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Glance at my parts list? First build.

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December 26, 2013 9:18:44 PM

I read through some build suggestions and I've assembled this off of them. Before I hit the buy button I thought I'd ask you guys to look over it and make sure I'm not screwing something up.

I'm a big fan of value, so if I'm spending too much for something please tell me so.

Thank you very much for your time.


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

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($215.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($65.98 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan ($7.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($61.24 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $814.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-27 00:17 EST-0500)

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December 27, 2013 12:01:08 AM

Memory is a bit overpriced, you can get it for about $65.
you could probably get a cheaper motherboard too.
Other than that, everything looks fine. You can get windows other ways for cheaper, ex ebay and reddit have it for like $20. but that's up to you.
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