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August 16, 2013 11:25:19 AM

I was told that it would be good to re-post this question during the weekend because of items going on sale and better prices. Now, I've reached my absolute limit of $670 and I really can't go any higher than that. So right now, I'm basically asking if all these parts are compatible and that they will work together. However, if you find a cheaper/better part then mine, I'd be happy to hear it :) .
(All parts will be bought off of Newegg)

Parts:
1.)(Combo)CPU-AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor

2.)(Combo)Storage-Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Combo: $251.98

3.)GPU-SAPPHIRE 100355-1GOCL Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card OC Version-$144.99

4.)PSU-SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply-$64.99

5.)Motherboard-ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS-$84.99

6.)RAM-CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model-$37.99

7.)Case-COOLER MASTER HAF series RC-912-KKN4 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case-$49.99

8.)Optical Drive-LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM-$17.99

Shipping-$13.43

Total-$671.76

Now before you guys start freaking out about the RAM, I was able to get a free 4GB Corsair Vengeance from a good friend, so I'll have a total of 8GB. :)  Thank you

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August 16, 2013 11:36:57 AM

That build should work fantastically together, nice job. I only have a couple of suggestions:

-The 8350 is a great CPU, but the 8320 can EASILY clock up to 8350 performance and cost a good amount less ($145 right now on newegg, you could probably get that and the HDD for ~200 flat).
-Your CPU/mobo combo can natively run 1866 ram, so if you can find it at the same price (which you often can), get that for a bit of a boost.
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August 16, 2013 11:38:22 AM

Here's a build that I think would be really good: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/kirilmatt/saved/2boa
It has a better GPU and it will also be cheaper. I saw you didn't include an OS so remove that and replace the RAM with 4Gb(unless you want 12Gb total!). Hope this helps and let me know what you think!
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August 16, 2013 11:44:44 AM

Nice suggestions, but overclocking sounds...... difficult, especially for a newbie like me ;-;
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