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AMD FX-6300 Budget Build - Need some Opinions

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July 20, 2013 5:18:24 AM

Hey,

I've managed to source some money to build myself a new PC and upgrade from my Toshiba Satellite. I have about a budget of $500 - $700, although $700 would be pushing it.

I'm working on it part by part and I'm hoping to get the best quality for the price, you will most likely see a few threads from me.

I looked around for the best CPU for my budget I started with a A10-6800k, It was a little more expensive than I would pay for a CPU, but it included the graphics that I thought would do for me. After a little more research I decided on the AMD Fx-6300 CPU, for $130 it seem's like a great little CPU and mixed with a Nvidia Geforce 650ti Boost, it looks like it can play anything on High - Ultra.

I enjoy doing Graphics and I hope to move on to things such as Coding & Video editing, these are the main reasons why I'm thinking of the AMD FX-6300 over the i3 3220.

So, in short I'm looking to buy a AMD FX-6300 for Gaming, Photoshop & probably some Video editing and Programming in the future, what's your opinion?

Also, I'm located in Australia so prices are a little on the expensive side.

Thanks for reading, hopefully I can get some helpful reply to steer me in the right direction.

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July 20, 2013 5:24:40 AM

well, that would be a good build. just go with an 990 chipset motherboard and a decent aftermarket cooler like a CM Hyper 212 Evo and a PSU from Antec or Seasonic/XFX and boom... you have a very good gaming rig. you can reach 4.5 ghz+ with proper settings and you can max almost all games with good framerates.
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July 20, 2013 5:36:13 AM

Aeronautics said:
well, that would be a good build. just go with an 990 chipset motherboard and a decent aftermarket cooler like a CM Hyper 212 Evo and a PSU from Antec or Seasonic/XFX and boom... you have a very good gaming rig. you can reach 4.5 ghz+ with proper settings and you can max almost all games with good framerates.


The 990 is a Gigabyte motherboard right?
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July 20, 2013 5:39:28 AM

there are many 990 boards out there. MSI, Gigabyte, asrock, etc. but IMO, the gigabyte is the best. just get what the best that you can, that's a rule in upgrading.
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