Is this a good gamin pc build

First time Pc builder, looking for opinions on this build ive assembled. Ive been editing it and switching out parts now for a couple months. If you have something to add or just want to say something don't hesitate in answering, I need other opinions because I'm so inexperienced at this.

Part List:

Psu: Rosewill Green Series RG530-S12 530W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC

Ram : G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

Hard DRive: Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Gpu:MSI R7770-PMD1GD5 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

Mobo:GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Case:Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm ...

Optical Drive:LG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH24NS90 - OEM

Cpu: AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6100WMGUSBX

Cant spend above $580
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  1. Are my eyes just tired or is there no CPU on the list? :o
    You definitely need a CPU and a decent one for a gaming build. For CPU you put a motherboard which is something you need as well but the CPU is one of the most important parts you need.

    Anyways for gaming alone I would recommend a phenom II X4 955/965 Black edition, with the black edition you can overclock it to attain much a much faster CPU compared to stock clocks. However you could also go for the new FX-6300. However as far as budget concerns go for the Phenom if you are looking to save a lot of money. Might be worthwhile for an Intel build but that's fine if you can't switch your parts. If you do go for the FX-6300 you may run into an issue if you grab an old board from an old batch of that motherboard, you will need to update the bios for the FX CPU to be recognized.
  2. yea what are u thinking of getting for that am3+ motherboard
  3. Just added a cpu, forget about adding it
  4. how much is the fx 6300 cpus
  5. I would highly not urge you to get the FX-6100, just get the Phenom 955 which costs less and does not need a bios update. The FX-6300 is only $20 more dollars than the 6100 but performs much better. So my opinion is avoid the FX-6100, go for the FX-6300 if you want better performance or the Phenom if you are looking for price and performance.

    Edit: The Fx-6100 is 119.99 on and the 6300 is 139.99

    In addition, the FX-6100 is a bit different than the phenom, it has only 3 execution cores but 6 threads whereas the phenom has 4 cores and 4 threads.
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  7. yea go for a phemon x4 956 be
  8. Here is some benchmarks between the 4100, 4170 and the Phenom 955 which is older and cheaper. The 4100 and the 6100 are not too different from each other.

    Edit: If you do get the black edition for the 955/965 overclock it to 4 ghz for real good performance upgrade.
  9. Also, 1Gb of graphic memory may not be enough. I would suggest saving and buying a card with more memory, that way you can game at higher res and won't have to upgrade so soon.
  10. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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