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I'm new to pc building and would like to know whether this is a good build?

Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard

CPU:AMD FX6300 Black Edition 6 Core (3.5/4.1GHz, 8MB Level 3 Cache, 6MB Level 2 Cache, Socket AM3+, 95W)

RAM:Corsair CML8GX3M2A1600C9B Vengeance Low Profile 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz CL9 XMP

Graphics Card: Sapphire R9 270X 4GB 1020MHz GDDR 5 PCI Express

Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer

SSD: SanDisk SDSSDP-064G-G25 64GB Pulse SATA 6Gb/s Internal 2.5 Inch SSD

PSU: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply

OS: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)

Thank you for any help and advice!
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  1. Its a working build but it has one problem. 64GB isnt going to cut it. I recommend you to buy a hard drive to go along with that. (At least 1TB). Also, i would recommend a minimum of 120GB for an SSD, because the operating system will take a large chunk of that SSD
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    I agree about getting data drive 1T. Here is a great ssd if your budget allows.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147248

    Do not install the data drive until the os is installed on the ssd. Get windows 7 64 bit if you can. 8 Stinks!!!
  3. AznGOD said:
    Its a working build but it has one problem. 64GB isnt going to cut it. I recommend you to buy a hard drive to go along with that. (At least 1TB). Also, i would recommend a minimum of 120GB for an SSD, because the operating system will take a large chunk of that SSD


    Thanks for your advice. I will go with what you have said, but except for that problem will it run games well?
  4. reedo_43 said:
    I agree about getting data drive 1T. Here is a great ssd if your budget allows.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147248

    Do not install the data drive until the os is installed on the ssd. Get windows 7 64 bit if you can. 8 Stinks!!!


    Ok, thanks. I'll go with 7
  5. I have 2 of the samsungs and they rock. Comes with samsung magician software to tweak performance. Windows 7 is just hands down better than 8 in my opinion.
  6. reedo_43 said:
    I have 2 of the samsungs and they rock. Comes with samsung magician software to tweak performance. Windows 7 is just hands down better than 8 in my opinion.


    Ok cheers, I'll take your advice into consideration, but in your opinion do you think its a decent build for running games like battlefield 4.
  7. Build looks good but I am no gpu expert. From what little research I just did, the 270x uses amd's mantle api so it should run it just fine.
  8. reedo_43 said:
    Build looks good but I am no gpu expert. From what little research I just did, the 270x uses amd's mantle api so it should run it just fine.


    Nice. Thanks for all of your help.
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