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First build! I need some opinions and input!


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Tyler97

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Hello. My name is Tyler and I'm going to be building my first gaming desktop. I want to make sure that all the parts are compatible with each other and that it will be able to run this game called Runescape in max details and 50FPS while im running other programs like netflix, skype, pandora, etc.
Anyways heres the build:
Case: Cooler Master RC-430-KWN1 Elite 430 Mid Tower ATX Case http://www.tigerdire...0&Sku=C283-3122

CPU/videocard: AMD Quad-Core A10-5800K 3.8GHz Radeon HD 7660D
http://www.tigerdire...1108&CatId=7182

Motherboard: Asus F2A55-M/CSM
http://www.tigerdire...969056&CatId=13

Hard drive: WD Blue 500GB Sata http://www.tigerdire...1716&CatId=2459

Memory: Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 XMS 8GB DDR3 http://www.tigerdire...611013&csid=_61

Power Supply: Cooler Master 500W PSU Extreme Power Plus http://www.tigerdire...3&Sku=C283-1220

Once again, i want some opinions and input on this build. Maybe some things i can upgrade? Downgrade? Better deal or hardware?

Thanks in advance! :)
-Tyler-
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:welcome: Tyler97

Made a couple of changes to your list of parts http://pcpartpicker....ower2/saved/ynl
Your case has no USB 3.0 ports so I selected one that does (upgrade of the 430 that you chose by the look of it)**
Swapped to an ATX size MB to allow more space for upgrades and plenty of USB 3.0 ports.
Upgraded the HDD to 1TB.
Upgraded the Ram to 1600MHz.
Selected a better brand of PSU.

Two things missing from your list of parts are an OS such as Windows 7 64-bit, what will you be using, an optical drive, these are inexpensive so will not add much to your build costs but if you need to purchase an OS disk it will add circa $90 -$100 to your budget.
Optical drive http://www.outletpc....gn=pcpartpicker
OS disk http://www.outletpc....gn=pcpartpicker

** I had a look at the Newegg details tab for the case that you list the Elite 430 Mid Tower ATX Case and it states that the majority of the case fans are optional, please see http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID=
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Pardon me for posting by accident.

Edited by xxmaxixx, 30 March 2013 - 10:03 AM.

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Tyler97

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Thank you Phill. I think im about ready to start ordering!
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You are welcome Tyler97 and any questions please let us know :thumbsup:

What parts did you decide on BTW.
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I'm going to go with what you suggested. As for the optical drive, i have an external one that i will be able to use whenever i need to. Seeing as most things nowadays are downloaded from the internet i don't really see a point in spending the extra money on an internal one. And I will most likely get windows 7.
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Good choice of parts as you are getting more bang for your buck + your upgrade options for the future are better, two obvious benefits are the size of the ATX MB, the previous mATX type MB are cramped for space and tend not to get rid of heat as quick as the ATX size/type board that I suggested, the brand of PSU I suggested is a proven quality brand, has a single +12V rail with 38 amps on it and a 3yr warranty as opposed to the Cooler Masters 2yr warranty.

Both of the above benefits will make it easier for you to fit a good quality add on video card in the future should you wish.

An external USB DVD drive for installing the OS is fine just be sure that you set it as the first boot device in the BIOS and the HDD second.
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