First PC build, opinions needed.

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As the topic says. I'm building a rig for playing MMORPG games such as WoW in a mid-high setting with decent fps on a 1680x1050 for somewhat in the price range of 600-700 bucks. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2TiMx That's what I have so far and one thing I noticed was the PSU. Would I need a higher wattage perhaps or would that one be sufficient enough? And as for the CPU I can't seem to decide between the i5-4570 and AMD FX-6300. Whichever would be better for a heavily 20 man raiding environment and MAYBE some streaming, though I can do without it honestly. If I go with the AMD I assume I can go for a better graphics card, but this is where I humbly accept any opinions and/or changes. Besides that any other tips are appreciated! OS is gonna be Windows 7 Home Pre
 

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I made a few changes http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2TpUe
Thanks for the suggestion, but now since I found http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-100b10500kr would I want that or the Corsair you mentioned as the only difference I see is that the Corsair is Semi-Mod while the EVGA isn't. Besides that the prices are the same, so it's really just down to that.

With additional changes within the budget (Just a bit over with one), I found 2 builds to debate between.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Toum
Has an R9 720 Graphics Card instead of the GTX 660 2GB
while
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ToOr
Has a different CPU with an AMD FX-6300 instead of the i5-4570 thus allowing me to get a GTX 770 2GB.

Also, a friend made a suggestion to make sure to get a MOBO with Crossfire Support. So, if I was to get my hands on a 500GB-1TB HDD, would it be preferable to switch out the Asus H87M-E for the H87M-PRO without making any drastic changes?

I see mixed reviews about sli/crossfire, but most say sli is the better option as crossfire has issues and are buggy, so not sure which between the two IF I even want to worry about either if either of the above builds are fine just the way they are.
 

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($153.83 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($223.99 @ Staples)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $657.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-15 08:17 EST-0500)



A little bit worse graphics card but still a good biuld. If you could still just get the money from somewhere else and pay for the 770, that would be awesome. Also, go with the corsair psu.
 

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So, in the end it's come down to this http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2TQjz
I couldn't help, but to pick the i5 though the AMD FX-8320 is great. Yes, it's definitely passed my budget, but I'm trying my best to find someone with a spare hard drive to shave some money off to allow me to get the GTX 760, but my last question would be if changing the MOBO to the one you suggested, the Asus M5A7, would affect anything in terms of quality/performance or perhaps any connectivity issues?

 

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