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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

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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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Re: I need opinions for this PC.

Postposted on Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:30 pm

Id definitely listen to the people giving you good advice about getting an Intel CPU over the ancient and inefficient two core per module AMD architecture CPU.

Most Corsair PSUs are rebranded CWT trash and i dont know why theyre so popular. Just get a Seasonic or Antec(which will be a Seasonic or Delta rebrand).
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