Building First Gaming Rig

cmg0047

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Alright guys, I'm in college and looking to build my own gaming computer. This will be my first build ever so I am new to the industry. My budget is $850 with everything but the monitor and a wireless network card is a must. I have nothing against Intel or AMD but I do know intel is more expensive. I want to be able to run modern games like Skyrim on atleast high if not Ultra. Upon first research, I chose to build with the AMD A10-6800K, Gigabyte GA-FM2A88X D3H, and R7 250X....but if you can find something with more bang for my buck it would be greatly appreciated. I've heard the FX 6300 is better but will the AM3+ last me? I need this computer to be around for atleast 5-10 years with further upgrading as needed.
 

ImPrettyIrish

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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2OV9x
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2OV9x/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2OV9x/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($139.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($71.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: A-Data Premier Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: Netgear WNDA4100-100NAS 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Raidmax Viper (Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ Best Buy)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $847.53
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-07 11:07 EST-0500)
I didn't include a mouse because I don't know of any really good mice for the money. Everything else is great though.

In 5-10 years there will be new sockets and way better cpu's (hopefully) but this system should last you at least 5 years. You can also upgrade this overtime. (you just can't upgrade the Mobo otherwise you will run into some windows problems :p)
 

cmg0047

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ImPrettyIrish
Like I said I am new to all this but just so I know, what kind of problems would that include? Thanks for all the help!
 

cmg0047

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CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core $199.97
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ $71.98
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 $84.99
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $59.66
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB $179.99
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 $20.99
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower $49.99
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V $19.99
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer $15.99
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) $99.98
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 $49.99
$853.52

I switched a few things around....would this be okay?
 

ImPrettyIrish

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Everything is fine except for the PSU. I would go with the CS 650M because it has all of the connectors you need. A 430 Watt would not have the connectors you need nor is it enough power to run the computer. PCPartPicker doesn't take the connectors into account. Otherwise, it looks good to me.
 

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