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Budget Gaming PC upgrade 2012-2013 ($500-600/650) AMD

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December 26, 2012 8:09:26 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: December 2012-February 2013 (sooner, rather than later)

Budget Range: (600 ish- less)

Upgrading outdated system for "budget" gaming. I am not going to overclock. This is my first time building a tower and wanted to know if this looked like a decent build for what I can afford. This pc is going to be for my boyfriend, he will be running games like League of Legends, Guild Wars 2, and possibly other MMOs. Please let me know if I need to up quality on anything or vice versa and tone down something. Any input would be greatly appreciated, thank you so much in advance!
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Things I am not purchasing because I already have them:
Monitor
OS
Keyboard
Mouse
Speakers/Headphones

Parts to Upgrade:

1) MOBO
GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

2) CPU (prefer AMD)
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

OR

AMD Athlon II X3 455 Rana 3.3GHz
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

3) MEMORY
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

4) VIDEO CARD
SAPPHIRE 100323-2L Radeon HD 6570 1GB 128-bit DDR3
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

5) HARD DRIVE (prefer close to 1 TB for storage)
Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

6) POWER SUPPLY (would this be sufficient wattage for this pc build?)
RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-630SS 630W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

7) DVD BURNER/DRIVE
ASUS 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

8) CASE
Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower case
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

(?) Do I need extra fans?

Preferred website to order from is Newegg.com.

a b B Homebuilt system
a b À AMD
December 26, 2012 10:38:16 PM

No to extra fans.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... (comes with better packaging for more protection during shipping; good software cd for cloning drives).
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... either this one or the corsair 500w builder's series. Newegg really increased shipping costs today for many power supplies; the rosewill is much cheaper for shipping costs, and this model gets good reviews. Go with the 965 at $85, a true bargain for budget gaming systems.
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