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June 13, 2014 4:32:48 AM

hi just want to know if this build is ok for gaming ( games like battlefield 4 and diablo 3 ) . I know nothing about pcs this will be my first go . iv been playing consoles for 25 years and its time for a change here it is .
AMD FX6300
ASUS M5A99X evo
Gskill ripjaw 2X4 GBDDR3
Kingston SSDNow 240GB SSD
Sapphire radeon R9 270X Boost OC 4GB
Corsair CX600 80+ power supply
thermaltake Chaser A 31 Black tower
thanks for looking .

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a b 4 Gaming
June 13, 2014 5:32:55 AM

240GB will fill up fast. Best get a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD
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a b 4 Gaming
June 13, 2014 5:42:31 AM


I'd start with a 1TB WD Blue.
Set a 120GB partition on the HDD for your OS/Apps. On the remaining portion of the HDD, install your games. Down the road when you have the extra cash you may clone the OS/Apps partition to a new SSD.

Consider the Asus M5A97 for your motherboard -- in combination with the saving from the WD Blue 1TB, this frees-up around $80.

That extra cash should get you in the range of the XFX Double D R9-280X for $280 after rebate.

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a b 4 Gaming
June 13, 2014 5:53:42 AM

cowandbird said:
hi just want to know if this build is ok for gaming ( games like battlefield 4 and diablo 3 ) . I know nothing about pcs this will be my first go . iv been playing consoles for 25 years and its time for a change here it is .
AMD FX6300
ASUS M5A99X evo
Gskill ripjaw 2X4 GBDDR3
Kingston SSDNow 240GB SSD
Sapphire radeon R9 270X Boost OC 4GB
Corsair CX600 80+ power supply
thermaltake Chaser A 31 Black tower
thanks for looking .


everything looks nice apart from the psu...Corsair CX psu's are pathetic in terms of reliability, they use poor capacitors, get a XFX or EVGA Supernova (considering that you dont want to go over your budget right now, otherwise better more expensive options are avalaible), you should consider a crucial mx100 for a SSD...same price as the kingston but better performance and reliability http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-internal-hard-driv...
power supply units i would recommend
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-ssr5... .......highly recommend the first two btw

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cmpsu...

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb...

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120g1065...

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a b 4 Gaming
June 13, 2014 6:18:02 AM

You don't need a 990FX motherboard unless you plan to go crossfire or SLI in the future. And most people will agree, a single high end GPU is better for compatability and cost.

Something like a Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P will be a great 970 board and save you some money. 8+2 phase power, good VRM cooling and LLC make it a very solid budget board capable of supporting an OCd 8350 in the future if you need a CPU upgrade.
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