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
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 ($150 more)?
2. Will the fx-6300 be enough or should I go for 8320?
3. Are there anything that should be changed in my build?
You should be careful with second hand GPU.
If you are buying it from e-bay for example.
(not just on ebay)
They are VERY cheap at the moment because a lot of people dropped from mining virtual currencies with those cards.
Sure you can get a 500-600$ 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.