Gaming PC Build, Need Expert Opinions!

Hello everyone, I'll try to be brief. I want to build a pc, the purpose of it is for gaming. At the moment I game using my brothers pc when he isn't home. I intend on playing intense games like bf4 and crysis. Also, I play a lot of league of legends and other games. When I play I almost always am in a Skype call (most of the time I host for about 5 people if that matters). I'm getting a job and I have to finance this computer myself. I'm a boy with an anxiety disorder that causes me to over think and is making it hard for me to feel that the build I have in mind is what I need and I have idea if the parts will even fit in the case lol. Hearing from people and getting their opinions would be a blessing.

Now onto the build. I have a monitor already (1900x1080) so I don't need one. Also, I have a family friend who will put the OS on so I don't require that either. I prefer amd over Intel. To be honest with you all I am a complete beginner at computer building.

Also to clarify, the keyboard and mouse I have are only temporary, as I want to he able to play in a shorter amount of time. They'll definitely be upgraded in the future.

The build:

To conclude, thanks ahead for everyone time and I look forward to hear from people who know better!
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  1. Really nice build :) will max out most games with no issues. One thing I'd like to say is that you don't need a water cooler unless your OCing to the EXTREME. A hyper 212 evo/plus will do fine for a good OC. Your RAM could be better as well.
  2. As already recommended, you could go for an CM 212 Evo if you don`t plan on extreme OC, and put the difference for an R9 280x, or maybe go a bit higher and check if you can get an aftermarker R9 290 (non-x).
    The rest looks good, but i f you`ll go for a 212 Evo, get a different RAM (word doesn`t come to mind, but not a tall one like you have selected) in order to have a bit of clearance between the cooler and the RAM.
  3. I actually meant to have a 280x to tell you the truth. This website has so many random names for the same thing I guess I clicked the wrong one haha. Is this an improvement?
  4. Best answer
    The GPU is good. Just go for low profile RAM sticks in order to avoid clearance problems with the cooler (che cooler will be a bit over the RAM sticks, and you might have a problem there), and maybe check a 650W PSU, just to have some headroom for some slight OC if need be in the future.

    In my build I have an i5 4670k and R9 280x, and I went for a 750W just to be in the clear.
    For RAM I used some Kingston HyperX Grey 2x4Gb (didn`t care about the looks) just to make sure I will not have problems with the cooler.
  5. It looks like a great build. Personally I would probably swap out the FX-8320 for a FX-6300 because anything over 4 cores overkill and use the money to get a full atx tower. I have had a 212 Evo is a great choice for this build vs liquid cooling, but having had one they are very large which is another reason to upgrade to a full atx tower, also should you decide to upgrade your system later on and sli or liquid cool things you'll be glad you went full atx. Lastly I have had G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600, and 1 went dead on me after 2 months, so I don't recommend them, mind you that's just 1 set, but it's all the experience I have with them. Great job for a first time build and best of luck.
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