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Budget gaming build for my little brother, please advice.

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July 8, 2013 8:44:38 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1eHnt

I have monitor, mouse, keyboard, and OS.
July 8, 2013 9:53:47 PM

Nothing wrong with it that i can see. My preference would be a better mb from the 9x series so your guaranteed fx compatibility without the bios upgrade

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a c 247 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
July 9, 2013 12:50:08 AM
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($90.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.13 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.55 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $600.59
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-09 03:48 EDT-0400)

-Overclocks better, due to better motherboard.
-Cheaper RAM, double storage.
-Better case.
-Higher quality psu.
-Slightly weaker gpu to increase other part's quality.
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