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Please help with gaming rig. Will this work+Is it good?

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December 27, 2013 4:06:30 AM

Im new to pc building but since everyone recommends building one yourself rather than buying a prebuilt i decided to give it a try. Im trying to have a really nice gaming computer for games such as LOL, Dayz, rust, streaming, video making,Photoshop, and just in general a very fast CPU. My current pc is a prebuilt dell inspiron 545s that is very old and it is time for a serious upgrade.

AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor

ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard

Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Twin frozr 2GB Video Card

G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory

Cooler Master HAF XM (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case

Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply

Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)

Total= 980$

Will this build be good+work correctly? Do I need anything else?

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December 27, 2013 6:42:09 AM

The 16gb of RAM is a it overkill for the build you have, I'd just get 8gb @ 1866MHz. What is your budget, and do you need a monitor?
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December 27, 2013 2:39:58 PM

My budget is rougly 1000$ And Im going to use my acer monitor i already have. Im at like 900$ already is it even worth the money?
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December 27, 2013 3:12:32 PM

Here is a good build for about $1,000. I went with the AMD cpu because it's a dit cheaper to get them over intel, and the 770 because it is a bit better than the R9 280X. Hope you like it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($198.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($334.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
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) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1046.33
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-27 18:10 EST-0500)

Only downside is there is no SSD. You may want to get one later on.
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December 27, 2013 4:27:41 PM

Think im gonna go with the gtx660 twin frozr because its cheaper but I think im gonna go with the processor, ram and motherboard you recommended.
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