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First Gaming Build

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March 2, 2013 2:31:29 AM

Hi,
Last Friday I took a trip down to MicroCenter and built my first gaming computer with an Asus M5 A97 R2.0, AMD FX 6300, 8Gbs of RAM (Corsair Vengence, I have an extra 8Gb pack, both 4x4) Asus GTX 660 OC 1TB Caviar Black, DL- DVD drive and a 500w Corsair PSU (Modular) As this being my first build I would like to know when I should upgrade? (planning on just a complete build and keeping my first build the same as I got it.) I got a thing for Asus.

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April 8, 2013 11:30:27 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Ps9P Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Ps9P/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Ps9P/benchmarks/ CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter) CPU Cooler: Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($62.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Corsair Dominator 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($86.96 @ Amazon) Storage: Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 40GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($339.99 @ Amazon) Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon) Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.48 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: MSI DH-24AS U88 DVD/CD Writer ($37.28 @ TigerDirect) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC) Total: $1133.63 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-09 02:30 EDT-0400)
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April 8, 2013 11:30:44 PM

Sorry
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Ps9P Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Ps9P/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Ps9P/benchmarks/ CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter) CPU Cooler: Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($62.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Corsair Dominator 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($86.96 @ Amazon) Storage: Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 40GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($339.99 @ Amazon) Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon) Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.48 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: MSI DH-24AS U88 DVD/CD Writer ($37.28 @ TigerDirect) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC) Total: $1133.63 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-09 02:30 EDT-0400)
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April 8, 2013 11:32:33 PM


CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Corsair Dominator 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($86.96 @ Amazon)
Storage: Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 40GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($339.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.48 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: MSI DH-24AS U88 DVD/CD Writer ($37.28 @ TigerDirect)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1133.63 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-09 02:30 EDT-0400)
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