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July 19, 2013 2:01:16 PM

Hey all,

Third time's a charm? Thanks for all the advice so far but let me know what you think of this one. I'm a moderate gamer, nothing too crazy, building my first system.

Questions include:
1. Is all this compatible? Everything fits in the case, I'm not going to fry/under-power the mobo, etc..
2. Am I over paying for anything? After two rounds of feedback I might have looked over things that work just fine, but I went more high end.
3. Is a 1TB HDD too much memory to the point where it will slow down performance. I don't have more than 100GB of stuff. The 500GB was $5 more expensive which was also odd.

Thanks all!

CPU $120
AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6300WMHKBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo $70
ASRock 980DE3/U3S3 AM3+ AMD RX881/760G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case $35
Rosewill FB-04 Dual Fans ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with 1x Front 120mm Fan, 1x Rear 80mm Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU $65
Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory $60
Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory with heatshield Model PSD38G1600KH
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive $70
Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU $185
SAPPHIRE 100354OC-2L Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive $18
LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Wireless $15
ENCORE ENEWI-2XN42 Wireless N300 Adapter, 2dBi IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCI Express Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total $643

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a b 4 Gaming
July 19, 2013 2:16:32 PM

U may need a 970 chipset mobo. 760G/780G is designed for old Athlon/Phenom CPU and therefore not good to FX- CPU. Here is one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A good CPU cooler like Cooler Master 212 EVO. But if u don't plan OCing your CPU just ignore this suggestion.

I would prefer GTX 660 (Since GTX 760 is simply too expensive for you): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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