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High end gaming PC build, Which processor and graphics card should I use

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June 5, 2013 3:37:31 AM

Okay I have several questions I guess the first one is I have the Zalman Z11plus will the Asus CrosshairV forumla z fit in it?
Secondly I was orginally planning on getting the FX8350 but I've noticed the release of the A10-6800k and that it has a higher clock speed so I don't know which I should get.
I was also debating on whether to go Nvidia or AMD, I currently have the 6870 and was thinking about getting the 7970. Then there is also the Geforce 780gtx.
What do you guys think? I am sorting out getting liquid cooling as well and will be planning on overclocking. I mainly play Planetside 2, but I have also just bought Crysis 3 and would like to be able to run both and most if not all the new games at ultra settings if possible.

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June 5, 2013 4:07:08 AM

1) No idea sorry (someone else can help you out in this as I am not mobo master)
2) FX 8350 .. About 20% faster according to benchmarks in Far Cry 3, 3dMark DX 10. About 10% faster 3dMark DX 11.
3) GTX 780 .. Overall better performance and more quiet ..
4) Liquid cooling for sure! Try to get H100i kit.
5) In almost all games FX 8350 beats A10 6800k but looses in Crysis 3 by very very slight margin. Also you can not overclock FX - 8350. It does not support it. You need the black edition of same processor. It has a "k" at the end of CPU name.

Hope this answered stuff ..
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June 5, 2013 4:20:50 AM

luckiest charm said:
Also you can not overclock FX - 8350. It does not support it. You need the black edition of same processor. It has a "k" at the end of CPU name.


I was looking at this it says it's the black edition but doesn't say k anywhere http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-FX8350-Edition-Processor-4-...
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June 5, 2013 4:26:20 AM

All FX chips are unlocked I'm pretty sure.
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June 5, 2013 6:15:27 AM

luckiest charm said:
1) No idea sorry (someone else can help you out in this as I am not mobo master)
2) FX 8350 .. About 20% faster according to benchmarks in Far Cry 3, 3dMark DX 10. About 10% faster 3dMark DX 11.
3) GTX 780 .. Overall better performance and more quiet ..
4) Liquid cooling for sure! Try to get H100i kit.
5) In almost all games FX 8350 beats A10 6800k but looses in Crysis 3 by very very slight margin. Also you can not overclock FX - 8350. It does not support it. You need the black edition of same processor. It has a "k" at the end of CPU name.

Hope this answered stuff ..


You can DEFINITELY overclock the FX 8350...All FX CPUs are completely unlocked.
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June 5, 2013 6:22:11 AM

The Zalman Z11+ is capable of using an ATX motherboard. The Asus Crosshair V Formula Z is an ATX motherboard, so it will fit.

The FX 8350 is a better, faster CPU than the A10-6800K. Clock speeds aren't representative of performance as much as they used to be. The FX8350 is also very overclockable. Mine is running at 4.8Ghz with no issues on air cooling (CM Hyper212). With a good liquid cooling setup, expect to hit somewhere around 5Ghz - 5.2Ghz out of the FX8350.

The A10-6800K is an FM2 socket CPU. The FX 8350 is an AM3+ socket. They are not compatible. The Asus Crosshair V Formula Z is an AM3+ motherboard so the FX8350 will work in it (and any of the FX series CPUs). The A10-6800K would require a FM2 socket motherboard.

As for which video card, I would go with the GTX770. It currently costs the same as the 7970Ghz, performs as good or better (unless openCL is being used), uses less power, runs cooler and is quieter. The GTX780 in my opinion is past the point of diminishing returns for your investment. If you want to dump $650 into a single graphics card then the GTX780 is your card.

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June 5, 2013 7:10:52 AM

Go with the Sapphire 7970 Vapor X GHz edition. 4 free games compared to Nvideas 1, and only $400 w/ rebate (was $420 a week or two ago). Then later if you decide to upgrade, you can slap another 7970 Vapor X, and you've got a rig that competes, if not beats, 1 grand cards.

Another plus with this card, is because of it's cooler (assuming you have a nice case with nice fans (AF140's) providing cool air to it, you don't need to water cool it. I've got this card along with a custom liquid cooling loop on my 3570k.

P.S. On the note of CPUs, stick with the 3570k, and wait a few more years for Skymont, the Haswell currently only gives about %10-%15 performance increase, but the 3570k overclocks higher, so achieving the same, if not better performance with the 3570k is easy.
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July 4, 2013 8:56:58 AM

Try this:
Amd FX 8350
Sapphire AMD/ATI HD 7970 OC Edition 3 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
WD 1 TB Internal Hard Drive
G.Skill TridentX DDR3 16 GB (4 x 4 GB) PC RAM (F3-2600C10Q-16GTXD)
Cooler Master Seidon 240M Cooler
AOC E2795VH 27 inch LED Backlit LCD Monitor
Cooler Master Silent Pro M850 850 Watts PSU
i am having this built and i play games like crysis 3 BF3 far cry 3 assasins creed
dead space 3 and sniper ghost warrior very smoothly
i am using this built from 6 months and everything is working perfectly fine
and i hav used many high end gaming pcs but this is the best
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