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1st PC I build, looking for advice on parts

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May 29, 2013 6:20:48 PM

Hey guys! I'm looking into building a PC and haven't done it before. I selected some parts that I was hoping some of you folks out there can take a look at and maybe give me some advice if I can swap a part for a better one at a similar or cheaper price. I also want to see if they're compatible with each other. Here is what I have chosen until now. I haven't bought anything yet though.

If you're in USA, replace the .com to .ca from the NewEgg link.

Case: Thermaltake Chaser A41: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Mobo: ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 (Really want UEFI from ASUS): http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
GPU: SAPPHIRE 100352-3L Radeon HD 7950 3GB: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
PSU: CORSAIR AX860 860W ATX12V / EPS12V 80+ Platinum: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
CPU: AMD FX-6350 Vishera 3.9GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Six-Core: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
SSD: ADATA S510 Series AS510S3-120GM-C: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Optical Drive: LG Black 12X Blu-ray Combo Drive: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
CPU Heatsink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

Also...
Rosewill Wireless Adapter: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...
Might get this ACER monitor once I get more cash: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Thanks for the help!

More about : 1st build advice parts

a c 2009 ) Power supply
a c 1109 V Motherboard
a c 848 à CPUs
a c 110 } Memory
a b C Monitor
May 29, 2013 6:32:30 PM

The power supply is overkill for your build.
a c 2009 ) Power supply
a c 1109 V Motherboard
a c 848 à CPUs
a c 110 } Memory
a b C Monitor
May 29, 2013 6:35:20 PM

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

If your only planning on running one 7950 , this is plenty ^

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

With the money saved on the power supply get this SSD instead of the ADATA


With the money saved from the PSU switch , you get a better board , and a top of the line SSD.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Get this 990 board in place of the ASUS you had listed.


Everything else looks good. :) 
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May 30, 2013 2:23:29 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

If your only planning on running one 7950 , this is plenty ^

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

With the money saved on the power supply get this SSD instead of the ADATA


With the money saved from the PSU switch , you get a better board , and a top of the line SSD.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Get this 990 board in place of the ASUS you had listed.


Everything else looks good. :) 


So the ASRock Extreme3 is better than the ASUS M5A97 R2.0? What about the ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 (http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...)? It caught my eye today. Switched the PSU to this: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Thanks for the help :) 
a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
a b à CPUs
a b C Monitor
May 30, 2013 8:55:36 PM

SR-71 is correct with the PSU suggestion. I would not go with the FSP. Years ago myself and some other computer people (not nerds, just users) had problems with FSP. PSU is no where to skimp on money nor quality. Rest of you build looks o.k., but consider SR-71's suggestions.
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