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Hi,

Have been scouring the internet for the best possible deal for building my own PC - either buying each part individually or buying a few components bundled together.

So as I'm no expert on processors, mobos etc... I was hoping someone could tell me if this deal is good http://www.aria.co.uk/Systems/Bundles/Next+Day+Bundles/GLADIATOR+AMD+FX-6300+Piledriver+Six-Core+Next+Day+Bundle+?productId=55874

Or does anyone know of similar deals that might be worth investigating?

The machine will mainly do video production.

Thanks!
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  1. are you sure about micro ATX i woud use regular but thats a good deal if micro atx is what your going for
  2. Putting together a similar setup on pcpartpicker cost just 166 GBP:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£87.59 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£38.54 @ CCL Computers)
    Memory: PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£40.49 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £166.62
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-03 14:51 BST+0100)

    Here's what you can get for 210:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£113.99 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£52.76 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£40.49 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £207.24
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-03 14:53 BST+0100)
  3. WAD said:
    are you sure about micro ATX i woud use regular but thats a good deal if micro atx is what your going for


    I know nothing about what size motherboard is best so MicroATX could be a mistake - I don't have a clue sadly. I've just used that PCPartPicker thing and buying those components seperately would be the same price - and £24 for a decent looking case. Already have the PSU and two HDD ready to rumble.
  4. hmm weird deal :

    AMD FX-6300 4.10GHz - GIGABYTE 760G Micro-ATX Motherboard - 8GB C9 DDR3 1600MHz Memory - AMD HD 3000 Graphics - AMD Socket AM3 CPU Cooler - 2 Year Warranty.

    AMD HD 3000 Graphics ??? ah maybe that what is called back in the day

    the CPU is great also the RAM, but the cheaped out on the Mobo

    cause AMD latest mobo chips are the 900 series and your using the 700 series ? will the CPU recognize that motherboard without a BIOS update ?

    However that motherboard have the advantage of having an integrated graphics and USB 3.0 using external chips.

    the 900 series mobos have the following :

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/images/cpu/amd-fx-8150/t2.png
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/images/cpu/amd-fx-8150/chipset.png

    and here is yours : http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/chipsets/7-series-integrated/pages/amd-760g-chipset.aspx

    basically the 900 got native USB 3.0 and Sata 6.0, and better support for multi graphic card setup.

    If you will only use 1 graphic card, stick to the current mobo which is not bad dont get me wrong :

    http://www.awd-it.co.uk/images/detailed/6/4062_4052_3994_3993_3992_3991_3990_3989_6448_big2134978220150740ab90cd8c.jpg

    5 phase VRM which is not bad and the fx 6300 is power effiecent according to other AMD CPU

    PCI 2.0 x16 which is good for single GPU

    and 4 ram slots,

    so all in good its good deal, but you wont get the most of your build unless you purchase an external GPU, something like AMD 7750 or 7770 or 7790 depending on your budget


    Old does not nesseacry means bad however your missing Sata 6.0 whichs makes HDD goes to speeds like 80~100 MB/s instead of 40-60

    and DO not overlock in this build in any way.
  5. Madn3ss795 said:
    Putting together a similar setup on pcpartpicker cost just 166 GBP:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£87.59 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£38.54 @ CCL Computers)
    Memory: PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£40.49 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £166.62
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-03 14:51 BST+0100)

    Here's what you can get for 210:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£113.99 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£52.76 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£40.49 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £207.24
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-03 14:53 BST+0100)


    The £207 setup is looking favourite so thank you. Is this RAM any good as an alternative? http://www.amazon.co.uk/GeIL-Enhance-2048MB-1333MHz-Memory/dp/B005FN7VUE/ref=pd_sim_sbs_computers_5 No real reason other than it's slightly cheaper and looks a bit cooler.

