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June 12, 2013 5:19:20 PM

Hi everyone. My parents PC took a dump so they're going to build a new one. It'll be for general family use however my Dad does game and will probably play recent titles like Battlefield 3, Natural Selection 2, and upcoming PC games as well.


I looked it over and everything appears to be compatible but I would really appreciate some more opinions. I was considering throwing in a couple hundred dollars so they can upgrade a few things.

They already have Windows 7 and a hard drive as well as all the peripherals needed.



This is the list they compiled and sent to me:


$59.99 CASE:

Corsair Carbide Series 200R Black Steel / Plastic compact ATX Mid Tower Case
Model #:CC-9011023-WW
Item #:N82E16811139018
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


$78.99 MOTHERBOARD

ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Model #:M5A97 LE R2.0
Item #:N82E16813131872
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


$179.99 VIDEO CARD

EVGA 02G-P4-3658-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST SuperClocked 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card
Model #:02G-P4-3658-KR BOOST
Item #:N82E16814130910
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$89.99 POWER SUPPLY

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power
Model #:CP-9020038-NA
Item #:N82E16817139020
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$119.99 CPU

AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6100WMGUSBX
Model #:FD6100WMGUSBX
Item #:N82E16819103962
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$69.99 RAM

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
Model #:CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
Item #:N82E16820145345
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Subtotal:
$609.94

Thank you everyone for your time and opinions.

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June 12, 2013 5:22:35 PM
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It's a solid midrange build.Nice components.
June 12, 2013 6:15:44 PM

Thanks Blackbird, I appreciate you checking it out. I was wondering what you think of swapping the CPU AMD FX-6100 for the FX-6300 or FX-6350. 6300 is the same price and 6350 is only $20 more but looks to be a bit better performance-wise.

6300
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

6350
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also looking at upgrading the video card to a Nvidia 660 or 660 TI from 650TI for only $20 more after rebate.

Nvidia 660 $20 more
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-121-...

Nvidia 660TI $100 more
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Worth it? Will they run in to any bottlenecks? Thanks!
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June 12, 2013 6:42:40 PM

Worth it? YES Will they run in to any bottlenecks? NO
June 12, 2013 8:05:05 PM

Thanks a ton. Decided on upgrading to AMD 6350 and Nvdia 660TI. Ordering tomorrow.
June 12, 2013 8:07:14 PM

Don't forget to choose a Best Solution when opening question threads , the forum members will appreciate that.
Enjoy the build.
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