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January 26, 2014 11:35:55 AM

I wanted to know how this would be for my first build. The games I would want to run aren't high end or even new (Fallout 3/NV, WoW, Skyrim, and GTA 4/5 when it comes out on PC) Also this is my first build and i only have a monitor and mouse, so if theres ANYTHING at all that i need please tell me. One last thing, if there's anything you could recommend about changing my build, my budget is $875 (USA). Thanks!

CPU: AMD FX-8320
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3
GPU: MSI GTX 760
RAM: G. Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 7200 RPM Hard Drive
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed
PSU: Corsair CX500
DVD Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD&CD Drive
OS: Windows 7 (64 bit)
Keyboard: Rosewill RK-8100

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January 31, 2014 12:33:58 PM

Good build go ahead and buy it
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January 31, 2014 1:38:18 PM

Your build is good, should be able to max. out any game although there are a few changes I would make to it, so that you can get a lot more performance when gaming. Here is what I suggest:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($116.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($339.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $853.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-31 16:31 EST-0500)

I downgraded the CPU to a 6300 which is still a very good CPU and will certainly not bottleneck the GPU I chose which is 770 as oppose to the 760 which you chose. Also, I chose 4GB's of memory which is fine and is enough to play any game on ultra settings without lag spikes. A lot of people think that you have to have 8GB's of memory but 4Gb's is enough unless you are going to be doing heavy rendering which you never mentioned doing. Everything else I kept roughly the same and I kept the case the same although I would recommend getting something cheaper.

My build is just another option but to be honest your build is good and will do the job just as well. If you were to go with your build you could downgrade the PSU to a CX 430 and save a bit of money. That is unless you are planning on overclocking (which I wouldn't recommend on that motherboard anyway) or you just simply want to do some upgrading in the future.

That's it and I wish you good luck for your build.
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a b B Homebuilt system
a b À AMD
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January 31, 2014 1:46:01 PM

Gets you the 8GB of RAM and keeps the 770 as well:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($91.49 @ B&H)
Total: $863.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-31 16:45 EST-0500)
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January 31, 2014 2:55:55 PM

Yeah HiTech I would agree with you. That build is a lot better.
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a b Ý World of Warcraft
January 31, 2014 2:57:56 PM

Dunno about a lot better, just went with a GPU on sale and used that to get 8GB lol Literally only changed the RAM
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January 31, 2014 2:59:34 PM

true dat :D 
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