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SO this is my first PC build, i need some advice from more refined people of the PC world. Ill get to the point, is there anything conflicting? Will everything i want work together? are there any issues?
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Hi there and welcome smile.gif

Short answer: Yes those parts should work fine together as far as I can tell.

Longer answer: I would definitely try to get a solid state drive. Every a very cheap, low capacity SSD just for your OS and some basic programs can make a machine SO much more responsive. It really helps with boot times too. You could get a small SSD and a bigger mechanical drive for media and such, or just splurge a bit and get one larger SSD. The prices of storage are coming down quickly and they aren't that much of a luxury anymore so I would recommend one for pretty much any build regardless of budget. Also will you be overclocking your CPU? I would certainly try to considering the relatively slow single-core performance of the old AMD FX series chips. If you do you will really want to have a more robust motherboard. That board will probably be fine at stocks speeds but it has no heatsinks over the VRM area at all. Boards like that are known to catch fire or have a chock or mosfet explode when you start putting more voltage for them and they get hot. Someone with more power supply knowledge than myself may chime in on a better unit for the price but in general I suspect a quality 500w should be just fine for that build.

A note on that CPU and motherboard: The AM3+ platform is getting OLD these days. For a budget built it will still get the job done just fine and there's nothing wrong with using it, but there are much faster chips out from Intel which will remain relevant for a good while longer. Even a cheap dual core like a G3258 with a healthy overclock will run circles around an FX-6300 at least for single core performance. However if you do lots of multitasking or play games or use programs that use several cores the 6 core will probably serve you better.
 
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better wait for the rx 480 which is 200usd (29 june) and performs like a GTX 980 and uses just 120w

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CPU: Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool FROSTWIN V2.0 55.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($43.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z170 Extreme3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($101.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.49 @ OutletPC)
Case: Cooler Master N400 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($48.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $504.42
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Do not get a board as low end as that 760 one. You will be better off getting a second hand board rather than a new low end one like that.

 

A second have 970 board will be much, much better than that. If you list what you have been able to find we will be able to advice you as to whether it's good or not.

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132713&ignorebbr=1
here is the board i was looking at, my brother told me that if im running on for a budget build, with a cheaper CPU/GPU then a cheaper motherboard shouldn't be an issue. and that mme spending another 60$ on a perfermance motherboard may be a bit of a waste. This is the first Mobo i chose. would it be better suited?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132713&ignorebbr=1
here is the board i was looking at, my brother told me that if im running on for a budget build, with a cheaper CPU/GPU then a cheaper motherboard shouldn't be an issue. and that mme spending another 60$ on a perfermance motherboard may be a bit of a waste. This is the first Mobo i chose. would it be better suited?

It's true that a super high end board will have features you probably don't need for a budget build (fancy lighting, more overclocking tools, more I/O ports and Sata ports than most people would ever need, 4-way SLI and Crossfire support) but there is a middle ground for quality boards without inflated price tags. I've used plenty of super cheap boards in super budget builds and they do usually get the job done.... but they're cheap for a reason. If you liked that MSI board have a look at this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130790 Similar looking and pretty well featured, and only $75 after rebate and still has way better power regulation and cooling than a cheap board. It looks pretty nice too IMO.
 
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132713&ignorebbr=1
here is the board i was looking at, my brother told me that if im running on for a budget build, with a cheaper CPU/GPU then a cheaper motherboard shouldn't be an issue. and that mme spending another 60$ on a perfermance motherboard may be a bit of a waste. This is the first Mobo i chose. would it be better suited?
what would be the main uses for this pc?

and what games would you play?
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I mostly play games like rainbow Six seige, SC:GO and games like that. this is mostly gonna be a gaming PC.
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I mostly play games like rainbow Six seige, SC:GO and games like that. this is mostly gonna be a gaming PC.
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I mostly play games like rainbow Six seige, SC:GO and games like that. this is mostly gonna be a gaming PC.
For Rainbow six sige the AMD CPu wouldnt be an issue
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but for CS GO an intel CPU is a better choice
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about the video card a RX 480 is almost 4x faster than a 370 and cost 200usd and it will be released in june 29th
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