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Is this a Solid Gaming PC?

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April 7, 2014 7:43:20 PM

I'm going to be building a gaming pc relatively soon and this is what I've got so far.

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($165.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($86.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($246.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.58 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $892.45

Just wanted others thoughts on how well this should work, and if I need any fans.
I am not completely set on this either so leave suggestions!

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a b 4 Gaming
April 7, 2014 7:47:01 PM

Can you give me your pcpartpicker link so it's easier for me?
a c 311 4 Gaming
April 7, 2014 7:50:09 PM

Looks good to me, I would replace the PSU with something from Antec, seasonic, or XFX (Or not the CX series)
A would pick up 3-4 fans, they are cheap, but know they add noise.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 7, 2014 7:52:09 PM

pretty good build, normally 2 intakes and 1 outlet fan would be the starting point.

I'd be tempted to get a cheaper mobo and better CPU or GPU if that's possible, or actually forget that, the PSU is cutting it a bit close, you want some headroom, so I'd say 550-600W, branded CPU

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a c 246 4 Gaming
April 7, 2014 8:00:59 PM

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX XTR 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) ($108.58 @ NCIX US)
Total: $888.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-07 23:00 EDT-0400)
a c 423 4 Gaming
April 7, 2014 8:01:04 PM

Definitely could use improvements. $165 motherboard, $87 ram, a Zotac GTX 760, etc are all overpriced.