Rate this build Price vs. Performance

Hi,
This is the computer build I'm thinking of once I get enough money. I'm mainly going to be using it for gaming, editing, web surfing, watching vids, and listening to music. I went with amd because I usually have ALOT of programs open at once, please don't leave any comments saying I should've went with an I5. Please tell me how I did Price vs Performance, you can exclude peripherals such as keyboard, mouse, and monitors. Thanks for your comments in advance :D

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro 81.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($107.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($97.61 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Raidmax 700W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($56.19 @ Newegg)
Monitor: ViewSonic VA2212M-LED 22.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: ViewSonic VA2212M-LED 22.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm Quick Fire Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard ($77.98 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Cooler Master SGM-4000-KLLN1-GP Wired Laser Mouse ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1202.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-21 21:14 EST-0500)
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  1. 6/10.
    - The RAM should be 1600 MHZ.
    - Motherboard is over priced, look for one in the $80 range
    - Raidmax PSU are looked down upon. (Get one from Corsair or another well known company)
    - At that price range, the liquid cooled CPU would be worse than a air cooled one. (Swap it out for a Hyper 212 EVO or '+'
    Other than that, looks pretty good to me.
  2. Will 1600 ram make a big difference in gaming? I'm updating the right now too.
  3. And what other psu companies are good?
  4. Do you plan on OCing?
  5. Yeah probably up to 4.8 ghz
  6. Here's the updated build.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.94 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($107.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Kingston Predator Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($97.61 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro M 700W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: ViewSonic VA2212M-LED 22.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: ViewSonic VA2212M-LED 22.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm Quick Fire Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard ($77.98 @ Newegg)
    Mouse: Cooler Master SGM-4000-KLLN1-GP Wired Laser Mouse ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1206.44
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-21 21:44 EST-0500)
  7. 9/10. Motherboard is still a bit expensive, but its really up to personal preference.

    G'luck and enjoy!
  8. Thanks :D
  9. Unless you buy more fans, I suggest a different case. Although the case is mostly preference, I don't think one exhaust fan would do a good job at cooling. You should buy atleast one more fan or get a case with 2 or more fans. Other than that, everything is nice.
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