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Is This a Good Build For Current/Next Gen Gaming?

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November 25, 2013 3:54:34 PM

This is a build that I want to make for myself so that its good enough to play most games now on higher settings at 1080p at close to 60FPS, and a chance to Crossfire another graphics card for a ton more performance later when I need it. I wasn't sure whether or not to go with the R9 270X or the 7870 GHz edition because I heard the 270X is newer and the same but a bit better, but I can get a 7870 GHz edition for around $70 cheaper, so help me out! Is This a good build for that? I can overclock to get more FPS if necessary. ALSO: I have the BELKIN F5D9230-4 Wireless G Plus MIMO Router (its a touch old but works well enough). Would the wireless adapter in this build work with that? Thanks!
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CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($76.97 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($203.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.20 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($71.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $694.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-25 19:10 EST-0500)

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November 25, 2013 4:18:42 PM

You can. They're the same card essentially. Get the HD 7870 for $130 and spend that $70 saving on a better motherboard and a good aftermarket CPU cooler, to cool the CPU down faster.
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November 27, 2013 8:28:33 PM

dottorrent said:
You can. They're the same card essentially. Get the HD 7870 for $130 and spend that $70 saving on a better motherboard and a good aftermarket CPU cooler, to cool the CPU down faster.


Thanks for the suggestion!
With a lot of great sales going on now, I decided to keep most of the setup I have in this list, and switch out the 270X with the Asus R9 280X, and add a Cooler Master heatsink and currently, the build is still less than $70 more. Thank you for the suggestion!
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