Which processor is right for me?

I am going to be building my own PC soon and I was wondering if the AMD FX6300 Black Edition is a good processor for a £400 budget (Not including monitor or OS) I already have a case and optical drive.
Thanks!
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  1. It depends on what you're going to do with it.
  2. Seladon-1370374 said:
    It depends on what you're going to do with it.


    +1^
  3. For gaming, it is one of the better choices for a budget gaming rig when matched with a good graphic card. What resolution is your monitor?
  4. Willmo said:
    I am going to be building my own PC soon and I was wondering if the AMD FX6300 Black Edition is a good processor for a £400 budget (Not including monitor or OS) I already have a case and optical drive.
    Thanks!


    FX 6300 is a great all around budget chip.
  5. I say that it depends on what he's going to do with it, because of the fact that for £400 he's not going to be able to use it for gaming, because it will eat up too much of the budget, nothing will be left for the GPU.
  6. Seladon-1370374 said:
    I say that it depends on what he's going to do with it, because of the fact that for £400 he's not going to be able to use it for gaming, because it will eat up too much of the budget, nothing will be left for the GPU.


    I disagree completely. His budget doesn't include monitor, OS, case, or optical drive. Getting a respectable budget gaming rig wasn't really difficult at all.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£86.39 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£22.85 @ CCL Computers)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£49.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£48.29 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.99 @ CCL Computers)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card (£94.90 @ Dabs)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Ebuyer)
    Total: £399.39
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-04 19:15 BST+0100)
  7. Changing the subject a bit now but is this a good Graphics Card? Just found it and doesn't look half bad. http://www.cclonline.com/product/84781/4260183362609/Graphics-Cards/Gainward-GeForce-GT-630-2GB-Graphics-Card-PCI-E-DVI-HDMI-VGA/VGA0679/
  8. Willmo said:
    Changing the subject a bit now but is this a good Graphics Card? Just found it and doesn't look half bad. http://www.cclonline.com/product/84781/4260183362609/Graphics-Cards/Gainward-GeForce-GT-630-2GB-Graphics-Card-PCI-E-DVI-HDMI-VGA/VGA0679/


    No. Not suitable for gaming at high-ish settings and high-ish resolution. What is the resolution of your monitor?
  9. Willmo said:
    Changing the subject a bit now but is this a good Graphics Card? Just found it and doesn't look half bad. http://www.cclonline.com/product/84781/4260183362609/Graphics-Cards/Gainward-GeForce-GT-630-2GB-Graphics-Card-PCI-E-DVI-HDMI-VGA/VGA0679/


    That is a horrible card.
  10. I don't have a monitor at the moment and im prbably going to get a 24 inch. I dont know what resolution
  11. The monitor's resolution will play a large part in the frame rate/frame time you'll get with any card. If you end up with a 1920x1080 monitor, I'd not go less than HD 7850 or GTX 650ti if you want to play at high settings. If you go with a smaller rez monitor, you can drop down in price on the card.
  12. Someone reccommened the AMD 7870HD but that is too expensive for me. I need a cheaper alternative which is almost as good
  13. The above mentioned HD 7790 would be a good alternative. Or the HD 7850 I mentioned. Or would you rather go Nvidia?
  14. clutchc said:
    The above mentioned HD 7790 would be a good alternative. Or the HD 7850 I mentioned. Or would you rather go Nvidia?

    I honestly don't mind, aslong as I am getting the best I can. Is this a good build for £500? CPU: AMD FX-4130 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor (£71.29 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£52.68 @ Aria PC)
    Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£40.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.99 @ CCL Computers)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card (£94.90 @ Dabs)
    Power Supply: XFX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£34.99 @ Maplin Electronics)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£69.96 @ CCL Computers)
    Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor (£91.14 @ Dabs)
  15. The older Bulldozers (FX-x1xx) are slightly inferior to the newer (FX-x3xx) Visheras. See what you can get a FX-4300/4350 or 6300/6350 for. Don't forget, there's always Intel too.

    Edit: I think I mixed up comments from a different OP I'm working with right now. My apologies.
  16. I was the one to propose him that, and the thing is that the FX-4130 is about £20 cheaper, and the performance difference is honestly not that big. It's there, but well, when you're on that kind of budget, you got to tighten up a bit.
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