Hi this is my first attempt at building a PC. I've tried doing my research but i still get kind of confused with everything.
-ASRock 990FX Extreme4 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
-AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor
-GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
-(x2)Kingston 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory
-SAMSUNG Black Single: 18X Dual: 8X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive
-Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
-COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler (+Thermal Paste)
-(x2) COOL MASTER 80mm Case Fans
-IN WIN GreenMe 650 650W ATX 12V V2.31& EPS 12V 2.92 Version SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
-TOPOWER TP-4106BB Black SGCC 0.4mm ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Was wondering if that is a decent setup for that price to game on. Also i was wondering if it would be fine if i use my old 500GB hard drive instead of buying a new one as it would save a few bucks. Thoughts and opinions please.
You will game better with an FX 6300 , and spending the money you save on a stronger graphics card
I do not know the case you are getting but if it only has spaces for 80 mm fans its not going to cool well . My favorite budget case is the Antec One , but there are others as good for around $50 You'd also need a power supply .
RAM needs to be rated for 1.5 volts or less . Buy a kit
I would use the standard cpu cooler and use that money you save on a better graphics card too . Probably a Radeon 7850