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Originally Posted by Pawelr98 View Post

Or just skip the dvd burner to get a better PSU.
And install Windows off a pendrive ? tongue.gif
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How can the 500w CM not be sufficiant I mean I have my silent pro 600w pulling 700w sometimes.
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And install Windows off a pendrive ? tongue.gif
That's an option. Or he can just borrow him one (just for install).
Edited by Pawelr98 - 9/2/13 at 5:09am
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That's an option. Or he can just borrow him one (just for install).
OP can give his own just for the install tongue.gif. But then what about games? wink.gif
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post #15 of 40
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Originally Posted by Dior View Post

Thanks for the replies.
I completely agree that a generic 500w psu is a bit risky, but unfortunately,
I'm already stretching his budget a little, and downgrading the GPU for a quality PSU and a case is not quite worth it I think.

Please don't skimp on psu. Bear in mind that you will be overclocking and will use a 7950. Why you would take the risk?
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OP can give his own just for the install tongue.gif. But then what about games? wink.gif

STEAM

To the OP,

Not a fan of the case you chose but the build is overall very solid. If you are planning to overclock I would have gone with the 970A-UD3, in my opinion the best 970 board you can buy.

As for the video card, if an A10 6800 does not bottleneck a 7970 then I think you are fine.

Very solid and really great experience low cost gaming build.
Edited by Mopar63 - 9/2/13 at 5:30am
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if you're ordering today then this RAM is both cheap and super rad.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313398
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post #18 of 40
Looks like a great AMD build. I would concur with others on that PSU/Case combo though.
I would probably do the following:

Case/PSU: COOLER MASTER Elite + 500W PSU $56
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119269

Case: Thermaltake V3 Black Edition $30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133094
PSU: EVGA 500W 80Plus Bronze $45 ($30 after rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438012

MB: GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3P $77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128627

CPU: AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113286

VID: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 $220
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026
MSI R7950 TwinFrozr 3GB BE $220
Same price - MSI is just preferential in my opinion.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127734

RAM: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Timing 9-9-9-24 $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416

Save just a few bucks AND get faster RAM: Team Vulcan 8GB 1866MHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313394

HDD: Seagate ST1000DM003 Barracuda 1TB Hard Drive $60
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=744346&sku=TSD-1000AS7

OPT: ASUS 24X DVD Burner $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Heatsink: COOLER MASTER Hyper TX3 RR-910-HTX3-G1 $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103064
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post #19 of 40
Thread Starter 
Thank you for all the replies !
I've now made a few changes to this build and now I think It's truly a perfect budget build.

Case: NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK $25
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146061

PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

MB: GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3P $77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128627

CPU: AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113286

VID: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 $200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026

RAM: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416

HDD: Seagate ST1000DM003 Barracuda 1TB Hard Drive $60
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=744346&sku=TSD-1000AS7

OPT: ASUS 24X DVD Burner $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Heatsink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099


$647 total after rebate cards.
post #20 of 40
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How can the 500w CM not be sufficiant I mean I have my silent pro 600w pulling 700w sometimes.

its not about wattage but quality

I bet that PSU is crap

So yes do not cheap out on the PSU
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