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Originally Posted by MisterFred View Post

You look like you're on track. Though as papadope said, you might be able to find a 7850 or something for about the same as the 650ti bundled with some games. Other than that, I only have two recommendations. Look for a better quality power supply. You might be able to find an XFX Core 450w. Thermaltake Litepower brand = bad.

And 4gb of RAM is meh, though I suppose you know that and are looking at budget. Also, if noise bugs you, you should look for an aftermarket cooler if you overclock. That could be something for the future.

Second this about that Thermaltake PSU, it is poop. XFX ProSeries 450W Also, I use this when I am looking for a PSU, OCN Recommended PSU List
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Originally Posted by stickg1 View Post

The VRMs on the Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 are terrible and wont handle the FX-6300. I used the same board and CPU for my kids machine and even with better cooling the chip would throttle at stock clocks with all power saving features off. Overclocking made it even worse. You need a 990X/990FX board to get the most out of that chip.

This is also true. Why even go mATX if you are not building a small PC... Hardly any options for AM3 socket.
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Hey,

I'm looking to build myself a nice gaming computer for about $700 maximum. I managed to get some help here from a member then tweak it a little bit to fit in my budget, so I'm wondering how well it will perform. Also, Any thing you suggest must be located in Australia.

CPU: AMD FX-6300 @ $138
Mobo: AsRock 970 Extreme 4 @ $104
Ram: Corsiar 1600mhz 4gb (1 x 4gb) @ $52
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650ti 2gb Boost @ $179
Case: Coolermaster K350 @ $51
PSU: Thermaltake Litepower 600W @ $65
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500gb @ $56
Shipping @ $48
Total is $693.

I may end up using my old CoolMaster case, to save $50.

I plan on upgrading the Ram & fitting a CPU cooler when I have the money.

Thanks.

If you save yourself that money you could put it towards dual channel 8GB RAM, or a better GPU, or a better MoBo (which might be the best bet at this point) you will really see a performance boost from any of that. If you do get only 4GB, for sure get dual channel, it is nearly twice as fast as single channel RAM. The reason getting a 990FX MoBo right off the bat will future proof your system and help you get the most out of that 6300, trust me, if you cheap out on the MoBo now, you will regret it down the road, I know I am still kicking myself for not spending more on my MoBo. Lastly, which Cooler Master case do you have?
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Samsung 840 EVO WD Black Windows 7 x64 Logitech G105 
PowerMouse
SeaSonic X650 Fully Modular Mionix Naos 5000 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE  ASUS M5A97 Evo Sapphire Radeon 7850 HD 2GB 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate Barracuda 759GB ASUS DVD-RW 24x F-2x120mm R-1x120mm 2x80mm Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO w/ Swiftech Helix 
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Windows 7 x64 Panasonic 42" Plasma Logitech K400 Antec HCG 520M 
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Samsung 840 EVO WD Black Windows 7 x64 Logitech G105 
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SeaSonic X650 Fully Modular Mionix Naos 5000 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE  ASUS M5A97 Evo Sapphire Radeon 7850 HD 2GB 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair XMS3 
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Seagate Barracuda 759GB ASUS DVD-RW 24x F-2x120mm R-1x120mm 2x80mm Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO w/ Swiftech Helix 
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Windows 7 x64 Panasonic 42" Plasma Logitech K400 Antec HCG 520M 
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Second this about that Thermaltake PSU, it is poop. XFX ProSeries 450W Also, I use this when I am looking for a PSU, OCN Recommended PSU List
This is also true. Why even go mATX if you are not building a small PC... Hardly any options for AM3 socket.
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If you save yourself that money you could put it towards dual channel 8GB RAM, or a better GPU, or a better MoBo (which might be the best bet at this point) you will really see a performance boost from any of that. If you do get only 4GB, for sure get dual channel, it is nearly twice as fast as single channel RAM. The reason getting a 990FX MoBo right off the bat will future proof your system and help you get the most out of that 6300, trust me, if you cheap out on the MoBo now, you will regret it down the road, I know I am still kicking myself for not spending more on my MoBo. Lastly, which Cooler Master case do you have?

Even a 970FX board is okay really,
 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Convertible i5 3570k (De-Lidded) Gigabyte Z77x-D3H XFX R9 290 With Koolance Block (1179/1450) 16GB G-Skill Ares 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo Seagate Barracuda 2TB Western Digital Green 2TB Samsung Spinpoint 1TB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Western Digital Green 640GB 2x OEM DVD Drives Heatkiller Rev 3.0 XSPC RX360 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Laing D5 + XSPC Res Primochill Bloodshed Red Tubing Koolance Fullcover R9 290x Block Windows 10 Pro x64 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Asus VEH228H Asus VE228H Aavara TS742 Dual Monitor Stand Ducky Shine II Cherry Blue RED Backlit Mechanic... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone Strider 850W HAF 932 Logitech G400 Gigabyte Ghost 
AudioOther
Microlab Solo6c Logitech C100 Webcam 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Quad Q6600 ASUS P5Q Pro Gigabyte 5870 4GB OCZ "Vista Upgrade" 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair XMS2 4GB 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 Pioneer DVD/RW Noctua NH-U12P 
OSPowerCaseOther
Windows 7 Pro x64 Zalman ZM460B Antec 900 v1 Some Form of TV Tuner 
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