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February 26, 2013 10:47:55 AM

I'm new to building gaming PCs and didn't know if these parts I'd chosen would work well together.

CPU: AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core
Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR-V-FORMULA-Z AMD Mainboard
Solid State Drive: Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB 2.5" SSD
Internal Drive: Samsung 24x Internal Optical Drive
Desktop Memory: Corsair DDR3 8GB 1866MHz CL 9 (2X4GB) DOMINATOR-GT
Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GTS Black
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 Bronze 700W
Graphics Card: Asus RADEON HD 7970 DC2T

P.S. I know it's not a top of the line gaming PC but I just wanted to know if it would handle most current games well on high graphics, and if not, I'm open to suggestion. Thanks in advance :) 

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February 26, 2013 10:52:06 AM

Dalcem Hlo said:
I'm new to building gaming PCs and didn't know if these parts I'd chosen would work well together.

CPU: AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core
Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR-V-FORMULA-Z AMD Mainboard
Solid State Drive: Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB 2.5" SSD
Internal Drive: Samsung 24x Internal Optical Drive
Desktop Memory: Corsair DDR3 8GB 1866MHz CL 9 (2X4GB) DOMINATOR-GT
Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GTS Black
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 Bronze 700W
Graphics Card: Asus RADEON HD 7970 DC2T

P.S. I know it's not a top of the line gaming PC but I just wanted to know if it would handle most current games well on high graphics, and if not, I'm open to suggestion. Thanks in advance :) 


Of course it can handle every modern games, but there's room for improvement. You can make this more value without loosing perfomance!

What's your monitor's resolution? Do you plan to overclock?
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February 26, 2013 10:55:16 AM

My monitors resolution is 1920X1080 and I don't plan on over clocking.
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February 26, 2013 11:02:47 AM
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February 26, 2013 11:08:02 AM

burritobob said:
DON'T get a sapphire card unless you want to go through a lot of RMA with newegg, about 50% of those cards are lemons do your research it's the general consensus. Besides you can get a gigabyte 7970 for cheaper, which performs better as well.


I didn't have any problems with a Sapphire I had...I guess you had some bad luck ;)  Anyway get the cheaper 7970 you can find
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February 26, 2013 11:14:21 AM
February 26, 2013 11:18:42 AM

gamingboy said:
One thing you could add is a good CPU cooler. Something like a 212 Evo, or a Noctua NH D-14, for some serious OC.
Makes sense, since that is a Black Edition processor.


So would the CPU need better cooling then the fan and heatsink that come with it even though I don't plan to overclock?
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February 26, 2013 11:19:44 AM

gamingboy said:
One thing you could add is a good CPU cooler. Something like a 212 Evo, or a Noctua NH D-14, for some serious OC.
Makes sense, since that is a Black Edition processor.


So would the CPU need better cooling then the fan and Heatsink that come with it?
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February 26, 2013 11:22:23 AM

Dalcem Hlo said:
So would the CPU need better cooling then the fan and Heatsink that come with it?


A better heatsink is always welcome for lower noise! Though the stock one isn't that bad as long as you don't OC. I would start with the stock and If you can't stand the noise get an aftermarket one :) 
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February 26, 2013 11:23:52 AM

michxymi said:
A better heatsink is always welcome for lower noise! Though the stock one isn't that bad as long as you don't OC. I would start with the stock and If you can't stand the noise get an aftermarket one :) 

Ahhhh... I get you thanks
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February 26, 2013 11:26:36 AM

Dalcem Hlo said:
Ahhhh... I get you thanks

Stock is not as bad as they make it out to be you won't need an aftermarket.
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February 26, 2013 11:36:24 AM
February 26, 2013 11:39:58 AM

Dalcem Hlo said:
Also, a 500W PSU would be sufficent enough rather then a 700W?


Yes a good 500-550W unit is enough for single GPU. This one is made by Enermax the no2 PSU manufacturer and it's 80 Plus Bronze!

If you plan to Crossfire later you can go with 650-700W one!
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