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Sunday, July 14th 2013, 11:38pm

So, a long time ago I decided to make my own computer and after delaying my quest for quite some time, I have gathered a list of parts that I would like to build a PC with. However; before I begin this endeavor I would like to see what you guys think about my setup.
Graphics: GTX 660
CPU: FX6300
Motherboard: ASrock Z77 Extreme3
Power Supply: SeaSonicM12II SS-650AM 650W
Case: NZXT Tempest 410
8GB of RAM

1TB HDD

I'm not looking for max FPS on BF4 at the highest resolution, will this provide a decent experience for me for most games? (budget is around 800 USD)

CPU and Motherboard are incompatible. CPU is AMD, Motherboard is for Intel.
But it should easily run BF4 at the highest resolution if you got an AMD board.
Though I feel like you could get a GTX760 for that budget... it's around 250 bucks for a 760... which is about 50 dollars more than a GTX660?
There should be places to cut around from.
Ah, good thing I stopped here first before actually buying anything. What kind of mobo should I get that will support AMD hardware?

I don't have great knowledge about AMD motherboards... but any motherboard with the "AM3+" socket will support your CPU.
You should consult someone else on which AM3+ motherboard to get specifically... but all of them should meet your needs if you're not gonna got for crazy overclocks or anything.
A search for AM3+ socket boards on Newegg.com.
Newegg AM3+
Also, if you can aim for the better FX8350 or the Intel 3570 and still get a GTX760, I'd go for it.
Also, apparently the 9-series chipsets (990, 970) are especially designed for AMD FX CPU's... but I cannot be too sure.

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Sunday, July 14th 2013, 11:42pm

So, a long time ago I decided to make my own computer and after delaying my quest for quite some time, I have gathered a list of parts that I would like to build a PC with. However; before I begin this endeavor I would like to see what you guys think about my setup.
Graphics: GTX 660
CPU: FX6300
Motherboard: ASrock Z77 Extreme3
Power Supply: SeaSonicM12II SS-650AM 650W
Case: NZXT Tempest 410
8GB of RAM

1TB HDD

I'm not looking for max FPS on BF4 at the highest resolution, will this provide a decent experience for me for most games? (budget is around 800 USD)
Try this for the motherboard, it's perfectly capable of OC'ing, and unless you intend to run two high cards in SLi will fill your needs.
MSI 970A-G43 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - Newegg.com

And this for the GPU with the 55 dollars less you'll be paying than you expected.
Newegg.com - MSI Gaming N760 TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card
Thank you

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Sunday, July 14th 2013, 11:45pm

I'd go for something that has native PCI-E 3.0 support, and USB3 as well. Basically whichever higher end chipset is currently in the market. You can upgrade CPU anytime you like, but motherboard might limit you with all components.

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Sunday, July 14th 2013, 11:53pm

I'd go for something that has native PCI-E 3.0 support, and USB3 as well. Basically whichever higher end chipset is currently in the market. You can upgrade CPU anytime you like, but motherboard might limit you with all components.
PCI-E 3.0 = Utterly useless improvement vs 2.0/x8, even with a 690 or a titan.

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Monday, July 15th 2013, 12:03am

Well, not because of the bandwidth (which you wouldn't use indeed /PCI-E 2.0 x8 IS a bottheneck, though/), but because of other improvements you get from newer generation chipset.
Also, PCI-E 3.0 x8 is totally enough for anything, so you could easily have graphic card and sound card share the same lanes (I believe the bandwidth gets halved in such case). If I did that with PCI-E 2,0 board, I'd be fucked (but it does vary between boards, yes).

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1TB 7200 RPM HD
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Monday, July 15th 2013, 12:08am

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Well,
not because of the bandwidth (which you wouldn't use indeed /PCI-E 2.0
x8 IS a bottheneck, though/), but because of other improvements you get
from newer generation chipset.
Also, PCI-E 3.0 x8 is totally enough
for anything, so you could easily have graphic card and sound card share
the same lanes. If I did that with PCI-E 2,0 board, I'd be fucked (but
it does vary between boards, yes).
http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2219975

HARDOCP - Highest Playable - GeForce GTX 680 2-Way SLI - PCI Express 2.0 vs 3.0 GPU Gaming Performance Review

Between 2.0 x16 and 3.0 x16 you'll only start to see real improvements with 3 and 4 way titan, no sound card uses anywhere near as much bandwidth as a titan.

PCI-E 1.1 x16 can actually handle SLi/X-fire, might lose you some FPS, however it's very game dependent.

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Monday, July 15th 2013, 12:10am

In most benchmarks, 2.0 had terrible minimum fps and, generally, lower average and maximum fps. So, i don't think that assertion is that valid, Ludic.

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Monday, July 15th 2013, 12:13am

I'm rather confused now, I need an AM3+ motherboard. HALP, I NO NUTHIGN

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Monday, July 15th 2013, 12:14am

In most benchmarks, 2.0 had terrible minimum fps and, generally, lower average and maximum fps. So, i don't think that assertion is that valid, Ludic.
With the exception of Skyrim, only about 5 FPS lower than 3.0 and Arkham Asylum has much higher for some reason.

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8GB Crucial RAM 1600MHz CL9-9-9-24 1T.
1TB 7200 RPM HD
Logitech G400 mouse.
MSI 990 series motherboard
1920 x 1080 IPS Monitor.