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Good gaming pc build? Improvements needed?

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July 24, 2013 7:57:36 AM


I'm building a Gaming pc that will remain capable for years to come at running top end games on full settings. The build I have made at the moment is.

CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor (£98.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£87.98 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£135.96 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£54.96 @
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£58.79 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£215.95 @ CCL Computers)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Gun Metal) ATX Full Tower Case (£130.34 @ Ebuyer)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition (2-Pack) 62.7 CFM 120mm Fans (£20.54 @
Power Supply: NZXT HALE82 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£90.90 @
Optical Drive: LG CH10LS28 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer (£62.25 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (£69.59 @ Aria PC)
Total: £1026.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

I don't think an SSD is what I really want as it only really speeds up booting times rather than actual gaming performance.(?)

I'm planning on overclocking the CPU! Any ideas of what ill be able to get it to and with what voltage?

The extra SP120 fans are for push/pull on the H100i cooler! Do I need more case fans keeping inmind the actual case comes with 4 fans and I know its rather expensive for the case but its sexy and ill be able to use it again and again in future builds!

Any improvements/thoughts?

I know most games at the moment use at most 4 cores but I imagine with the xbox one and ps4 having 8 cores games are going to have optimisations for more cores!!

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July 24, 2013 8:08:00 AM

That motherboard is dual channel. For the RAM, get 2 x 4GB instead of 1 x 8GB.
July 24, 2013 8:13:34 AM

USAFRet said:
That motherboard is dual channel. For the RAM, get 2 x 4GB instead of 1 x 8GB.

How much more performance will this grant me?

The reason I didnt do this in the first place is because if i wanted to i could go to 32Gb of RAM without replacing RAM i originally installed.

So should I may aswell buy another stick of 8Gb?