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$800 Gaming PC build- new to building! need help

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November 30, 2013 2:50:54 PM

alright guys heres the build im choosing to get for the holidays. Is this the best "bang for my buck"? Is there anywhere that i could cut costs even MORE? And is windows 8 a better choice for gaming?


CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core $117.96
Motherboard MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ $69.99
Memory G.Skill Value Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 $65.99
Storage Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB $316.13
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN722N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 $9.99
Case Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower $40.87
Power Supply XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V $49.99
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $14.99
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $79.99

Total: $765.90

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November 30, 2013 3:13:57 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($72.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($304.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN3200 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($17.81 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $761.27
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-30 18:13 EST-0500)
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