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Help with my first gaming PC build

staticpowers
  • 72 months ago

I am thinking of going with this setup below for my for first build, pretty content with how it looks but wondering if you guys can see any major compatibility issues, problems with parts i have chosen or cooling issues.

I am not going to be bothering with OCing hence the LE R2.0 MoBo

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor £103.19 @ Aria PC
Motherboard Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard £53.95 @ CCL Computers
Memory Kingston HyperX T1 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £38.37 @ PC World Business
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £35.99 @ Aria PC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card £183.85 @ CCL Computers
Case NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case £31.18 @ Scan.co.uk
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £36.99 @ Amazon UK
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer £11.51 @ Scan.co.uk
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) £54.00 @ Amazon UK
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £549.03

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

You might want to change your case, the motherboard come with usb 3.0 while the case does not.

Also I recommend change the GPU into this, it's better and cheaper alternative.

Lastly, if this build purpose is gaming, change the OS into 8.1, the latest version of DirectX is windows 8 exclusive.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for the reply i wasn't aware about the windows 8 exclusive direct X but the GPU that you recommended really might take it out of my budget. Also got any suggestions on a new case?

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Wrong link about the GPU, this is the one I recommend.
As for the case, i recommend this

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

oops one second gonna look into that GPU and case the one i updated may be wrong atm.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Had a look at the GPU and you are right :) performance looks to outdo the 760 but will the new GPU require a more powerful PSU than i had planned before, if so what would you recommend?

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Nope, exact same psu requirement.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

oh in that case i will go for the 280 :) i will post the final build below so you can see how it is looking

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor £103.19 @ Aria PC
Motherboard Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard £53.95 @ CCL Computers
Memory Kingston HyperX T1 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £38.37 @ PC World Business
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £40.31 @ Amazon UK
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card £179.99 @ Scan.co.uk
Case NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case £37.44 @ Scan.co.uk
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £36.99 @ Amazon UK
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer £11.51 @ Scan.co.uk
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) £72.88 @ Ebuyer
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £574.63
  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

If it's within your budget, you might consider the FX8350. It comes pre-clocked at a higher ghz than the 8320, which would be useful if you are not planning on doing any yourself, the company has done it for you. That said, I imagine the 8320 is fine at stock speeds. Just throwing it out there for consideration.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks i will think about it but like you said i have heard alot that the fx-8320 stock speeds are enough anyway.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Updated: made some suggested changes(btw the windows 8 is meant to symbolise a windows 8.1 for £71 from Ebuyer)

and to double check there is not going to be any heating problems?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor £103.19 @ Aria PC
Motherboard Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard £53.95 @ CCL Computers
Memory Kingston HyperX T1 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £38.37 @ PC World Business
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £40.31 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card £183.85 @ CCL Computers
Case NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case £37.44 @ Scan.co.uk
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £36.99 @ Amazon UK
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer £11.51 @ Scan.co.uk
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) £72.88 @ Ebuyer
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £578.49
  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the bump again but just to triple check the PSU i have is fine to support the final build i went for?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're worried, change the PSU into this or this

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