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Advice on first time DIY kit build

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December 20, 2013 5:20:25 PM

I've been thinking about purchasing this DIY kit from newegg ( along with a WD Black 1TB HDD. I just want a machine to handle daily functioning and maybe some light gaming. My only real concern is making sure that everything will work together. On another post I saw that the BIOS on the MB were supposed to be rev. 5 to work with the FX-6300 and I wasn't sure where to find that info on newegg.

Thanks for your help
December 20, 2013 5:25:16 PM

The marketing or sales department lumps older items together with newer ones and gives a good discount just to get those things off the shelf. I wouldn't recommend the combo - the motherboard and graphics card are outdated.

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December 20, 2013 5:44:59 PM

Agreed; you'd be better off buying newer parts by themselves and putting them together; here's a build for about what it would have cost with the WD 1 TB HDD.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($81.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Rosewill Blackbone ATX Mid Tower Case ($43.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $472.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-20 20:44 EST-0500)