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Help on my first 500$ pc build please!

by Olsonseth / March 24, 2012 10:41 AM PDT

First 500-ish $ PC Build
Hey everyone I'm new to the forums and I'm building my first pc for gaming. My budget is 500$ roughly. Already have an Asus vh236h monitor and mouse and keyboard. Here are the parts I picked out. Any comments on improvements or alternatives to maximize performance or anything at all is much appreciated! Thank you!

PC specs:

- Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

-*CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

-*XFX HD-667X-CNF3 Radeon HD 6670 2GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

-*ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

-*Recertified: Western Digital Caviar Blue RFHWD5000AAJS 500GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare*

-*CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

-*ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

-*AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

*note this setup is slightly over 500$*

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