Best gaming computer under $700 budget

I'm pretty new to computers so feel free to tell me what's good/bad but so far I have:

-RAM: Kingston HyperX Black 2x4gb

-GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 660

-CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition

-MOBO: MSI 970A-G46 AMD 9 Series Motherboard

-PSU: SolidGear 550W Power Supply

-HD: WD Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Drive 7,200 RPM

-and OS is windows 7

The build comes to around $640 dollars. Feel free to make the most of the $700 if you need to. Many thanks

Also note that some of these items are on sale right now
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  1. Have you run your picks thru http://pcpartpicker.com/ ? That will help finding the be$t retail locations.

    Any reason for the Phenom II with a 9 series MB? The FX-4300 and 6300 is a bit better at gaming than the hotter running Phenom II. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-5.html
    But I would recommend an after market cooler if you plan on O/C either one.
  2. JoeyVee123 said:
    I'm pretty new to computers so feel free to tell me what's good/bad but so far I have:

    -RAM: Kingston HyperX Black 2x4gb

    -GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 660

    -CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition

    -MOBO: MSI 970A-G46 AMD 9 Series Motherboard

    -PSU: SolidGear 550W Power Supply

    -HD: WD Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Drive 7,200 RPM

    -and OS is windows 7

    The build comes to around $640 dollars. Feel free to make the most of the $700 if you need to. Many thanks

    Also note that some of these items are on sale right now


    Anonymous said:
    Have you run your picks thru http://pcpartpicker.com/ ? That will help finding the be$t retail locations.

    Any reason for the Phenom II with a 9 series MB? The FX-4300 and 6300 is a bit better at gaming than the hotter running Phenom II. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-5.html
    But I would recommend an after market cooler if you plan on O/C either one.


    what would be a compatible motherboard to go with the 6300? remember, we're not going for max performance, but price to quality ratio
  3. Any board that has an AM3+ socket and lists the FX-6300 in their compatible CPU list. If you have a 900 series board, it will have the AM3+ socket. What make/model board do you have?
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