Buildin a Gaming pc for ma friend i was wonderin if it was any good? And any improvements?btw idk what category this should be

Optical Drive- LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

Hard Drive- Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Case- Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Mobo-GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Graphics Card- EVGA 01G-P4-3650-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

Power Supply- Diablotek PDA Series PDA-650BW 650W ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular ...

Memory- G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL

Cpu/Processor- AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6100WMGUSBX
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  1. swap out the power supply that a no name brand unit. swap in a cosair power supply for the same wattage you may spend 20-40 more for the cosair before rebates but it last longer and the system wont have any power issues.
  2. You'd be far better off going with a quad core processor and a better graphics card. You also don't need anywhere CLOSE to 650w - a 500w unit will be plenty.
  3. I'd go with the 6300 over the 6100 it cost a bit more but you get a much better cpu.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103962 $119.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113286 $139.99
  4. DarkSable said:
    You'd be far better off going with a quad core processor and a better graphics card. You also don't need anywhere CLOSE to 650w - a 500w unit will be plenty.


    yea the budget is like 700$ so I can't go too hard on the graphics card. But ill look into it.
  5. TehRoxxo said:
    DarkSable said:
    You'd be far better off going with a quad core processor and a better graphics card. You also don't need anywhere CLOSE to 650w - a 500w unit will be plenty.


    yea the budget is like 700$ so I can't go too hard on the graphics card. But ill look into it.



    Like I said, you're better off cutting elsewhere. This is a _gaming_ computer - the most importing thing is the graphics card, and a 650ti was made to display slideshows, not games.
  6. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Jesk

    That be my suggestion personally. Of course you can use this as a base and switch out any graphics card you want or other components but with this you would have a pretty solid amd gaming build.
  7. DarkSable said:
    TehRoxxo said:
    DarkSable said:
    You'd be far better off going with a quad core processor and a better graphics card. You also don't need anywhere CLOSE to 650w - a 500w unit will be plenty.


    yea the budget is like 700$ so I can't go too hard on the graphics card. But ill look into it.



    Like I said, you're better off cutting elsewhere. This is a _gaming_ computer - the most importing thing is the graphics card, and a 650ti was made to display slideshows, not games.



    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-3.html

    The 650 TI is listed there as a great gpu for its value in the $110-$180 range of gpu's. You won't max out all games with that card but at medium settings it is fine for gaming. Not the best card but sufficient.
  8. on toms daily deal is a 660ti for 219.00. after rebates.
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