First time computer build help?

18th of February 2013 6

First time computer build help?

Question by dragon6078: First time computer build help?
I am planning on building my first computer soon and would like some feedback or suggestions on the parts I have chosen for my build. All suggestions are appreciated.

My Build:
Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5″ Internal Hard Drive

ASUS VH242H Black 23.6″ 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor W/Speakers

ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-630SS 630W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6300WMHKBOX

Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit (Full Version) – OEM

Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5″ 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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Stay away from RAIDMAX
AMD’s FX line is garbage

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6 great comment(s) for this post

  1. Chris 2:54 pm 18/02 of 2013

    Build an Intel i5 or i7 PC. You won’t need more than 4 cores for the games that are out. Get an NVIDIA card. AMD is garbage compared to intel and NVIDIA for gaming.

  2. Nolen 3:28 pm 18/02 of 2013

    That’s a great build, just make sure you buy some case fans and a CPU fan to keep everything cool and you should be fine!

  3. Reapz 4:02 pm 18/02 of 2013

    Where is the case? O.o

    If you are going to use an old case, make sure it can support the ATX motherboard. Also, is cable management an issue? How about cooling? If you are looking for a good case with good air flow. I would look into the Cooler Master HAF 922. I heard a lot of good things about it. Any Cooler master, thermaltake, or antec case will be good at keeping your system cool.

    Other than that, the build looks pretty solid.

    Hope this helps

  4. Hunter 4:07 pm 18/02 of 2013

    Instead of the Vishera which is like 200 dollars change it to an i5 3570k, it’s widely regarded as the king of gaming CPU due to value/performance.

    RAIDMAX+Logisys aren’t very reputable brands, try to get an at least bronze certified supply like an Antec Earthgreen/whatever.

    Instead of 550ti get a Radeon 7770 GHz edition by Asus, same price for better performane.

    get an LGA1155 mobo, such as an ASRock extreme edition 3/4.

    BUT: if you absolutely absolutely have to use AMD CPU get the Phenom 965 X4 Black edition, it’s better for a cheaper price(90 dollars), check the benchmarks.

    Good luck.

  5. jdm99ek 4:52 pm 18/02 of 2013

    The guys at are more than willing to help out with suggestions.

  6. Aaaaaa 5:08 pm 18/02 of 2013



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