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Like many others. Building my first pc and i'm in need of some help.

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December 10, 2013 11:27:27 PM

So I'm building a midrange budget pc for gaming and a bit of business. I found what looks to be a decent build online that's within my budget (no more than 700 dollars. A little tight, I know.). I've checked it out as best I can and all the components seem to be compatible and have generally good reviews. But before I start ordering parts I thought I should ask around and try to gather as much knowledge as I can beforehand. So yeah, any opinions or suggestions you guys could share on the build or any of the components would be much appreciated. Or even general tips and advice would be great. Thanks in advance. And here's the build.


Motherboard: Asus M5A97 AM3+


CPU: AMD FX-6300 Six Core Black Edition


RAM: Kingston Hyper X Blu 8 GB 1600MHz DDR3


Video card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti SSC 2GB


Hard drive: WD Blue 1 TB


Optical drive: Asus 24x DVD Burner


Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 Mid Tower


Power supply: Antec VP-450 450 Watt


OS: Windows 7 home premium 64 bit.



So that's it. Once again any opinions suggestions or advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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December 11, 2013 9:18:52 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / 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 ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $686.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-11 12:18 EST-0500)
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