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Is this a good gaming build for my budget of $1200 to $1300

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January 14, 2014 7:28:55 PM

Hello and evening. I was wondering if this build is suitable for my budget of $1200 to $1300. I went for a CPU+Accessories price build. Parts from Newegg.

My goal is a gaming pc with occasional work. For example web surfing and etc.

Questions:
1)Are the parts compatible?

2)What settings would I expect for 1080p?

3)Is my PSU strong enough for the CPU Build?

Also, if I am missing anything please let me know.

CPU Specs:
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case(59.99, 49.99 sale)
CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor(119.99)
Motherboard:Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard(149.99, 144.99 sale)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory(84.99)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive(69.99, 64.99 sale)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (249.99)
Power Supply:Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply CX600(79.99, 69.99 sale)
Wifi:TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter(54.99, 42.99 sale)
Optical Drive:Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer(19.99)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (99.99)
Keyboard/Mouse Combination: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse (24.99, 19.99 sale)
Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor (189.99, 135.99 sale)

Total, CPU and Accessories w/tax and 3-day shipping $1131.46
Just in case parts are regular pricing w/ tax and 3-day shipping $1227.46

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January 14, 2014 7:39:09 PM

1) yes.

2) depending on the game & assuming you wanna hit close to an average of 60fps, anywhere between medium (i.e;Crysis3, FC3) to Ultra (i.e:Skyrim, Diablo 3)

3)decent enough for a single GPU. I wouldn't recommend it for a dual SLI 760 build if you got plans though; http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
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January 14, 2014 7:39:15 PM

You could play anything on max settings (with the exeption of some more graphically intesive games such as BF4, Metro LL, ect.)
Everything looks good to me compatability-wise. (personally I would get Windows 8.1 because it runs games faster.) The PSU is plenty for the CPU and GPU.
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January 14, 2014 7:41:33 PM

Thank you guys. I really do appreciate it. The build seems great to me for my budget.
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January 14, 2014 7:43:37 PM

Yes all parts are compatible. You could probably expect to max out most GPU intensive games, however games such as Skyrim and AC4 might give you a hard time. Yes your PSU is strong enough.

Note: On that budget, if I were you, I would go for an Intel i5, something like an i5 4440 with a nice H87 board. I've had the FX6300, good CPU, but in some games that are more CPU bound, it just couldn't keep up.
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January 14, 2014 7:43:39 PM

Ok, thanks for the link scoobydenon will take a look at it.

Edit: Thank you ProWilma for the suggestion. I will consider it.
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January 14, 2014 8:05:47 PM

Thank you MDXX. I will consider the 8320 into my budget.

Edit: I did take a look at my options and decided to stick with the fx 6300 gtx 760 combo. Thanks for your help guys. :)  I do appreciate everything you guys helped me with tonight. You were all very helpful, just wish I could pick more than one solution though lol.
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