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Looking for comments/advice on new Build - AMD FX8320

Hi,

I am hoping to purchase the parts for a new pc soon, and was hoping to get some opinions/comments before going ahead.

I am not big on gaming - so the card is pretty low spec - I only need output to 2 monitors. I will be adding a SATA III HDD in the near future.

I have a concern about the PSU - will it be enough - I was hoping to O/C to 4mhz.

Thanks
Adrian

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£120.46 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.50 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£68.97 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory (£66.47 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£64.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce 210 1GB Video Card (£25.31 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: StarTech 530W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£50.18 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
Other: Zalman Z9-U3 Mid Tower Case (£47.20)
Total: £483.18
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    fiatlux said:
    Hi,

    I am hoping to purchase the parts for a new pc soon, and was hoping to get some opinions/comments before going ahead.

    I am not big on gaming - so the card is pretty low spec - I only need output to 2 monitors. I will be adding a SATA III HDD in the near future.

    I have a concern about the PSU - will it be enough - I was hoping to O/C to 4mhz.

    Thanks
    Adrian

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£120.46 @ Amazon UK)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.50 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£68.97 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory (£66.47 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£64.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce 210 1GB Video Card (£25.31 @ Dabs)
    Power Supply: StarTech 530W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£50.18 @ Amazon UK)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
    Other: Zalman Z9-U3 Mid Tower Case (£47.20)
    Total: £483.18


    Your PSU is a suspicious and I would not take the risk, I upped you to a super-reliable Seasonic 650W a 7750 is a much more suitable dual monitor card. The FX8320 will overclock itself to 4GHz when under load.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£107.99 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£22.85 @ CCL Computers)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£68.97 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.50 @ Ebuyer)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£106.79 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card (£60.20 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£39.58 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£84.30 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £550.18
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-13 18:16 BST+0100)
  2. Q6660,

    Thanks for the advice. £550 was my upper limit - so the changes are budgeted for.

    Thank you
    fiatlux
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£107.99 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£22.85 @ CCL Computers)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£101.99 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£53.00 @ Ebuyer)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£71.99 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card (£101.00 @ Ebuyer)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£39.58 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.86 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Total: £548.26
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-13 22:47 BST+0100)
  4. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£107.99 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£22.85 @ CCL Computers)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£101.99 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£53.00 @ Ebuyer)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£71.99 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card (£101.00 @ Ebuyer)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£39.58 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.86 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Total: £548.26
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-13 22:47 BST+0100)


    Also a nice option, although unless you plan on doing some medium-end gaming, the SSD and PSU I linked does have better performance.
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