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So I have finally decided what components I will be getting:

CPU: Intel Core i5 4670
CPU Cooler: None yet
GPU: Asus GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU II OC
PSU: XFX Pro Series 550W Core Edition
MoBo: Gigabyte H87-D3H
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3-1600 CL9 kit
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB (SATA3, 64MB)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB Black
Case: Thermaltake Armor Revo Gene Black

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium

I might get a CPU cooler after noticing my CPU is running too hot. A friend of mine who has recently bought the same CPU says it's definitely not necessary for me to get an aftermarket cooler. I wil make sure to build up a nice air flow in the case.

I want to thank the community for answering my previous questions and I hope that you guys will let me know if this build is ready for purchase!
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  1. i5 4670 is a great choice for nowdays games ... but the FX-8350 would be better for the future since most of the newer games will be optimized for 8 cores as Kirilmatt said ..

    i was confused between the FX-8350 and the i5 4670 , the FX-8350 was my choice and am happy with it .
  2. FX-6300 will do you nicely. Easy overclocker. For CPU get Closed loop liquid cooler (for example the h60) if you are going to overclock. I personally would get a 600w+ PSU, (Corsiar, XFX or Seasonic) Apart from that your system is good.
  3. Azrael47 said:
    FX-6300 will do you nicely. Easy overclocker. For CPU get Closed loop liquid cooler (for example the h60) if you are going to overclock. I personally would get a 600w+ PSU, (Corsiar, XFX or Seasonic) Apart from that your system is good.


    Dude !! from i5-4670 to FX-6300 -_- !! this is downgrade :/
  4. Yes but it still performs excellently when overclocked. Plus his PSU is weak and the FX-6300 is very good for low power consumption. Dude go with AMD CPU. You can then invest in a better CPU cooler.
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    AMD fan boys out today.... I would love to see data suggesting AMD is ahead of Intel actually. I used to be a huge fan of AMD backin the day - but they have seriously fallen behind the past few generations. i7-3770k can still outperform a 8350. Sorry but thems the facts jack. And i'm not sure where you are seeing the "games made for 8core" thing. AMDs website? Rather than just telling a person what to do, usually better to show them why - as in data, tests, fact - not just opinion because you like it :) Not trying to say any of you are wrong or right, just saying where is the proof of this? I haven't seen it so I am curious.

    @OP Anyway, rather than getting tons of opinions - let's deal with the facts of what you have chosen:
    PSU given the Haswell and the GPU you have chosen is ok - but definitely on the line of bare minimum. I would highly advise considering a 650w for a little headroom. Stressing a PSU consistently causes higher temps, as well as shortened lifespan.

    As far as a cooler, should you stay with stock speeds, yes you could keep the stock cooler. If you chose to do ANY overclocking you will need to get an aftermarket cooler
  6. Buzz247 said:
    AMD fan boys out today.... I would love to see data suggesting AMD is ahead of Intel actually. I used to be a huge fan of AMD backin the day - but they have seriously fallen behind the past few generations. i7-3770k can still outperform a 8350. Sorry but thems the facts jack. And i'm not sure where you are seeing the "games made for 8core" thing. AMDs website? Rather than just telling a person what to do, usually better to show them why - as in data, tests, fact - not just opinion because you like it :) Not trying to say any of you are wrong or right, just saying where is the proof of this? I haven't seen it so I am curious.

    @OP Anyway, rather than getting tons of opinions - let's deal with the facts of what you have chosen:
    PSU given the Haswell and the GPU you have chosen is ok - but definitely on the line of bare minimum. I would highly advise considering a 650w for a little headroom. Stressing a PSU consistently causes higher temps, as well as shortened lifespan.

    As far as a cooler, should you stay with stock speeds, yes you could keep the stock cooler. If you chose to do ANY overclocking you will need to get an aftermarket cooler



    Buddy , that's true even the i5-3570 better than the FX-8350 in games that uses less than 8 cores , but in game like battlefield 3 which is using the whole core of the processor , the FX-8350 is better .

    if the upcoming games will not use 8 cores technology , so why the Xbox One and PS4 are using 8 cores processors ?? think about it buddy , i know that the single-threaded performance is way better in the i5/i7 but if we gonna talk about multi-threaded performance , the FX-8350 will win for sure .
  7. show me the data :) all i'm asking. Buddy.... lol

    But rather than hijacking a thread improperly, I encourage you to open a thread to discuss it - always up to learn something I didn't know before. I just like to see data rather than opinion. Either way, thread is about OP - so let's keep it to that
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