My First Build, I need some tips

Hey guys, I'm planning my first build and I'm pretty happy with this, if you have any suggestions plese let me know.

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[b]CPU:[/b] [url=]AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor[/url] ($189.99 @ Amazon)
[b]CPU Cooler:[/b] [url=]Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler[/url] ($109.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=]Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard[/url] ($179.99 @ Amazon)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=]Kingston Beast 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory[/url] ($59.99 @ Amazon)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=]Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($73.98 @ SuperBiiz)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=]Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk[/url] ($109.00 @ Adorama)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=]Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card[/url] ($424.98 @ Newegg)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=]NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case[/url] ($119.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=]Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply[/url] ($129.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Total:[/b] $1397.90

Looks good to me. I would probably go with a Western Digital hard drive instead of the Seagate, but that's only because I have personal experience with WD drives.

I'm not sure that the X60 will fit in an NZXT Phantom though. Here's the case compatibility list for the X60 and X40:

Incredibly overpowered, I would butt in with listing parts, but I expect that someone else will do it better, and faster than me

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What do you mean incredibly overpowered? I guess you're talking about the PSU? It's a little overkill, but it's always nice to have the extra power to throw another graphics card in there later.

kind of pointless buying platinum though. Should have bought that psu sale i pointed out on monday, 750w seasonic gold full modular for $90.

I would probably go with an h100i instead. According to the newsest reviews the h100i performs very similar to the x60 bu the x60s fans spin faster(=louder). The h100i looks nicer in my opinion also. 


Here is a video worth cheking out:

Build it.

I went with the HX750 from corsair...

Thx for the input, I couldn't decide btwenn them for a long time. I think I will take the H100i :)

I thinks its a bit over the top if your going to do just gaming you can go with a HIS 7870 IceQ for about 227$ and save 200 dollars (its a great pair with the 8350 Logan sayd it so you know its true). You also dont relly need a 750W PSU. You can go for a 650W PSU and it will do you just fine. :)