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February 11, 2013 10:24:35 PM

I am a 14 yr old building my computer. I started last year when i bought a new case, hard drive, and graphics card (650 GTX 2gb SC)
Being 14, making money isn't the easiest.
Will be running on Win7 1600x900
I found out by research that the AMD 6300 FX 6 Core 3.5 GHz is probably the best CPU for gaming for around my budget. I also did a lot of research and found that the ASUS M5A97 R2.0 is another great motherboard for gaming around my budget. I'll also need new ram so I was thinking about Vengeance 8gb ddr3 1600. People say there is almost no difference between 1600 and 1866. Would it be worth the extra $10? (like I said, making money isn't the easiest and I want this comp asap)
How fast do you think this setup would be? Could it run DayZ on high settings, or Prototype 2, Battlefield 3, or even Far Cry 3?
Links:
Motherboard : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cpu : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Ram : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks for the help, and please try to answer as many questions as you can :)  Also if you have any other recommendations please leave them below. Note my budget is around $250 - $300 total.

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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
February 11, 2013 10:33:17 PM

Those are all good quality and competent components . You can game very well with them . 1600 Mhz RAM is fine

But your actual performance will also be determined by the graphics card you use .
February 11, 2013 10:38:58 PM

Outlander_04 said:
Those are all good quality and competent components . You can game very well with them . 1600 Mhz RAM is fine

But your actual performance will also be determined by the graphics card you use .


I can run Skyrim on high settings with my EVGA Geforce GTX 650 2gb Superclocked.
The graphics card is really nice, and really, really small.
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 11, 2013 10:49:19 PM
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The difference between 1600 and 1866MHz RAM isn't really going to buy you much. I'd stick with good 1600 and find a good deal (see below). The FX-6300 is indeed a good chip as it falls between an i3 and i5 somewhere. On single threaded apps it runs with an i3, and on multithreaded it comes closer to an i5. It's a good chip. I am a very big fan of ASUS motherboard and if you intend to overclock, I would stick with the one you have. I've just never had an ASUS board die, EVER. They also seem to overclock better across the board, even their vanilla boards. Although there is a combo deal below that is cheaper with a Gigabyte board, which would be fine if you run stock. There is a coupon code for the FX-6300 that expires today for $10 off, so take advantage of that.

RAM: $8 off this RAM its like the one you picked but RED. Scoop this up, it's a good deal. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: I'd stick with the ASUS you chose unless you like the below deal

CPU: the FX-6300 with $10 that expires today

cpu & mobo combo: this is ok, but only if you are really cutting corners. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
February 11, 2013 11:42:14 PM

jay2tall said:
The difference between 1600 and 1866MHz RAM isn't really going to buy you much. I'd stick with good 1600 and find a good deal (see below). The FX-6300 is indeed a good chip as it falls between an i3 and i5 somewhere. On single threaded apps it runs with an i3, and on multithreaded it comes closer to an i5. It's a good chip. I am a very big fan of ASUS motherboard and if you intend to overclock, I would stick with the one you have. I've just never had an ASUS board die, EVER. They also seem to overclock better across the board, even their vanilla boards. Although there is a combo deal below that is cheaper with a Gigabyte board, which would be fine if you run stock. There is a coupon code for the FX-6300 that expires today for $10 off, so take advantage of that.

RAM: $8 off this RAM its like the one you picked but RED. Scoop this up, it's a good deal. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: I'd stick with the ASUS you chose unless you like the below deal

CPU: the FX-6300 with $10 that expires today

cpu & mobo combo: this is ok, but only if you are really cutting corners. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


Bought the ram since it's such a steal! I was actually looking at videos and concluded the red looked better, then saw it had the promo code, I couldn't resist. Gonna start saving for the rest of my rig.
February 11, 2013 11:42:24 PM

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a b B Homebuilt system
February 12, 2013 1:11:17 AM

At newegg, there are always deals to be had. Watch the CPU & Motherboard combos. The FX-6300 is a popular chip and shows up a lot in a combo. Hey, if it saves you $10 what the heck. That memory was a really good deal, good to snatch it up.
February 12, 2013 7:37:18 PM

jay2tall said:
At newegg, there are always deals to be had. Watch the CPU & Motherboard combos. The FX-6300 is a popular chip and shows up a lot in a combo. Hey, if it saves you $10 what the heck. That memory was a really good deal, good to snatch it up.
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My only concern now is how the red RAM will look on a blue motherboard. Most of Asus's motherboards are blue :/ 
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