    Thanks.
  6. emad_ramlawi said:
    hmm weird deal :

    AMD FX-6300 4.10GHz - GIGABYTE 760G Micro-ATX Motherboard - 8GB C9 DDR3 1600MHz Memory - AMD HD 3000 Graphics - AMD Socket AM3 CPU Cooler - 2 Year Warranty.

    AMD HD 3000 Graphics ??? ah maybe that what is called back in the day

    the CPU is great also the RAM, but the cheaped out on the Mobo

    cause AMD latest mobo chips are the 900 series and your using the 700 series ? will the CPU recognize that motherboard without a BIOS update ?

    However that motherboard have the advantage of having an integrated graphics and USB 3.0 using external chips.

    the 900 series mobos have the following :

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/images/cpu/amd-fx-8150/t2.png
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/images/cpu/amd-fx-8150/chipset.png

    and here is yours : http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/chipsets/7-series-integrated/pages/amd-760g-chipset.aspx

    basically the 900 got native USB 3.0 and Sata 6.0, and better support for multi graphic card setup.

    If you will only use 1 graphic card, stick to the current mobo which is not bad dont get me wrong :

    http://www.awd-it.co.uk/images/detailed/6/4062_4052_3994_3993_3992_3991_3990_3989_6448_big2134978220150740ab90cd8c.jpg

    5 phase VRM which is not bad and the fx 6300 is power effiecent according to other AMD CPU

    PCI 2.0 x16 which is good for single GPU

    and 4 ram slots,

    so all in good its good deal, but you wont get the most of your build unless you purchase an external GPU, something like AMD 7750 or 7770 or 7790 depending on your budget


    Old does not nesseacry means bad however your missing Sata 6.0 whichs makes HDD goes to speeds like 80~100 MB/s instead of 40-60

    and DO not overlock in this build in any way.


    Can you recommend a 900 motherboard? Thanks. For the sake of a few ££ I'd rather not scrimp.
  7. Best answer
    Igirisu Shinshi said:
    emad_ramlawi said:
    hmm weird deal :

    AMD FX-6300 4.10GHz - GIGABYTE 760G Micro-ATX Motherboard - 8GB C9 DDR3 1600MHz Memory - AMD HD 3000 Graphics - AMD Socket AM3 CPU Cooler - 2 Year Warranty.

    AMD HD 3000 Graphics ??? ah maybe that what is called back in the day

    the CPU is great also the RAM, but the cheaped out on the Mobo

    cause AMD latest mobo chips are the 900 series and your using the 700 series ? will the CPU recognize that motherboard without a BIOS update ?

    However that motherboard have the advantage of having an integrated graphics and USB 3.0 using external chips.

    the 900 series mobos have the following :

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/images/cpu/amd-fx-8150/t2.png
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/images/cpu/amd-fx-8150/chipset.png

    and here is yours : http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/chipsets/7-series-integrated/pages/amd-760g-chipset.aspx

    basically the 900 got native USB 3.0 and Sata 6.0, and better support for multi graphic card setup.

    If you will only use 1 graphic card, stick to the current mobo which is not bad dont get me wrong :

    http://www.awd-it.co.uk/images/detailed/6/4062_4052_3994_3993_3992_3991_3990_3989_6448_big2134978220150740ab90cd8c.jpg

    5 phase VRM which is not bad and the fx 6300 is power effiecent according to other AMD CPU

    PCI 2.0 x16 which is good for single GPU

    and 4 ram slots,

    so all in good its good deal, but you wont get the most of your build unless you purchase an external GPU, something like AMD 7750 or 7770 or 7790 depending on your budget


    Old does not nesseacry means bad however your missing Sata 6.0 whichs makes HDD goes to speeds like 80~100 MB/s instead of 40-60

    and DO not overlock in this build in any way.


    Can you recommend a 900 motherboard? Thanks. For the sake of a few ££ I'd rather not scrimp.



    YEs of course:

    this is the best one, and i was meaning to grab it hopefully soon :

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131873

    For me its the best price/performance/features/and durability
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