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First build. Need help

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January 22, 2013 2:48:16 AM

Hey guys, I need a new desktop for my me. I usually browse the internet, play Minecraft, Skyrim, AC3, play music. I'm really interested in building a computer, because it's everything I want in it and I'll have that sense of pride when I use it.

So I've been researching on how to pick out parts and make a computer, so here is what I came up with

CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8 GHz Quad-core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper N520 43.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
MoBo: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB
Storage: Western Digital Scorpio Black 320GB
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6770 1GB
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair Pro 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V/EPS12V
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB
Operating System: Windows 8 64 bit

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yUvF

Total: $782.92

This is my first "plan" to build. I've always been interested in doing it and here is where I can start.

The only concern I have with my knowledge, is the video card, I'm not totally sure if that's what I need. Thanks in advance guys

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January 22, 2013 3:11:34 AM

actually you can get a better GPU for mincraft by cheaping out on some parts. i see some parts are overkill and unbalanced. do u mind?
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January 22, 2013 3:35:19 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($299.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $751.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-22 00:35 EST-0500)
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January 23, 2013 1:40:40 AM

AMD Radeon said:
actually you can get a better GPU for mincraft by cheaping out on some parts. i see some parts are overkill and unbalanced. do u mind?

go ahead!! i'm open to all suggestions..

and to anyone:
this is my first build, does everything match? is everything i picked out reasonable? this is pretty fun, and it makes me not want to buy a computer ever again.. so i can just do whatever build is best on this thread and keep upgrading it
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