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First build, Budget Gaming PC ~$600

jak10h

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I was wondering if I should go with the build I have so far. I do own my own HDD and plan on adding a cooler and SSD in the later future. The primary purpose of the PC will be for gaming. I've been referred to an i5 as well but I wasn't sure if bumping down on the GPU would be a desirable tradeoff.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/24kel
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/24kel/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/24kel/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($316.13 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GTS (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $609.08
 

jak10h

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Thanks for the reply! Could you elaborate what you mean by carried away?

I originally had planned for the LE version of the motherboard, but heard the non-LE way to go for overclocking. Is there anything I should look out for?
 

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