$600 Gaming Build Opinion

samuelspark

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This is a build for my friend who is going to be gaming along with some video encoding.

AMD FX-6300 6 core AM3+ CPU ($129.99) (-$40 bundle offer)
http://microcenter.com/product/401797/FX_6300_Black_Edition_35GHz_Six-Core_Socket_AM3_Boxed_Processor
CM Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler ($29.99)
http://microcenter.com/product/373900/Hyper_212_EVO_Universal_CPU_Cooler
ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ Motherboard ($97.99)
http://microcenter.com/product/398235/M5A97_R20_Socket_AM3_ATX_AMD_Motherboard
HIS Radeon HD 7850 IceQ X 2GB ($219.99)
http://microcenter.com/product/387843/H785QN2G2M_Radeon_HD_7850_IceQ_X_2048MB_GDDR5_PCIe_30_x16_Video_Card
Kingston HyperX Blue 8GB DDR3 ($39.99)
http://microcenter.com/product/360527/HyperX_blu_8GB_DDR3-1600_(PC3-12800)_CL9_Dual_Channel_Desktop_Memory_Kit_(Two_4GB_Memory_Modules)
WD 500GB HDD ($59.99)
http://microcenter.com/product/347353/Caviar_Blue_500GB_7,200_RPM_SATA_30Gb-s_35_Internal_Hard_Drive_WDBAAX5000ENC
Antec VP450 ($34.99)
http://microcenter.com/product/369035/Basiq_Series_VP450_450_Watt_ATX_Power_Supply
MSI Barricade Mid Tower ($59.99)
http://microcenter.com/product/396522/Interceptor_Series_Barricade_ATX_Mid_Tower_Computer_Case
LG DVD Burner ($15.99)
http://microcenter.com/product/401744/24x_SATA_Internal_Desktop_DVD_Burner_GH24NS72_-_Bare_Drive

Total = $648.91($45 mail in rebate)

Any opinions appreciated.
All parts must come from a walk in store, cannot be online (ie newegg).
 

resin34

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budget is about 600
 

samuelspark

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Overclocking = yes
$600
No OS
Doesn't matter. I just picked AMD for this because he's going to be video encoding.
 

butremor

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Yeah, AMD is kinda better for video editing purpose
Here goes build
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($41.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ CompUSA)
Total: $609.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-18 18:03 EST-0500)
 

samuelspark

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Isn't that like the same thing as mine?
 

butremor

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Another mobo, just as good.
Anonther ram. but kingston is just as good. so that's your choice.
More reliable PSU (80 plus bronze)
You can change case i just had it there listed by default but it's quite good for its price
 
Core i5 3470 3.2GHz $149.99
http://microcenter.com/product/400664/Core_i5_3470_32GHz_LGA_1155_Boxed_Processor

ASRock Z77 Pro3 $$94.99
http://microcenter.com/product/387627/Z77_Pro3_1155_ATX_Intel_Motherboard

Vengeance Series 8GB DDR3-1600 $42.99
http://microcenter.com/product/354611/Vengeance_Series_8GB_DDR3-1600_(PC3-12800)_CL9_Dual_Channel_Desktop_Memory_Kit_(Two_4GB_Memory_Modules)

Gigabyte GV-R785OC-2GD $199.99
http://microcenter.com/product/387395/GV-R785OC-2GD_AMD_Radeon_HD_7850_2048MB_GDDR5_PCIe_30_x16_Video_Card

WD 500GB HDD ($54.99)
http://microcenter.com/product/375688/Caviar_Blue_500GB_7,200RPM_SATA_30Gb-s_35_Internal_Hard_Drive_WD5000AAKS_-_Refurbished

Antec VP450 ($34.99)
http://microcenter.com/product/369 [...] wer_Supply

Zalman Z9 $39.99
http://microcenter.com/product/355148/Z9_ATX_Mid_Tower_Computer_Case

LG DVD Burner ($15.99)
http://microcenter.com/product/401 [...] Bare_Drive


Total : 632.92 $