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$500 build for Christmas 2012 - unbeatable?

Titleist

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Greetings

I've assembled this $500 system upgrade based on Newegg reviews. I want the most bang I can get for my buck. I'm ready to tweak it based on feedback. Well, what sayeth the experts? Merry Christmas to all!


$139.99: AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6300WMHKBOX, Item #: N82E16819113286

$69.99: ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard, Item #: N82E16813157280

$114.99: HIS iCooler H777F1G2M Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card, Item #: N82E16814161402

$49.99: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL, Item #: N82E16820231468

$109.99: Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.5" Interal Hard Drive, Item #: N82E16822148910


TOTAL
$484.9
 
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You could swap out for Trinity and get the A10-5800 too.
 
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Video Card(s) GTX 780 Ti
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Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LED | 8 GB
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That's a great build! just be sure your PSU can handle that specs.

AMD's upcoming Steamroller will be using AM3+ so you might also get a cheap upgrade too in the future.