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New AMD Gaming Rig, need critique/advice for near future upgrades.

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January 8, 2014 8:35:57 PM

Hi there, I just ordered a new gaming rig, the parts are in the mail as we speak. I would like some critique/advice for very near future upgrades or improvements. Here's what i grabbed:

GPU: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB GDDR5 DVI-I/DVI-D/HDMI/DP Dual-X with Boost and OC Version PCI-Express BF4 Edition Graphics Card

CPU: AMD FD8350FRHKBOX FX-8350 FX-Series 8-Core Black Edition

PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX 600 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS (CX600)

HDD: WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZEX

SSD: SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD250BW 2.5" 250GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBRL

MOBO: ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Case: Corsair Carbide Series White 500R Mid Tower Computer Case (CC-9011013-WW)

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (OEM) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor

I paid just under $1,000 for all the parts from Amazon (If you ever decide to buy a large order, call them and tell them you want a 5% discount,+free shipping, they just handed it to me without asking a question.)

Let me know what you think and what any small upgrades I might be able to make that would noticeably increase performance! Thanks!!

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January 8, 2014 8:37:53 PM

The PSU is the only weak point in the build.
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January 8, 2014 8:38:59 PM

What PSU would you recommend? I guess i should mention I do not plan on overclocking, at least not right out of the box.
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January 8, 2014 8:40:28 PM

If your not overclocking then you will be fine .If you do overclock in the future step up to Seasonic or XFX power supply.
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January 8, 2014 8:49:36 PM

Roger, thanks.
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January 8, 2014 8:53:00 PM

Nice setup , enjoy it.
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