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Is this a good Mid-Range gaming PC?

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November 4, 2013 6:14:26 PM

I was wondering if this is a good build, is there anything I should change about it?

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

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.20 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($119.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($87.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.34 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($247.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Guardian 921 RB ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1074.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-04 21:13 EST-0500)

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November 4, 2013 6:23:22 PM

Be very careful with the Artic Silver 5. It is electro-conductive. Do not get it on any components or any places except the CPU heatspreader and heatsink. Else you risk damaging or bricking your motherboard.
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November 4, 2013 6:27:10 PM

I would use MX4.
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November 4, 2013 6:34:16 PM

I agree with SR.
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November 4, 2013 8:29:37 PM

How should I apply it? The pea method?
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