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Would these parts make a decent gaming PC?

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December 17, 2012 12:33:36 PM

This is my first PC build ever and critique it however you would like to. I just need advice on what I may be doing wrong and what I could do better. It is a budget build. I am willing to spend an extra $100 and am open to upgrading or downgrading items. My goal is for it to be able to play games on max settings with at least 60fps for games such as Skyrim, Shogun 2, Rift.

CPU AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz (own it):

Video Card: Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 @ $290.00 :

PSU: Corsair 600CX(already have it):

MOBO: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 AM3+ AMD 990FX @ $119.00:

or @$129.99

RAM: Samsung DDR3 SDRAM $16.74 x 2 = 8 gigs @ $33.48 total :

Harddrive: I have a stock HP 500gig.

DvD Drive: Stock from old rig.

Case: Rosewill Challenger : @ $49.99
December 17, 2012 12:37:23 PM

December 17, 2012 12:50:15 PM

how so? can you elaborate more? do I need to replace the hard drives because of compatibility issues? I did kind of rush everything together.
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December 17, 2012 5:06:01 PM

What's your budget? I think I would switch things around a bit - go with an FX-6300, it's better than the 965.

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December 17, 2012 5:26:08 PM

It IS a decent gaming rig mainly by virtue of the GPU you are proposing to use.

The CPU will bottleneck you a bit in some titles, but you can offset some of that by getting a nice cpu cooler and overclocking it.
Otherwise, it is decent!