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Is this a good PC for mid-high gaming

by Redherring19 / July 9, 2013 7:13 AM PDT

(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

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 9, 2013 7:53 AM PDT
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by Bob__B / July 9, 2013 10:02 AM PDT

That mobo supports 1866 ram.

I don't know what the perf difference of 1600>1866 is...... but gamers want every drop of blood from the machine.

Read that as one extra fp/s?

The difference between you getting shot or not.

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