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How is this for first PC build? $730

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CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($81.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($220.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $728.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-21 16:41 EST-0500)
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  1. Looks good to me!
  2. You can get a much better GPU for the same price. get a gtx760. Even an r9 270x is slightly better and it costs the same or less. I would get a gtx 760 though.
  3. True, a 760 would be better
  4. Best answer
    This has a much better motherboard with heatsinked vrms and 8+2 power phase so you can overclock. Also the r9 270x is pratcally the same as the 7870 while being $20 cheaper.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2nUzn
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2nUzn/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2nUzn/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.98 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($205.66 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $715.55
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-21 17:51 EST-0500)
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