Opinions on My choices so far Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: February 16, 2013 11:29 PM in Systems Share smcquade767 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. More about : opinions choices lt_dan_zsu February 16, 2013 5:57:14 PM downgrade to 8gb ram. 550w is fine for your build if you don't want to cfx. smcquade767 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 Related resources Building a new desktop, need some opinions for my choices - Forum New Build, opinions concerning choices . - Forum Just need some opinions about my choices . - Forum Need opinions for component choice on a new system - Forum Opinion on the build so far . - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer lt_dan_zsu February 16, 2013 6:01:29 PM downgrade to 8gb ram. 550w is fine for your build if you don't want to cfx. realchaos February 16, 2013 6:02:58 PM Better GPU if you wait for it to come back in stock http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 16gb rams is overkill for gaming. 8gb is plenty enough. smcquade767 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. Solf February 16, 2013 7:12:11 PM realchaos said:Better GPU if you wait for it to come back in stock http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 16gb rams is overkill for gaming. 8gb is plenty enough. Research 7870 Tahiti, and you'll get why this comment is awesome. smcquade767 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. lt_dan_zsu 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. realchaos February 16, 2013 11:29:57 PM If you are really worried about the temps, you can buy the sapphire 7870 XT at regular price for $245 after mail in rebates. There's two fans on it, but the powercooler one is on sale so its your choice. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Upgrade Choices Forum Need some opinions on a Mobo/Cpu choice htpc Forum ASrock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 System Build Component Compatability Choices ? Forum Need opinion on choices Forum How am I doing so far ? Forum I want to build a gaming PC Under $800. Thoughts on my choices ? Forum $1500+ build graphics card choices Forum Upgrading looking for opinions and suggestions Forum My projected $2000 i7 gaming build so far (need help) Forum Feedback on new build. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !