Will this AMD gaming pc be able to handle this?

I really didn't know where to post this so I decided to post it here because it mainly addresses the CPU. Here's my AMD Scorpio Setup specs:
CPU: NEW AMD FX 8320: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009O7YU56/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
CASE: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004WK3KKQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
GRAPHICS CARD: Sapphire Radeon Vapor-X HD 7770 1GB DDR5: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00861BB0S/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
MOTHERBOARD: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008B6ONXK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
HDD: WD Caviar Blue 1TB: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0088PUEPK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?ie=UTF8&smid=A23NVCSO4PYH3S
SSD: None at the moment but will get one later but not before I finally build my PC so we have to forget about it now
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Blue 8GB DDR3 1600MHZ: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004QBUL1C/ref=ox_sc_act_title_6?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
DVD/CD DRIVE: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE 22X SATA DVDRW Internal Drive: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006B7R9PU/ref=ox_sc_act_title_7?ie=UTF8&smid=A23NVCSO4PYH3S
PSU: Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 600W: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001NJ0CZA/ref=ox_sc_act_title_8?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
Keyboard/Mouse: Logitech Desktop MK120 Mouse and Keyboard Combo: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003NREDC8/ref=ox_sc_act_title_9?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

So these are the specs of the new computer that I am planning on building. What I am planning on doing is video editing, video rendering, video converting, web browsing, youtube, video recording, Minecraft, Team Fortress 2, Battlefield 3 and Borderlands 2 (if I ever get BF3 or BL2).
All that said, I am probably gonna play Minecraft on MAX and record, TF2 on HIGH and record, BF3 on MEDIUM or depending on what my graphics card can handle and record, same with Borderlands 2. While playing either one of these games at a time, I will run a 24/7 Minecraft Server, skype friends and maybe render a video and convert a video. Maybe sometimes go on youtube or browse the web in case I need help with doing something on a game I'm playing. So basically I will be running 1-3 things (Minecraft server, one game and record but not always record), 1-4 things (same as the last one except will also browse internet/watch youtube video), 1-5 things (all of the above and skype), 1-6 things (all of the above and render a video/convert a video/edit a video).
So will my AMD Scorpio Setup be able to handle all this workload? I am hoping that it will, because I am spending about $700 on this. Please give me a reply ASAP, I really need a good reply, please no fanboyism, Intel is also killer, their i5s and i7s kill AMD processors in almost everything, but their price is way out of my range, that's why I am deciding to go with AMD. Will or will not my Scorpio Setup be able to handle some or all of the different workload sets I mentioned earlier? Again, I really hope it can.
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  1. Hello I need an answer fast please
  2. With that GPU you wont get much.
  3. Well I'm not going to play games on max settings, medium or maybe even low settings will do just fine. We're talking mostly about it's ability to multitask, will it be able to do that?
  4. bump
  5. Yea its fine but try to get a 6770 atleast and the cpu is fine dont listen to amd haters
  6. You sure? My setup will be able to handle all those multitasking sets up there?
  7. So run a game render a video and maybie youtube. hm you should be alright but might need 12gb of ram just incase and do you know how to overclock cpus?
  8. No I don't know how to overclock CPUs. And I am planning on upgrading to 16GB of RAM in the future.
  9. I would say that its probable that you could do all that but it may be slow. The graphics card is well below mid range. Your best bet is to spend an extra $40 and get the 8320 then later you can get a nice cooler an o/c it fairly easily. As far as video you should be ok for low settings but a 6870 or 6850 would be a huge improvement. I think the RAM is sufficient. All things considered I would highly recommend getting a better processor.
  10. Aww ok. It's just that I'm on a tight budget, and increasing the price just makes it harder for me to get it because I don't have enough money my parents won't even give me any lol
  11. gity69 said:
    I would say that its probable that you could do all that but it may be slow. The graphics card is well below mid range. Your best bet is to spend an extra $40 and get the 8320 then later you can get a nice cooler an o/c it fairly easily. As far as video you should be ok for low settings but a 6870 or 6850 would be a huge improvement. I think the RAM is sufficient. All things considered I would highly recommend getting a better processor.

    Ok I guess I will get the FX 8320. Don't have a choice. Do you think an XFX 6770 GDDR5 1 GB will make do on games with MEDIUM settings? Games like BF3, MW3, Borderlands 2?
  12. Solid_Snake3 said:
    Ok I guess I will get the FX 8320. Don't have a choice. Do you think an XFX 6770 GDDR5 1 GB will make do on games with MEDIUM settings? Games like BF3, MW3, Borderlands 2?


