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Re: Which components should I get for my build?

Postposted on Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:45 pm

I would Highly suggest you just get the FX8320 since it ios cheaper and I have not seen one that will not overclock to a FX8350's speed. Also I highly suggest you get a Aftermarket CPU cooler like the CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO for $34 that has a 5 star rating with over 2600 newegg reviews. Also you can add a additional 120mm fan for push pull operation that will allow for better cooling at high fan speeds for max cooling....or low rpm quiet fan speeds if fan noise bothers you 2 120mm fans at low RPM's like 800rpm will cool better then a single fan at 1200rpm thus cooling the same with less noise. It also come with the fan bracket for the extra fan you must provide.
Cooler link http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product

As for a PSU I would go with Corsairs CX750 watt PSU that has a nice overhead of voltage since your CPU when overclocked can pull 200+ watts on its own with a crazy 4.7GHZ oc along with that asus motherboard being SLI and Crossfire Capable with the Corsair CX750 on sale now at $59.99 after $20.00 rebate card and having all its power on one 12volt rail rated @62Amps you would be hard pressed to find another PSU with that kinda power on a single 12 volt rail for that low of a price.
Also I do not care what anyone says I would rather have plenty of extra voltage in case I need it down the road + I believe PSU's last longer the less they are stressed. PSU link with $20 rebate card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817139040

Just like when I built my signature 2600k gaming rig before I got my power hungry EVGA GTX770 4gb classified cards in SLI that need 2 8 pin power connectors for each card I had 2 EVGA GTX 560 TI cards in SLI that used a good deal less then my new 770's but I powered my system well over 3 years ago with a 850 watt corsair TX850 with a 72 amp 12 volt rail that got glowing reviews on johnyGURU when a 650 watt PSU would have worked fine and I am sure glad I did go for 850 watts since with all the overclocks on my CPU, Video cards, 8 120mm fans, 1 200mm fan, a SSD, 5xHDDs and all the USB stuff all over the place
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Re: Which components should I get for my build?

Postposted on Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:17 pm

vargis14 wrote:I would Highly suggest you just get the FX8320 since it ios cheaper and I have not seen one that will not overclock to a FX8350's speed. Also I highly suggest you get a Aftermarket CPU cooler like the CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO for $34 that has a 5 star rating with over 2600 newegg reviews. Also you can add a additional 120mm fan for push pull operation that will allow for better cooling at high fan speeds for max cooling....or low rpm quiet fan speeds if fan noise bothers you 2 120mm fans at low RPM's like 800rpm will cool better then a single fan at 1200rpm thus cooling the same with less noise. It also come with the fan bracket for the extra fan you must provide.
Cooler link http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product

As for a PSU I would go with Corsairs CX750 watt PSU that has a nice overhead of voltage since your CPU when overclocked can pull 200+ watts on its own with a crazy 4.7GHZ oc along with that asus motherboard being SLI and Crossfire Capable with the Corsair CX750 on sale now at $59.99 after $20.00 rebate card and having all its power on one 12volt rail rated @62Amps you would be hard pressed to find another PSU with that kinda power on a single 12 volt rail for that low of a price.
Also I do not care what anyone says I would rather have plenty of extra voltage in case I need it down the road + I believe PSU's last longer the less they are stressed. PSU link with $20 rebate card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817139040

Just like when I built my signature 2600k gaming rig before I got my power hungry EVGA GTX770 4gb classified cards in SLI that need 2 8 pin power connectors for each card I had 2 EVGA GTX 560 TI cards in SLI that used a good deal less then my new 770's but I powered my system well over 3 years ago with a 850 watt corsair TX850 with a 72 amp 12 volt rail that got glowing reviews on johnyGURU when a 650 watt PSU would have worked fine and I am sure glad I did go for 850 watts since with all the overclocks on my CPU, Video cards, 8 120mm fans, 1 200mm fan, a SSD, 5xHDDs and all the USB stuff all over the place


Thank you for the advice, my PC is almost complete, I just need a case.
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Re: I need opinions for this PC.

Postposted on Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:49 pm

Duplicate threads merged.

My suggestions for your build were included in a previous post.

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Re: I need opinions for this PC.

Postposted on Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:08 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:Duplicate threads merged.

My suggestions for your build were included in a previous post.

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Right, could you tell me if this would work?

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8Gb DDR3
Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 R2.0
Graphics card: AMD Radeon R9 270X
PSU: Corsair CX600 600w
HDD: 2TB
CPU: AMD Radeon FX-8320 8-Core
Case: Corsair 300r Carbide
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Re: I need opinions for this PC.

Postposted on Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:15 pm

That'll work, but in this day & age you'll want an SSD for the OS and some games.

I'd also swap out the PSU for a Corsair CX600m.

http://www.corsair.com/en-us/cx-series- ... odular-psu

If you've never used a modular PSU you have no idea what you're missing.
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Re: I need opinions for this PC.

Postposted on Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:25 pm

Captain Ned wrote:That'll work, but in this day & age you'll want an SSD for the OS and some games.

I'd also swap out the PSU for a Corsair CX600m.

http://www.corsair.com/en-us/cx-series- ... odular-psu

If you've never used a modular PSU you have no idea what you're missing.


Seems pretty good, thanks.
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Re: I need opinions for this PC.

Postposted on Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:28 am

Got any budget left to add a small SSD? Installing Windows to it along with commonly used programs makes things a lot faster. Something like this will be good enough:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showprodu ... ubcat=1427
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Re: I need opinions for this PC.

Postposted on Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:23 am

Captain Ned wrote:If you've never used a modular PSU you have no idea what you're missing.

I just switched to a regular one after the fan failed on my modular. I don't feel any huge loss.

(Mind you this is with a case with the PSU on the bottom.)
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Re: I need opinions for this PC.

Postposted on Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:26 pm

I am still confused as to whether there is any component that the OP already has in his possession? Like the motherboard? I think the sentiment earlier in the thread is that if you are starting from scratch, should go straight to some variant of i5 with a matching chipset (Z97 if you are getting a K CPU)? So which is it OP, do you have the motherboard already or are you buying everything new?
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Re: I need opinions for this PC.

Postposted on Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:43 pm

Flying Fox wrote:I am still confused as to whether there is any component that the OP already has in his possession? Like the motherboard? I think the sentiment earlier in the thread is that if you are starting from scratch, should go straight to some variant of i5 with a matching chipset (Z97 if you are getting a K CPU)? So which is it OP, do you have the motherboard already or are you buying everything new?


Krosis wrote:I have not built the PC yet, I just need to buy my last parts which are the CPU, PSU and case.


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