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Will My computer be better than Xbox one and PS4. I wanna try and future proof it as much as I can.

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September 11, 2013 10:24:41 PM

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CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core
Motherboard: Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z ATX AM3+
Graphics Card: Sapphire X Radeon HD 7950 3GB
RAM:G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866
PSU:Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V
SSD: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" SSD
HDD: 2x Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM

I think it will be better for at least the first 2 years but how long before I would have to update components?
September 11, 2013 10:26:34 PM

Looks like you'll be fine ;) . You could get a cheaper mobo and put more money to the GPU tho
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September 11, 2013 10:55:49 PM

Hi,
If you're looking for dual 4TB HDDs, then I assume that you're going to put them in RAID 1. If that's the case, then go for the WD Red HDDs; they are optimized for NAS (and therefore RAID 1) storage. Also, beware of the fact that the RAM you've chosen is not low-profile, and may not fit with coolers that you want in the future.
Also, depending on the model of your PSU, you might want a better one; the Corsair HX750 is a great PSU.
Another thing; if possible, a 256GB SSD is the best, so that you can store all of your games on the SSD as opposed to the HDD.
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September 11, 2013 11:32:06 PM

I picked the Asus Crosshair because based on what I have read it has plenty of overclocking options and combined with the AMD FX-8350 I should be able to easily overclock to at least 4.5ghz. I chose the Sapphire Vapor-X also because I believe I could overclock to near 7970 levels. I do not believe there was enough of a performance difference between 7950 and 7970 to offset the 100$ difference. For the PSU to clarify things The corsair HX750 is the model I was talking about. PC part picker says this will be around 800$ I already have the two 4tb drives left over from previous build. My case is going to be a silverstone Grandia GD08B. Any recommendations on aftermarket cooler based on those components, anything else I can do to increase performance but still keep under 1000$ range?
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September 12, 2013 12:45:29 AM

A H100i Cooler or Seidon 240m will do the trick. I cannot recommend anymore. You planned out everything. If you can wait. AMD's new cards are near (around a month left). AMD 9000 series are near. With free BF4!
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September 12, 2013 7:25:57 AM

Genzo said:
A H100i Cooler or Seidon 240m will do the trick. I cannot recommend anymore. You planned out everything. If you can wait. AMD's new cards are near (around a month left). AMD 9000 series are near. With free BF4!


Hi,
Although those are two great coolers, I wouldn't necessarily recommend them in a case this small. You would be perfectly fine with something like an H60, and, although I almost never recommend 120mm liquid-coolers, in a small case it is (in my opinion) necessary. It's best to have slightly less cooling for your CPU and 30% more airflow than the other way around.
Also, you might want a bigger case for a build of this caliber. Almost all non-stock GPUs exhaust out of the side, meaning that all the hot air is blown into your case, meaning you need quite good airflow.
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