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First time build, Let me know if you see issues, or where i can cut costs!

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3b3L3

So finally getting around to building my first "gaming computer" i would love suggestions on my build and i really would love if people can find where i can save some money by getting something of less value.
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  1. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3b4Pr
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3b4Pr/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3b4Pr/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.79 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Micro Center)
    Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($82.99 @ Mwave)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.99 @ B&H)
    Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition (2-Pack) 62.7 CFM 120mm Fans ($27.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $869.69
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-16 19:12 EDT-0400)

    i changed the ram and disk drive to save you 25 dollars but your original build was excellent. the ram has same performance just less price same with disk drive
  2. Best answer
    Follow Bad_Kitty13's suggestion.

    Case: Changed to Antec One, I believe it's a better one.
    PSU: Changed to XFX Core Edition 550W, cheaper and still high quality.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.79 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Micro Center)
    Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition (2-Pack) 62.7 CFM 120mm Fans ($27.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $812.67
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-16 19:18 EDT-0400)
  3. IDontUnderstand said:
    Follow Bad_Kitty13's suggestion.

    Case: Changed to Antec One, I believe it's a better one.
    PSU: Changed to XFX Core Edition 550W, cheaper and still high quality.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.79 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Micro Center)
    Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition (2-Pack) 62.7 CFM 120mm Fans ($27.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $812.67
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-16 19:18 EDT-0400)


    +1 good catch on the psu
  4. awesome thanks guys, exactly the audience i needed!
  5. Select the best solution if there is one for our future readers, please :)
  6. no problem

    with the money you saved you could go with a m500 ssd

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3b6yS
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3b6yS/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3b6yS/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.79 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Micro Center)
    Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition (2-Pack) 62.7 CFM 120mm Fans ($27.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $882.66
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-16 19:54 EDT-0400)

    or you can pocket it choice is yours :)
  7. Bad_Kitty13 said:
    no problem

    with the money you saved you could go with a m500 ssd

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3b6yS
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3b6yS/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3b6yS/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.79 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Micro Center)
    Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition (2-Pack) 62.7 CFM 120mm Fans ($27.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $882.66
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-16 19:54 EDT-0400)

    or you can pocket it choice is yours :)



    Cool i met do that! also everything there is compatible and what not correct? thats the tech stuff that i don't quite understand (compatibility)
  8. yes it is golden :)
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