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First home made rig since mid 2000's... help?

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March 22, 2014 4:35:19 PM

My wife and I are building a computer for her for gaming. I haven't built a computer since the mid-2000s, having gotten lazy for many years, and now I have no idea what I'm doing.
We've been relying pretty heavily on this site for help so now that we've picked all of the parts we were hoping that you guys might be willing to give us some feedback...

This is what we chose http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Syeirakitten/saved/48v5

That's basically what we're looking for and trying to stay under $1000. Any help or recommendations for better/cheaper would be welcome. Thank you in advance!

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March 22, 2014 4:50:23 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($83.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.23 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS29 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($54.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($34.99 @ Micro Center)
Total: $952.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-22 19:47 EDT-0400)

Still under budget, slightly better performance. 2 x 4gb's of Ram instead of the 1* 4gb and 1*8gb stick. Better PSU in terms of quality and wattage rating, also semi-modular too. Solid case to enclose it all. 750ti for about the same money as the 650ti you had listed. Dropped the extra case fan, since you really shouldn't need it unless you wanted a glowy effect somewhere in the case. You could also opt for the 300r w/window for just a bit more if that's more in-line with what you wanted aesthetically. Solid Cpu/motherboard/cooler, so no need to change that up whatsoever.

I don't know of any reason to buy the Pro version of Win8.1 myself either, so dropped that down as well. Room in the budget for a 1tb drive and dedicated 120gb SSD too, so upgrade there.
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March 22, 2014 4:57:54 PM

Here you go

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

you can certainly keep it under $1,000 if you purchased these parts from a micro center. Also note the motherboard had built in Wifi and Bluetooth and its awesome (no drops. I own one myself)
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