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Building a Gaming PC. $600-$800 Budget. Need help.

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December 10, 2013 4:43:42 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: End of the year


Budget Range: 600-800


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, recording, browsing the internet, editing videos, school


Parts Not Required: Case, Motherboard, PSU, Monitor, Keyboard, and Mouse


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, TigerDirect, Frys, Amazon


Country: United States


Parts Preferences: Any


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: What?


Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024 60Hz


Additional Comments: This is my first time building a PC, so I'm not sure if these are the best parts and if they are compatible. I read reviews, benchmark tests, and specs to see if it will all work together and if it fits my needs. I will be using the PC for gaming and browsing the internet mostly. Maybe some recording and editing. I was also wondering if I can use a 39" HDTV as a monitor also. Games I will probably be playing are ARMA 2, War Thunder, Garry's Mod, Counter Strike, maybe Battlefield 3 or 4.

I have already purchased my case, power supply, and my motherboard. I installed both already but I think it was a bad idea to install the motherboard because I don't have anything to go on it yet.

Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 Mid Tower ATX Case

Power Supply: Ultra LSP750 750-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, SLI-Ready, 135mm Fan, Sleeved Cables, Matte Finish, 3-Year Warranty

Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 AMD 9 Series Motherboard - ATX, Socket AM3+, AMD 970 Chipset, 2133MHz DDR3 (O.C.), SATA III (6Gb/s), RAID, 8-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0, SLI/CrossFireX Ready (970A-G46)

CPU: AMD FD8320FRHKBOX FX-8320 Eight-Core 3.5GHz AM3+ Processor - AM3+, Eight-Core, 3.5GHz, 16MB, 125W, Unlocked

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heat Pipes

Storage: Western Digital WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive, Blue - OEM

Video Card: ASUS R9270-DC2OC-2GD5 Radeon R9 270 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (Is there any better video card I can find for the same price or for 200?)

RAM: G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR

Optical Drive: Asus 24x DVD-RW Serial-ATA Internal OEM Optical Drive DRW-24B1ST

Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Performance Edition CO-9050004-WW 120mm Twin Pack High Airflow Case Fan

Wireless Network Adapter: TP-LINK TL-WN881ND Wireless N300 PCI Express Adapter, 2.4GHz 300Mbps, Include Low-profile Bracket

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (OEM) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

I think that is everything I will need.

Extra Parts (Optional):

Fan Controller: NZXT SENTRY 2 Accessories 5.25-Inch Touch Screen Fan Controller (Black)

Storage: SanDisk SDSSDP-064G-G25 2.5" 64GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Does this build look good? I think that completes the build. Not sure if I am missing any parts or not.

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December 10, 2013 5:56:29 PM
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R9 270X's are $199.99 at newegg.com

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