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Can you guys check over my new build?

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February 24, 2013 10:04:10 AM

I think I'm coming to the end of planning my new mid to low budget gaming build. Can you guys just check over it to make sure I'm not making any silly mistakes or if I'm choosing parts that have a cheaper equivalent? Thanks!

AMD FX6300 Black Edition

AsRock 970 Extreme3

MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti

Corsair Builder Series CX500

Zalman X11 Plus

Segate Barracuda 500GB

2x4GB Kingston Ram (from local tech exchange store)

Windows 8



Here's the form I need to fill in:


Approximate Purchase Date: September


Budget Range: £450-£550, including shipping


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, 3d modelling and rendering


Are you buying a monitor: No


Parts to Upgrade: Building new system from scratch


Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I'll go wherever it's cheapest, however I paticularly like Amazon.co.uk


Location: West Midlands, UK


Parts Preferences: Must have an NVIDIA GPU as the 3d software I use requires CUDA


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: No


Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050


Additional Comments: Must have NVIDIA GPU, have also heard of free Planetside 2 cash with some models of GTX 650 Ti? Unsure on this but that would be awesome :p 


And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My current prebuilt laptop just isn't up to scratch for gaming



Thanks very much :) 

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February 24, 2013 10:24:47 AM

Yeah, your build seems great for your use.
February 24, 2013 10:41:32 AM

looks decent so far
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February 24, 2013 11:09:31 AM

Thanks guys :)  I will of course keep up to date and will check again in September, I just wanted to get the foundations of my PC sorted early on :) 
February 24, 2013 11:38:58 AM

The only thing is that the motherboard supports pci-e 2.0 and your new video card is pci-e 3.0. Yes, it will work in the motherboard but since your buying new, I'd look for a motherboard that supported pci-e3.0, just to be a little future proof.
February 24, 2013 12:45:23 PM

Current gen AMD doesn't feature PCIE3 because it doesn't do anything yet.
February 24, 2013 1:00:39 PM

Ah thanks hagjohn :) 
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