Rate My 635$ Gaming Build.

Well here it is.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.76 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($174.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Silverstone PS06B-W ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.56 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $636.26
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-29 02:12 EST-0500)

Feel free to give opinions/upgrades.
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  1. Looks good to me.
    I would try to at least get the 2gb VRAM 7850 though.
  2. Is this just for gaming? If so, I'd do one of two things. I'd switch to a quad-core Phenom II (performs about the same and is cheaper - games don't use those two extra drives.)

    Or... if you aren't playing games, usually FPSs, that use four cores well, a dual-core i3 would be a good option.


    Other than that, it looks good.
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.76 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Silverstone PS06B-W ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.56 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $611.26
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-29 02:38 EST-0500)

    Better? Saves me 30$ and is better?
  4. Dont switch to the phenom
  5. So stick with the 6300 but switch out the graphics card to a 2gb 7850?
  6. yes
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