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My First Build-Any good?-Will Overclock

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July 16, 2013 11:32:21 PM

Here is my build. Im going to overclock a bit and therefore does anyone know any other items i can use to still get the same performance- p.s i hate intel.

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1hxqi
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1hxqi/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1hxqi/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£88.79 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.62 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£62.93 @ Aria PC)
Memory: PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£38.06 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.19 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£155.74 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£37.32 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£35.62 @ Dabs)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (£69.59 @ Aria PC)
Total: £554.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-17 07:30 BST+0100)

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a c 381 K Overclocking
July 18, 2013 11:55:19 PM

Looks pretty good, might look into an SSD for the OS and apps
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July 19, 2013 1:59:29 AM

Tradesman1 said:
Looks pretty good, might look into an SSD for the OS and apps


i was recently thinking- is windows 8 better for gaming or should i stick to win 7 -=D
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a c 381 K Overclocking
July 19, 2013 8:04:47 AM

Win 8 can take a little getting used to, but runs a bit faster (better use of memory), gaming wise think it's a toss up, they are still writing the video drivers for both pretty equally - long run prob suggest Win 8
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July 20, 2013 8:16:16 AM

Tradesman1 said:
Win 8 can take a little getting used to, but runs a bit faster (better use of memory), gaming wise think it's a toss up, they are still writing the video drivers for both pretty equally - long run prob suggest Win 8


ok thanks and finally, would you stic witht the power supply i chose before or this one http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx...
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a c 381 K Overclocking
July 20, 2013 8:27:44 AM

I like the 500, never hurts for a little extra juice (especially in the morning ;)  ) - if happy can close thread with a Pick as Solution check
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July 20, 2013 8:51:00 AM

it wont let me pick yours as best solution -_-
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a c 381 K Overclocking
July 20, 2013 8:55:27 AM

Interesting....will have someone check....don't worry about it...was something mentioned to me when they made me a mod, still trying to figure how the place works ;) 
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