Building my First PC. Need Some Advice

About a month ago I began doing some research into building my own PC. This PC's function would mostly be gaming (I don't need to play on maxxed out settings, but I would like to be able to record and stream), editting, other small production work, and web browsing.


Here is what I have so far:


My goal is to stay under $900. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!


Try and get rid of the 7850 , maybe stretch it out to a 7870 , it has more performance and will be better for streaming/editing/gaming. The CPU is fine , it's got a lot of horsepower in it. That's all I could think of.

Thanks for the feedback, however I found a great deal on the 7850. Therefore, upgrading to the 7870 would tack on about $100 more to my budget. As I said, I don't need to play at maxed out settings, but instead just get decent FPS while recording/streaming, which I think the 7850 can do.

This is what i came up with.

I did sacrifice the cpu cooler and the case for a better graphics card, but it is definately worth it. Getting this CPU, you do not need to overclock, so the EVO will do just fine. If you do not care about noise at all, you could just use the fan that comes with the CPU, but i would recommend getting an aftermarket one (Speaking from personal experience).

The case is amazing, i did my build in it, and it was a charm to build in.

Thanks for the response. However, after further consideration of what I am going to be using the PC for and what I can do to upgrade later (another 7850 in crossfire), I am choosing to stick with the 7850. However, I do like the case you used, I may use that instead. Also, you said the EVO would be fine if I do not need to overclock. Can the EVO overclock at all (4.2-4.5 would be fine)? Also, I do not want to cheap out on a CPU cooler, so is the one you suggested better or worse than my current one?

For about $5 more, this a better setup, IMHO:

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The Phanteks is probably a tad better that the EVO. So if you really want to overclock i'd go with the Phanteks or a better one. 

However overclocking is really not necesarry for the 8350 CPU, it is super powerful as it is.

And if you're going with the R4 case you won't be dissapointed. It only has 2 fans, but they are really quiet and super efficient, also it has got fan control! :D (5 volt, 7 volt and 12 volt)