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Hello, please help me! Im trying to create an average build ~

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December 5, 2013 2:54:17 PM

Hello, recently I've been looking up for good builds because i normally go for Prebuilt gaming PC's but i want to build. I did some research the other night and created this build. I want to be able to play games like Black Ops, MW3, but especially League of Legends on medium high or high settings. I have a 500- 525(MAX) dollars, here's what i have ( any thoughts or good comments/criticism will be accepted)
Here it is..
LG Electronics Optical DVD Drive GH24NSB0B - LG Electronics
$20.98
Thermaltake V3 Black Edition VL80001W2Z No PS Mid Tower Gaming Case (Black) - Thermaltake
$39.99
AMD FX -4130 3.8Ghz Processor FD4130FRGUBOX, Black Edition - AMD
$102.99
Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500w Power Supply (RS500-PCARD3-US) - Cooler Master USA, Inc.
$41.80
ASUS HD7750-1GD5-V2 AMD Radeon HD 7750 VGA 1 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card - Asus
$99.24
Toshiba 3.5-Inch 500GB 7200 RPM SATA3/SATA 6.0 GB/s 32MB Hard Drive DT01ACA050 - Toshiba
$44.99
8GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz Ripjaw Series (9-9-9-24) Dual Channel kit F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL - G.Skill
$82.99
Only 12 left in stock.

MSI Computer Corp. Motherboard North Bridge AMD 970 & South Bridge AMD SB950 Chipset ATX DDR3 800 AMD AM3+ Motherboards (970A-G46) - MSI COMPUTER
$86.96


All this is on Amazon~ any help will be appreciated. I have some questions such as
Does the processor work with the motherboard above.
Does the PS have enough wattage coverage?
Does the GDDR5 video card work with this build?
Things like that (i don't want an overboard build like for real "24/7" Gamer's)
Im sorry if i cant do the research i have to finish a lot of school work and ive been busy lately but really want to get a good build before christmas.
Thanks!!~~

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a b 4 Gaming
December 5, 2013 3:01:28 PM

No, those are not good choices. The CPU is an older Bulldozer chip, the motherboard is one known for weak VRMs that pop under load, and the PSU is only a notch or so above junk. I'm about to leave work, but will try to return to this thread later. Someone else very likely will be able to make some good suggestions as well.
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December 5, 2013 7:50:02 PM

Hmm. thank you... any suggestions onto what i should change it for and stay on my budget :( 
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a b 4 Gaming
December 5, 2013 8:04:55 PM

Here's a build. If you're able to shop at Newegg in the US...

ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Model #:970 Extreme3 R2.0
Item #:N82E16813157394
$94.99 -$25.00 Instant $69.99

XFX Core Edition FX-785A-ZNL4 Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Model #:FX-785A-ZNL4
Item #:N82E16814150642
Mail in Rebate Card
$169.99 -$50.00 Instant $119.99

Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power ...
Model #:EA-380D Green
Item #:N82E16817371033
$59.99 -$15.00 Instant $44.99

Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top ...
Model #:CHALLENGER-U3
Item #:N82E16811147060
Mail in Rebate Card
$69.99 -$30.00 Instant $39.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Model #:F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Item #:N82E16820231314
$74.99 -$25.00 Instant $49.99

AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6300WMHKBOX
Model #:FD6300WMHKBOX
Item #:N82E16819113286
$119.99 -$10.00 Instant $109.99

Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive - OEM
Model #:WD5000AAKX
Item #:N82E16822136769
$59.99 $59.99

Subtotal: $494.93

At some point, you're likely to want a $30 cooler like the Xigmatek Gaia to allow for some overclocking, but you don't need it right away.
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December 13, 2013 7:35:22 PM

WOW thanks it hit my budget and looks really good based on what I've researched about it.. THANK YOU appreciate it!!!( sorry i fi took a bit long.. had to finish exams and make up a few things in my school.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 13, 2013 9:01:33 PM

Also, check out the Antec VP-450. It is a little more powerful but not quite as efficient (it would qualify for 80+ if it had active PFC). It may cost about the same as the 380W Earthwatts, and give you a little more headroom, especially if you're interested in overclocking.
Also, watch for deals. I'm not sure the HD7850 is available at that price any more, but something similar will certainly turn up.
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January 1, 2014 12:31:08 PM

IS there anything missing in this build like what about the Windows software ? Would i have to buy that as well or is it included?
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a b 4 Gaming
January 1, 2014 3:26:28 PM

You would need to buy Windows also. Newegg frequently has discount codes for it (if you're a subscriber) that often bring that down to $80.
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