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February 26, 2013 4:36:03 AM

Hey guys Im just needing help picking the parts out for a new and my first pc build. Ill be doing mostly gaming on it.
All these prices are from Newegg. Please help me either improve or help me with this system! :bounce: 
My budget is around $500

Build so far:

Case : COOLER MASTER Elite ( $54.99 )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cd/DVD Burner : LG 24X DVD Burner ( $17.99 )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Harddrive : Seagate Barracuda 1TB ( $74.99 )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU : AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition ( $94.99 )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU : EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 650 1GB ( $119.99 )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM : G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 2 x 4GB ( $57.99 )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard : ASRock N68C-GS FX AM3+ ( $44.99 )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU : CORSAIR Builder Series 500W ( $49.99 )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total ( S&H ) = $527.71
- $50 Mail-in Rebates
Grand Total = $477.71

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February 26, 2013 4:58:07 AM

I would not buy that motherboard . It has an nVidia chipset.

For best compatibility and potential future upgrades buy a motherboard with an AMD 970 series chipset . They cost a few dollars more but that will more than pay off over time

To offset the extra cost you could change the power supply to the Corsair CX 430 which can easily handle your build with either graphics card suggested
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February 26, 2013 5:00:37 AM

Nice budget build. I don't think the cable management is very good on the cm elite. I recommend a corsair 200r for better cable management, but the cm elite is a decent pick as well. You could drop the price a bit by getting a ddr3-1600 ram. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 26, 2013 5:00:38 AM

Nice budget build. I don't think the cable management is very good on the cm elite. I recommend a corsair 200r for better cable management, but the cm elite is a decent pick as well. You could drop the price a bit by getting a ddr3-1600 ram. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 26, 2013 5:01:28 AM

You might want to consider this...

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/G4Ni
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/G4Ni/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/G4Ni/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Line ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $487.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-26 02:06 EST-0500)

With that MB you chose you will not have much space for future upgrades... and HD 7770 is much more better than GTX 650...
get Sapphire HD 7770 Vapor-X if you want better cooling performance for your GPU...
or take Sapphire HD 7770 GHz which is much more better...
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