Quote from jppk1
Change the RAM to something cheaper and the processor to FX-6300 which has two more cores and more cache and you'll be good to go.
Honestly, I've looked at the benchmarks at AnandTech and I don't see a significant improvement over the 4300 for gaming. 4 frames here, 6 frames there. Unless I am overlooking something, in which case by all means, help me out. The 6300 is only 15 bucks more expensive so it's tempting anyway, but that could also buy me a new game so unless there is a good reason to go for it I might just save the money for something else. And as others have pointed out, the RAM in the original build is overpriced and I've found multiple kits for around 40-45 bucks.
Quote from CommanderBumi
The 1866 ram has no speed difference that is noticeable, it's just cheap
Ah, I see. However, my other concerns still stand so I don't think that is the motherboard for me. Will the 2GB verson of the 7850 offer a noticable difference over the 1GB version?