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I'm building a new system and need help and advice on parts and building

Ok, I saved up for 3 years and got 400 dollars and my dad felt nice and thought that building a computer is a good experience and gave me 560 dollars. With that I plan to build this 960 dollar computer. I'm not sure if my parts to together so can you guys check it out and tell me if it does. (Sorry for the price tag)

CPU ) AMD FX-6200 3.8GHz 6-Core Processor
$129.99 FREE $129.99 SuperBiiz Buy

Motherboard) Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
$84.97 -$10.00 $74.97 OutletPC Buy
$10.00 mail-in rebate

Memory) Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
$159.15 $159.15 Amazon Buy

Storage) Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
$49.99 $49.99 Amazon Buy

Video Card) Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Tri-X Toxic Video Card
$229.99 FREE $229.99 Newegg Buy

Case) Corsair 230T Windowed-BLUE ATX Mid Tower Case
$69.99 $69.99 Amazon Buy

Power Supply) Inwin Commander III 800W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
$125.70 $125.70 Mwave Buy

Optical Drive) LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer
$15.98 $15.98 OutletPC Buy

Operating System) Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)
$95.98 $95.98 OutletPC Buy

The final question is can one of you guys give me your Skype and help me build it. I know this is kinda weird but I really think I'll need it. I'm a 16 year old boy if you guys care. Also I will not be able to call you these past 3 months because I went to Europe to visit my grandfather that is very ill. Thank you for all your help.
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  1. Save money on the RAM by getting a 8GB (4x2GB) and use the money saved for a better GPU. Get the r9-280x with the money saved on the RAM. Do you mean the FX-6300? I believe the 6200 is discontinued.

    Here is a link to a much better power supply unit also. And it is MUCH cheaper.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438017

    This is a link for a cheaper, cooler looking mid tower case. Although the brand of your case is good. It is pricey for a mid tower.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811353034&cm_re=diypc_mid_tower_case-_-11-353-034-_-Product

    Other than that your build looks great!
  2. Oh, and you will need this for your AMD FX processor. It is a must to keep your CPU cool and functioning properly.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099&cm_re=hyper_evo_212-_-35-103-099-_-Product
  3. I would go with something like this if i was doing a build for gaming. the psu is big enough you can sli in the future. I cut costs where i could to allow for the best gpu possibl because that is going to be the biggest factor in gaming. also i didnt include a case but there is more than enough left over in you budget for you to pick out a pretty good one. Or you could get a cheaper one and upgrade the ram or something a bit.

    [PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bsFYmG) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bsFYmG/by_merchant/)

    Type|Item|Price
    :----|:----|:----
    **CPU** | [AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd6300wmhkbox) | $118.00 @ Amazon
    **CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2) | $25.98 @ Newegg
    **Motherboard** | [MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-970ag46) | $78.98 @ OutletPC
    **Memory** | [Kingston Fury Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-hx318c10frk28) | $74.99 @ Amazon
    **Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003) | $49.99 @ Amazon
    **Video Card** | [Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn770oc2gd) | $309.99 @ Newegg
    **Power Supply** | [XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1850bbefx) | $123.98 @ SuperBiiz
    **Optical Drive** | [Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer]
    (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-optical-drive-sh224dbbebe) | $14.99 @ Newegg
    **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-gfc02050) | $84.99 @ NCIX US
    | | **Total**
    | Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $881.89
  4. Best answer
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9sFYmG
    Here you go bud. This will keep you gaming on high for years!


    Edit: Use the leftover money to take your Dad to dinner. And buy a nice monitor!
  5. Gorgonzer said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9sFYmG
    Here you go bud. This will keep you gaming on high for years!


    Edit: Use the leftover money to take your Dad to dinner. And buy a nice monitor!



    +1 for his build. Except I think the case with the lights is much cooler for a 16 year old. :)
  6. PowerGamer said:
    Gorgonzer said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9sFYmG
    Here you go bud. This will keep you gaming on high for years!


    Edit: Use the leftover money to take your Dad to dinner. And buy a nice monitor!



    +1 for his build. Except I think the case with the lights is much cooler for a 16 year old. :)


    While I agree a lighted cabinet is cool. I have never heard of that case before. I vowed never to suggest an un-know case again. I have used the commander and its great for budget build.
    As far as the PSU, its 80$ the one i listed is 60$, both good.
  7. My first case was a DIYPC and they are good cases. The Cosair series is the most popular. However, they are also some of the ugliest cases! LOL ;)

    Update: Sorry, got threads confused. Someone else recommended one of those Cosair HAF towers. Thermaltake is a good brand too. Probably one of the more underrated brands based upon my experience with PC components.
  8. PowerGamer said:
    My first case was a DIYPC and they are good cases. The Cosair series is the most popular. However, they are also some of the ugliest cases! LOL ;)

    Update: Sorry, got threads confused. Someone else recommended one of those Cosair HAF towers. Thermaltake is a good brand too. Probably one of the more underrated brands based upon my experience with PC components.


    Yea the commander comes with fans and usb 3.0 so no added cost and has good cable management. My first build was a crappy case with no management and it was a hot mess!!
  9. If you don't care for overclocking the CPU, this intel i5 build would work for you:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($86.66 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.70 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 240 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($102.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $879.29
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

    Picked the Phantom 240 case cause it looks cool.
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