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I'm new to these forums but I have been using the site for reviews for many years now. I am going for a new gaming build next month and want some opinions on my current selection of hardware. 


Here is my pcpartpicker link


Please let me know any changes I can make. I am going for a mid range non-oc build. I was waiting for the new AMD cards to come out but seeing as they are just rebrands with a few tweeks I decided I'd rather go for a 280x. I also thought of going for a 290 but it's a bit more expensive and I am only going to play at 1080 so I think it wouldn't be worth it. 


Also, I want to sell my current pc, but I am not sure how much I could ask for it. It's an older build, about 5 years old. the specs are:

Intel core I5 1st gen 750 @ 2.67
gigabyte P55-UD3R mobo
4gb of ram

Cooler Master GX 650w PSU

AMD radeon 6850 gpu 

1 tb WD blue HDD

Rosewill Conqueror Case


Any help and input will be appreciated! 


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Hi caviconpoder. Went through the same thing with getting a vid card. Went with the "PowerColor TurboDuo AXR9 280" and have no complaints. I can always double up if needed. I would go to a 750 PS just in case.

 I had VERY bad luck with Gigabyte.. I think it's the best  and will be for a while. (can take 32 g ram) Weather you OC or not. I'm still chicken, LOL. I had the 9590 and on automatic it would hit 5.3g

  Others will be along with more/better opions.

Is this stuff fun, or what!




CPU...AMD FX-8350 8cores 4.3G
PS...Thermaltake Toughpower TPD-0750M
Mushkin SSD  480GB SATA III
Mem...HyperX Fury Black Series 16GB
HDD...3-Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB
Video card...PowerColor TurboDuo AXR9 280
BD-BE...ASUS Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE
Cooler...Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Case...IN WIN GT1 White SECC Steel ATX
Win 7-64


IBM Thinkpad 600E
400 MHz
544 mb ram
80 gb hdd

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