Help me get a good system! please!

i want to put myself a gaming computer together and im overwhelmed by all of the parts to pick from... so i seek help from the best people i know which is you guys.

i only have a 700$ budget and was wondering what you guys would put together for the best gaming performance for this price.

im looking to play all kinds of games from fps, rpg, real time strat, emulators, wow 

this is what i came up with

completely open to changes and opinions.




your CPU is FM2 and your motherboard is FM2+
I would also recommend you pick up at least a 500W PSU just so you have more headroom. 
That is all I'm aloud to say. 


FM2 cpu's can be used on FM2+ motherboard's FM2+ cpu's can't be used on FM2 motherboard's as FM2+ cpu's have extra pins.

Go with 2x4 gig sticks instead of one stick. dual channel is where it's at. Im not crazy about that power. other than that, looks like a decent build. If you do not want to overclock though, you can get rid of the aftermartket CPU cooler and save yourself some cash.

Looks like the one pcper made lol.

I'm on mobile, but I'll try outlining parts.


Asus M5A97 R2.0

2x4GB RAM ddr3-1600.  If you are planning to upgrade, 1x8gb of ram is actually not that much slower

Western Digital Blue- the greens are slow and fail a lot.

R9 270

Source 210

Corsair CX500

ya thats where i got the base build lol


I was unaware of that. my bad. alittle over

I ended up switching some parts out of your initial post to try and come up with something a little more user and budget friendly

  • G.Skill Ripjaws- Two sticks of RAM are almost always better than one. Also a combo deal with the CM 212 Evo
  • WD Caviar Blue 1 TB- Blues are faster and actually much more reliable than greens. It was also a hair cheaper
  • Sapphire R9 270X- Sapphire makes good cards and it was cheaper. (If you want to go Nvidia go with this)
  • NZXT Source 220- Just my personal preference, NZXT makes pretty decent cases
  • Corsair CX500W- Mainly because it is semi-modular.