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July 26, 2013 12:55:08 PM

Hi all!

Here are links for the components i'm planning on using for my first custom build. Would like an experts opinion on the set up, does it make sense and will the rig work when put together.
Also i'm wondering will the PSU I've chosen support 2nd graphics card(want to run them with CrossFireX), SSD and a CPU/memory upgrade in the future?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0089GN9KU/ref=ox_sc...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B009O7YORK/ref=ox_sc...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007R9NSK6/ref=ox_sc...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008YAI7E4/ref=ox_sc...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00ALYOTTI/ref=ox_sc...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00AQQHUK6/ref=ox_sc...

Thank you for your time reading through this, any opinions, suggestions and help will be much appreciated!
a b U Graphics card
July 26, 2013 1:06:07 PM

Instead of Crossfiring two crap cards just get a 760, it will be faster and not have the issues Crossfire has. Also that motherboard is unnecessary for that CPU, you should be able to get a 8320 for the same price if you get a cheaper motherboard, assuming you really want to go down the AMD route.
July 26, 2013 1:09:53 PM

cookybiscuit said:
Instead of Crossfiring two crap cards just get a 760, it will be faster and not have the issues Crossfire has. Also that motherboard is unnecessary for that CPU, you should be able to get a 8320 for the same price if you get a cheaper motherboard, assuming you really want to go down the AMD route.


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a b U Graphics card
July 26, 2013 1:27:10 PM

Good deal on the ram bro. :)  Just get the 7950 or 7870. If you xfire, it produces more heat and requires more power. ATI has some issues with xfiring their cards now.
July 26, 2013 1:35:20 PM

cookybiscuit said:
Instead of Crossfiring two crap cards just get a 760, it will be faster and not have the issues Crossfire has. Also that motherboard is unnecessary for that CPU, you should be able to get a 8320 for the same price if you get a cheaper motherboard, assuming you really want to go down the AMD route.


Thanks for the replay. Roger on the graphics card, instead of adding another one, going to upgrade instead. I went for the mobo in question in an attempt to make it a bit future-proof. Wasn't too sure about going for a FX8xxx CPU due to overheating problems i've heard about, that's why only picked the FX6300 (till AMD has something better/more reliable to offer)

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July 26, 2013 1:48:17 PM
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Novice builder said:
cookybiscuit said:
Instead of Crossfiring two crap cards just get a 760, it will be faster and not have the issues Crossfire has. Also that motherboard is unnecessary for that CPU, you should be able to get a 8320 for the same price if you get a cheaper motherboard, assuming you really want to go down the AMD route.


Thanks for the replay. Roger on the graphics card, instead of adding another one, going to upgrade instead. I went for the mobo in question in an attempt to make it a bit future-proof. Wasn't too sure about going for a FX8xxx CPU due to overheating problems i've heard about, that's why only picked the FX6300 (till AMD has something better/more reliable to offer)


If your looking to add another gpu down the road when you need the power, i suggest getting a nvidia card because their dual card, tri or quad card system is much better then amd crossfire x.

July 26, 2013 1:50:02 PM

adimeister said:
Good deal on the ram bro. :)  Just get the 7950 or 7870. If you xfire, it produces more heat and requires more power. ATI has some issues with xfiring their cards now.


Just been advised to go for a small profile ram, since I'm going to need an aftermarket CPU cooler. :( 
What's the best £70-80 graphics card out there the now? Just till i'm able to get a better/more expensive one.
July 26, 2013 1:57:32 PM

Luke Phillips said:
Novice builder said:
cookybiscuit said:
Instead of Crossfiring two crap cards just get a 760, it will be faster and not have the issues Crossfire has. Also that motherboard is unnecessary for that CPU, you should be able to get a 8320 for the same price if you get a cheaper motherboard, assuming you really want to go down the AMD route.


Thanks for the replay. Roger on the graphics card, instead of adding another one, going to upgrade instead. I went for the mobo in question in an attempt to make it a bit future-proof. Wasn't too sure about going for a FX8xxx CPU due to overheating problems i've heard about, that's why only picked the FX6300 (till AMD has something better/more reliable to offer)


If your looking to add another gpu down the road when you need the power, i suggest getting a nvidia card because their dual card, tri or quad card system is much better then amd crossfire x.



Ok, thanks for the info. Silly me thought that NVidia cards work better with Intel based CPU's, that's why opted for AMD GPU, to avoid any compatibility issues... lol
July 26, 2013 2:03:49 PM

adimeister said:
What cpu cooler are you going to buy? Because you can also rotate its orientation. I'd suggest the 7750. Here you'll see the review for the prices http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

These are low profile http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That's the cooler I was recommended. And if your saying that 7750 will be just fine for now, that's what i'll get then. Thanks !
July 26, 2013 2:09:33 PM

Novice builder said:
Luke Phillips said:
Novice builder said:
cookybiscuit said:
Instead of Crossfiring two crap cards just get a 760, it will be faster and not have the issues Crossfire has. Also that motherboard is unnecessary for that CPU, you should be able to get a 8320 for the same price if you get a cheaper motherboard, assuming you really want to go down the AMD route.


Thanks for the replay. Roger on the graphics card, instead of adding another one, going to upgrade instead. I went for the mobo in question in an attempt to make it a bit future-proof. Wasn't too sure about going for a FX8xxx CPU due to overheating problems i've heard about, that's why only picked the FX6300 (till AMD has something better/more reliable to offer)


If your looking to add another gpu down the road when you need the power, i suggest getting a nvidia card because their dual card, tri or quad card system is much better then amd crossfire x.



Ok, thanks for the info. Silly me thought that NVidia cards work better with Intel based CPU's, that's why opted for AMD GPU, to avoid any compatibility issues... lol


Novice builder said:
adimeister said:
What cpu cooler are you going to buy? Because you can also rotate its orientation. I'd suggest the 7750. Here you'll see the review for the prices http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

These are low profile http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That's the cooler I was recommended. And if your saying that 7750 will be just fine for now, that's what i'll get then. Thanks !

Hyper 212 plus is a good cheap cooler that you can get a mild overclock on if you wish to. If you do, watch you temperatures and make sure they don't get too hot. I like to keep my temps at 75-80c under load, but its all just what you comfortable with
a b U Graphics card
July 26, 2013 2:16:47 PM

I also have the hyper 212. :)  It's a very good cooler! Keeps my temps under 60 only. :D  Get the tactical sport low profile mems, if you think the rams are not that high, you can slide the fans up of the hyper 212 just to make clearance for everything.
July 26, 2013 2:30:30 PM

adimeister said:
I also have the hyper 212. :)  It's a very good cooler! Keeps my temps under 60 only. :D  Get the tactical sport low profile mems, if you think the rams are not that high, you can slide the fans up of the hyper 212 just to make clearance for everything.


Thanks for info guys. If Hyper 212 can keep FX 6300 under 70-75 that's the one ill be going for then!
a b U Graphics card
July 26, 2013 11:00:18 PM

Maybe even lower than 70 if you have a cool room. Specially in winter, temps would be insanely low. haha
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