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Planning to buy components for a PC, need professional opinion!

I'm planning to build a PC. These are the parts im going to use. Asking for your opinion about it.
Are the specs OK for the price range? Am i set for the long term? Should i have went with intel, or gtx 970? Thanks. (Mostly plan to use it for gaming.)

The link on pcbuilder:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KVbXTW

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($134.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.88 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($118.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($32.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($42.70 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 380 2GB Video Card ($196.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS-I Epic Edition (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $618.51


The link on pcbuilder:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KVbXTW
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  1. a locked i5 will offer a lot more bang for the buck and not need the extra cooling and a cheaper mobo as well. that savings can go into a better psu and then more gpu power. you won't get a 970 with that budget but maybe a 280x could be in the cards.

    that and the 1 tb WD blue hdd's are like $50 so it is worth the extra couple dollars for double the space.
  2. I think you could get more processor and graphics power for the same money. The i3 has stronger single thread performance which is what you want for gaming. Plus, you"ll be able to upgrade the CPU fairly easy if you need a bigger card in the future. The 390 is about the largest card it will support without severe bottlenecking.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($124.89 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($53.89 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: G.Skill NT Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($23.50 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($274.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $606.24
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-10 20:49 EST-0500
  3. Best answer
    i like where you're going with that but a 390 with a 250 gb hdd is a bit silly. i'd drop that down to a 380/380x and up the hdd and possibly even the cpu. dropping to a 280x would allow for something like this

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($53.89 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: G.Skill NT Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 280X 3GB TurboDuo Video Card ($173.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $606.71
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-10 21:08 EST-0500

    more hdd space and an i5-6500. much better bang for the buck in my opinion and it is actually a few bucks cheaper before rebates and the same after.
  4. Math Geek said:
    i like where you're going with that but a 390 with a 250 gb hdd is a bit silly. i'd drop that down to a 380/380x and up the hdd and possibly even the cpu. dropping to a 280x would allow for something like this

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($53.89 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: G.Skill NT Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 280X 3GB TurboDuo Video Card ($173.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $606.71
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-10 21:08 EST-0500

    more hdd space and an i5-6500. much better bang for the buck in my opinion and it is actually a few bucks cheaper before rebates and the same after.


    Thank you guys for the recommendations, i appreciate them.
    One more thing, i picked the Asus Radeon R9 380 2GB Video Card mainly because the reviews said it doesnt heat much, and its not so noisy.
    Is PowerColor Radeon R9 280X any different?
  5. reviews i have seen show it pretty cool at torture loads. it's a stronger card than a 380 though it is the last generation of these chips. the 380/380x are the same chips as the 280/280x but have been tweeked a bit more. still a worthy card for the money and will function at 1080p very well for the money.

    you will be happier with the i3/i5 whichever you go with over the fx cpu. it was a good chip a few years ago but has lost a lot of ground to newer intel cpu's
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