Brand New To Pc Building

First off,

Good evening / afternoon / morning.

I have almost no experience with building a PC, barely any on what to look for in parts either. ( at least from what I think) I went around and put this together thinking it was good. Could you guys give me some advice on what is not needed or overpaying for. (I feel like $200 is way too much for 2x8gb of ram) I was hoping for somewhere around $1200 not including monitors or the other stuff, that could run games well at higher settings.


Also curious, would I have to get all of my parts from newegg/amazon for them to ship to an Air Base in Japan? or will all of the merchants ship here?
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    I did i little revision on your system and was able to made it $1200 without the monitors, OS and keyboard
    Parts that i changed:
    -Changed the motherboard , better quality than the Gigabyte one, for less money
    -Changed the RAM. Although if your sole purpose is gaming, i would go with 8Gb of RAM and no more.
    -Changed the SSD. There is not much difference between the PRO and EVO versions of Samsung SSD, yet the EVO is cheaper
    -Changed the PSU to XFX 650w
    -Removed the Thermal paste, since the stock cooler comes with pre-applied paste.
    -Added after market CPU cooler to allow better cooling and overclocking

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($199.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Elite 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($82.95 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.50 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1145.35
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-19 05:19 EST-0500)

    About the shipment, i have no idea if they ship to an Air Base in Japan :)
  2. Here you go I made you a MUCH better PC that will crush the one you built and is a bit cheaper as well because I chose better parts that are better for the money as well
  3. Appreciate the help!!
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