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$800 gaming/web browsing build- is this good?

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May 18, 2013 7:36:26 PM

I'm on a pretty strict $800 budget including keyboard, mouse, and os. Is this system any good?

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

CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Respire T20 68.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($21.38 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.96 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card ($145.13 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN727N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($10.68 @ Adorama)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($76.28 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.96 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Mouse: Cooler Master Recon Wired Optical Mouse ($33.20 @ NCIX US)
Other: Thermaltake Esports Knuckler ($32.67)
Total: $794.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-18 22:31 EDT-0400)
a b 4 Gaming
May 19, 2013 3:02:21 AM

Yeah.
May 19, 2013 9:20:04 AM

I have a very close set up to your build, my two cents: forget the cooler for now and use that extra money to get a 6300 or 6350. The stock cooler works just fine, for now.. I am sure you can put 20 to 30 bucks together down the road for a 212 evo or the cooler you posted. Better use of your budget IMO. The power supply will work great for this build but not much more, if I had it to do all over again I would have got the 600w for some more head room but thats just me. Everything else looks good but do you need the other stuff lile the wireless or mouse or keyboard right now? If you can wait on those things I would dump every extra penny in to the video card budget you are very close to a 7850/7870 price range. Again IMO these are things I wish I had done when I built mine. Good luck!
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May 19, 2013 9:43:40 AM

Here look at this there is still room to add to the case and mouse etc.

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

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.96 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Xion XON-570 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $628.86
a c 284 4 Gaming
May 19, 2013 9:50:02 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($78.56 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.96 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN727N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($9.99 @ Adorama)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Mouse: Cooler Master Recon Wired Optical Mouse ($33.20 @ NCIX US)
Other: Thermaltake Esports Knuckler ($32.67)
Total: $781.26
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-19 12:57 EDT-0400)

mayor change :
CPU
cooler
PSU

minor change :
drive, lite on is better
mobo, swap with better quality

still under 800
May 19, 2013 10:14:39 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Ym4N
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Ym4N/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Ym4N/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($78.56 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.96 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN727N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($9.99 @ Adorama)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $775.39
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-19 13:12 EDT-0400)

Get a cheap mose keyboard for now and get what you really want down the road but this is a better build.
May 19, 2013 12:50:40 PM

Thanks for all the ideas guys! I have a better idea about what i need now and this will really help me when I end up ordering parts.
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