While I'd like to see the i5 CPU, the GPU is reviewed at
Why I reference this is to get a reading on the power consumption and do a quick PSU check.
I see about 10 to 12 Amperes on the 12V line so we want double that in the PSU for long life and stability.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013 lists the +12V rail at 44A so you have chosen well.
(willing to compromise to low settings, just as long as fps is 50+) and low(er) end games such as TF2, minecraft etc on high settings. My budget is $500 and I only need the things I have listed. Is this the best build in terms of performance for $500? or could I get more performance for my money, or even more for less money?
CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Wintec One 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.72 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.04 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US