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

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September 24, 2013 7:57:36 AM

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?
a b 4 Gaming
September 24, 2013 8:01:58 AM

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September 24, 2013 8:03:29 AM

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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a b 4 Gaming
September 24, 2013 8:13:21 AM
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September 24, 2013 8:26:39 AM


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.
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a c 445 4 Gaming
September 24, 2013 8:28:47 AM

The 7950 is much much better than the 650ti.
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September 24, 2013 8:33:26 AM



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.
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a c 445 4 Gaming
September 24, 2013 8:40:32 AM

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)
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a b 4 Gaming
September 24, 2013 8:48:10 AM

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 :) 
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September 24, 2013 8:59:19 AM

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.
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