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Good enough PC for the next 3 years?

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October 2, 2013 3:22:34 PM

CPU: AMD FX-9370 4.40 GHz (4.7 GHz Turbo) Eight-Core AM3+ CPU 8MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology
HDD: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
MEMORY: 16GB (8GBx2) DDR3/1866MHz Dual Channel Memory [+44] (Corsair or Major Brand)
MOTHERBOARD: [CrossFireX/SLI] ASUS Sabertooth AMD 990FX R2.0 Socket AM3+ ATX Mainboard w/ UEFI Bios, TUF Thermal Radar & Components, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 4 Gen2 PCIe X16, 1 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI [+79]
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 7990 6GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Dual GPU Video Card [+307] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
Power Supply Upgrade: * 1,200 Watts - Cooler Master Silent Pro 80 Plus Gold Power Supply ( 80 Plus Gold)
Good enough?

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October 2, 2013 3:57:12 PM

I need more specifics to give you the go/no go.
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October 2, 2013 3:58:05 PM

Some things I am seeing early are no SSD, you don't need 16 GB memory, and Intel would beat that build.
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October 2, 2013 4:04:06 PM

thepinkanator95 said:
Some things I am seeing early are no SSD, you don't need 16 GB memory, and Intel would beat that build.

In the future games are going to utilize more cores. Which will make AMD faster :) 

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October 2, 2013 4:06:20 PM

Not necessarily. Intel has better per core performance, so they can push through more information faster than their AMD counterparts. Make sense?
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October 2, 2013 4:08:15 PM

thepinkanator95 said:
Not necessarily. Intel has better per core performance, so they can push through more information faster than their AMD counterparts. Make sense?

I could overclock the CPU to 5ghz If the watercooling that will be installed works correctly. Plus most games will use AMD, why? Because the new consoles will have AMD. And this is a 8 core cpu. So wouldnt the logical be like 10-16? So your statement is invalid
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October 2, 2013 4:35:29 PM

Well if you want AMD it will serve you well enough. I still don't think you need 16 GB RAM. It won't give you as much of a performance boost as you'd think.

Are you using CrossFire for the 7990s?
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October 2, 2013 4:52:39 PM

thepinkanator95 said:
Well if you want AMD it will serve you well enough. I still don't think you need 16 GB RAM. It won't give you as much of a performance boost as you'd think.

Are you using CrossFire for the 7990s?

Nah. the mobo is for if I want to crossfire in the future
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October 2, 2013 9:02:36 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($69.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 450 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: OCZ Fatal1ty 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $299.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-03 00:01 EDT-0400)

So here are the things I would change and change them with.

You don't need 16GB of memory, so I gave you 8GB.

I replaced your 2 TB drive with an SSD for your operating system and programs that require fast read/write speeds plus a 1 TB HDD for storage.

There is no way you will use 1,200 watts of power. I replaced that with a 750w PSU that is very reliable.
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