Future Build! What do you think? Must appreciated! :)


Feb 1, 2012
So I have been dreaming about building a custom computer for 2 years. I finally have the chance to do it, and I am going all out. I am 17 years old and just got $700 for selling my old computer + Christmas money. I have researched parts for about 4 months now and I think I am ready to start this. I am posting this for you to help me if you think there is a better part for my system. I already have the monitor, hard drive, dvd-tray, and OS

I will link every part to Newegg, but I am buying all the parts through Amazon (because I get free shipping), but it comes to around $640 before taxes, so roughly $690 with taxes


CPU: Fx-8320 I don't want intel :) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113285
MOBO: 970A-G46 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130637
CASE: HAF 912 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233
PSU: Cooler Master 500W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171031
RAM: Corsair Black (1x8gb) DDR3 1600mhz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233218
GPU: HIS 7850 2gb GDDR5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161406
CPU COOLER: Antec H20 620 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835209049


I changed the 600 watts to the 500 watt version to save $20. I checked on http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine and with the cpu at 1.5 volts this system runs at 450 watts giving me 50 watts to overclock my gpu. Do you think 500 is enough or should i go 550 or 600?

ink bat

Sep 24, 2011
i'd recommend a better psu...since you're on a budget this is a great one with lifetime warranty (been running mine for quite a while now with a 6870) http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3276567 it's 25 dollars more but it's nice.

Oh forgot to answer the question you wrote about the psu...I would recommend you get a better psu than a 500w so you can upgrade if you ever decide to without worrying about the power supply. Having a psu close to it's maximum wattage can actually shorten it's lifespan and you wouldn't want a powesupply failing on you! That might cause it to fry your computer and possibly everything in it. :cry: