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1...
Operating System: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-885370414059 (Now I know Windows 8 isn't that great, but I want to at least give it a shot. Can't judge it until I actually have time to inspect it.)
Mouse: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingwin-mouse-kw02

I am planning on gaming on this PC, and if you have suggestions on a different component that I should use. Like I said, $900 strict limit.

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a c 391 4 Gaming
February 15, 2013 6:51:21 PM

Never use the PSU that comes with a case. Get one from antec, xfx, corsair, seasonic.
You don't need a sound card.

This will be considerably better:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($183.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($96.33 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $876.01
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-15 15:51 EST-0500)
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February 15, 2013 6:59:24 PM

It says that the setup you made has compatibility issues?
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a c 391 4 Gaming
February 15, 2013 7:01:42 PM

Just the the motherboard has usb 3.0 and the case front panel only has 2.0. Makes no difference. It will be considerably more powerful than your build in every way. You could find a case you like with usb 3.0 on the front panel if you really care about having 3.0 vs 2.0 on the front of the case.
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a c 391 4 Gaming
February 15, 2013 7:10:02 PM

apevia isnt the base case company but get whatever you like. Some rcommended companies are Antec, Corsair, Coolermaster, NZXT.

Good luck with your build and I'm always glad to be able to help!
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February 15, 2013 7:22:54 PM

Another thing, do I have to get a wired network adapter or a wireless network adapter in order to get online?
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a c 391 4 Gaming
February 15, 2013 7:24:24 PM

The motherboard has a LAN network port for a wired connection. If you want wireless, you have to buy a card.
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a c 391 4 Gaming
February 15, 2013 8:49:53 PM

looks completely fine to me!
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February 15, 2013 9:02:02 PM

Alright thank you! Looks like I have a final decision made!
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a c 391 4 Gaming
February 15, 2013 9:48:04 PM

Awesome. Glad to help!
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February 18, 2013 11:19:41 PM

Alright, So all my parts are ordered, and I am awaiting delivery, but I have been told from one of my VERY computer savvy freinds, that I am going to have some major power issues with my setup (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DWrS), and I just wanted to get some other opinions. Im really hoping he is wrong, but like I said, I need another opinion. He's telling me that I should've gotten a better power supply with more wattage.
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February 18, 2013 11:29:34 PM

I know I should've got something better, but like I said, the parts are ordered, and I cannot get anything else for at least a couple months. Im I going to have to worry about frying any components? How is having that certain power supply going to effect my computers performance?
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a c 391 4 Gaming
February 18, 2013 11:33:33 PM

It might shut down while gaming. Probably not because its a good quality PSU, but it will get HOT overdrawing it.

If it were to fail (unlikely but possible) it could potentially take all the components with it.

Honestly I would just return it and get the PSU I posted.

Better to be safe than sorry.
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