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I'd like to get a second opinion on this $600 gaming build.

So, I'm building a PC for a friend. I'd like to get some opinions about this build.

Budget: $600

The parts below are all the parts he need.

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CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($48.29 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.26 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Zalman Z5 ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Micro Center)
Total: $598.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-07 16:34 EDT-0400)
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  1. If you can, get two sicks of 4GB ram. And also, you can downgrade the GPU. It seems to be a bit too much for the rest of the components. Other than that, seems fine. Then again, I'm not too much of a computer expert.
  2. Best answer
    The build is fine, just get an xfx psu and 2 sticks of ram.
    The gpu is fine.
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