I'm looking for people to tell me what they think

I am looking for people to tell me what I could do better/go with something cheaperthis is my vey first build and just started learning about building pcs two days ago.

Any advice would be good even it is something bad you could point out.

One other thing I was wondering about is should i go hhd over an ssd?

I am looking to play games like dayz and battlefield4 when it comes out minecraft ect, ect. Im am also looking for 60 fps or greater on the max settings.



It looks great, but you can save money on one thing. Please save on the RAM. The current need for ram is 4gb, and 8gb is becoming standard. So go with either 8 or 16gb of RAM. You won't need so much ram.


Agreed, go with 8gb or ram, maybe 16gb but even that is overkill. I also hear about 120gb ssd being much cheaper than that $200 is alot for one that small. 

You can get a 250gb for that price http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147189

or a  120gb for half that price http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147188

You might be able to find cheaper ones, I don't really look at SSDs though. And maybe get a little bit cheaper cooler, if you think about it buying a cpu cooler that's $100 and a cpu that's $200 instead you could get a $300 cpu that gives that performance without needing an expensive cooler for overclocking and then overclock the $300 one later when you need to. You don't really need the expensive cooler or even to overclock that cpu because it's pretty fast already, but it's free performance so might as well do it and get and $50-$80 cpu cooler and save big $$.

Try this...


You overspent on quite a few things.  I left some things such as the case alone since they were more in the realm of personal preference.  But you really don't need a super expensive PSU.  The one I chose will the get the job done.  Also, 8gb of RAM is plenty for gaming.  If you plan on doing any kind of editing, then I would recommend 16gb.  The CPU you chose is perfect.  You don't need anymore power than that for gaming right now.  Once again, the CPU cooler is personal preference.  You could go cheaper if you wanted to.  It just depends on how far you would like to overclock your CPU.  Other than that, everything else looks good.

One more thing, if you don't plan on crossfiring your GPU with another HD 7970, then you could get a bit cheaper motherboard and power supply.

I hope this helps.  If you have any questions, feel free to ask.  Good luck!

Thanks for the advice, im am glad you guys are able to save me an extra buck.

Sorry if this is a giant faceplam but what is crossfiring your gpu?

Crossfiring is where you run 2 or more AMD graphics cards together, in the same system. Nvidia's version of this is called SLI; both offer more performance, and, idealy, twice the power, but scaling isn't always the best.

Personally, I'd drop the Kraken X60 for a Phanteks PH-TC14PE with some nice fans, like a Corsair SP120 Quiet 2-pack. More performance for the money, and better looks (to me).

No reason to get a low-end 7970 instead of a high-end 7950; grab an MSI Twin Frozr 7950, and enjoy the savings. It is really withing only 5% of the 7970 in performance.


You don't need such an expensive and powerful PSU. Even 500W would be enough including safe overhead. And you don't really need gold certified one.

Unless you are going to install an additional GPU later, get something simpler.

32 Gb of RAM is an overkill unless you know what you are doing. 8 Gb is enough for gaming. 

If games are your main priority, you don't need an SSD. SSDs are more for making your operating system and programs fast, if you want more FPS in games, get a better GPU for the money.

Your case can be cheaper. Decent entry-level ones like Cooler Master Elite are around $50.

And I'm not sure about this liquid cooling thing. I would personally go for a simple air cooler such as Cooler Master Hyper 212.

This is how I would reduce the cost without affecting performance in games.

Here is what I'd consider for a lot less and still have good performance:

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/10nRm) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/10nRm/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/10nRm/benchmarks/)

**CPU** | [AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd8350frhkbox) | $189.99 @ NCIX US

**CPU Cooler** | [Xigmatek Dark Knight II SD1283 Night Hawk Edition 89.5 CFM CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xigmatek-cpu-cooler-darkknightiisd1283nighthawkedition) | $49.99 @ Amazon

**Motherboard** | [Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a99fxpror20) | $134.99 @ Newegg

**Memory** | [G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f31866c9d8gab) | $61.20 @ Newegg

**Storage** | [Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz7pd256bw) | $219.99 @ NCIX US

**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex) | $62.99 @ NCIX US

**Video Card** | [Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100351sr) | $403.98 @ Newegg

**Case** | [Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-300r) | $59.99 @ Newegg

**Power Supply** | [XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1650snlb9) | $59.99 @ NCIX US


| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $1243.11

| Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-27 06:37 EDT-0400 |

 * CPU is on an aging, but not dead socket (Intel's socket 1155 is dead - Haswell out next month on a new socket 1150, so no more upgrades on socket 1155).

* CPU HSF is one of the better ones to get for the $.

* Mobo is solid and has all that you would need. Supports 2 x front USB 3.0 ports for cases.

* RAM is fast and has LOW PROFILE heat spreaders, so you can fit just about any aftermarket CPU HSF.

* SSD is probably one of the best you can get now and is of good size so you could fit some games and apps without worrying too much.

* GPU is good and doesn't break the bank.

* Case supports large GPU's and still has room to grow. Also has 2 x front USB 3.0 ports.

* PSU can easily handle any single GPU out on the market. Comes w/5 yr. warranty too!

Ok so thanks for all the advice i'll be looking to crossfire in the future! Here is my current build http://pcpartpicker.com/user/agedgerm/saved/ thanks if you see anything else that could incress my gaming proformance please let me know.