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What am I missing? $600 budget gaming pc

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($22.75 @ Amazon)
Total: $469.70

:bounce: Hi, i'm looking to build a budget pc for gaming and i'm a noob. I have no idea what motherboard to get or case and prefer something where I can upgrade parts a little down the road. The parts above are just what i've picked out with my very basic understanding and please if anyone can tell me if they know of a better value for anything let me know. Oh yeah I already have a monitor/mouse/keyboard, I also have 4 gigs of ram from my old laptop that I want to add in. I also need to know if I need to buy any wires or screws separately. Thanks Alot :D
Also I don't know what other parts I need, like a cooling system or heat-sink or something. Also I can go a little over $600 if need be
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  1. Best answer
    If you must get the FX-6300 get this :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.00 @ Compuvest)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $591.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    Also if you can add an aftermarket cooler, get the cooler master hyper 212 plus or evo (or for latter if you want to oc the cpu)
  2. Best answer selected by Trillin.
  3. Thanks Alot!!!
    You're a pro
  4. Also you think you can recommend me a good 1Tb hard drive that doesn't cost that much more? Sorry if i'm being a burden.
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