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January 31, 2013 5:42:00 AM

I need some help with finishing off my computer. I bought all the parts that I think I'll need already like the power supply, cd drive, hard drive, and case.

I know i'm suppose to start with the CPU, GPU and MOBO but those were the hardest to pick. (ram is 8gb DDR3, I want MOBO to match please :D )
I have a budget of around 350 dollars to make a decent/great gaming computer that will run most games in medium to high quality.
So far I have:

CPU AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz Quad-Core

Motherboard MSI 760GM-P34(FX) Micro ATX AM3+

Memory Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 (This one doesn't really matter, I've decided to go with an 8GB)

Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB

Now my question is... Is this GPU the best I can get with the other 3 items? or is there another GPU that's better but a little more expensive for its performance. The CPU right now is around $105, MOBO around $60. Memory around $40. So what should I do?
and will this configuration work? Are they all compatible? I don't know how to check if they are... I'm new at this
Thank you for reading all of this

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January 31, 2013 5:44:38 AM

Don't get an fx-4100, its crap. Get the 4300. This build will get you low/medium settings at 1080p.

What PSU did you buy?
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January 31, 2013 5:50:27 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($98.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 880GM-LE FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $327.21
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-31 02:49 EST-0500)

Do this. It has a much better GPU. Get an HD 7850 if you can swing $10 out of budget as it will be even better. it will get you medium/high settings in most games.
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January 31, 2013 6:21:37 PM

Best answer selected by lyonnx.
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January 31, 2013 6:21:42 PM

I have a 750 PSU and I think I'll go with your suggestion. Thanks
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