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July 26, 2014 9:20:50 PM

Hi, I'm new about all this pc building thing and this will be my first build. And I have a few questions.

I'm building this build:
FX-6300 (or maybe secondhand fx-8320)
M/B GIGABYTE GA-970a-D3P
XFX R9-280X (secondhand for $240)
Ram 8gb(4x2) bus 2133
1tb blue HDD
DVD drive
PSU Seasonic/XFX 750w
*maybe CM TX3 EVO*

This build would cost me around $750. But I'm concerned if that the r9-280x wouldn't enough for next-gen games to come and thinking about getting a secondhand sapphire tri-x r9-290 ($390) instead. VGA prices here in Thailand are more expensive.

1. Will r9-280x be enough for a smooth high-ultra for next-gen games, or should i go for r9-290 ($150 more)?
2. Will the fx-6300 be enough or should I go for 8320?
3. Are there anything that should be changed in my build?

Tanks

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a c 683 4 Gaming
July 26, 2014 9:25:08 PM

I'd go the 8320 and the 290 if it fits in the budget, from what i've heard/seen of prices there, get the best you can so it will last longer and keep you happy ;) 
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July 26, 2014 11:23:46 PM

Tradesman1 said:
I'd go the 8320 and the 290 if it fits in the budget, from what i've heard/seen of prices there, get the best you can so it will last longer and keep you happy ;) 


Thanks, it's a bit over my budget (which I could save for monitor and peripherals) but will it be worth it compare to 8320 and 280x?
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July 26, 2014 11:31:08 PM

You should be careful with second hand GPU.
If you are buying it from e-bay for example.
(not just on ebay)

They are VERY cheap at the moment because a lot of people dropped from mining virtual currencies with those cards.
Sure you can get a 500-600$ card for 300$ like the R9 290X None-reference cards.
But keep in mind those cards have been working on full load and custom OC/Voltage 24/7 for maybe a full year.

Make sure to ask many questions to the seller and that they offer a return policy.
If it turns out that your card have been used for mining currencies, i would suggest not to buy it and maybe look for a second hand Nvidia card since AMD/ATI where the most used cards for mining.
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a c 683 4 Gaming
July 26, 2014 11:46:20 PM

imJms said:
Tradesman1 said:
I'd go the 8320 and the 290 if it fits in the budget, from what i've heard/seen of prices there, get the best you can so it will last longer and keep you happy ;) 


Thanks, it's a bit over my budget (which I could save for monitor and peripherals) but will it be worth it compare to 8320 and 280x?

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It's going to be up to you, but dropping down will just shorten the time that you'll be happy with it, and as newer things come up, the prices will continue to rise (same true everywhere)
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July 27, 2014 3:19:13 AM

Tradesman1 said:
imJms said:
Tradesman1 said:
I'd go the 8320 and the 290 if it fits in the budget, from what i've heard/seen of prices there, get the best you can so it will last longer and keep you happy ;) 


Thanks, it's a bit over my budget (which I could save for monitor and peripherals) but will it be worth it compare to 8320 and 280x?

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It's going to be up to you, but dropping down will just shorten the time that you'll be happy with it, and as newer things come up, the prices will continue to rise (same true everywhere)


Thanks, I've made up my mind and will go for 280x for now.
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a c 683 4 Gaming
July 27, 2014 9:49:33 AM

Let us know how you like it ;) 
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August 6, 2014 7:50:20 AM

Tradesman1 said:
Let us know how you like it ;) 


Got mine built already, these are the specs:

Fx-8320 (used)
M/B Gigabyte GA-970a-D3P (used)
MSI R9-280x Gaming 3gb (used)
Ram Team Zeus2133 4gb x2
HDD WD 1Tb Blue
PSU Seasonic 750w m1211
CM Hyper 212evo

I've played BF4 and NFS Rivals smoothly on ultra , really like it.
Thanks :bounce: 
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a c 683 4 Gaming
August 6, 2014 12:28:50 PM

Sweet! Have fun w/ it ;) 
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