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November 18, 2013 3:55:03 PM

So originally I was going to get Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX 1TB 7200RPM SATA3/SATA 6.0 GB/s 32MB Hard Drive (3.5 inch) (http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=HD-W10EALX&c=C...) but its out of stock on the website. Here is what I plan on using as a replacement: WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZEX (http://www.amazon.com/WD-Blue-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B00...)


Here is my system build:


So this will be the first computer that I am building, that being so I am not looking to dish anywhere more than $600 on it. My purpose for this computer is so that I can play games such as WoW on high-ultra graphics, and other good games such as battlefield on at least high graphics. Here is what I have so far. Let me know what you think any advice is much appreciated.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/24e6w
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/24e6w/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/24e6w/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.97 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($72.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ PCM)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $472.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-18 08:18 EST-0500)

I plan on transferring my current video card over which is: XFX HD-677X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EDIT: Also, if that is not an appropriate replacement, any helpful tips on a good one would be much appreciated.

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November 18, 2013 4:14:50 PM

That old card? That was just a rebranded HD 5770 and with a slight overclock. I would suggest going for this -

MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Twin Frozr GPU - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r7850twinfr...

This will absolutely knock out your HD 6770 in everything. Seriously, this card matches an old gen GTX 570 for a third of the price new.
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November 18, 2013 4:17:53 PM

dottorrent said:
That old card? That was just a rebranded HD 5770 and with a slight overclock. I would suggest going for this -

MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Twin Frozr GPU - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r7850twinfr...

This will absolutely knock out your HD 6770 in everything. Seriously, this card matches an old gen GTX 570 for a third of the price new.


I will be upgrading to a new video card, but how do you feel about the SATA hard drive? I was originally going for the Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX 1TB 7200RPM SATA3/SATA 6.0 GB/s 32MB Hard Drive (3.5 inch) (Link Above), but it was out of stock. I found the WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZEX (Link Above), and I wanted to know if that would be a valid replacement.

Thank you for the GPU upgrade recommendation as well.
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