Trying to build a $600-$700 gaming rig

Here are my specs: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/A1Q5

Any recommendation for better parts? Also, are these compatible?
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  1. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  2. Cut down on the processor and invest more in the GPU. For gaming that's where it counts.

    Try this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($124.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.98 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($188.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $614.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-28 13:14 EST-0500)
  3. For gaming the 650 isn't that good of a choice on a budget of $600-$700. Grab the 8320, it will overclock just as far as the 8350.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($159.15 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Best Buy)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.48 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ 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 ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $645.58
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-28 13:12 EST-0500)
  4. Instead of the His Radeon HD 7870. Would Evga gtx 660 work better? It looks like EVGA GeForce GTX 660 got better reviews, etc.

    Link: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/A6AY


    Thanks!
  5. rukai said:
    Instead of the His Radeon HD 7870. Would Evga gtx 660 work better? It looks like EVGA GeForce GTX 660 got better reviews, etc.

    Link: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/A6AY


    Thanks!


    That's a good card but you shouldn't rely only on store reviews. Most of the things that people complain about can be easily fixed and a lot of the negative reviews have nothing to do with the product itself.
  6. Thanks :)
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