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Does this look like a good £1000 build?

Asus r9 290 direct cuii finally available, does this look like a good build?

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CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor (£136.79 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.18 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£126.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£69.23 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£65.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£62.15 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card (£369.98 @ Novatech)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case (£74.38 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£78.29 @ Dabs)
Total: £1008.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-12 07:53 GMT+0000)
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  1. UncreativeName said:
    Asus r9 290 direct cuii finally available, does this look like a good build?

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor (£136.79 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.18 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£126.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£69.23 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£65.98 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£62.15 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card (£369.98 @ Novatech)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case (£74.38 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£78.29 @ Dabs)
    Total: £1008.97
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-12 07:53 GMT+0000)


    yes very good gaming rig you should be fine :)
  2. Best answer
    Your build seems fine, I am using using the same CPU cooler on my Intel Core i5 4570 and its silent although your CPU has a higher TDP(125W vs my 84W) so it could be a bit louder but I would not worry, its definitely going to be quieter than AMD's stock cooler and better performing
  3. Thanks for both your answers, always like getting some positive comments about the build before buying it. I may get a better cooler down the libe but I'm sure that its fine for now.
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