Building my first computer

Hi all,

I am building my very first computer and have everything picked out but wanted to run the parts selection by you to make sure I am on the right track. budget $1000 plus or minus $300 (i'm flexible in my budget) and am wanting a good gaming PC.

Case:RAIDMAX Agusta ATX-605BT Black / Titanium Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Processor:AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX

CPU Cooler:Thermaltake CLP0596 130mm Frio Advanced CPU Cooler

Motherboard:ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

GPU:XFX Double D FX-797A-TDBC Radeon HD 7970 Black Edition 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support

PSU:SILVERSTONE Strider Essential series ST70F-ES 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC

RAM:G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL


Thanks for taking a look!
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  1. raidmax cases are crap but if you like the looks of it then go for it
    you forgot to add hard drive, optical drive, windows 7 or 8 oem 64 bit
  2. 7970 with 500watts? O.o
  3. alvine said:
    7970 with 500watts? O.o


    It's more than enough, if you have a good PSU Unit...the one I choose is made by Enermax no2 PSU manufacturer in the world and it's 80+ Bronze!

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7970-ghz-edition-review-benchmark,3232-18.html

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/258168/amd_radeon_hd_7970_ghz_edition_review.html

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5261/amd-radeon-hd-7970-review/27
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