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Building a new PC want to know if its good for gaming

Hi i am building a Gaming PC and just want to know if the build is good or if i should replace some of the parts for other ones i want to stay near this price range.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hdBVmG

If the link doesnt work then here is the build

**CPU** | [AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor]
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler]
**Motherboard** | [Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z ATX AM3+ Motherboard]
**Memory** |
**Storage** | [Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive]
**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive]
**Video Card** | [Asus Radeon R9 270X 4GB DirectCU II Video Card]
**Case** | [NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case]
**Power Supply** | [Rosewill Capstone 750W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply]
**Optical Drive** | [Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer]
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit)]
**Monitor** | [Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor]
**Total**$1403.70

Thanks for the help.
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  1. Best answer
    A more balanced build

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($177.98 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($109.98 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290 4GB DirectCU II Video Card ($369.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 750W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) ($103.85 @ NCIX US)
    Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1353.70
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-09 15:59 EDT-0400

    Motherboard was overkill and GPU low tier, changed ram to 8Gbs.
  2. A v300 series ssd isn't very good, change it to a intel or samsung one, and do what the above build did
  3. 6R1M01R3 said:
    A more balanced build

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($177.98 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($109.98 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290 4GB DirectCU II Video Card ($369.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 750W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) ($103.85 @ NCIX US)
    Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1353.70
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-09 15:59 EDT-0400

    Motherboard was overkill and GPU low tier, changed ram to 8Gbs.


    Ok so i just want to understand you changed the motherboard because it was overkill for the GPU right? and 16GB of ram is too much right? Also i want this PC to last me a couple of years (2-3 Years) will this Build last me a while?
  4. Last you 4 to 5
  5. legend001523 said:
    A v300 series ssd isn't very good, change it to a intel or samsung one, and do what the above build did


    Pretty much, that build is like $50 cheaper than the original, so there is enough to get a 840 EVO or better. But for using as boot drive, any SSD will do better than a HDD.

    Changing the storage drives to this

    Storage: PNY XLR8 PRO 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.98 @ OutletPC)

    I dont know of many people that will fill a 1TB drive, I have one since Q1 of 2013 and I still have plenty of room in it.
  6. Walkers said:
    6R1M01R3 said:
    A more balanced build

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($177.98 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($109.98 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290 4GB DirectCU II Video Card ($369.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 750W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) ($103.85 @ NCIX US)
    Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1353.70
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-09 15:59 EDT-0400

    Motherboard was overkill and GPU low tier, changed ram to 8Gbs.


    Ok so i just want to understand you changed the motherboard because it was overkill for the GPU right? and 16GB of ram is too much right? Also i want this PC to last me a couple of years (2-3 Years) will this Build last me a while?


    While the Crossair is the best motherboard for the FX series, it was quite expensive compared to the rest of the components, specially the GPU. 16GBs of ram is a lot, people that do digital design makes use of such amounts, but for gaming and regular use 8GBs is the "standard" With the build I suggested you have a more balanced build, the motherboard is good and the GPU is far better than what you had in mind.
    However, if you have futureproofing in mind, for 1400 you can make a good Intel socket 1150 build, that being said, its more up to the new techs than the AM3+ socket.
  7. 6R1M01R3 said:
    Walkers said:
    6R1M01R3 said:
    A more balanced build

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($177.98 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($109.98 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290 4GB DirectCU II Video Card ($369.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 750W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) ($103.85 @ NCIX US)
    Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1353.70
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-09 15:59 EDT-0400

    Motherboard was overkill and GPU low tier, changed ram to 8Gbs.


    Ok so i just want to understand you changed the motherboard because it was overkill for the GPU right? and 16GB of ram is too much right? Also i want this PC to last me a couple of years (2-3 Years) will this Build last me a while?


    While the Crossair is the best motherboard for the FX series, it was quite expensive compared to the rest of the components, specially the GPU. 16GBs of ram is a lot, people that do digital design makes use of such amounts, but for gaming and regular use 8GBs is the "standard" With the build I suggested you have a more balanced build, the motherboard is good and the GPU is far better than what you had in mind.
    However, if you have futureproofing in mind, for 1400 you can make a good Intel socket 1150 build, that being said, its more up to the new techs than the AM3+ socket.


    Thanks for your help i just have one last question about the ram which one is better?

    The one you linked --> ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231538&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Desktop+Memory-_-G+SKILL-_-N82E16820231538&scpid=7&scid=scsho5455453 )

    or this one ---> ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460&cm_re=ram-_-20-231-460-_-Product )
  8. Walkers said:
    6R1M01R3 said:
    Walkers said:
    6R1M01R3 said:
    A more balanced build

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($177.98 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($109.98 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290 4GB DirectCU II Video Card ($369.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 750W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) ($103.85 @ NCIX US)
    Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1353.70
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-09 15:59 EDT-0400

    Motherboard was overkill and GPU low tier, changed ram to 8Gbs.


    Ok so i just want to understand you changed the motherboard because it was overkill for the GPU right? and 16GB of ram is too much right? Also i want this PC to last me a couple of years (2-3 Years) will this Build last me a while?


    While the Crossair is the best motherboard for the FX series, it was quite expensive compared to the rest of the components, specially the GPU. 16GBs of ram is a lot, people that do digital design makes use of such amounts, but for gaming and regular use 8GBs is the "standard" With the build I suggested you have a more balanced build, the motherboard is good and the GPU is far better than what you had in mind.
    However, if you have futureproofing in mind, for 1400 you can make a good Intel socket 1150 build, that being said, its more up to the new techs than the AM3+ socket.


    Thanks for your help i just have one last question about the ram which one is better?

    The one you linked --> ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231538&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Desktop+Memory-_-G+SKILL-_-N82E16820231538&scpid=7&scid=scsho5455453 )

    or this one ---> ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460&cm_re=ram-_-20-231-460-_-Product )


    Ripjaw X, lower CAS latency.
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