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December 29, 2013 8:41:38 PM

I'm planning to build my first PC and this is what I have so far:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2sqMx
I already have a hard drive which is why I only have a 60gb ssd.

I wanted to know if anyone had any suggestions for improvements. I mostly play Dota 2, but I wanted to play some of the next gen titles at 1080p preferably. I also want to overclock a moderate amount. Thanks in advance for any help

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December 29, 2013 8:54:41 PM

One of my personal builds:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ps7m
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ps7m/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ps7m/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-4340 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.94 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($23.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $573.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-29 23:54 EST-0500)
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December 29, 2013 9:18:28 PM

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

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.59 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair Force Series GT 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($38.99 @ J&R)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Core 3000 USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $702.51

I just modified your build a little bit. A case with better cable management options, and a different motherboard.
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December 29, 2013 9:34:13 PM

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

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.59 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair Force Series GT 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($38.99 @ J&R)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Core 3000 USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $702.51

I just modified your build a little bit. A case with better cable management options, and a different motherboard.

I actually choose that motherboard because it has sli support as I wanna add another graphics card, do you have a suggestion that supports sli or would you not recommend doing that. I was also considering an asrock 970 extreme4. I do like the case suggestion so thank you
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December 29, 2013 9:50:43 PM

The MSI boards have had some problems with burning up if you overclock . That should be fixed with the G46 ,but given how cheap the board is , and that the chipset is a 990X not a 970 [ it must be if it can SLI ] then I am suspicious .
The asrock 970 extreme4 would be another alternative , but more expensive It also has some quality compromises though so unless you are definitely going to SLI its hard to go past the ASUS M5A97 R2.0 .
Higher quality , digital voltage control and massive heatsinks for overclocking

Defintely use the Antec 302. Its a great case at an excellent price
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December 30, 2013 4:10:28 AM

If I were you, I wouldn't get an Intel Processor, not because they aren't good because they are very good, but if you get an AMD Processor you will get so much more for your money :D 
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