Gaming Build how did I do? $800-1000

Here is a build I made on pcpartpicker. I have not purchased any parts just looking for some opinions/advice.

Approximate Purchase Date: About two weeks from now.

Budget Range: $800-1000 after rebates, combos, shipping.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: primarily gaming, internet use
Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: All, starting from nothing.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com and Amazon.com only

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Baton Rouge, LA United States

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Here is the list.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/rex7431/saved/1oV5

CPU - AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $129.99
CPU Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99
Thermal Compound - Arctic Cooling MX-2 4g Thermal Paste $7.99
Motherboard - ASRock 990FX Extreme4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $129.99
Memory - G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $62.99
Storage - Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $74.99
Video Card - Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card $187.98
Case - Raidmax ATX-809B (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99
Optical Drive - Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $17.99
Operating System - Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) $99.99
Monitor - Asus VS228H-P 21.5" Monitor $119.99
Total: $983.87
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  1. Dont need thermal compound as the Hyper212 already comes with some that is really good

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157280
    From what I have heard that is a really good motherboard and a lot cheaper then the one you chose

    Personally I would go with a AMD GPU but thats just what I like and with the money you would save with that motherboard you could get something like the Radeon 7870 or maybe a 7950

    You could save 15$ on a case by getting the Coolermaster Hyper 212 or something alone those lines

    I would avoid windows 8 if I were you. Windows 7 is a much better and easier to use OS
  2. Looks pretty good. for that budget this would be my suggestion.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $971.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-31 21:08 EDT-0400)
  3. All these parts on newegg. Im on my phone so hard to link them.

    Evga gtx 670 ~$390
    Fx 6300 ~$140
    Msi 970a-g46 motherboard ~$80
    G skill rupjaws 8gb $60
    Corsair enthusiast tx650 $90

    This puts you at right about $800. Give or take a bit depending on pcpartpicker prices. Then add a case hdd and disc drive and youre golden, pony boy. Upgrade to a gtx 670 for relatively same price.
  4. Nevermind. Somehow missed the fact that youre buying a monitor too. Scratch my last post hahah
  5. tidwellt said:
    All these parts on newegg. Im on my phone so hard to link them.

    Evga gtx 670 ~$390
    Fx 6300 ~$140
    Msi 970a-g46 motherboard ~$80
    G skill rupjaws 8gb $60
    Corsair enthusiast tx650 $90

    This puts you at right about $800. Give or take a bit depending on pcpartpicker prices. Then add a case hdd and disc drive and youre golden, pony boy. Upgrade to a gtx 670 for relatively same price.


    tidwellt said:
    Nevermind. Somehow missed the fact that youre buying a monitor too. Scratch my last post hahah


    Yeah i missed that too, my build also dosnt include a monitor.
  6. You did it great, but i don't see the power supply on the parts lists, also i added an SSD to get super fast experience without breaking the budget.
    This whole PC it's made from Newegg parts, otherwise you can see the Link on PCPartPicker for yourself.

    PC Link: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/NAjN

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($187.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Diablotek 675W ATX12V Power Supply ($38.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VS229H-P 21.5" Monitor ($152.58 @ Newegg)
    Total: $955.45
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-31 21:45 EDT-0400)
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