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My Build! 1st build any issues/suggestions

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December 10, 2013 7:13:16 PM

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CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ B&H)
Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($157.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1047.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-10 22:12 EST-0500)

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December 10, 2013 7:36:06 PM

The PSU is over priced in my opinion. You could get a 750 watt gold certified Rosewill capstone from new egg for 99$
. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... Also the 280X is sold out everywhere i got one before the big price increase and shortage and i havent seen any instock since.
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December 10, 2013 8:00:15 PM

instead of a rosewill i would get a seasonic (the best psu manufacturer). likely cheaper than the corsair and just as reliable. or a product from xfx (since seasonic makes xfx psus).

you can still get the r9 280x from certain suppliers. for instance ncix has one brand in stock still.

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December 11, 2013 5:33:45 PM

KeyOfTheTwilight said:
The PSU is over priced in my opinion. You could get a 750 watt gold certified Rosewill capstone from new egg for 99$
. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... Also the 280X is sold out everywhere i got one before the big price increase and shortage and i havent seen any instock since.


There is a a few a my local store
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