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Building my own gaming computer for the first time, Final configuration, everything ok?, anything missing? any improvements?

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December 9, 2013 10:34:52 AM

Vantage Midi ATX PC Gaming Tower
(The cooling system is developed for cooling throughout
4 x Built-in 12cm Fans (3 x Blue LED) will keep your components cool
Water Cooling Ready *not included* )
Processor (CPU)
AMD FX-4350 Quad Core CPU (4.3/4.2GHZ - 4MB CACHE/AM3+)

Motherboard
ASUS® M5A97 LE R2.0 (DDR3, USB3.0, 6Gb/s)

Memory (RAM)
8GB KINGSTON DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (2 x 4GB)

Graphics Card
4GB AMD RADEON™ R9 290X - DVI, HDMI, DP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 4 Capable
(battlefield 4 edition, free bf4 included)

Memory - 1st Hard Disk
1TB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 32MB CACHE

1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM

Power Supply
XFX 650W PRO650W Core Edition.

Processor Cooling
STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER

Sound Card
ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)

Wireless/Wired Networking
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT - AS STANDARD ON ALL PCs

USB Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 4 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
If anything is missing, or a quality or a bad product/not suitable is listed let me know, first time doing this Im spending around £800 its too risky for me and feel alittle nervous in case i make a mistake and waste my 800.
December 9, 2013 10:40:34 AM

thats an amazing graphics card. would be better paired with an i5 if you can afford it. the cpu will be the choke point if anything. also i would go with 2x4gb ram not 8x1gb.

personally i would go with either an i5 and r9-280x or amd fx-8320 and r9-280x rather than the 290x with a weaker cpu.
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December 9, 2013 10:41:51 AM

NormH said:
thats an amazing graphics card. would be better paired with an i5 if you can afford it. the cpu will be the choke point if anything. also i would go with 2x4gb ram not 8x1gb.

personally i would go with either an i5 and r9-280x or amd fx-8320 and r9-280x rather than the 290x with a weaker cpu.


Updated, thanks for the quick response, I agree totally forgot, Ill change the 1 x 8GB to 2 X 4GB
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December 9, 2013 10:46:06 AM

NormH said:
thats an amazing graphics card. would be better paired with an i5 if you can afford it. the cpu will be the choke point if anything. also i would go with 2x4gb ram not 8x1gb.

personally i would go with either an i5 and r9-280x or amd fx-8320 and r9-280x rather than the 290x with a weaker cpu.


OK so What are you suggesting, if I'm going for r9 290x which I would love to, I need a better CPU?, recommend me one please if possible.
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December 9, 2013 10:51:48 AM

either i5 or fx-8320/8350 is better matched with that card. but really the 280x is a great card also. and much cheaper it will play most games at ultra or very high settings.

the 290x will play all at ultra so will the standard 290 the
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