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Custom build feedback please- gaming computer under $600

I'm looking at building a decent gaming desktop computer for under $600. I have put together two parts lists on PCPartsPicker and would love your thoughts. I don't have the confidence to KNOW if I'm doing a good job or not so any feedback would be great! Also if you have some other great ideas please share :) Thank you so much for any help you can give.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/jsundem/saved/2mtypg

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/jsundem/saved/ZZMQzy
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  1. I would choose the first one, because it has a r9 380 4gb, although the i5 4590 is better, but if I were you I would save 100$ and get this build http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CyDGFT (699$) Totally worth the extra money, it includes an i5 4590 and a r9 380 4gb, and also a motherboard and psu that supports crossfire :)
  2. Best answer
    This is better than either. There are too many things wrong with your first build to "fix" and the second one is not balanced enough.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i3-4160 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($112.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97M Anniversary Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($67.89 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.49 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Directron)
    Power Supply: Antec Green 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $583.23
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-08-03 21:20 EDT-0400


    Yes the i3 is better than the FX6300.
  3. Thank you both for your feedback. You know I'm doing it right when there are too many things wrong to even fix lol...
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