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Gaming computer build, good? or bad?

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June 9, 2014 5:07:04 PM

I'm a first time builder and i have compiled a list of what I think is a good build. I would like to know if there are any changes or modifications I should make, and is there any changes i can make that will save me money as well.

The build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6Btn8d

New build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jbxgQ7
a b 4 Gaming
June 9, 2014 5:10:37 PM

what is your budget ? and your not getting operating system ?
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June 9, 2014 5:13:32 PM

my budget is like $600
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a b 4 Gaming
June 9, 2014 5:15:02 PM

Looks like a pretty solid $650 build. I would swap out the motherboard though, the LE version of that board isn't great, especially if you plan to overclock:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($77.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.92 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280 3GB Dual-X Video Card ($234.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $647.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-09 20:12 EDT-0400)

The gigabyte UD3P is one of the best mobo options at this price (especially if you plan to overclock in the future).
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a b 4 Gaming
June 9, 2014 5:18:59 PM

Uhm well this is what i came up with you could go cheaper depending on what you want to do with it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: Team Xtreem Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.92 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280 3GB Dual-X Video Card ($234.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($39.98 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $615.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-09 20:18 EDT-0400)
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