Gaming computer review

This is my first computer build. I will be playing BF3, Cod, recording and video editing.My budget is $750.
already have a HDD and windows 7.

CPU-AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz

Mobo-ASUS M5A99X EVO AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

GPU-EVGA 015-P3-1480-KR GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi)

Memory and PSU combo-CORSAIR Gaming Series GS600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

Case-COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Drive-some asus

Case fan 4 pack- one says the GPU is very hot)

Is the PSU good/ big enough? If you say get an Intel system make me one for around $750.
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  1. Yes its a good build, and bud, you know it would be a lot simplier if you kept everything in one thread?

    The Corsair GS series aren't as good as the TX series, but they're perfectly adequate.
  2. Changed the psu to a CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W
  3. changed the gpu to a Radeon HD 6950 2GB
  4. Here's an alternate intel based build that should do much better especially in gaming. Have a look:

    CPU & Optical Drive: $226- i5-2500K & Asus (awesome CPU from intel, beats other AMD CPU)

    Motherboard & RAM: $163- Gigabyte Z77 D3H & Corsair Vengeance 8GB(Good motherboard that supports crossfire)

    PSU & Case: $124- CM GX650 & CM HAF 912(PSu capable of handling two GPUs, and same case)

    GPU: $250 - Sapphire Radeon 7850

    Total(Excluding Rebates): 763 USD

    Rebates: $20

    Here's a comparison between Phenom 965 & i5-2500K:
  5. how will the 6950 run bf3?
  6. changed the PSU to a 620w modular seasonic
  7. should i get a AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz instead?
  8. No.. the only FX CPU worth considering is the 8120. (Senses a feeling of Deja vu), and thats only provided you overclock it. The FX CPUs are not true quads, hexa and octa cores. They "pretend" to have twice the cores they actually have. Meaning the FX-6100 is a tri-core for all intents and purposes, the Phenom IIs are true quads.

    The FX-8120 is a quad core that "pretends" to have 8 cores. Stock to stock they aren't very impressive, but are actually as good as i5s for gaming if you overclock them. Yes, I know people can scream bloody murder in these forums about it... Fact is.. its been benched.
  9. what about getting a EVGA 560 and a 700w psu so i can sli later?
  10. As a psu with that OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply
  11. or keep the 6950 and get a CORSAIR Gaming Series GS800 800W so i can crossfire later.
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