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June 12, 2013 2:28:33 PM

I am building a gaming computer and have gone overpriced! I need to tone down on some stuff and yes I will overclock but idk where 2 start. I also might go for 900, thats the farthest I might go

This is my build so far: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/15Nw4 (also fine with going with intel)

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June 12, 2013 2:40:07 PM

I dont think you need an 8350, something more like a 6300 and for the psu could be bumped to a 500/550w. the case could be moved down to a corsair 200R unless you're set on the looks. you also dont NEED a cd/dvd drive these days.

Best of luck
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June 12, 2013 2:43:02 PM

drop dow to a 8320 and drop the graphics card to a 7870xt also corsair cx600 is on sale for 40 dollars right now to grab that, and grab a 970 series board as i dont think the 960 chipset supoers piledriver cpus
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June 12, 2013 2:44:29 PM

legokill101 said:
drop dow to a 8320 and drop the graphics card to a 7870xt also corsair cx600 is on sale for 40 dollars right now to grab that, and grab a 970 series board as i dont think the 960 chipset supoers piledriver cpus

The chipset does support Piledriver, but that particular board only supports CPUs up to a 95W TDP, which excludes the FX-8350 and 8320. Also, the chipset is actually the 760G, they're just trying to confuse people with the "960" naming.

Edit: It actually supports some 125W Phenom IIs and such. Still, 140W FX-8350 and 8320 are no-go.
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June 12, 2013 2:51:19 PM

Sakkura said:
legokill101 said:
drop dow to a 8320 and drop the graphics card to a 7870xt also corsair cx600 is on sale for 40 dollars right now to grab that, and grab a 970 series board as i dont think the 960 chipset supoers piledriver cpus

The chipset does support Piledriver, but that particular board only supports CPUs up to a 95W TDP, which excludes the FX-8350 and 8320. Also, the chipset is actually the 760G, they're just trying to confuse people with the "960" naming.


Do I need a different board?
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June 12, 2013 2:53:14 PM

For serious overclocking, I'd say a Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 is the minimum. For more moderate overclocking, or with a 6-core CPU, you can make do with the cheaper Asus M5A97 LE R2.0.
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June 12, 2013 3:29:43 PM

legokill101 said:
drop the graphics card to a 7870xt
I disagree on that. If you've got the money for the 7950, you get a fatter memory pipe, more shaders, more OC room, and lower power consumption ( depending on OC. ) Keep your eyes open for deals and you can grab a basic 7870 for ~$200, which makes a $250 XT a hard sale. If you can get an XT ~$230, I could go for that, otherwise nabbing a $300 7950 gives you a LOT of performance for your money.
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June 12, 2013 3:29:54 PM

philly27 said:
I dont think you need an 8350, something more like a 6300 and for the psu could be bumped to a 500/550w. the case could be moved down to a corsair 200R unless you're set on the looks. you also dont NEED a cd/dvd drive these days.

Best of luck


Thanks
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June 12, 2013 3:44:26 PM

Should i get a:

AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz
$119.99
or
AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz
$138.99
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June 12, 2013 3:45:32 PM

get the fx 6300
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June 12, 2013 3:58:39 PM

does my motherboard support my processor? - I downgraded to a 6300 and was wondering if I could get a cheaper motherboard
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June 12, 2013 4:13:36 PM

Sakkura said:
For serious overclocking, I'd say a Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 is the minimum. For more moderate overclocking, or with a 6-core CPU, you can make do with the cheaper Asus M5A97 LE R2.0.


I went with the 8300 now idk if the motherboard supports that processor. I also want to overclock it to around 4.3GHz
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