Review My First Build

Hey all! Before i start pulling the trigger on parts i was wondering if you guys might review my $750 budget build for me. All i'm looking for is to make sure everything is compatible (99% positive it is) and maybe suggestions for alternatives on certain parts (i.e. psu, hdd, etc.) Although i will say that I'm not interested in Intel CPU's for this build or SSD's. This build is strictly for medium gaming (not looking for 100 FPS for Crysis 3), maybe online movies, and music. I have a laptop to do my word processing for college and all that other boring stuff. Anyway, here is my build...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($132.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($184.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Other: RoseWill Wireless Adapter ($24.99)
Total: $711.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-07 21:22 EST-0500)

Any input as always is greatly appreciated and i thank you for your time! :D
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  1. PlowMe said:
    Hey all! Before i start pulling the trigger on parts i was wondering if you guys might review my $750 budget build for me. All i'm looking for is to make sure everything is compatible (99% positive it is) and maybe suggestions for alternatives on certain parts (i.e. psu, hdd, etc.) Although i will say that I'm not interested in Intel CPU's for this build or SSD's. This build is strictly for medium gaming (not looking for 100 FPS for Crysis 3), maybe online movies, and music. I have a laptop to do my word processing for college and all that other boring stuff. Anyway, here is my build...

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($132.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($184.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Other: RoseWill Wireless Adapter ($24.99)
    Total: $711.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-07 21:22 EST-0500)

    Any input as always is greatly appreciated and i thank you for your time! :D



    This is a great build. Do this for sure. Its better than the other build posted.
  2. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Other: RoseWill Wireless Adapter ($24.99)
    Total: $674.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-07 23:59 EST-0500)

    This is what I would do. Changed to a less expensive motherboard (just as good as the one you posted) And increased GPU to a GTX660. This will give you better gaming performance.
  3. Hey! Thanks for the replies and suggestions guys, I really appreciate it! I decided to change my motherboard to a gigabyte that fell right in between both of your suggestions, the Gigabyte GA970A DS3 and then grabbed an XFX Radeon HD 7870Ghz Black Edition with the money saved.

    I do have one more question though, since I've decided that I won't run Crossfire in the future (Hence my first choice of Motherboard) I can ditch my current PSU. So, will that XFX 550W that tiny voices recommended be able to handle the new GPU along with everything else from my first post?

    As always, I appreciate any and all responses and have a great day! :D
  4. It will handle everything no problem.
  5. Perfect and thanks for the quick reply! And thanks for all the help, i really do appreciate it! Looks like i have an exciting week coming up once i order these parts on Monday! :D

    Once again, thanks for all the help guys. It's nice to have some reassurance and some suggestions to make my build better.

    Have a great day!
    Tyler
  6. Any time man! Always glad to be able to help.
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