Im new to building a gaming rig

ok im pretty much a noob at this so please add your thoughts im building a amd gaming rig and this is what i came up with

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 AMD Motherboard

CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model CMZ4GX3M2A1600C9

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

EVGA 01G-P3-1372-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

hec ZEPHYR ZEPHY580MX 580W Continuous @ 40°C ATX12V V2.3 / SSI EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Microsoft Windows Anytime Upgrade: Windows 7 Starter to Home Premium

XIGMATEK LOKI SD963 92mm HYPRO Bearing CPU Cooler bracket included I7 i5 775 1155 AMD and dual fan push pull compatible

Now all this cost around $632.69 and i was also wondering if someone could give me a cheaper gaming rig that could run games that are coming out now
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  1. No problem

    Go read the article about the $500 system builder marathon , and then replace the motherboard with an AM3+ model
    preferably with a 970 series chipset

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/phenom-ii-overclock-graphics-card,3032.html
  2. why should i change the motherboard and why 970 chipset?? please explain
  3. ok sorry for the questions any way i made another build ended up being $554.70

    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX

    MSI 970A-G45 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

    EVGA 01G-P3-1372-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    hec ZEPHYR ZEPHY580MX 580W Continuous @ 40°C ATX12V V2.3 / SSI EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    In the end imma be spending 600 cause of windows disc also is this a better build or could i fix up a lil more(by that i mean price)
  4. I would not do the MSI board. they are not great over clockersI would go w/ a gigabyte board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128519.
    Now if you want a good stable and over clockable board go w/ the asus sabertooth 990fx.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131736
    They look nice and perform very well.
  5. Well you want a AM3+ motherboard because the the new AMD cpus.When they come out if you want to upgrade you just need to replace the cpu. Also I'd look at getting a better power supply. I don't know if that HEC one is good but I know for the same price you can get a good psu. For that price range I'd do what Outlander stated and just copy the TH $500 build. It's a great build for that price but upgrade to the AM3+ motherboard you picked out on your second build.
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