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First build gaming AMD based PC, looking for opinions/suggestions

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November 13, 2013 6:49:58 PM

I'm looking for some opinions/advice on a gaming PC I'm thinking of building.
I'd prefer to keep this an AMD build. I have the 2 hard drives because I plan on using them in RAID 1 and using 1 as a safe backup drive.
I mostly want to make sure everything will work right with each other (everything will fit, there's enough slots, there isn't a huge bottleneck issue, etc)
I could probably go $100 more than I have here.
As this is a first build there are probably some amateurish mistakes.

Current build:

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CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Edimax EW-7612PIn 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($26.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax ATX-809B (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($86.66 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony 5280S-CB-PLUS DVD/CD Writer ($34.99 @ Mwave)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)

Thanks for any help!
November 15, 2013 12:10:05 AM

im not sure why you got 2 1tb hard drives and not just a 2 or 3tb hard drive I would recommend the Toshiba PH3300U-1I72 on pc part picker
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November 15, 2013 8:19:31 PM

antee said:
im not sure why you got 2 1tb hard drives and not just a 2 or 3tb hard drive I would recommend the Toshiba PH3300U-1I72 on pc part picker

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Says he's going to use them in a RAID ;) 
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November 15, 2013 8:21:18 PM

Prob going to want a CPU cooler, take a look at the Hyper 212 EVO, rest looks good, no bottlenecks all compatible
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