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This will be my first PC build. I've been using this $600 HP laptop for the past year now and I'm afraid it's on the edge of overheating despite having this CoolerMaster (also, it's gotten pretty loud).

I want something with much more power for gaming and I also want to build a PC for fun and experience! I was hoping to stay way below $800. I would love suggestions before I buy anything.

Suddenly feeling that buyers remorse. Should I have gotten a 290 instead? Is my GPU still good? Maybe gotten a similar case for $20 cheaper? And a better mobo for future upgrades? Ugh. Cable management is way harder than it looks.

Update!!!: I lied, not finished with the build. Leaving town for a month before my ssd and cooler got here. Problems: I have a DRAM Led error. Blinks twice. Assuming ram is incompatible so I'm sending back and getting Ares 1600mhz. Also it was a * to get the gpu in.

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  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build m8 +1 but why 8320 and not the 8350

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably the price. A lot of people choose the 8320 over the 8350 because pretty much the only difference is a higher clock speed which you could get from overclocking the 8320 and there is usually a noticeable price difference between the two.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

The 8320 and 8350 are the same CPU, its just the 8350 is binned higher and has a higher base clock speed due to that. You should be able to get near the same overclocks out of the two CPU's.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

These guys answered for me. Strict budget.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Cable management is way harder than it looks.

Thanks for trying at least. Just a tip: unplug everything from the motherboard and then put the cables that go the furthest at the bottom of the pile of cables before you plug them back in. That will keep them from crossing over each other and make them look a lot cleaner.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

great job on the budget! the 760 is a fine card, albeit a bit over-priced. It will still handle most games at 1080p@60 on ultra/high settings, so you'll be fine with it. If there is enough time, you could send it back for a 290 for better performance, but all in all, it's a good card.

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