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Hey folks, looking for an expert opinion on a build I hope to purchase here shortly!
I want to know if all these parts are compatible together, any suggestions or changes I should make, and if also if there is any way I could replace some of the parts with cheaper ones, yet keep similar performance! I'm a college student and I'd like to stay low, while still being able to play current gen games at a high setting!
Thanks a lot!

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1nxW7
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker....W7/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker....xW7/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN781ND 802.11b/g/n PCI Wi-Fi Adapter ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: OCZ Fatal1ty 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.73 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($157.73 @ Amazon)
Total: $957.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-02 23:00 EDT-0400)
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Your beast looks good,except for one thing your PSU should be 600 watts IMHO.. 550 watts psu with a card that requires 500 system watts,so just 50 watts does not leave you much to run the rest of your pc..
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:welcome: rhube1

Always protect your hardware with a minimum of a bronze rated PSU and preferably with around 100W more than your present hardware requires, this will allow for future upgrades such as additional HDDs for example.

http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID= or http://www.microcent...ar_Power_Supply

Your aftermarket cooler, a very important thing I must make you aware of is that you do not need the additional heatsink and CPU fan and if you did use it you would void your CPU warranty both AMD and Intel are clear on this, see below;

This Limited Warranty shall be null and void if the AMD microprocessor which is the subject of this Limited Warranty is used with any heatsink/fan other than the one provided herewith.
Full AMD article @ http://support.amd.c...earLimited.aspx

damage to the Product due to external causes, including accident, problems with electrical power, abnormal electrical, mechanical or environmental conditions, usage not in accordance with product instructions, misuse, neglect, alteration, repair, improper installation, or improper testing;
Full Intel article available @ http://www.intel.com...b/cs-009862.htm

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