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I'm saving up to build a PC- Can someone tell me if this build will be a sufficient gaming rig?

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February 5, 2014 11:11:23 AM

CPU: AMD FX-6300 6-Core Black Edition

Mobo: MSI AM3+AMD 760G Micro ATX

GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870

RAM: My friend is most likely giving me 16GB

HDD: 1TB 3.5 Inch 7200RPM, SATA 6Gb/s - 64 MB Cache

Case: Rosewill Dual Fans Micro ATX Mini Tower

PSU: Antec 450W

DVD Drive: Samsung Optical Drive SH-224DB/BEBE

Express Video Card Power Adapter (for GPU): 6-Inch LP4 to 6 Pin PCI Express

OS: Most likely Windows 7 Home Edition, or Windows 8.1

*NOTE* This is going to be my first PC build, so it would be great to know if the parts are compatible as well.

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a b 4 Gaming
February 5, 2014 11:18:27 AM

That depends on what resolution you will be playing at.
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a c 284 4 Gaming
February 5, 2014 11:19:10 AM

They are compatible, but I would recommend a better motherboard, and possibly power supply. What is your overall budget?
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February 5, 2014 11:21:32 AM

HiTechObsessed said:
They are compatible, but I would recommend a better motherboard, and possibly power supply. What is your overall budget?

This comes (altogether) around 500-600 dollars I think.. I'm not looking to play games like Crysis 3 on ultra settings, just games like LoL, Planetside 2, BF3, etc.
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a c 284 4 Gaming
February 5, 2014 11:26:51 AM

Oh ok, then the 7870 would be a fine choice :)  My only recommendations would be a 970 Gigabyte or ASUS motherboard, and maybe an XFX 450/550 PSU.
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February 5, 2014 11:36:14 AM

HiTechObsessed said:
Oh ok, then the 7870 would be a fine choice :)  My only recommendations would be a 970 Gigabyte or ASUS motherboard, and maybe an XFX 450/550 PSU.
Alright, thank you. I've been getting recommendations over at the PC forum at IGN (lol) and they're saying to go with 500W PSU as well.. an ASUS mobo and a 970 Gigabyte should be available in Micro ATX, right?

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a c 284 4 Gaming
February 5, 2014 11:44:58 AM

Ahh, missed the MicroATX part. This one would be ok: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The 7XX series doesn't have some of the newer features as the 9xx series. And 500w is perfectly fine for what you're looking at. You just want to make sure you get a good quality PSU.
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February 5, 2014 11:55:29 AM

HiTechObsessed said:
Ahh, missed the MicroATX part. This one would be ok: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The 7XX series doesn't have some of the newer features as the 9xx series. And 500w is perfectly fine for what you're looking at. You just want to make sure you get a good quality PSU.
Found a 500w PSU, but I'm a bit suspicious of it because of the low price that it offers: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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a c 284 4 Gaming
February 5, 2014 1:23:13 PM

No, stay away from that PSU. And definitely not a Zotac brand. You can get a good SeaSonic, XFX, Rosewill HIVE for a little bit more than that. The PSU is the most important part of the PC, you don't want to skimp on quality.
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