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Gaming PC Noob, Need Build Advice Please

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May 26, 2014 5:52:26 PM

In preparation for new generation games I've decided to go from console gaming to pc gaming but I have no idea where to start with building a gaming pc.
I've looked at several builds but I don't have any clue which one would be best because I have no idea what I'm looking for or looking at, but I don't want to buy a pre-built pc with a bunch of stuff in it that I don't need but will be paying for anyways.
My budget is preferably less than $700. But I could go a little over if I have to.

I'm considering these, but again, I don't even know what parts are better and for what purpose they're made for (copying and pasting them from different sites):

CPU - AMD FX-6300
Motherboard - ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+
Video Card - Gigabyte Radeon R9 270x
RAM - Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB
HDD - Seagate Barracuda 500 GB
Case - Rosewill Dual Fans
Power Supply - OCZ ZT 550W
Optical Drive – Samsung 24x SATA DVD RW

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http://elitegamingcomputers.com/the-best-gaming-compute...
(Other than the LAN ones)

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CPU - AMD FX 6300
RAM - G. Skill 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866
GPU - EVGA GTX 750 Ti
Motherboard - ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+
HDD - Western Digital WD Blue 1TB
Power Supply - Corsair CX 500
Case - Cooler Master HAF 912


If anyone could let me know which one would be the best gaming computer build (or better yet, adjust the builds with parts you think are better or more updated for optimal gaming experience) I would really appreciate it.

Thanks so much in advance. :) 

PS - It would be nice if I could go a little cheaper without sacrificing performance, but not a big deal if I can't.

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a b 4 Gaming
May 26, 2014 6:18:33 PM

Do you need os?
Edit:
Good Amd build for about 700 without os.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.43 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 280 3GB TurboDuo Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $669.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-26 21:20 EDT-0400)
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May 26, 2014 6:22:14 PM

combine1237 said:
Do you need os?


Not sure what that is.. :??: 
Sorry for being completely clueless lol
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a b 4 Gaming
May 26, 2014 6:22:47 PM

Kat404 said:
combine1237 said:
Do you need os?


Not sure what that is.. :??: 
Sorry for being completely clueless lol


Operating system Windows 7,8
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May 26, 2014 6:40:07 PM

combine1237 said:
Kat404 said:
combine1237 said:
Do you need os?


Not sure what that is.. :??: 
Sorry for being completely clueless lol


Operating system Windows 7,8


I don't know anything about the significance of an os or what it affects.. but I'm using Windows 7 on this computer, I guess I'd use the same on my new one?

Also, thanks for the help

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May 27, 2014 3:56:12 PM

Honestly, despite win8's rough start, it's actually pretty good. It certainly is much better at managing your computer's resources. (It does more with less). It might take a few days to get used to, but I heartily recommend it.
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