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August 3, 2014 9:38:47 AM

I'm doing a budget-orientated build.
This PC will be used for gaming, although not hardcore.
Aiming to get at least 40fps on Battlefield 4.
I would just like to know if I've made the right decision with the following parts:

CPU: AMD A8-6600k @ 3.9GHz Quad Core Processor
CPU cooling: Corsair H90
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88X-D3H
RAM: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
GPU: MSI Radeon R7 265 2GB Video Card
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case
PSU: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
OS: Windows 8

Just let me know if there are any possible improvements to be made :) 

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August 3, 2014 9:44:52 AM

since you are already going with a dedicated gpu, i would suggest to you pentium g3258 and one of those ae z97 mobos, the cpu performance will be alot better
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August 3, 2014 9:45:08 AM

What's your budget?

Your choice is kind of wrong. You don't use a APU chip if you have a dedicated graphics card. You could do a better build, just need to know your budget.

And hope you have another HD to add in. A 120GB SSD is barely big enough for the OS and a couple of games.
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August 3, 2014 10:11:20 AM

What is your budget? You could swap the A8 6600k for the Athlon x4 750k or 760k and save some money. The Pentium g3258 would be a lot of fun.
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August 3, 2014 10:12:37 AM

Pentium g3258 would be a lot of fun. +1
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August 3, 2014 10:34:07 AM

So I've changed the CPU to an FX-6300 and the motherboard to an ASUS M5A97

I'm planning on buying a HDD once I get enough money to buy games (I'm 13yo)

BTW my budget is be >$1030 USD

You can view my work in progress build here:
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/wMJst6
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August 3, 2014 10:37:51 AM

I can't go with any of the athlons because here in Australia we don't have them available
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August 3, 2014 10:41:12 AM

The build is decent but switch the power supply , this is a good one made by SEASONIC.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($89.00 @ CPL Online)
Total: $89.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-04 03:40 EST+1000
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