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First Time Gaming Build: Will this work?

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March 23, 2014 8:36:52 PM

Hello everyone,

I am looking to run games like Minecraft and Sims on high settings, with the potential to run more graphically intense games on normal settings.
Also, I would like to use video capture software, such as OBS or Fraps, and maintain minimum 60fps in-game.
On the side, I would like to be able to edit videos, design vectors, animate (2D/3D) most likely with Adobe products or something similar.

Will the setup below be able to handle all that?
Is this system is compatible in general?

Thanks in advance!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Biostar TA970 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($72.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Micro Center)
Total: $744.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-22 18:58 EDT-0400)

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a c 627 4 Gaming
March 24, 2014 6:55:51 PM

Good build overall, would change the mobo to a Asus or ASRock, even Gigabyte...BioStar doesn't have a very good reputation
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a b 4 Gaming
March 24, 2014 9:31:41 PM

I would change the mb too .
For a budget build the Asrock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 , or much better the ASUS M5A97 R2.0 .
I would pay for that by changing the power supply to a corsair CX 500 which will be more than enough for your build and is $40 cheaper than the EVGA you have listed
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx500
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a b 4 Gaming
March 25, 2014 9:42:44 AM

Rather than going for the Corsair CX grab this one (not modular)

Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $59.99

Or stick with what you got :) 
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