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January 22, 2014 1:15:10 AM

So I have lowered my budget for my PC build and would like suggestions I want so be spending $750 so that way when I get an OS and monitor I don't exceed $900. (PC-Part-Picker)
So my overall hope for my first PC build is that I can play most games on high setting. I don't need to be playing battlefiled 4 on ultra setting but I still want a good experience for my money's worth.

I played around the idea of cheeper everything, CPU, motherboard, CPU Cooling, and Power Supply. But I not to sure about compatibility and heating. He's were I am now. (PC-Part-Picker) and yet it's still pricey I may look at other ram prices.

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January 22, 2014 1:41:58 AM

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

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ TigerDirect)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($71.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.67 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($230.30 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N300X 802.11b/g/n PCI Wi-Fi Adapter ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $747.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-22 04:44 EST-0500)

Changed the mobo, uses same chipset so you won't notice a difference, cheaper RAM and also a different 760, the asus is a better cooler than the msi. However I gave you a much better cpu.
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January 22, 2014 1:50:47 AM

If you can afford a little more look at this build, much better motherboard.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Fwu5
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Fwu5/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Fwu5/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ TigerDirect)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.67 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N300X 802.11b/g/n PCI Wi-Fi Adapter ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $805.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-22 04:50 EST-0500)
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January 22, 2014 1:53:12 AM

More reliable PSU and cheaper network card added. You can not use that Rosewil monstrosity, its pointless.

Other than that everything is compatible and good choices.

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

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ TigerDirect)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.67 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N10 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($13.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $751.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-22 04:52 EST-0500)
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January 22, 2014 2:08:58 AM

Just swap the ram out for this to keep it under $750
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And maybe put in a cheaper network card
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I wouldn't change anything else, rest of it looks good
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January 22, 2014 4:50:14 AM

Done...
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