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As a shopper in Canada, you should avoid Newegg.ca and choose a Canadian retailer to not only support the Canadian economy but to also get a better deal, as lower shipping prices (or local store pick-up) and price matching will make a Canadian retailer win out any and every time. If you are in BC, choose NCIX (or MemoryExpress if you are in Metro Van). In Alberta, Memory Express may be closer for a local buy. In Ontario, CanadaComputers and NCIX operate several local stores, or lower shipping times.

You can eliminate the 970A-G46 from your choice list, as it does not fully support the FX-8350 in stable operation. MSI found this to be an issue with the FX-8350's power rating (it should be 140W TDP), and it does not play well with the G46's VRMs, which are strictly limited for safe operation of 125W TDP parts, and using with an 8350 will throttle the processor during high load operations.

The only motherboards in my price range are AMD 970 that have AM3+ and USB 3.0. What else could i get then?
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The only motherboards in my price range are AMD 970 that have AM3+ and USB 3.0. What else could i get then?

Just get an 8320. The performance difference between the 8320 and 8350 in most applications is < 5%
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The only motherboards in my price range are AMD 970 that have AM3+ and USB 3.0. What else could i get then?

Consider the gigabyte ga970 ud3. If you can't work that in to the budget and your considering the g46 or asrock extreme3 then I would just purchase a ga760 USB3 mATX board, (the one with vrm heatsinks)

Go for an 8320 since it performs and overclocks roughly the same as the 8350

Any reason why you need 16gbs ram?

Find a good PSU from our recommended PSU sticky (someone can link you)

Stay away from raidmax cases, I have one, and I hate it.

The wd black is a great HDD, but the newest best bang for tour buck atm is the 1tb blue with the model number that ends in aex I believe... Usually much cheaper then the black with great performance.

Try and find a 7870 le (the one that isn't pitcairn based) its closer in performance to the 7950

Buy a PSU based on quality not "wattage ratings" as many manufacturers outright lie or bloat claims

Sorry for errors and lack of links and specifics, posting from a phone that I recently whiped...
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Just get an 8320. The performance difference between the 8320 and 8350 in most applications is < 5%


is the 8320 Fully supported?? i just dont want to run into issues the first day i get everything.
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is the 8320 Fully supported?? i just dont want to run into issues the first day i get everything.

Yup any motherboard that can run the 8350 can run the 8320
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OP, just curious why you need 2 ODD's? I only have an external Samsung SE208 USB DVD burner - it saves a lot of space in the front bays and unnecessary internal wiring. Since this is your first PC you will almost certainly start upgrading as Upgrade Obsession takes hold so why not start with a big case like the Coolermaster HAF-X or Storm Stryker? http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=storm+stryker&N=-1&isNodeId=1
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You might wana switch out that WD 1TB for a seagate 2-3TB which are the same price as the WD Black
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you don't want a raidmax case or raidmax power supply.

You want a quality case with plenty of room, and cooling fan configuration options. I would suggest the Cooler Master 620 II Advanced, or Corsair 300r, Fractal Design Arc Midi 2. You really get what you pay for with a case, that case you listed is pretty much not even in the same ballpark as these 3.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139016 corsair 300r
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352031&Tpk=fractal%20design%20arc%20midi&IsVirtualParent=1

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I think it should be 'CM 690 II Advanced' - they have USB 3.0 version (RC-692A-KKN5)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119259

+ a decent PSU of good brand (CM, corsair, seasonic...) ,there are good promos on PSU, you can get entry model really cheap

you will spend more, but you will have a very decent case and PSU, which you can reuse many times... (I had several builds over the years in my CM 690)
   
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I think it should be 'CM 690 II Advanced' - they have USB 3.0 version (RC-692A-KKN5)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119259

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you will spend more, but you will have a very decent case and PSU, which you can reuse many times... (I had several builds over the years in my CM 690)

Be careful suggesting PSU brands, as the OEM and build quality can vary dramatically.
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Be careful suggesting PSU brands, as the OEM and build quality can vary dramatically.

I agree. My idea was to suggest looking at some of respected brands as opposed to 'no name' PSUs. I think chances of getting decent PSU when buying any of the brands mentioned are much higher when comparing with 'no name' PSU. Reading a sticky and doing some research is always recommended. I hope it goes without saying.

Also some people would for example say that you generally can't go wrong buying Seasonic PSU (I don't own Seasonic myself), but it's a different discussion.

Edit: version of the case w/o PSU is 15$ cheaper. It is only my opinion, not an advice, but I would not risk plugging my HW to this PSU.
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