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Is my rig components compatible ?

Hi all , new to this community . I am trying to build a solid gaming system . PFB the basic components :

Processor : AMD FX-8350
Motherboard : ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX
SMPS : CORSAIR VS650
RAM : G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB)
CASE : Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-03 Red LED Mid-Tower Gaming Case
Graphics Card : Sapphire Radeon HD 7950

I am not sure whether the graphics card is good compared to the one's in the market .

Are all these compatible ? And can you give modifications to the my configuration so that it can work more effeciently ?

I need to confirm the configuration before starting to buy the components .

Thanks in Advance :)
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  1. If you're just gaming, drop the 8350 to a 6300 and drop the 4 x 4 GB to a 2 x 4 GB kit.

    Finally get a better GPU.

    The 7970 is approximately a 280 but you'd do better getting a r9 290.

    Also, you'd have to buy from retailers.

    What is your budget and what games do you play?

    What FPS where you hoping for at what settings?

    What parts do you need?

    I assume you are in the US
  2. Alpha3031 said:
    If you're just gaming, drop the 8350 to a 6300 and drop the 4 x 4 GB to a 2 x 4 GB kit.

    Finally get a better GPU.

    The 7970 is approximately a 280 but you'd do better getting a r9 290.

    Also, you'd have to buy from retailers.


    R9 290 is too costly to fit into my budget . Can you pick me another GPU ?
  3. What is your budget?
  4. 250 $
  5. Alpha3031 said:
    If you're just gaming, drop the 8350 to a 6300 and drop the 4 x 4 GB to a 2 x 4 GB kit.

    Finally get a better GPU.

    The 7970 is approximately a 280 but you'd do better getting a r9 290.

    Also, you'd have to buy from retailers.

    What is your budget and what games do you play?

    What FPS where you hoping for at what settings?

    What parts do you need?

    I assume you are in the US


    I am from India . I would like to play WatchDogs in Ultra settings . And would like to use this system for coming 3-5 years without much major upgrades .

    Games i would play are like BattleField 4 , WatchDogs etc - High End Stuff !
  6. what about the graphics card be r9 280x or r9 280 or r9 270x or r9 270 ??
  7. Right now you have an equivalent to the 280
  8. Alpha3031 said:
    Right now you have an equivalent to the 280


    which one ? RADEON HD 7950 ?
  9. Atlast i decided to buy R9 280X from US AMAZON .
    Which should i opt for http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-R9280X-DC2T-3GD5-Graphics-Cards/dp/B00FT2S4BG (ASUS MADE) or http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GDDR5-3GB-Graphics-GV-R928XOC-3GD-REV2/dp/B00H34J64M(GIGABYTE MADE)

    It says its 384 bit memory interface ? would it work in my motherboard ?

    Will this be compatible with my motherboard and cpu and is my PSU enough to power all these up ?
  10. I wrote this before which may help you out a bit http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2192109/part-compatibility-guide.html

    Basically though, it's all compatible, however the link to your PSU doesn't work, it instead takes me to your motherboards spec page. VS650 might be a little strained with a 280x, i would recommend looking at a good quality 700-750W PSU just so you're operating in the optimal efficiency range for your power supply
  11. CGurrell said:
    I wrote this before which may help you out a bit http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2192109/part-compatibility-guide.html

    Basically though, it's all compatible, however the link to your PSU doesn't work, it instead takes me to your motherboards spec page. VS650 might be a little strained with a 280x, i would recommend looking at a good quality 700-750W PSU just so you're operating in the optimal efficiency range for your power supply


    I am changing to - Seasonic 850W Power Supply (SS-850AM)
  12. otnihs said:
    CGurrell said:
    I wrote this before which may help you out a bit http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2192109/part-compatibility-guide.html

    Basically though, it's all compatible, however the link to your PSU doesn't work, it instead takes me to your motherboards spec page. VS650 might be a little strained with a 280x, i would recommend looking at a good quality 700-750W PSU just so you're operating in the optimal efficiency range for your power supply


    I am changing to - Seasonic 850W Power Supply (SS-850AM)


    nice PSU :)

    In terms of which 280x to pick, out of those 2 i'd go with the ASUS card, but if you can afford it then maybe you should consider the Sapphire Vapor-X card http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-VAPOR-X-PCI-Express-Graphics-11221-12-40G/dp/B00IPZW686/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1403530790&sr=1-1&keywords=r9+280x+vapor-x
  13. CGurrell said:
    otnihs said:
    CGurrell said:
    I wrote this before which may help you out a bit http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2192109/part-compatibility-guide.html

    Basically though, it's all compatible, however the link to your PSU doesn't work, it instead takes me to your motherboards spec page. VS650 might be a little strained with a 280x, i would recommend looking at a good quality 700-750W PSU just so you're operating in the optimal efficiency range for your power supply


    I am changing to - Seasonic 850W Power Supply (SS-850AM)


    nice PSU :)

    In terms of which 280x to pick, out of those 2 i'd go with the ASUS card, but if you can afford it then maybe you should consider the Sapphire Vapor-X card http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-VAPOR-X-PCI-Express-Graphics-11221-12-40G/dp/B00IPZW686/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1403530790&sr=1-1&keywords=r9+280x+vapor-x


    But dude Asus made is 310 $ - http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-R9280X-DC2T-3GD5-Graphics-Cards/dp/B00FT2S4BG

    and

    Vapor-X is 358$ - http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-VAPOR-X-PCI-Express-Graphics-11221-12-40G/dp/B00IPZW686

    Or any better gfx card of same price range and better performance ?
  14. otnihs said:
    Alpha3031 said:
    Right now you have an equivalent to the 280


    which one ? RADEON HD 7950 ?


    It is equal to the 280x.
  15. The 7950 boost is more or less equivalent to the 280 no X. The 280X is more like an OC'ed 7970
  16. Finally , i have decided to go with the below configuration :

    AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor
    Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
    G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
    Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II Video Card
    Corsair SPEC-03 Red ATX Mid Tower Case
    SeaSonic M12II 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

    URL : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zjLgQ7

    Can i go ahead with this configuration guys ? I am fearful of compatibility issues . That is why double checking with you experts :)
  17. Do you already have Storage and OS? If not you'd need that. Do you plan on overclocking? If so I'd suggest a G3258 processor (has approximately the same performance in games.)
  18. Alpha3031 said:
    Do you already have Storage and OS? If not you'd need that. Do you plan on overclocking? If so I'd suggest a G3258 processor (has approximately the same performance in games.)


    I have storage and OS . No problems with that . Most probably i wont be overclocking . Hence I believe this is the best config i can get .

    One final doubt regarding the PSU , is the 850W enough for the given processor,motherboard and GPU ??
  19. Best answer
    Yes and you'd probably be fine going for a 750W gold, even if you later decide to 2 way Crossfire, and save a few dollars (over time) too.
    Here's what I suggest http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438027
  20. Thanks all for the help :)

    Thanks a lot Alpha3031,sora,CGurrell for helping . I ll update the gaming rig performance once the build is ova :)
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