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1st Time builer, need some advice on the parts I've chosen

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February 9, 2013 5:03:48 PM

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Fans: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I am also undecided between buying an SSD or HDD:

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Space is a non issue - I don't plan on storing much on either, so 120 gigs or 320 is the same to me. I just want to know if the efficiency is worth it. A couple points to clarify about my intentions and such:

-No intention to overclock or upgrade
-Main goal is to run Tera at max settings/full speeds
-Do not plan to use this PC for storage
-On a budget, don't want to spend a lot
-First time builder

Just wanna know if these parts are good, and which harddrive to go for. Thanks for any advice.
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February 9, 2013 5:34:00 PM

This is VERY unbalanced. High end CPU and bottom bracket GPU. You want a much better GPU and a worse CPU. What is your budget? I will put something together for you.
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February 9, 2013 5:39:06 PM

Uh, somewhere around 500-700 dollars.
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 9, 2013 5:42:31 PM

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: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
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: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $621.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-09 14:42 EST-0500)
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February 9, 2013 5:45:12 PM

Oh, pff. I forgot to mention. I plan on reusing RAM from my old computer (4 gigs).

Bad idea, or should I just buy the new ones you listed?

Thanks for the help.
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 9, 2013 5:46:35 PM

I would just grab the RAM in the build. Its not too expensive and no reason to not get it.
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February 9, 2013 5:47:30 PM

Alright. And about the harddrive, I don't think I'll be needing 1TB since I have an exHD with that much space. Should I just get an SSD in that case since it's faster?
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 9, 2013 5:51:33 PM

Installing games and stuff to an external HDD is never recommended. buy a 500gb HDD. An SSD won't make gaming performance faster at all.
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February 9, 2013 5:54:01 PM

Okay, thanks again for all the help.
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 9, 2013 5:55:00 PM

No, problem. Always glad to help!
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