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Next Gen Gaming PC Build - $700 budget

Ok. So this is my first time posting here, and my first time thinking about building a computer. Ive done some research, and this is what I've come up with:

- AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor - $150
- Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard - $95
- Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive - $60
- EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card - $252
- Cougar Solution RSB400 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case w/400W Power Supply - $45
- G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory - $70

Is there anything else I might need? will the power supply that is built in with the tower be enough?

According to PCpartpicker.com, the estimated wattage is 394.

the total price comes out to $671. That means i have 29 more dollars of room in my budget

Would these pieces work together? are these good pieces?

I want to be able to run all of the next gen games on this.

Thanks!
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  1. "will the power supply that is built in with the tower be enough"

    - No. Get a 450W+ from a reliable brand

    Yes all those parts should together should work
  2. Best answer
    That POWER SUPPLY is definitely not good enough.

    My parts list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2uFUs

    Explanation:
    1) CPU-> the 8-core chosen would make no difference currently versus the FX-6300 but I needed the money elsewhere to meet the budget, mainly because I had to add a proper Power Supply.

    2) DDR3 memory-> nothing wrong with your chosen memory, but you might not have liked solid RED on a blue motherboard. I chose the next cheapest, but quality memory I could. It would perform closer to 1866/2133 C9 likely.

    3) Power Supply:
    I needed a better PSU that supplied at least 2x6-pin PCIe (supplies up to 2x6/8-pin).

    4) Graphics Card:
    Several good choices here, but I switched it mainly to keep the color theme but this EVGA is a good card and 1.07GHz (some are 980MHz).

    5) CPU Cooler:
    The stock one is fairly loud. It put me over budget so feel free to take it out but I wouldn't.

    OTHER PARTS:
    I'm assuming you already had the rest such as WINDOWS 7/8 64-bit, DVD drive (can do without DVD drive).
  3. photonboy said:
    That POWER SUPPLY is definitely not good enough.

    My parts list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2uFUs

    Explanation:
    1) CPU-> the 8-core chosen would make no difference currently versus the FX-6300 but I needed the money elsewhere to meet the budget, mainly because I had to add a proper Power Supply.

    2) DDR3 memory-> nothing wrong with your chosen memory, but you might not have liked solid RED on a blue motherboard. I chose the next cheapest, but quality memory I could. It would perform closer to 1866/2133 C9 likely.

    3) Power Supply:
    I needed a better PSU that supplied at least 2x6-pin PCIe (supplies up to 2x6/8-pin).

    4) Graphics Card:
    Several good choices here, but I switched it mainly to keep the color theme but this EVGA is a good card and 1.07GHz (some are 980MHz).

    5) CPU Cooler:
    The stock one is fairly loud. It put me over budget so feel free to take it out but I wouldn't.

    OTHER PARTS:
    I'm assuming you already had the rest such as WINDOWS 7/8 64-bit, DVD drive (can do without DVD drive).


    Would the NZXT source 210 case work instead? i like the look of that one more. It doesn't have any windows though, so as far as how the guts of the thing look, I'm ok with red memory on a blue mobo. Would there be any major performance differences between the memory i chose and the one you chose? And the 6 core cpu wouldn't really make a difference?
  4. The FX 6300 and FX 8320 will perform very much equally when gaming (they're clocked the same speeds). The only advantage the 8320 may have over the 6300 is when you are doing intensive multi-core processing, which when gaming is not the case.(at the time)

    Most memory will perform the same when gaming and the difference between most brands will be negligible.
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