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Are these parts good enough for next-gen gaming?

I am going to upgrade in the possible near-future, and i wanted to know if these parts will do the job for next-gen gaming:

AMD FX-8350 8-Core 4.0GHz CPU

PowerColor Radeon R9 280x 3gb TurboDuo

Corsair Vengeance 12gb RAM (for video editing and gaming. I might stick with my current RAM depending on the answers i receive)

ASUS DRW 24F1ST - CD/DVD Writer

These are the parts of my choosing, but i was wondering about the compatibility between the CPU and my current mobo which is an MSI 970A-G46. I heard that the CPU is too much for the mobo's VRM's to handle and they would eventually burn out & i also heard that they aren't compatible, even though recently i looked at the mobo's supported CPU list and it said that it supported FX-8000 series CPU's. If that's true, would i need to update my BIOS first before installing the new CPU?


My current specs are:

PowerColor PCS+ HD 7850 2gb

AMD FX-6300

Corsair Vengeance 8gb RAM

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

Ultra 650 Watt PSU

Western Digital 1TB Hard Drive (Caviar Black)

MSI 970A-G46 Motherboard

Cooler Master Elite 430 Mid-Sized Tower


I also wanted to know if my current PSU will be able to power these new components? I will be playing my games at 1920x1080 resolution. I will not overclock any of these new parts.
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  1. That build will destroy what is called "next gen" great build.
  2. 1. The motherboard should be fine, but may need a BIOS update.
    2. Overclocking the FX-8350 is not recommended on that motherboard.
    3. PSU is crap. Buy at least a XFX 550W PSU.

    A slight note - your CPU may be bottlenecking the GPU just a tiny bit on games that is heavily using up to two cores.
  3. You need a new PSU I doubt that low quality ultra will handle the stress well.
    Tier five - Replace immediately. These units are NOT recommended for any system, no matter the purpose. Reference to higher tiered models for a better and potentially money-saving unit


    A-TOP technology
    Apevia
    Apex (SUPERCASE/ALLIED)
    Artic / Ace (They're the same company)
    Aspire (Turbocase)
    ATADC
    Athena Power
    ATRIX
    Broadway Com Corp
    CIT

    Cooler Master
    eXtreme series
    Elite series

    Coolmax
    Deer
    Diablotek
    Dynapower
    Dynex
    Eagletech
    Enlight
    Evo labs
    EZ-cool
    Foxconn
    FSP Everest
    G7
    HEC / Compucase Orion
    Hiper Type-R (less than 600 Watt)
    Huntkey (Apart from jumper series)
    iStar computer co.
    In win (Despite some reputable reviews, they are known to fail quickly)
    Jeantec
    JPac
    Just PC
    Kingwin (their budget models)
    Linkworld electronics
    Logisys computer
    Macron
    MGE
    MSi (just stick to their GPUs and motherboards)
    NMEDIAPC
    Norwood Micro/ CompUSA
    NorthQ
    Okia
    Powercool
    Powmax
    Pulsepower
    Q-tec
    Raidmax
    Rocketfish
    Rosewill (their older PSUs)
    SFC
    Sharkoon
    Shuttle
    Skyhawk
    Spire micro
    Startech
    Storm
    Sumvision
    Tesla

    Thermaltake -
    Munich 430w
    Purepower NP / RU
    TR2 and TR2-RX

    Trust (Stick to their peripherals)

    Ultra -
    X-connect series
    X2 (Greater than 700 Watts)
    LSP series

    Wintech
    Winpower
    Xion
    Youngbear
    Zebronics

    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-supply-unit-tier-list.html
  4. bignastyid said:
    You need a new PSU I doubt that low quality ultra will handle the stress well.
    Tier five - Replace immediately. These units are NOT recommended for any system, no matter the purpose. Reference to higher tiered models for a better and potentially money-saving unit


    A-TOP technology
    Apevia
    Apex (SUPERCASE/ALLIED)
    Artic / Ace (They're the same company)
    Aspire (Turbocase)
    ATADC
    Athena Power
    ATRIX
    Broadway Com Corp
    CIT

