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Old 07-10-2013, 04:55 PM   #1
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Default First time PC gaming build (AMD FX-8350)

Hi guys I'm new to the forums as well as new to building a gaming PC [BUDGET $1300 - $1500]

Most of my life I've wanted to own/build my own gaming build but unfortunately money has never stayed in my pocket long enough to get around to it, but now that time ends. I have been planning my build around the CPU - AMD FX-8350 (going with the red/black color theme). I've looked up all the parts/components and wanted to double check with people who have experience building PC's. I plan on using this build for gaming/streaming/editing.

Quick link to build: AMD FX-8350 build

Computer Case: CM Storm Scout 2

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor

CPU Cooler: CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Water Cooler

Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB

Video Card: ASUS HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB

Internal Hard Drive: Western Digital (Black) 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB

SSD Drive: Corsair Neutron Series GTX 120 GB

Optical Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

PSU: CORSAIR CX Series CX750 (750W) ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE

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Fan replacements: CPU cooler - Corsair Air Series SP 120mm PWM Quiet Edition High Static Pressure Fan (Twin pack)

Fan add-ons (x2): Corsair Air Series AF 120mm Performance Edition Fan (Twin pack)

That's it for the specs/build, I also plan on going CrossFire in the future so if you have any info/suggestions on my power supply or cooling system feel free to inform me. Other than that any other information/suggestions please post away!

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Old 07-10-2013, 05:26 PM   #2
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I'm not a huge fan of the Corsair CX series (mainly because they use iffy quality capacitors), though. IMO, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151107 (Seasonic M21II) would be well worth the extra $10 (In fact, it's actually the same price after rebates)

EDIT: If you don't plan on overclocking, then you could also save some money on the CPU cooling. A CoolerMaster hyper 212 would easily be good enough, but be much cheaper. (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103099)

Everything else should be alright.

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Hey c.hegge, thanks for the suggestion on the power supply, I do wish to overclock wanting the most out of this system. I had a weird feeling about the selection I've chosen and I've read some bad reviews about it but went ahead and chose it anyways. Thanks!
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