1000-1100$ build

Hello everyone i will be doing a new build to replace my aging pc, i will be re-using the hard drive out of this one and only buying a ssd for the new one, i do not need a monitor or anything like OS or mice. I plan to buy everything a bit after Christmas.

So my plan so far is this:

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CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($88.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card ($525.91 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($81.76 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1121.60
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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Right now its over the 1100 mark, hopefully will go back down if the r9 290 goes back down when the third party coolers come out for them soon. i will be doing a lot with this computer from gaming to editing small videos. for now i would really like to stick with the 8320. if anyone has some helpful criticism i would very much appreciate it.


I would just go with a 780 and I just changed a few other minor things that I think are better

Ditto with the GTX 780. If you don't mind a lot of noise and heat from your case and not much of an overclock, then the 290 wouldn't be a bad choice (though it's supposed to be $400...).I was a bit sketchy on the PSU, but it should work (recommended on a PSU calc was 450, which surprises me for a system with a 780).

If you can and want to, I would recommend to go for an i5 Ivy Bridge or Haswell unlocked model. It's more expensive, but it has better single thread and generally makes games perform better.