First time gaming pc build

I'm looking to play all modern games and old school games as well.
Watch most movies also but going to build a lil raspberry pi media center.
I would like to max out as many games as i can but may not be in my budget.

Thanks for any help you guys can give me.
Here are the parts that im looking to use.

Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 AMD 9 Series Motherboard - ATX, Socket AM3+, AMD 970 Chipset, 2133MHz DDR3 (O.C.)

Processor: AMD HDT45TWFGRBOX Phenom II X6 1045T Processor - Six Core, 6MB L3 Cache, 3MB L2 Cache, 2.70GHz, Socket AM3, 95W

HDD: going to use the 200gb hdd from my old pc for now then going to upgrade to a 1tb or higher.

Ram: AMD Performance Edition AP38G1608U2K-1 8GB Desktop Memory Module Kit - DDR3, 2x4GB, CL8, 1600MHz, 240pin, PC3-12800, 1.65V

Psu: OEM 700W Power Supply - ATX, 115/230V

Graphics: im questioning this field all together let me know what will work best for what im wanting to use. Just to name a few idea's.
Zotac GeForce GT 610 Synergy Edition ZT-60601-10L Video Card - 2GB DDR3, PCI-Express 2.0(x16)
PNY VCGGTX550TVXPB GeForce GTX 550 Ti Video Card - 1024MB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16)
MSI GeForce GTX 660 Twin Frozr N660 TF 2GD5 Video Card - 2GB GDDR5, PCI-Express 3.0(x16)
Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 GC 66NPH7DN6ZVZ Video Card - 2GB GDDR5, PCI-Express 3.0(x16)

Bells whistles: Thermaltake CLP0564 Frio Dual 120mm Universal CPU Cooler
Cougar CFV12H Vortex HDB Case Fan

Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks much.
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  1. Wrong processor posted
    AMD HDZ955FBGMBOX Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Processor - Quad Core, 3.20GHz, 6MB L3 Cache, 2MB L2 Cache, Socket AM3, 125W
    going with this one.
  2. Get the X4 965 BE or the FX-4300/6300 if you want an amd cpu.
    700w is overkill, and a oem psu...get a decent psu from brands like antec,xfx,corsair,fsp,ocz(usually the cheapest) with 500-600w.
    If you want to play games, the obvious choice is a 660 gtx on the list.
  3. Thanks much djangoringo.
    Thats what im going to go with.
  4. what would be a better low cost graphics card to run new games on other than the gtx 660 was going with geforce because i wanted to use splashtop thd on my tablet for gaming when im away form my pc but if i can get one that works just as well for cheaper i will. thanks again guys
  5. Well there's the 7850, usually it's cheaper, especially the 1GB cards.
  6. so out of these which do you think i should go with for best performance.
    Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 GC 66NPH7DN6ZVZ Video Card - 2GB GDDR5
    HIS Radeon HD 7850 IceQ X H785QN1G2M Video Card - 1GB GDDR5
    MSI GeForce GTX 660 Twin Frozr N660 TF 2GD5 Video Card - 2GB GDDR5
    also would this one be good as a for now card till i can afford the bigger better card.
    Zotac GeForce GT 610 Synergy Edition ZT-60601-10L Video Card - 2GB DDR3
    thank you once again. I am a bit new at building my own pc but i find this forum to be great thank you very much again. im just wanting to make sure i buy everything that will work best together and have great performance
  7. What kind of budget are you looking at and in what country?
  8. It's all about the price and your budget, if you can afford the 660 gtx, it's the best choice, but if not get the HIS 7850, if it's cheaper and you probably can afford it.
  9. the budget isn't to big of a deal im buying one piece at a time but i will say that as far as the graphics card goes i want to spend $400 or less. trying to get the best bang for my buck and not have to worry about upgrading for a while. i'm in the u.s as well.
  10. This is what I would suggest for the whole build. You can keep track of prices as you move along with purchases.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($106.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($353.48 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cougar Volant (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $915.95
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-14 22:55 EST-0500)
  11. thanks much cball1311. if i may ask why do you suggest the amd fx 8350 8 core.
    will it help with multitasking and better gaming? but i will take all of that into thought.
    that is a great price for all the items on the list.
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