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Building a gaming/HTPC what do you guys think of these components?

My plan is to build a PC that I can use a TV turner card to stream comcast TV and use its DVR feature and to use play my video library. I plan to have the PC in a separate room than my TV so having the case small to fit in my entertainment center is not an issue at this time unless you have suggestions on a good one that will keep these components cool. I also plan to use this PC for moderate gaming. here is what I have put together this far:

AMD FX-6300 3.5GHZ

Corsair Cooling Hydro H55 CPU cooler

Corsair Carbide series 400R mid-Tower

Corsair Vengeance Pro Black 16GB 1600 Ram

Corsair CX 600W 80 plus bronze modular power supply

Asus M5A99x EVO R2.0 Motherboard

Gigabyte R9 280x 3GB GPU

Ceton Infini TV 4 channel cable card


Let me know what you guys think and if there are any changes you would recommend.

Thanks!!
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  1. anyone???
  2. still looking for suggestions? any help would be appreciated.
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    Looks good, only thing is the CPU might possibly be a little underpowered for the beast of a GPU you have there, I'd recommend an FX-8320 or something similar. Also, unless you're overclocking, you probably don't need a water cooler. A Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo should be fine.
  4. Sylvanriv said:
    Looks good, only thing is the CPU might possibly be a little underpowered for the beast of a GPU you have there, I'd recommend an FX-8320 or something similar. Also, unless you're overclocking, you probably don't need a water cooler. A Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo should be fine.


    Thanks! I have started to look at the 8320, but I read a lot of games don't utilize more than 4 cores so would the extra 2 cores really make a big difference? I do plan on OCing the CPU soon after I get it. If 8 core will make that big of a difference I guess its work the extra money.
  5. djdanko1 said:
    Sylvanriv said:
    Looks good, only thing is the CPU might possibly be a little underpowered for the beast of a GPU you have there, I'd recommend an FX-8320 or something similar. Also, unless you're overclocking, you probably don't need a water cooler. A Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo should be fine.


    Thanks! I have started to look at the 8320, but I read a lot of games don't utilize more than 4 cores so would the extra 2 cores really make a big difference? I do plan on OCing the CPU soon after I get it. If 8 core will make that big of a difference I guess its work the extra money.


    If you want the 8320 get it! i have the 6300 and its great so far. But really i think the 6300 would suit you well for your use
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