    Cooler Master
    eXtreme series
    Elite series

    Coolmax
    Deer
    Diablotek
    Dynapower
    Dynex
    Eagletech
    Enlight
    Evo labs
    EZ-cool
    Foxconn
    FSP Everest
    G7
    HEC / Compucase Orion
    Hiper Type-R (less than 600 Watt)
    Huntkey (Apart from jumper series)
    iStar computer co.
    In win (Despite some reputable reviews, they are known to fail quickly)
    Jeantec
    JPac
    Just PC
    Kingwin (their budget models)
    Linkworld electronics
    Logisys computer
    Macron
    MGE
    MSi (just stick to their GPUs and motherboards)
    NMEDIAPC
    Norwood Micro/ CompUSA
    NorthQ
    Okia
    Powercool
    Powmax
    Pulsepower
    Q-tec
    Raidmax
    Rocketfish
    Rosewill (their older PSUs)
    SFC
    Sharkoon
    Shuttle
    Skyhawk
    Spire micro
    Startech
    Storm
    Sumvision
    Tesla

    Thermaltake -
    Munich 430w
    Purepower NP / RU
    TR2 and TR2-RX

    Trust (Stick to their peripherals)

    Ultra -
    X-connect series
    X2 (Greater than 700 Watts)
    LSP series

    Wintech
    Winpower
    Xion
    Youngbear
    Zebronics

    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-supply-unit-tier-list.html


    ok, how about this PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171039&cm_re=cooler_master_psu-_-17-171-039-_-Product
  5. ksham said:


    The EVGA one is cheaper, have a higher wattage and higher amps on the 12V rail.
  6. Best answer
    crysisman546 said:
    bignastyid said:
    You need a new PSU I doubt that low quality ultra will handle the stress well.
    Tier five - Replace immediately. These units are NOT recommended for any system, no matter the purpose. Reference to higher tiered models for a better and potentially money-saving unit


    A-TOP technology
    Apevia
    Apex (SUPERCASE/ALLIED)
    Artic / Ace (They're the same company)
    Aspire (Turbocase)
    ATADC
    Athena Power
    ATRIX
    Broadway Com Corp
    CIT

    Cooler Master
    eXtreme series
    Elite series

    Coolmax
    Deer
    Diablotek
    Dynapower
    Dynex
    Eagletech
    Enlight
    Evo labs
    EZ-cool
    Foxconn
    FSP Everest
    G7
    HEC / Compucase Orion
    Hiper Type-R (less than 600 Watt)
    Huntkey (Apart from jumper series)
    iStar computer co.
    In win (Despite some reputable reviews, they are known to fail quickly)
    Jeantec
    JPac
    Just PC
    Kingwin (their budget models)
    Linkworld electronics
    Logisys computer
    Macron
    MGE
    MSi (just stick to their GPUs and motherboards)
    NMEDIAPC
    Norwood Micro/ CompUSA
    NorthQ
    Okia
    Powercool
    Powmax
    Pulsepower
    Q-tec
    Raidmax
    Rocketfish
    Rosewill (their older PSUs)
    SFC
    Sharkoon
    Shuttle
    Skyhawk
    Spire micro
    Startech
    Storm
    Sumvision
    Tesla

    Thermaltake -
    Munich 430w
    Purepower NP / RU
    TR2 and TR2-RX

    Trust (Stick to their peripherals)

    Ultra -
    X-connect series
    X2 (Greater than 700 Watts)
    LSP series

    Wintech
    Winpower
    Xion
    Youngbear
    Zebronics

    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-supply-unit-tier-list.html


    ok, how about this PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171039&cm_re=cooler_master_psu-_-17-171-039-_-Product



    Did you even look at the list? the Coolermaster extreme series is also a tier 5 unit. The EVGA TehZaman is recommending is "Tier four - Not for overclocking systems or high end gaming rigs. May not even output labeled power and fail standard ATX specifications slightly. May even use cheap components to meet a price" so I wouldn't reccomend that one either either. The 550w XFX is tier 2 and is a very good unit.
  7. Hello everyone! I was wondering how this build would do on some of those games?

