Need Approval For a build

I'm building my first PC for just gaming and i'm not sure if the parts i have here will work fine together. i already have the other components that i need. Can you shed a little insight on my build?

let me know what should be changed here! any advice will be great and appreciated.
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  1. What's your budget? What are you gonna be using this build for?
  2. sktittles said:
    What's your budget? What are you gonna be using this build for?

    my budget is five hundred for the parts i selected. no cd drive. no hard drive.
  3. With 500$ budget this is the best complete list of parts I could come up with:
  4. Quote:
    slightly over but worth every penny

    PCPartPicker part list:
    Price breakdown by merchant:

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.82 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($67.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Thermaltake VM600M1W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($38.91 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $543.24
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    CPU seems kinda overkill as almost nothing is gonna take advantage of an 8-core processor. The Phenom 975 X4 is gonna give him the same performance in gaming/almost every application to date.

    Also confused as to why a 600W PSU? Thats gonna be overkill for this build.
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