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Suggestions for a 650 dollar gaming pc

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February 21, 2013 11:48:51 PM

Hello everyone I am new to pc gaming and going to be building my own pc very soon. However I do need some advice, also I would like to know if everything in my build is compatible. I will be using one 1080p monitor do not need an operating system and I will be buying all my parts from amazon. Also this will be a budget build of 650 dollars.Any and all suggestions are welcome.

GPU:MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB

CPU:AMD Phenom II X4 965

Motherboard:GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3

Ram:Corsair Vengeance 8 GB

Hard Drive:WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive

CPU Cooler:Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

Power Supply:Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500w

Computer Case:Cooler Master Elite 430



Thank You for your time. This is my first time posting on this website and I am very excited for all of your great suggestions. Have a nice day. Also I forgot I will be planning to overclock and the games I will be playing are mainly FPS, and RTS.
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February 22, 2013 12:00:13 AM

Don't get the cm psu, it's junk, my suggestion, only with parts in newegg and amazon :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($123.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($63.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.52 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $649.23
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

The motherboard is actually 58$ and the psu is 41$ after promo code and the rebate.
If you can extend to one more website, get the ram in ncix us : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74758&promoid=1321
And the hdd : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=70854&promoid=1302
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