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What do you think of this PC?

Hey, I´m building one for a friend and I want to know what you guys think of this?
(this isn´t a "are these parts compatible question, I just wanna know if you guys would have done things differently for THE EXACT SAME PRICE. No higher, not even $5)

Motherboard:ASUS M5A97 R 2.0
CPU:FX 6300
GPU: XFX HD 7850 2GB GDDR5
PSU: CX 500W
RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 1600MHz 8GB
Chassi: CORSAIR CARBIDE 300R
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB
OS: Windows 8
Monitor: Can you guys recommend something for ca. $80
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  1. PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1eX2Q
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1eX2Q/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1eX2Q/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ Amazon Canada)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.75 @ Vuugo)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($269.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Case: Antec GX700 ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.43 @ DirectCanada)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($47.99 @ NCIX)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.99 @ NCIX)
    Total: $800.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-09 18:25 EDT-0400)
    Better power supply and video card.
  2. bignastyid said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1eX2Q
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1eX2Q/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1eX2Q/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ Amazon Canada)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.75 @ Vuugo)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($269.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Case: Antec GX700 ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.43 @ DirectCanada)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($47.99 @ NCIX)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.99 @ NCIX)
    Total: $800.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-09 18:25 EDT-0400)
    Better power supply and video card.


    Awesome, now do that on komplett.se spending 6300kr on everything except the monitor. Because here that is far above his budget. Also the LE version of the M5A97 R2.0 is supposedly terrible.
  3. Hey, i would leave 7850 as his chosen,because it outperforms gtx 760, and doesn't cost a lot more,plus you get 2 games as i know, you can see in this benchmark http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/854?vs=778, plus i would recommend an i5-3570k Cpu, it is very good for gaming, and with a very good OC possibility.

    EDIT: i just now saw the Motherboard, yes LE is horrible, i would bay a little more but have a good MoBo,but this is your choise http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-p8z77vlk
  4. kristisdbs said:
    Hey, i would leave 7850 as his chosen,because it outperforms gtx 760, and doesn't cost a lot more,plus you get 2 games as i know, you can see in this benchmark http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/854?vs=778, plus i would recommend an i5-3570k Cpu, it is very good for gaming, and with a very good OC possibility.


    The 3570K is amazing, but I would give him a fx 8350 for a lot less. And the performance is almost identical.
  5. Best answer
    Ok, i can agree on that, but i would still prefer, it costs just a little bit more, but the choise depends on you http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i53570k. But really don't choose 760, 7850 is way better (plus you get two games :D) and a really better mobo
  6. Plus never choose corsair CX series PSU,because they have a very bad reputation for a bad build and the low efficiency
  7. kristisdbs said:
    Hey, i would leave 7850 as his chosen,because it outperforms gtx 760, and doesn't cost a lot more,plus you get 2 games as i know, you can see in this benchmark http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/854?vs=778, plus i would recommend an i5-3570k Cpu, it is very good for gaming, and with a very good OC possibility.

    EDIT: i just now saw the Motherboard, yes LE is horrible, i would bay a little more but have a good MoBo,but this is your choise http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-p8z77vlk


    Im not sure what you are smoking, but the GTX 760 is way faster than the 7850 in games, The GTX 760 is on par with the 7950 boost. Even the link in your post shows the 760 is a faster than the 7850.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-760-review-gk104,3542.html
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