    Hi :)

    NO...you need a card starting with the number 7...

    All the best Brett :)
  13. 7770 would provide a much better experience and is only marginally more expensive about $20 on average. You could probably save that much downgrading the PSU to 400-450 watt.
  14. I think you can use a A8 or A10
  15. gity69 said:
    7770 would provide a much better experience and is only marginally more expensive about $20 on average. You could probably save that much downgrading the PSU to 400-450 watt.

    Would a 7750 make do?
  16. Here is a comparison you can decide if the performance gains are worth the cost http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/535?vs=536
  17. What would you say in your opinions?
  18. How much more is the 7770?
  19. I guess $50 more on average.
  20. Looks like I don't have a choice. Specs updated.
  21. The second link is a 7750
  22. 30bucks?
    Go do some chores clean somthing its worth it 7770 also overclocks better if one do you do decide. It will simply just be better in the long run dont you agree gity?
  23. So what are your new specs

    amd cpu 8350

    amd 7770?
  24. Yeah I was making a price comparison of same brand with the two different models. I think the performance gains are very much worth it. Also I have done 3 builds this year including my personal with AsRock boards. Since your going for budget system I will recommend an inexpensive MB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157280 that may help you make up the difference. Also MB's are probably the cheapest thing to upgrade and you can never have too many of em lying around ;-)
  25. the AMD 8320 and the XFX Core 7770
  26. gity69 said:
    Yeah I was making a price comparison of same brand with the two different models. I think the performance gains are very much worth it. Also I have done 3 builds this year including my personal with AsRock boards. Since your going for budget system I will recommend an inexpensive MB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157280 that may help you make up the difference. Also MB's are probably the cheapest thing to upgrade and you can never have too many of em lying around ;-)

    I wanted Sata III, at least two PCI 2.0/3.0 slots (if one of the slots run at a lower speed, then it can't be lower than x8), and at least 2 front USB 3 headers. If you can find me a cheap motherboard with those specs included (PCI doesn't really matter if it's 2.0 or 3.0) but I do need the 2 front USB 3 headers and SATA III connections.
  27. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128514 boom there usb 3.0 supports sli/crossfire SATA III and all for 109.
  28. stantheman123 said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128514 boom there usb 3.0 supports sli/crossfire SATA III and all for 109.

    Awesome thanks man. Can you show me more hardware that I could use instead of the current specs (to reduce the price)
    I am gonna stick with a 600W PSU because I am planning on crossfiring two XFX Core HD 7770's, but if you think that a lower power (price as well) PSU will make do even with the crossfire, then don't hesitate to show me one.
  29. Look at this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130838 its the 650 ti and the 650ti is beating the 7770 by about 10fps http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-650-ti-benchmark-gk106,3318-6.html and its the same price

    btw would you be able to spend 40dollars more for a 7850? if not just get the 650ti
  30. Please fit a higher quality PSU in. If you're planning to do an xfire setup down the road you should have a higher wattage PSU and set that budget to around $100 or so.

    A good option within a modest price range

    http://www.amazon.com/XFX-PRO650W-Bronze-Energy-Certified/dp/B0045L5LGI/ref=sr_1_57?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1354077892&sr=1-57&keywords=psu
  31. Well looking at NewEgg's power supply calculator http://images10.newegg.com/BizIntell/tool/psucalc/index.html?name=Power-Supply-Wattage-Calculator you could get away with the 500W version of your current PSU and that wil save you an additional $20 and yes I did 2 7770
  32. http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/amd_radeon_hd_7750_and_7770_review,7.html

    550 watts for the xfire 7770's. If overclocking in the future, it is always good to have an overhead. Never skimp on PSU quality just to save money. You will pay in the long run. Arguably the most important component albeit the least glamorous.
  33. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Proximon
  34. What the heck..... stantheman, the motherboard's price just went up to $144, with $7 of shipping charges...... guess I'd rather go back to the motherboard I chose before :(
  35. gity69 said:

    Hey can you check out my updated specs? Tell me how well that will be
  36. Yeah I think that looks good. Its going to be a good system especially for all the multitasking you want to do.
  37. Yay thanks, but what about games like Minecraft, TF2, BF3, BL2, MW3, COD2?
    Give me approximately what settings I can run those games in
  38. For $700 with no OS you can do much better than a 7770. I can put something together if you like.
  39. You are also wasting a TON on money on the motherboard.
  40. Well depending on the resolution of your monitor it looks like mid-high at settings with some AA I'm not sure but BF3 should be close to max.
  41. gity I'm gonna run them on 1080p resolution on the brand new monitor I got on sale :D So what would you say then?
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