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Is this a good PC build? (Meant for gaming)

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July 19, 2013 2:47:15 PM

This is my first hypothetical PC build I've felt good about. I have never built one before, and more or less picked the parts on dead reckoning. This PC would be used almost solely for gaming. Is this build a good idea? What needs improvement?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1isPJ
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July 19, 2013 3:04:07 PM

Your optical drive is expensive.
PSU isn't that high quality.
You're grabbing an APU (meant for the integrated gpu) with a discrete gpu. Grab a regular CPU.
Your ram is expensive and a bit slower than the usual 1600mhz.
1tb hdd is cheaper than 750gb.
SSD is expensive.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($65.70 @ Newegg)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($403.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Wireless Network Adapter: Encore ENEWI-1XN42 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($8.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($19.95 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1122.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-19 18:04 EDT-0400)
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