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Replacing most of my parts, would appreciate opinions!

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February 17, 2014 5:00:18 PM

I need a little reassurance that what i'm getting is okay, and that it will last me. Mostly to make sure that there is nothing i'm missing that would be a better upgrade that isn't too pricey. I would be using it for gaming mostly.

Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD
EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2765-KR GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866

Really the only thing that i'm keeping is a Phenom IIx4 3.4Ghz

Any comments will be greatly appreciated!
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February 17, 2014 7:04:20 PM

Seems fine, once you get $150 grab a new CPU though.
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February 17, 2014 7:46:39 PM

Most definitely. Slowly replacing old parts, which is why i'm moving up to an AM3+ board, for DDR3 as well. The CPU would be the finishing touches I suppose.
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February 17, 2014 7:50:15 PM

Yea I agree, it seems like a fine balanced build except for the processor.
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February 18, 2014 6:57:22 AM

What would be a good 150-200$ amd processor I could replace that with? Well, really, I could replace that with anything.
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February 18, 2014 7:21:46 AM

This is the best processor your board can take, which is also one of the best AMD processors out there: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd8350frhkbox

You will see a huge performance increase and it will do you well for many years, if you make that investment.
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February 18, 2014 9:14:22 PM

I'd go with the 8320, $50 less for the same CPU pretty much.
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