1st PC I build, looking for advice on parts

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=N82E16811133217
Mobo: ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 (Really want UEFI from ASUS): http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131873
GPU: SAPPHIRE 100352-3L Radeon HD 7950 3GB: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026
PSU: CORSAIR AX860 860W ATX12V / EPS12V 80+ Platinum: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139044
CPU: AMD FX-6350 Vishera 3.9GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Six-Core: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113327
SSD: ADATA S510 Series AS510S3-120GM-C: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211569
Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233280
HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148844
Optical Drive: LG Black 12X Blu-ray Combo Drive: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136252
CPU Heatsink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

Also...
Rosewill Wireless Adapter: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166073
Might get this ACER monitor once I get more cash: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009317

Thanks for the help!
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  1. The power supply is overkill for your build.
  2. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207022

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

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147192

    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=N82E16813157281

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


    Everything else looks good. :)
  3. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207022

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

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147192

    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=N82E16813157281

    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=N82E168131318510)? It caught my eye today. Switched the PSU to this: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104169
    Thanks for the help :)
  4. 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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