I'm new here and quite a noob concerning building gaming rigs. I have already scoured the forum and collecting some info. So I came up with a configuration and was wondering if you guys/girls approve? I have to mention, that I'm on a tight budget though. As I already mentioned, I intend to use the pc mainly for gaming (new releases).
CPU: AMD FX-4300
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
GPU: XFX Radeon HD 7870 Double D
PSU: XFX Core Edition PRO 550W
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-990-FXA-UD3
RAM: Corsair Value Select DDR3 1600Mhz (2x4GB)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus
HDD: WD Caviar Green 2TB
I have also read that Intel outperforms AMD. But I was wondering if the FX-4300 is going to bottleneck my system; when I'm playing games?
The seagate 2tb is cheaper and faster than the green drive
I would get better ram for only a bit more
You can get a cheaper case since the MB doesn't have USB3 headers (Not that the 921 supports them)(cases with USB3 front panel are about $10-15 more)(you can get other cases too if you like)
ASUS MB over the gigabyte one due to pricing (similar build quality and power delivery [AFAIK])
I would spend up to get the 7870XT (there is a $5 less one wbut worse cooling) and the FX6300
Overall it is cheaper than your planned build