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August 23, 2013 5:39:09 AM

PSU: 800 Watt Corsair GS Series Non- Modular 80+ Bronze

MOBO: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 AMD 990FX So.AM3 + Dual Channel DDR3 ATX Retail

CPU: AMD FX Series FX-8350 8x 4.00GHz So.AM3+ BOX

RAM: 4x 2GB 1333MHz [ 8GB ]

GPU: 2x Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 OC

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a b À AMD
August 23, 2013 5:57:56 AM

Yep. Total load should be around 650w.
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August 23, 2013 5:59:46 AM

It will work. But you should go for DDR3-1866 or even 2133, in 2 sticks of 4.
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August 23, 2013 6:01:39 AM

Thanks for answering so far! Keep it coming if you have ideas!
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a b À AMD
August 23, 2013 6:10:01 AM

I would go with 1600 ram personally in 2 x 4 config. I would also buy an aftermarket cooler such as Hyper 212 or Xigmatek GAIA as I'm guessing you will want to o/c.

You didn't mention what case, but with 2 gpus, be sure you get a full tower with good fan options. You will be putting out a lot of heat, and I would suggest at least 3 x 120/140mm intake and 2 x 120/140 exhaust, plus good cable management. You might also want to look at cases that provide fan mounts on the side panel (200mm maybe?) so you can blow directly over the gpus. If you use a side panel 200mm, reduce the intake to 2 x 120, but leave the exhaust alone.

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August 23, 2013 6:14:54 AM

The fx8350 supports higher ram speeds, so you would surely benefit from it. Aftermarket cooler is a good suggestion from Mark.
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a c 332 À AMD
August 23, 2013 7:27:17 AM

FX8350 will hit 1866 , but you will see no difference in performance.

Stick with 1600 mhz.
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August 23, 2013 7:53:56 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
FX8350 will hit 1866 , but you will see no difference in performance.

Stick with 1600 mhz.


1600 vs 1866 are the same price category, most amd processors DO benefit from it (though I admit it will not always be very noticable) AND taking the higher speed will futureproof you a bit more if you would want to reuse the sticks in another system later.
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a c 332 À AMD
August 23, 2013 7:56:38 AM

If the price point is there it's fine, but there is no world difference between 1600mhz. and 2133 mhz.
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August 23, 2013 8:03:18 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
If the price point is there it's fine, but there is no world difference between 1600mhz. and 2133 mhz.


Agree, you won't get 5fps more or notice faster handling today, but you will be happy if you build a new system (somewhere before DDR4 is reasonable) and won't have to spend anything on faster ram. But this is not a discussion thread, so let us quit the nitpicking and may the OP decide :) 
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August 23, 2013 8:05:57 AM

I already know that the difference between 1333MHz and 2133MHz is very small, the reason to use the 1333MHz is because i own them already!
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