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August 23, 2013 4:11:37 AM

Hi guys.As said i would like you to rate my build im willing to buy.

Amd fx 6300
G skill ripjaws 2x4 1333mhz
Asus hd 7870 2Gb
Gigabyte Ga-78lmt usb3

thats it pretty much.About the psu do u think i will need a 600w one?or around 500w would be fine?Thanks in advance

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August 23, 2013 4:26:13 AM

That motherboard is a bit on the cheap and old side but it will work. I would try to go for a 970 chipset board.

500w will be fine. Make sure it is Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic.
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August 23, 2013 4:43:00 AM

I agree with Tiny Voices about the motherboard. Even on a budget, do NOT get one of the cheap MSI 970 boards; they have weak VRMs that pop under load.
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August 23, 2013 5:35:08 AM

could u suggest me any good cheap motherboard cause im on tight budget :) 
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August 23, 2013 6:09:26 AM

The cheapest one I think I could recommend is this ASRock, which is $85 but has a combo with the FX-6300 right now: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A cheaper one that might be ok is this $70 Biostar: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... . There is an AM3+ phasing spreadsheet I cannot link at work that I would need to check first, to make sure it doesn't have VRM problems. If it doesn't, I'd probably risk this one on a budget.
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August 23, 2013 7:45:03 AM

That board is an abomination. It is not a true 970 board; it's an old 770-series board with a modern socket tacked onto it. Instead of a SB950 Southbridge, it has the old SB710 on it.
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August 24, 2013 3:02:25 AM

hahahaha abomination hahahaha. so there is nothing good around 60-70 euros?
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August 24, 2013 12:58:54 PM

I checked the spreadsheet: https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0Ag... . As you can see, the Biostar is ok for overclocking, and supports 140W CPUs. If you can get that one, it should be good, and cheap.
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