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June 22, 2014 1:33:28 AM

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 :) 
a b 4 Gaming
June 23, 2014 12:35:22 AM

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
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June 23, 2014 12:40:45 AM

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 ?
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a b 4 Gaming
June 23, 2014 12:46:36 AM

What is your budget?
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June 23, 2014 1:53:28 AM

250 $
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June 23, 2014 1:55:28 AM

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 !
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June 23, 2014 2:13:29 AM

what about the graphics card be r9 280x or r9 280 or r9 270x or r9 270 ??
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a b 4 Gaming
June 23, 2014 3:32:00 AM

Right now you have an equivalent to the 280
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June 23, 2014 4:10:01 AM

Alpha3031 said:
Right now you have an equivalent to the 280


which one ? RADEON HD 7950 ?
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June 23, 2014 5:34:19 AM

I wrote this before which may help you out a bit http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2192109/part-com...

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
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June 23, 2014 6:14:56 AM

CGurrell said:
I wrote this before which may help you out a bit http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2192109/part-com...

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)
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June 23, 2014 6:41:02 AM

otnihs said:
CGurrell said:
I wrote this before which may help you out a bit http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2192109/part-com...

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-Grap...
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June 23, 2014 8:47:47 PM

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-com...

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-Grap...


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

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Vapor-X is 358$ - http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-VAPOR-X-PCI-Express-Grap...

Or any better gfx card of same price range and better performance ?
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a b 4 Gaming
June 23, 2014 9:57:17 PM

otnihs said:
Alpha3031 said:
Right now you have an equivalent to the 280


which one ? RADEON HD 7950 ?


It is equal to the 280x.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 24, 2014 12:22:21 AM

The 7950 boost is more or less equivalent to the 280 no X. The 280X is more like an OC'ed 7970
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June 24, 2014 8:02:15 PM

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 :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
June 24, 2014 8:18:02 PM

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.)
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June 24, 2014 10:19:43 PM

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 ??
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a b 4 Gaming
June 24, 2014 10:56:04 PM

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=N82E168...
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June 24, 2014 11:29:30 PM

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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