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Is this a good setup for a future gaming PC?

I am going to build a gaming computer and I think this is the final setup I want. Please don't suggest anything for the case because it is what I specifically want.

Without further a do, here's the setup (with prices)

CPU
AMD FX-8320 FX-Series 8-Core Black Edition
-$160

CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
-$30

Motherboard
Gigabyte AM3+ AMD DDR3 1333 760G MicroATX Motherboard
-$65

Memory
Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3
-$80

Storage
WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 GB/s, 64 MB Cache
-$65

SSD
Kingston Digital 120GB SSDNow V300 SATA 3 2.5 (7mm height) with Adapter Solid State Drive
-$80

Graphics Card
Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB GDDR5 Dual-X Graphics Card
-$30

Power Supply
Corsair 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply
-$80

Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (OEM) System Builder
$90

Wireless Network Adaptor
TP-LINK TL-WN851ND Wireless N300 PCI Adapter, 2.4GHz 300Mbps
-$20

DVD Drive
ASUS Internal 24X SATA Optical Drive DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G
-$25

Case
Cooler Master Elite 430 - Mid Tower Computer Case with All-Black Interior
-$40

Total Computer Price
$1035

I think this will be a very nice setup. It will be my first build so I hope so. Leave any suggestions about things I can change to make it cheaper but still have the same or better performance as this.
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  1. Best answer
    Grab the FX 8320 :)

    The rest is good enough to max out games :)
  2. IAMEXTREME said:
    Grab the FX 8320 :)

    The rest is good enough to max out games :)

    By that you mean the CPU? Is it pretty much the same thing just 40 bucks less?
  3. thatfancypenn said:
    IAMEXTREME said:
    Grab the FX 8320 :)

    The rest is good enough to max out games :)

    By that you mean the CPU? Is it pretty much the same thing just 40 bucks less?


    The 8350 is the over clocked version of the 8320 (40 dollars less) :)

    You can always O.C the 8320 and out perform the 8350 (at stock clocks).
  4. IAMEXTREME said:
    thatfancypenn said:
    IAMEXTREME said:
    Grab the FX 8320 :)

    The rest is good enough to max out games :)

    By that you mean the CPU? Is it pretty much the same thing just 40 bucks less?


    The 8350 is the over clocked version of the 8320 (40 dollars less) :)

    You can always O.C the 8320 and out perform the 8350 (at stock clocks).

    Oh wow. Well thanks :D
  5. IAMEXTREME said:
    Grab the FX 8320 :)

    The rest is good enough to max out games :)

    Is there anything else I can do? Total price is at 1035 and it would be cool to get it under $1000 :)
  6. Best for:

    1-Gaming
    2-Rendering
    3-Overclocking


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($158.97 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.65 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($55.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($98.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $967.50
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-07 22:57 EST-0500)
  7. IAMEXTREME said:
    Best for:

    1-Gaming
    2-Rendering
    3-Overclocking


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($158.97 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.65 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($55.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($98.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $967.50
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-07 22:57 EST-0500)

    Would a 550W PSU really be able to handle overclocking a CPU and GPU?
  8. thatfancypenn said:
    IAMEXTREME said:
    Best for:

    1-Gaming
    2-Rendering
    3-Overclocking


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($158.97 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.65 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($55.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($98.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $967.50
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-07 22:57 EST-0500)

    Would a 550W PSU really be able to handle overclocking a CPU and GPU?


    With no worries :) you may want to close the thread
  9. IAMEXTREME said:
    Best for:

    1-Gaming
    2-Rendering
    3-Overclocking


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($158.97 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.65 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($55.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($98.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $967.50
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-07 22:57 EST-0500)


    IAMEXTREME said:
    thatfancypenn said:
    IAMEXTREME said:
    Best for:

    1-Gaming
    2-Rendering
    3-Overclocking


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($158.97 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.65 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($55.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($98.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $967.50
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-07 22:57 EST-0500)

    Would a 550W PSU really be able to handle overclocking a CPU and GPU?


    With no worries :) you may want to close the thread

    Yes I know - but what about a 500W?
  10. HARDOCP did a review, take a look :)
    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/11/07/nvidia_geforce_gtx_780_ti_video_card_review/7

    With 290X (which is a more power hungry card) and cpu clocked at 4.8GHz, the maximum power draw was 447 watt when the system was at full bore (at its peak).
  11. IAMEXTREME said:
    HARDOCP did a review, take a look :)
    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/11/07/nvidia_geforce_gtx_780_ti_video_card_review/7

    With 290X (which is a more power hungry card) and cpu clocked at 4.8GHz, the maximum power draw was 447 watt when the system was at full bore (at its peak).

    Oh wow. So I guess I don't need a 650W :)
    Thanks so much you really helped me out :D
  12. thatfancypenn said:
    IAMEXTREME said:
    HARDOCP did a review, take a look :)
    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/11/07/nvidia_geforce_gtx_780_ti_video_card_review/7

    With 290X (which is a more power hungry card) and cpu clocked at 4.8GHz, the maximum power draw was 447 watt when the system was at full bore (at its peak).

    Oh wow. So I guess I don't need a 650W :)
    Thanks so much you really helped me out :D


    Thanks for posting mate :) You are welcome
  13. Good build but I doubt the graphics card is $30?

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