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Opinions on My choices so far

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February 16, 2013 5:47:36 PM

So I've decided to build myself a new gaming rig. (I've been playing on a dell xps 502 laptop....) and I was just trying to get some opinions on what i've decided on so far.

Case Raidmax Altas ATX Mid Tower Case ATX-295WB

MB ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Ramm Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10)

HDD Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD1002FAEX

PSU OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply

CPU AMD FX-6300 FX-Series Six-Core Processor Edition, Black AM3 FD6300WMHKBOX

GPU MSI R7850 Twin Frozr OC AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5

Also I just have a generic asus dvd drive as well as 3 120mm fans and 1 corsair H60 liquid cooler for my cpu.

Any feedback would be apreciated :)  I went with an amd build becasue i only have about $800 and I'm trying to get the best deal for my money.

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February 16, 2013 5:57:14 PM

downgrade to 8gb ram.
550w is fine for your build if you don't want to cfx.
February 16, 2013 5:58:27 PM

well i intend to crossfire another gpu in the future when i have more money but i just didnt have the money atm for both gpu's also thank you that saves me like $40 on the ramm
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February 16, 2013 6:01:29 PM

downgrade to 8gb ram.
550w is fine for your build if you don't want to cfx.
February 16, 2013 6:07:28 PM

hey the best kill is over kill :)  just kidding i'll def. swap out the ram to save half the cost. Figure go with the corsair vengence blue 8gb 1600 instead The reason I decided to go with the msi gpu was for the dual fans.
February 16, 2013 11:02:26 PM

the only thing that worries me about that gpu is the consistant reviews giving it an operating temp around 70c which seems quite high to me.
February 16, 2013 11:07:14 PM

70C isn't a high operating temp. at all. That's actually pretty standard for a higher end card.