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How does this parts list look for a sub-$650 gaming build?

https://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/
This will be my first gaming rig. Anything you guys would change to make it better but not much more expensive?
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  2. jackalan said:
    https://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/
    This will be my first gaming rig. Anything you guys would change to make it better but not much more expensive?


    The link is bad, you need to post the perma-link
  3. Just ordered a very similar build so will be able to report on performance soon :)

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Gu7U
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Gu7U/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Gu7U/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($73.98 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate SV35.5 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.58 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($218.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($82.79 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($47.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $772.27
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-24 11:02 EDT-0400)
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  5. slomo4sho said:

    What if I switched out that video card for the 650 Ti Boost and saved a bit of money. I am a bit of a NVidia fanboy. Is the Radeon alot better? The 650 Ti boost is $70 less.
  6. The 7950 is much much better than the 650ti.
  7. slomo4sho said:


    Also kind of wary about that CPU but my research has shown that is alot better then the one I chose and it's actually cheaper.
  8. FX6350 \ HD7950 \ $612.00

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($139.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS10X OPTIMA CPU Cooler ($11.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($66.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.97 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman Z12 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $612.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-24 11:40 EDT-0400)
  9. SR-71 Blackbird said:

    Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.97 @ Outlet PC)


    The $3 investment for the 2400 ram is worthwhile IMO. The Gigabyte card has a better cooling solution but it may or may not be worth the additional $20 and the case is completely subjective but I do like the expandability and cooling of the 300R over the Z12 :)
  10. slomo4sho said:
    SR-71 Blackbird said:

    Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.97 @ Outlet PC)


    The $3 investment for the 2400 ram is worthwhile IMO. The Gigabyte card has a better cooling solution but it may or may not be worth the additional $20 and the case is completely subjective but I do like the expandability and cooling of the 300R over the Z12 :)

    I'm going with @slomo4sho's way. I don't like the cheap mobo. I changed the mobo either way though. I'm going with the ASUS M5A97.
  11. This is over $650 but would this beat the FX-6300 way?
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1HgqV
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