Gaming PC ( Fist time build)

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#1 Edited by pppolis50 (7 posts) -

Hello guys, I've finally made an account on Gamespot after years and years of stalking the forums watching all those awesome PC builds that users are posting and I made my mind to build one of my own.

The problem is that I have always had laptops and consoles for gaming and I need your experience to shape my final build ! My budget is around ~900 euro ( 1200 dollars / 750 pounds ) a small notice, I will gaming on a 42' 1080p TV.

My current build is :

CPU : AMD FX8320 Black Edition 8 Core £109.62

Mobo: Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 SKT-AM3+ Motherboard (Rev 1.0) £103.99

GPU: Gigabyte Nvidia GTX760 OC 2GB WF3 PCI-E Graphics Card £179.99

Ram: 8GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-14900 1866MHz Sniper Series £65.52

Power : Fatal1ty -FTY550W-EU - Power supply £66.20

CPU cooler : Cooler Master Hyper T4 CPU Cooler £20.99

Case : Cooler Master HAF XM USB 3.0 E ATX Case £94.99

The total payment with the shipping is 836,84 euro or 1154 usd/700 pounds

#2 Edited by insane_metalist (5862 posts) -

Looks good and I also have almost same CPU, I like it but I was on a budget build. If you have the money get this i5-3570k. Trust me the CPU you picked won't have a problem running anything, ever. But get i5 if you have the money. Also, if you're gonna go with FX-8320 get an ASUS mobo, it works the best with these kinds of CPUs. Good choice on a GPU!

You forgot about HDD, get 1TB Seagate Barracuda.

This is a good mobo for the CPU you picked. (I have this mobo). You don't need an expensive mobo.

(Best thing about these FX CPUs is they're unlocked, you can overclock the sh!t out of em!)

#3 Edited by PredatorRules (7093 posts) -

Wouldn't go with OCZ as PSU, I recommend Corsair, Antec, Seasonic.

Everything else looks legit.

BTW saved you some money http://www.amazon.co.uk/M5A97-LE-R2-0-Motherboard-PCI-Express/dp/B008RPZ5SC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388160626&sr=8-1&keywords=Asus+M5A97+LE+R2.0

No need to go over 100 on MOBO that you won't use it's 3-4PCIe slots.

Now you can upgrade GPU to http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-GDDR5-Retail-Pci-E-Graphics/dp/B00FOQZZAK/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1388160803&sr=1-2&keywords=r9+280x

#4 Posted by AdamPA1006 (6416 posts) -

I agree, no need for that expensive of a motherboard, and definitely upgrade the graphics card to a 280x.

#5 Posted by pppolis50 (7 posts) -

Thank you very much for the feedback, I've changed the gpu to a 280x and the MOBO that PredatorRules recommended plus the HD insane_metalist mentioned.

#6 Posted by Gladestone1 (5487 posts) -

These guys helped me with this pc two years ago on my specks..Two years later im still running mosth games on high..Also installed a water cooling system that's worked like a charm..If you can afoard it grab 16 gigs of ram there cheap..