First Build, Check Specs

rydhutton

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I'm putting together my first custom PC and want to make sure I'm getting a good system, just want to know if my parts work together and any suggestions on better parts, preferably not more expensive.

Case: Rosewill Blackhawk ATX w/ 5 pre installed fans

Mobo: MSI 990FXA-GD65V2 AM3 AMD990FX

CPU: AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5Ghz (4.0 turbo) AM3

PSU: Rosewill Capstone 750W 80 gold 12V rail

GPU: XFX Double D radeon 7870 GHz edition Black edition

RAM: Corsair Vengence 8GB 1600mhz

HDD: WD Black 1TB 7200RPM
 
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Looks good to me.

I assume the 750w PSU is because you'll be adding a 2nd 7870 in the future for Crossfire. If not, drop it down to a 500-550w unit.

Other than that, everything looks good.
Unless you want to bring costs down and want alternatives suggestions, that is.

excella1221

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Looks good to me.

I assume the 750w PSU is because you'll be adding a 2nd 7870 in the future for Crossfire. If not, drop it down to a 500-550w unit.

Other than that, everything looks good.
Unless you want to bring costs down and want alternatives suggestions, that is.
 
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excella1221

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Get either of these instead.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182200&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&vpn=P1550SXXB9&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1257

550w is actually already more than plenty for a single GPU system.
The reason for the 630w suggestion is because it's on sale and it's basically a steal.

About the CPUs, the FX-8320 is fine. Games are mostly GPU reliant, not so much on CPU. Piledriver is a great update from the Bulldozer line.

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The FX-8320 is basically the FX-8350 minus 0.5Ghz which you can easily OC.