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Building a gaming pc for a friend, need compatibility help

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Last response: in Systems
February 20, 2014 11:35:32 PM

I am selecting parts for a friend, and he is going to order them and put them together. I have made a build with most of these parts before, i just want to make sure that they will work as this is his senior project and is quite expensive. Thanks in advance! :) 

Approximate Purchase Date: 02/21/14

Budget Range: (800) After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing web

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: New Build, so all?

Do you need to buy OS: Yes (Windows 7 pro)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,

Location: Idaho, United States

Parts Preferences: Nvidia and AMD

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: None

Part List:

case: (60-10 MIR)

pwr supply: (60-20 MIR)

gfx card: (220-20 MIR, + free assassins creed black flag)

ram: (87$)

mobo: (newer model) (80$)

hdd: (60$)

OS: (98$)

cpu: (180$)

wireless crd: (35$)

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a b 4 Gaming
February 21, 2014 12:08:44 AM

MoBo + PSU are not so good. Memory you can find cheaper. Better video card is GTX 760 or R9 270X / 280X
Build something like this.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.97 @ OutletPC)
Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.17 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Other: SuperFlower Golden Green HX 550W "80 Plus Gold" Power Supply - Black
Total: $729.09
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-21 03:08 EST-0500)

TP link has better wifi cards. Maybe good idea get cpu cooler.
a b 4 Gaming
February 21, 2014 12:21:42 AM

I'd just get a cheaper USB wifi card, it won't really affect performance unless he is doing home network stuff.