Advice wanted for the parts I have choosen for a DIY?

Feb 29, 2016 12:02PM PST

I am looking at building a new computer and would like some honest advice at how sound this is. I am looking at only doing some mid-range gaming to minor older games but would like an open door to possibilities of maybe down the line of ability to add upgrades as i see fit. I do a lot of music uploading and love tinker/dabbling with downloads of all sorts. I am into the idea of windows 10 wanting away from windows 8.1 not wanting to go backwards on the operating system but forward. Are the parts I have posted of good nature or is there any suggestions? I have only got $850 and want to have a good pc but not huge. I base most of my purchases more on ratings and some on technical but would like just simple advice(still new to building computers), are these parts good enough for each other or should I change them? I am not gonna steer away from the case so don't try and change my mind on it please. All parts are found on

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
APEVIA X-Sniper X-SNIPER2-WHT White Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case w/ Side Window-Blue
WD Black 1TB Performance Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD1003FZEX
ASRock A88M-G/3.1 FM2+ / FM2 A88X (Bolton D4) Micro ATX Motherboard
RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply
Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model BLT2K8G3D1608ET3LX0
AMD A10-7850K Kaveri Quad-Core 3.7 GHz Socket FM2+ 95W AD785KXBJABOX Desktop Processor AMD Radeon R7
Microsoft Windows 10 Home - Full Version (32 & 64-bit) / USB Flash Drive
APEVIA CF12SL-BBL 120mm UV blue LED fan w/3-pin and 4-pin connectors and black grill x2
MSI Radeon R9 380 DirectX 12 R9 380 GAMING 2G 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support ATX Video Card

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That PSU is split rail.
Feb 29, 2016 12:13PM PST

So I'd change that to a single rail unless you are expert on the topic of rails, amperes and balancing. Even the the 24A rail may be too easy to overtax so change that.

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Feb 29, 2016 12:26PM PST

I will check for one any suggestions. Also I have one these exact PSU's in my other pc that is a bit bigger than this one but actually with an AMD FX-6300 Vishera 6-Core 3.5 GHz in it could that be the cause during high video game such as Fallout 4 causing this pc to just restart with no alarms no CTD, just restart?
Also when you mean over taxing what can be some of the symptoms so i know in the furture how to respond to it for myself and others I help out?

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And oops
Feb 29, 2016 12:29PM PST

How big of a wattage would be suitable also?

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It's not just Watts.
Feb 29, 2016 12:41PM PST

You can find "bigger" PSUs with say 750 and up Watts but they might have 4 rails. So folk fall for that and then have unstable PCs then post it's not the PSU.

Just trying to avoid that here.

You asked for symptoms. Mostly these are unstable or work for a year and then go unstable. A clue I get is when the machine coughs up random BSODs and reboots.

In parting, if I was to build a PC gamer today I'd check this link:

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Feb 29, 2016 1:01PM PST
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A fine example where a smaller wattage PSU is better.
Feb 29, 2016 1:04PM PST

Thanks for this one. It's a fine example where the single rail keeps us out of trouble and more.

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THis is awesome folks ty
Feb 29, 2016 1:16PM PST

Ok i like the suggestion to this PSU, however I run in to the difficulty that I have only $850 and want to stay with the mobo and processor plus Case now what should i curb to fit in this PSU as suggested and still get the recommended RAM, storage and video plus OS and so forth.

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Feb 29, 2016 1:34PM PST

How about dropping that r9 and using the 7850 igp.
You might be surprised how well it can game if you fit it up with 2133 ram.

Save some bucks and fit in a video card in the future.

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Feb 29, 2016 1:44PM PST

I looked for your suggested video and HUH???? never heard of this item. but i can work with this in a whole though. Ty, but will dig in deeper.

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Feb 29, 2016 1:56PM PST

Integrated graphics processor.
It's part of that 7850k.

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Feb 29, 2016 2:11PM PST

thats what i thought after a few mins, ty

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