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First Build - How did I do?

I have ordered most of the parts except the CPU, Mobo and the case. I will be using this PC just for surfing the Web and gaming. Hopefully it is good enough that I can run games like Rust, League of Legends, and Minecraft.

So these are parts I chose, hope the parts I've already bought aren't bad.

CPU - I went with the AMD FX 6300, I thought this was the best bang for the buck for my budget.

Mobo - I have my eye on the M5A97 R2.0, but I'm not sure if I'll get that or the Extreme 3 or even the M5A78-L.

GPU - After much headache and over thinking, I chose to go with the Gigabyte GTX 660. I was either going to pick this or the 7850. But due to the better ratings/reviews and the better performance at stock I chose to go with this card.

Memory - I bought the G Skill Ripjaws X Series 2x4 SDRAM 1600. I'm actually not sure what SDRAM is but hopefully this is a good memory.

Hard drive - 1Tb Western Digital Blue

Optical drive - $17 DVD-ROM

Power supply - Corsair CX 500 Modular 80 bronze. I think this is enough power for my build.

Case - undecided.

So overall, How did I do? I'm very excited on building this. It should be an upgrade over my current build :D

Current Build -
I5 2430M 2.3 or 2.4ghz laptop.
Interpreted Hd3000 graphics
4 Gb DDR2
125Gb Hard drive
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  1. Pretty good setup

    I would choose a better motherboard like the asus M5A99fx, its a little bit more expensive but will last well, oh and if you can afford it, i would get an SSD
  2. I'm on a budget [$250] for case, CPU and Mobo. I'll be saving up for a CPU cooler before I buy a SSD probably.
  3. The M5A97 R2.0 is a great board. It is the best out of the ones you listed. Just make sure you DO NOT get the LE version.

    This will be a perfectly fine mid range gaming computer capable of playing those games very well and more intensive modern games at a mix of medium and high settings at 1080p.
  4. Yes! :D I Love to hear that kind of feedback. The only thing I'm concerned of is that parts being DOA or bad (not working). That's why I chose the most reputable brands. I would hate to wait a month of RMA :/
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    I have bought parts from the best companies in existence (ASUS, GIGABYTE, Seasonic, Antec, EVGA) and I have gotten DOAs. Its a normal part of building a computer.

    However RMA's do not take a month. In my experience 10 business days is the LONGEST I have waited from the day I shipped it. I have had some turn around as fast as me shipping it out monday and getting it back friday.
  6. Oh wow that makes me feel a whole lot better. Also what exactly is SDRAM, is it any different from the regular 1600 8gb.
  7. SDRAM is a just a type of memory controller. Nothing to worry about. That RAM will work perfectly fine.
  8. Thanks for the help and great feedback. I'm looking forward to having my first gaming pc!
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