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Buying a New Gaming CPU and MOBO for under £200, need advice!!!

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April 16, 2013 12:49:14 PM

Hey, I am wanting a upgrade from my current Phenom II X4 965. I have been looking and in terms of the CPU, I can afford the FX 8320 or the FX 6300 along with a Mobo that supports OCing.

Is this the only option i have seeing as Intel is expensive.
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April 16, 2013 12:56:24 PM

What is the current board you have now? A 965 still isn't a bad chip. If you don't have the money to upgrade now, save up and wait for haswell come June or Steamroller early next year.
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April 16, 2013 1:03:34 PM

My current board is a Asus M4A78TE, it's faulty, the usb hubs are shorting (according to what someone told me when i explained that my devices are disconnecting). So I need to buy a new mobo and i thought, if i'm going to get a new mobo, i may aswell get a new cpu. If i save up for a intel, i will need to go a while with a mobo that shorts out at least once every 2 days.
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April 16, 2013 1:07:29 PM

Here is an FX 6300 cpu and motherboard for you.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-FX6300-Edition-4-1GHz-Socke...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASRock-970-EXTREME3-Extreme3-Mo...

If there is enough room in your case get this cooler.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0068OI7T8/ref=ox_sc...

If not get this one.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Hyper-TX3-Tower/d...

Combined all 3 are right at or just under your budget.
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April 16, 2013 1:08:42 PM

logainofhades said:
Here is an FX 6300 cpu and motherboard for you.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-FX6300-Edition-4-1GHz-Socke...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASRock-970-EXTREME3-Extreme3-Mo...

If there is enough room in your case get this cooler.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0068OI7T8/ref=ox_sc...

If not get this one.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Hyper-TX3-Tower/d...

Combined all 3 are right at or just under your budget.


Is the board a good overclocker?
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April 16, 2013 1:24:58 PM

I believe so. It has been recommended by people on here quite often.
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April 16, 2013 2:09:56 PM

So unless anyone else has any other suggestions i guess i'm going with what logain suggested
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April 16, 2013 2:22:41 PM

fojacko said:
So unless anyone else has any other suggestions i guess i'm going with what logain suggested


Looks good, I would have recommended the same.
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