How is this for a cheap gaming rig?

Looking to build a gaming rig for Final Fantasy XIV on ultra settings.

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PNY VCGGTX660XPB GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

AMD Phenom II X6 1045T 2.70GHz AM3 Processor

BIOSTAR A960D+ AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model TLBD38G1600HC9DC01

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

SanDisk ReadyCache SDSSDRC-032G-G26 2.5" 32GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) for Windows 7-based PCs

HGST CinemaStar 7K500 HCS725025VLAT80 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache PATA 133 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

ENCORE ENEWI-1XN45 Wireless N150 Adapter with 5 dBi antenna, IEEE 802.11b/g/ n 2.0 PCI Express Up to 150Mbps

Kingwin ABT-750MM Maximum Series ATX Power Supply - 750W, 120mm Fan, Single +12V Rail

Windows 8

Total $638
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  1. AMD Phenom x4 965 BE is a better gaming cpu than 1045t. Native clock speed is higher and OC very well and most game can't use 6 cores. Today on Amazon 965 is only $80.
  2. No reason to pay that kind of money on a rig for ridiculously outdated hardware. The GPU is OK but everything else should probably go.

    Here's what I would suggest:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3225 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($76.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($188.57 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($70.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $698.49
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-26 18:46 EDT-0400)

    This will be a little bit more but the i3-3225 and 7850 will be a far better GPU / CPU combination in the long run than the 965 will. Hitachi HDs are terrible and have high fail rates. No need for a 750W PSU on that setup.
  3. Both the graphics card and processor you mentioned rank worst than the ones I listed according to pass mark. Also, I don't need storage space. I have a 1tb external. I would prefer an ssd for booting.
  4. MSJoeDaddy said:
    Both the graphics card and processor you mentioned rank worst than the ones I listed according to pass mark. Also, I don't need storage space. I have a 1tb external. I would prefer an ssd for booting.


    How do they rank worse? The i3-3225 and FX-6300 both perform on the same level. That pass mark is kind of a baseless benchmark. You don't really need to buy an SSD initially you can always add one later. Better to invest in a better GPU.
  5. The radeon card you listed is ranked 20 where the one I listed is ranked 15. I think I would rather go for the athalon quad core honestly. The i3 is an older generation dual core, and also significantly more expensive than the athalon.
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