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Is this a good PC Build?(Gaming)

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November 7, 2012 9:11:58 PM

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
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817182199

Ram : G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231314

Hard DRive: Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
LInk: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822136769

Gpu:MSI R7770-PMD1GD5 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814127687

Mobo:GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813128519

Case:Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm ...
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811147153

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
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827136247

Cpu: AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6100WMGUSBX
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819103962

Cant spend above $580

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November 7, 2012 9:38:59 PM

I dont belive you have a cpu. You just listed a motherboard. (unless I cant read)
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November 7, 2012 9:44:17 PM

What level of games do you play? Are we talking StarCraft II and Minecraft, or are you talking BF3 / MW3?

What's your monitor resolution and what detail level do you want to hit?

A 7770 is a nice entry level card. You'll get decent frames at medium detail settings, but not a lot more. If that's all you want, then you're good to go ( just add in a CPU, as mentioned. ) If you want better game performance, you'll need to spend upwards of $200 or more for a graphics card, like a 7850 minimum.
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November 7, 2012 9:44:42 PM

Without a cpu, it will not work.
I know, snide remark. No offense intended.

But, in general, a Intel cpu will give you equal or superior gaming performance than a amd cpu at any price point.
That gap is narrowing at the low end.
As a basic principle, budget twice your cpu cost for a graphics card to get good gaming balance.
Study this $500 tom's gaming build to see where you should best allocate your budget.
Prices and parts will have changed.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-pc-overclock...

On the cpu side, read this article on <$200 gaming cpu's:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-a...
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November 7, 2012 9:48:03 PM

I was looking to play skyrim, as far as resolution go's Id be happy with 720p, I have a 22inch hdtv that can be used as a monitor that can run 1080p
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November 7, 2012 11:13:17 PM

I don't think games will take advantage of 6 cores for some time yet. I would say go with the AMD FX-4170 it has a 4.3 Ghz with turbo, it should give you better performance for about the same price. If you can I'd try to upgrade the VGA card too, other then than that it seems workable to me.
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