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January 10, 2014 9:13:53 AM

So im planning on building a new gaming PC. This would be my first build so I need to get good parts for the price. I know a bit about PC's but still need to confirm if everything would fit and match.

AMD FX6300
XFX HD 7770 Core Edition 1GB
Novatech Galaxy III Case With 500w PSU
Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 AMD Socket AM3+
Crucial 4GB DDR3 1600MHz
WD 500GB + I have 250gb already

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January 10, 2014 9:22:26 AM

Everything will fit together nicely.
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January 10, 2014 9:27:40 AM

On an extremely tight budget, your selections are not bad, with the possible exception that the case may include a PSU-shaped object.
If your budget has any room to grow, get a 900-series chipset board. Reference the spreadsheet at https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0Ag... to look for boards to AVOID due to potential VRM issues (especially if you plan to overclock).
Be aware that "960," "980," and even some "970DE" boards may actually be liar-labeled 700-series boards with a modern socket tacked onto it.
Depending on the games you want to play, your monitor's resolution, and settings you want to achieve, you may want a stronger graphics card. A GTX650Ti Boost Edition, R7-260X, HD7850, or R9-270 would be significantly stronger.

Edit: And get a good PSU. A 380W Antec Earthwatts can handle your system with any graphics card that only has a single 6-pin PCIe power connector.
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January 10, 2014 9:30:13 AM

The psu is most likely garbage as are most that come bundled with cases. The psu is not a good place to skimp.
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January 10, 2014 11:10:02 AM

Thanks so much! I just needed that sort of help. I am aware of the PSU provided with cases arent great but it will do for the time being. Thanks to everyone :) 
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