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April 25, 2014 7:47:57 PM Was doing some work and was wondering if this was any good (planning on upgrading the hard drive and monitor later also don't worry about the OS)

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April 25, 2014 8:28:20 PM

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CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($112.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($65.91 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Superclocked Video Card ($145.38 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS228H-P 21.5" Monitor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Gigabyte Force K3 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($19.99 @ Micro Center)
Mouse: V7 Wireless Full Size Blue Trace Mouse Wireless Laser Mouse ($15.89 @ Amazon)
Total: $692.09
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-25 23:24 EDT-0400)

Heres what I switched up: Firstly, the monitor. That 20 inch doesn't have an hdmi port (I think) and the 21.5 inch does. Next, the graphics card. The 750 Ti is a tad bit more power than the one you had, and is an all around great card. I also did change the storage. A 120 gig ssd just isn't going to be enough for a gaming machine, it's going to get eaten up so fast. I know this is closer to 700 bucks, but it's worth it man.