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Best System Upgrade?

post #1 of 4
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Hey all. Not sure this is the best place for this but here we go. I've got about $400 to spend on upgrading my system.

This is what my I currently have

Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3
CPU: FX 8320
GPU: Powercolor HD 6670
HDD: 1 TB Seagate Barracuda
PSU:Antec EA-750 Green

Here is what I am thinking about buying.

ASUS R9280X-DC2T for $310
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121803

and

240 GB Segate 600 SSD since its on sale for $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820248016

What do you guys think? Is this the best upgrade for my money? I play at 1080p and wont be upgrading anytime soon.

Also do you think these prices might drop during Black Friday/ Cyber Monday?
Thanks in advance for al the help!
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b0nes
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Dad's PC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320 GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 Asus GTX 780 DirectCU II G.Skill  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Seagate 600 SSD Seagate Barracuda WD Blue Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Asus VG23AH Antec EA-750 Green Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 
MouseMouse Pad
Razer Orochi Steelseries Qck 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A-10 5800k MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 FM2 7660D Crucial Ballistix Sport 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Seagate Barracuda Stock FX cooler Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Corsair CX430M 
Case
Fractal Design Core 1000 
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post #2 of 4
seems like an awesome upgrade to me thumb.gif. I'd wait for black friday/ cyber monday to get a little closer. there are deals to be had!
post #3 of 4
Looks like some great upgrades...

If you are more budget conscious, maybe save 100 dollars and get a 7970 since the are approaching the 200 mark. However if you plan to get multiple gpus one day go with your original plan. thumb.gif
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Thanks for the input guys. I appreciate it. I went ahead and pulled the trigger on the ssd, but haven't ordered the gpu yet. I just realized that I can get the Asus GTX 770 DirectCU II for the same exact price as the Asus R9 280X DirectCU II Top. Im really on the fence on this one and could use some help from you all.
b0nes
(14 items)
 
Dad's PC
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320 GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 Asus GTX 780 DirectCU II G.Skill  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Seagate 600 SSD Seagate Barracuda WD Blue Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Asus VG23AH Antec EA-750 Green Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 
MouseMouse Pad
Razer Orochi Steelseries Qck 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A-10 5800k MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 FM2 7660D Crucial Ballistix Sport 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Seagate Barracuda Stock FX cooler Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Corsair CX430M 
Case
Fractal Design Core 1000 
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b0nes
(14 items)
 
Dad's PC
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320 GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 Asus GTX 780 DirectCU II G.Skill  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Seagate 600 SSD Seagate Barracuda WD Blue Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Asus VG23AH Antec EA-750 Green Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 
MouseMouse Pad
Razer Orochi Steelseries Qck 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A-10 5800k MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 FM2 7660D Crucial Ballistix Sport 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Seagate Barracuda Stock FX cooler Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Corsair CX430M 
Case
Fractal Design Core 1000 
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