First Time Building A Computer

Artie111

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Introduction
This is my first time building my very own custom PC. I'm still noobish at this, so you might see a lot or some mistakes, so please bear with me. My budget is around 600-700. I'm wanting to build a gaming PC that can run games/programs such as:
Skyrim
Counter Strike: Global Offensive
Battlefield 3
Borderlands 1-2
Source Filmmaker
My current PC can't run these games, and it can barely run Minecraft with max settings. Here's the components I got together:

Components
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 1GB 128-bit($105)
CPU: AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6100WMGUSBX($120)
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard($145)
Hard Drive: Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive($70)
RAM: CORSAIR 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMV8GX3M2A1333C9($34)
Power Supply: COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS500-PCARD3-US 500W ATX12V v2.3 Power Supply($40)
DVD Burner: SAMSUNG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA Model SH-224BB - OEM($16)

Extra
Computer Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case($50)
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit($100)

Total: Around $680

Question 1. Will these components work/fit well together?
Question 2. Are these components good enough for gaming?
Question 3. Anyway I can save money?
Question 4. Anything I'm missing?

Remember I'm new to this kind of stuff xD
 

shellls45

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

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($162.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($42.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $654.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-01 16:08 EST-0500)

This has much more performance for much less money in terms of gaming.
What res do play at? Will this have any other uses besides gaming?
If u want more cpu an i5 3450 would be great.
 

Artie111

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Hm, I guess I'll use this PC for my video editing, internet surfing, and movie watching needs.
My highest resolution is 1280 x 1024.
 

mrdowntownkiller

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this one is much better


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6100 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($63.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $705.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-01 16:25 EST-0500)
 

Artie111

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I was never a fan of ordering from different websites, but this is a way better setup than mine? It can be used for my gaming, web surfing, movie watching, and video editing needs :eek:?
 

Azteck

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I wouldn't go with ASRock board, even tho ASUS owns them and they have gotten better. I would stay with ASUS or Gigabyte. I mean ASRock is better the like foxconn and stuff
 

Azteck

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You said you do video editing right. The AMD fx6100 would be better. The I3-3220 is a dual core with hyperthreading. With the fx6100 you could game and rip a video at the same time, that why say multi tasking.
 

Artie111

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Ah, Great :) So I am better off with my original setup? + the better RAM you replied earlier
 

Azteck

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yes I mean I have nothing against Intel, I have the I7 2600K myself but if you are looking to multitask. Just that a dual core won't be around much longer I think, well for mainstream gaming. Plus like i say multitasking is want you want. Who wants to wait for a video to finish so you can game. Why not do both :)
 

Azteck

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Actually do you have a Microcenter near you?
Man they got some great deals on PC parts. You can get like $40 of on a cpu and motherboard bundle.
Like I was looking at a build for a client. I could get a fx4100 for $80 and a board for $50 but with the bundle price could get both for $90
 

mrdowntownkiller

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actually you are wrong asrock now lineup with gigabyte and asus boards in term of quality and performance and they don't have any issues or complains.
 

Artie111

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I've never seen one, but it doesn't hurt to look ;) Sounds great :D
 

shellls45

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

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital RE2 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($201.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $677.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-01 17:06 EST-0500)

the 6300 and 2 gb 7850 are much better than that other setup