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I have questions about my gaming pc build

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April 2, 2014 6:06:57 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3l1iE
This is my first time building a gaming pc so I don't want to mess anything up. I have 2 main questions about this build. First one is if the PSU is good enough to support this build. Second one is if I should get a better motherboard, or stay with this one. I'm just not sure if the motherboard is good enough for the ram, or if it's good enough for the cpu. I just don't have a clue what to choose when it comes to motherboards.

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April 2, 2014 6:15:20 PM

2 Changes , A better board and a high quality power supply.

The rest looks great.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($107.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($73.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Chaser A31 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $669.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-02 21:14 EDT-0400)
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April 2, 2014 6:23:58 PM

The PSU is great. In fact you can get along with a 550 or even a 500W psu. Regarding the motherboard you can go for this one:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga990...

It has Sata III, it is an ATX motherboard which means that it will look nicer in your ATX case, it supports SLI in case you want to go dual gpu in the future, it supports onbaord usb 3.0 header and more importantly the 990FX chipset will back up most of these features.

Hope this helps!
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April 2, 2014 6:35:00 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
2 Changes , A better board and a high quality power supply.

The rest looks great.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($107.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($73.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Chaser A31 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $669.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-02 21:14 EDT-0400)


Would this motherboard also work for my build? I'm trying to stay cheap as possible.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga970...

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