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Qg3LwP

    Thanks doods!
  8. ksham said:


    bignastyid said:
    crysisman546 said:
    bignastyid said:
    You need a new PSU I doubt that low quality ultra will handle the stress well.
    Tier five - Replace immediately. These units are NOT recommended for any system, no matter the purpose. Reference to higher tiered models for a better and potentially money-saving unit


    A-TOP technology
    Apevia
    Apex (SUPERCASE/ALLIED)
    Artic / Ace (They're the same company)
    Aspire (Turbocase)
    ATADC
    Athena Power
    ATRIX
    Broadway Com Corp
    CIT

    Cooler Master
    eXtreme series
    Elite series

    Coolmax
    Deer
    Diablotek
    Dynapower
    Dynex
    Eagletech
    Enlight
    Evo labs
    EZ-cool
    Foxconn
    FSP Everest
    G7
    HEC / Compucase Orion
    Hiper Type-R (less than 600 Watt)
    Huntkey (Apart from jumper series)
    iStar computer co.
    In win (Despite some reputable reviews, they are known to fail quickly)
    Jeantec
    JPac
    Just PC
    Kingwin (their budget models)
    Linkworld electronics
    Logisys computer
    Macron
    MGE
    MSi (just stick to their GPUs and motherboards)
    NMEDIAPC
    Norwood Micro/ CompUSA
    NorthQ
    Okia
    Powercool
    Powmax
    Pulsepower
    Q-tec
    Raidmax
    Rocketfish
    Rosewill (their older PSUs)
    SFC
    Sharkoon
    Shuttle
    Skyhawk
    Spire micro
    Startech
    Storm
    Sumvision
    Tesla

    Thermaltake -
    Munich 430w
    Purepower NP / RU
    TR2 and TR2-RX

    Trust (Stick to their peripherals)

    Ultra -
    X-connect series
    X2 (Greater than 700 Watts)
    LSP series

    Wintech
    Winpower
    Xion
    Youngbear
    Zebronics

    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-supply-unit-tier-list.html


    ok, how about this PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171039&cm_re=cooler_master_psu-_-17-171-039-_-Product



    Did you even look at the list? the Coolermaster extreme series is also a tier 5 unit. The EVGA TehZaman is recommending is "Tier four - Not for overclocking systems or high end gaming rigs. May not even output labeled power and fail standard ATX specifications slightly. May even use cheap components to meet a price" so I wouldn't reccomend that one either either. The 550w XFX is tier 2 and is a very good unit.


    i was just about to ask about that, thanks! I will buy that XFX PSU. Anything else you recommend or am i set?
  9. GetOwnedGaming said:
    Hello everyone! I was wondering how this build would do on some of those games?

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Qg3LwP

    Thanks doods!


    Post your own question don't hijack someone else's.
  10. GetOwnedGaming said:
    Hello everyone! I was wondering how this build would do on some of those games?

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Qg3LwP

    Thanks doods!


    Excuse me, this is my post. No offense, but if you want an answer, don't go onto someone else's question and say so, just make your own. It doesn't cost points or anything like Yahoo Answers.
  11. bignastyid said:
    GetOwnedGaming said:
    Hello everyone! I was wondering how this build would do on some of those games?

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Qg3LwP

    Thanks doods!


    Post your own question don't hijack someone else's.


    Thanks, you just said what i said :D
  12. crysisman546 said:
    bignastyid said:
    GetOwnedGaming said:
    Hello everyone! I was wondering how this build would do on some of those games?

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Qg3LwP

    Thanks doods!


    Post your own question don't hijack someone else's.


    Thanks, you just said what i said :D



    Sorry about that, i just figured there were some smart people here, and i can never seem to get satisfying answers when I post my own. Really sorry, I hope no hard feelings.

    -Luke
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