First time AMD build, wondering if the specs are good

So, I was wondering if these specs are good for gaming and recording for a build under 800 bucks. Note that I will not be overclocking. The specs are-

-AMD FX 4300, 3.8 GHz, 95 watts

-Corsair Vengeance LP CML16GX3M2A1600C10 16GB Memory Module Kit

-Cooler Master HAF-912 case

-GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3 AMD 970/SB950 AM3+ FX ATX Motherboard

-A dvd drive

-Win. 7 Pro 64 bit

-XFX Radeon HD 7850 Core Edition FX785AZNL4 Video Card

-Seagate ST1000DM003 Barracuda 1TB Hard Drive 

-Ultra LSP550 550-Watt Power Supply

The total is going to be around $775 so for that price, is this rig a good build?


the components are well balanced. but i have 3 gripes

Do you need 16GB of RAM? most people barely go over 5GB, I never go over 3.5G 

Get a better PSU, (the wattage is fine) I don't trust that one's quality. Here are a few brands i trust because they all use seasonic quality parts. Corsair, XFX, Seasonic, SilverStone & NZXT.

Maybe get another 7850 that's not XFX, if you plan on overclocking you won't be able to real well on an XFX card because they have a locked Core Voltage.

The extra money you save on the RAM (if you can't need it) can be used to get a stronger GPU such as a 7870, or a 7870XT

About the RAM, I will be running a minecraft server from time to time, so I would need it. Thanks for the advice on the power supply, I'll get an 80+ bronze certified one. Another thing is that I will not be overclocking at all for the CPU or GPU so I think that would be fine.

If you're not OC'ing, you'll be running a server, and you're upping you PSU. It looks good! the only thing i could recomend it, If you can scrap up some more cash the FX6300 is astep up from the 4300 because it has 2 more cores, and better overall performance. and If you don't care too much about powerconsumption the 6350 is practically the same price as the 6300.

This would be slightly better