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First PC Build ever.

Last response: in Components
October 17, 2013 9:20:10 PM

This will be a $800-950 budget PC. I will be using it for web surfing and gaming mostly. I would like to know if everything will be compatible and my psu/cpu powerful enough. I also would want to know if this build can have 40fps+ on all games

AMD FX 6300
Asrock Extreme3
CM Hyper 212 Plus
PowerColor Radeon HD 7970
Kingston 8gb DDR3
120gb Samsung 840 EVO
1TB WD Caviar Blue
600w Corsair CX600
Fractal Design Arc Midi r2

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a c 268 4 Gaming
October 17, 2013 9:42:49 PM

You could have been more specific about the motherboard. I'll assume it's AM3+
I recommend getting AMD 970 over 870 to get the best out of the FX 6300.

Other than that. It looks good.

The only other thing I would look into is to see if you can find a better deal on a GTX 670 or 760. Basically get whichever one of the 3 are cheaper when it's time to buy.

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a b 4 Gaming
October 17, 2013 9:42:51 PM

Your build is very good and will perform well. Since you already have a nice AMD build, here's a simple Intel build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($57.23 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.46 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $926.60
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-18 00:37 EDT-0400)

Advantages of this build:
-Lower power consumption.
-No need for overclocking.
-Performs like an 8-core on games like Battlefield 4.
-Performs better on multi-threaded applications.
-Much faster on single threaded applications.
-Faster on stock speeds.

But if you want to experience the fun of overclocking, then your build is the better choice. :)