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First Timer Building a Computer, Looking for Guidance

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Hi, This is my first time trying to build a computer. I've done a lot of research, yet I still feel very overwhelmed... In the past, I've always bought pre-built computers.. so only a few weeks ago have i actually laid eyes on computer parts.. um.. I've set a budget of $1000(not including the operating system), although i definitely wouldn't mind saving as much as possible. I'm a bit of a gamer, Ex. Civ 4, COD and LoL (which is amazing..). I would like to record and edit videos without lagging as i play. i'm looking to build a med-energy efficient( gotta save the planet, while gaming ofc...) and med-high gaming computer, if that's even possible....

So this is where I am at so far....

AMD FX 6300 Vishera
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113286
ASUS M5A99X EVO R 2.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131874&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Motherboards+-+AMD-_-ASUS-_-13131874
Western Digital WD Blue
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Hard+Drives-_-Western+Digital-_-22136769
Kingston SSDNow V300 Series
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820721107
G Skill Ripjawsx Series 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=6146836&SID=vqvij4vrq3zq
Sapphire 100355-1GOCL Radeon HD 7850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202004&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Video+Cards+-+AMD/ATI-_-Sapphire+Tech-_-14202004
Cooler Master HAF Series RC-912-KKN
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Cases+%28Computer+Cases+-+ATX+Form%29-_-Cooler+Master-_-11119233

Power supply- still working on that...


Please feel free to make any suggestions, critiques, or explanations. I also have questions like if this is compatible, or any bottle-necking going on. And finally, thanks for taking the time to read this.
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  1. Get a 500w PSU from Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic.

    You should get 8gb RAM. (2x4gb)

    Get a cheaper motherboard. Something like $80. This will allow you to get a better GPU.
  2. Best answer
    For a build with one graphics card use a mb with a 970 series chipset . The ASUS M5A97 R2.0 is a great choice and saves you enough to consider upgrading the graphics card to a Radeon 7950

    You need a 500 - 600 watt psu . Use only 80 + bronze or better rated units

    Since you have the video requirement as well you will need more RAM . A 2 x4 gig kit is ideal . 1600 Mhz and rated for 1.5 volts or less .

    Use pcpartpicker.com to help find the cheapest options
  3. Thanks alot guys. I'll look into antec, XFX, Corsair, and Seasonic and probably take your suggestions on the RAM, ASUS M5A97, Raedon 7950.
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