Building PC, will this set up work?

I'm thinking of building a PC here within the next couple of weeks. I'm going to be using it primarily for gaming and work (programming, photoshop, animation, video editing, etc). I've come up with a list of components that I think should work together, but I just wanted a second opinion, in case I had an oversight.

Here's the list of components:

CPU - AMD FX8350

Motherboard - ASUS Crosshair V

RAM - Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz

PSU - Corsair Professional Series 860 Watt

HDD - Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD

Chassis - NZXT PHANTOM ATX Full Tower Case

GPU - Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7970

I've already got all the peripherals including a monitor and optical drive at home, so I'm fine there. So what do you guys think? Am I in the clear here?
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  1. You could save $300 buying from various sources:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($157.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($118.29 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 1000W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1082.06
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-09 09:04 EDT-0400)
  2. Couple of suggestions:

    Drop the ROG board; they cost more for little speed up. If you don't want to SLI/CF, get one of [url= If you do, one of these:

    You don't need an 860W Platinum PSU. One of these is fine if you are only running a single GPU, this for two.

    Get an SSD.
  3. Ok, so aside from/including your suggestions, I'm good to go, correct? I'll definitely have to take a look at that MOBO.
  4. Also, any specific SSD you'd recommend? I figure I just need one to install Windows 8 on.
  5. Best answer
    Generally a 120GB Samsung 840 - cheap, fairly fast, big enough to store everything you want to access fast (Windows, some games, most programs). You might want to step up the the 250GB model though, because it looks like you've got a lot of stuff.

    As your build is currently you're fine, but there are better places to spend the money.
  6. Yeah, even an ultra plus or a plexor M5S is plenty fast.
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