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Hello all I will be building my first REAL rig soon and was thinking of using these parts. Please let me know what you think! Note: I will be using the optical drive from my current rig and also my current GPU (Nvidia 660TI)

Link: https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=22891565

Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
1 ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157394
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$10.00 Instant
$94.99
$84.99
1 Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811129042
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$10.00 Instant
$69.99
$59.99
1 AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX
Item #: N82E16819113284
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy $199.99
1 CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R
Item #: N82E16820233180
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy -$6.00 Instant
$72.99
$66.99
1 Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5 Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Item #: N82E16822148840
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$5.00 Instant
$74.99
$69.99
1 Rosewill CAPSTONE-550 550W Continuous @ 50°C, Intel Haswell Ready, 80 PLUS GOLD, ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92, SLI/CrossFire Ready, Active PFC Power Supply Rosewill CAPSTONE-550 550W Continuous @ 50°C, Intel Haswell Ready, 80 PLUS GOLD, ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92, SLI/CrossFire Ready, Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817182068
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$20.00 Instant
$99.99
$79.99
1 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
Item #: N82E16832116986
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy $99.99
post #2 of 6
If i were you; id ditch the AMD CPU and go with an Intel Z-motherboard (so you can overclock) and go with a i5-3570k or a i5-2500k.
post #3 of 6
I Agree with Aesthethc, go with Intel for the same price.

Also checkout the Seasonic x650 which is on a great deal right now on newegg if you're giong to be spending the simliar amount of money on your rosewill capstone anyway.
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Wow guys thanks for the quick responses. I understand opinions are very polarized on AMD and Intel, I just prefer AMD as I have more experience with it. I'm just an AMD guy I guess, and I will check that seasonic! Other than that how do you think it will handle games?
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Bump!
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Originally Posted by echelon632 View Post

Wow guys thanks for the quick responses. I understand opinions are very polarized on AMD and Intel, I just prefer AMD as I have more experience with it. I'm just an AMD guy I guess, and I will check that seasonic! Other than that how do you think it will handle games?

Thats fine. Good luck with your AMD rig thumb.gif

I know a 660ti + 2500k combo would do good in the majority of your games youd probably max out the majority of the games playing a little shy of 60 fps with a few exceptions like metro or crysis or something... its good for a beginning rig for sure though. at least you didnt go with <4 cores because many beginner builds complain about gpu bottleneck in many games.
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