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AMD FX-8350 build - Advice needed please ;)

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September 10, 2013 12:21:17 PM

Hello!

I have spent quite some time trying to make sure that this is going to be a good build and I am now about ready to start ordering my parts.

Here is the list:
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/DannyBoi1986/saved/2mpG

I originally started with a budget of £800, which I have gone over slightly but no biggie, I can afford it.

I am new to pc building, I built one at Christmas which cost me about £250. It was just to keep me going and also a good first project for me. It has been a fab runner and my brother is looking forward to me passing it down.

It would be great if you guys could give me some input in regards to whether there may be improvements or incompatibilities.
I am also wanting it to be pretty quiet as my cheapo build at the moment is pretty loud when I am multi-tasking.

Thanks in advance for your time ;) 
September 10, 2013 9:32:10 PM

boosted1g said:
If you dont need seperate 1TB drives:

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1Cemx

Better ram, 120 GB EVO SSD drive, $8 more then your build


Hi Boosted1g,

Thanks alot for your input, I was considering having two hdd's as I am planning on recording game footage and was thinking I could set them up as raid if needed.

I like the look of the better ssd and ram though so I may consider changing those out as you have suggested. I was unsure at the time as to what ssd to choose as I am going to be mainly using it for my OS.

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September 12, 2013 11:21:37 AM

boosted1g said:
If you dont need seperate 1TB drives:

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1Cemx

Better ram, 120 GB EVO SSD drive, $8 more then your build


Hi again bud,

So, I have just given my debit card a good spanking and ordered your revised list. I done some research and it looks like I shouldn't need the two HDD's in raid. I now feel like a kid waiting for christmas.

Oh, I also had to order some parts from other suppliers other than Amazon as a few parts said to be despatched in 1-3 months, the jack-asses.

Thanks again for your input!
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September 12, 2013 12:24:26 PM

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be quiet e9 ( very good)


why 2x 1tb hdd
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September 12, 2013 3:13:08 PM

boosted1g said:
If you dont need seperate 1TB drives:

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1Cemx

Better ram, 120 GB EVO SSD drive, $8 more then your build


the low quality 1.65 volt RAM should not be used with modern processors

The 990X motherboard cuts pci-e x 16 bandwidth in half when you crossfire . Maybe not much of an issue now , but also maybe it will in the future
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September 12, 2013 10:04:08 PM

Outlander_04 said:
boosted1g said:
If you dont need seperate 1TB drives:

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1Cemx

Better ram, 120 GB EVO SSD drive, $8 more then your build


the low quality 1.65 volt RAM should not be used with modern processors

The 990X motherboard cuts pci-e x 16 bandwidth in half when you crossfire . Maybe not much of an issue now , but also maybe it will in the future


Erm, you kind of lost me there bud, I don't understand what you are saying.

As I said in OP, I am new to this so I would greatly appreciate it if you could dumb it down just a bit ;) 

Thanks for commenting though, I am loving learning about all this.
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September 13, 2013 2:14:59 PM

boosted1g said:
My bust on the ram voltage, did not check voltage before suggesting it.


Dannyboi1986:
Some ram chips use different voltages required for it to opperate.
On the small chance that the motherboard does not auto compensate for it, I can direct you on how to enter the bios and manually set the voltage from 1.5 to 1.65; this is not a big deal.


OK, I have managed to cancel the order for the Ram.
I didn't realise there was a problem with things like that and seeing as I only ordered it last night I don't mind swapping it out.

Would you be able to point me in the right direction for some Ram that would be suitable?

Thanks again for you help boosted1g and Outlander_04!
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September 14, 2013 5:27:11 AM

boosted1g said:
No, two 4gb is better then 1 8gb

(there is only 1 in the picture but it is a set of two)


Ha ha, I am such a noob, need to read descriptions eh ;) 

I have had a look around as the link you gave me was for the US (I am in the UK) and I have now just ordered this:
http://www.ebuyer.com/248846-corsair-8gb-ddr3-1600mhz-v...

It is a couple of quid cheaper and I got free delivery hence choosing it. It has the same speed and voltage, same 2 x 4GB and the reviews are good (I mean, it's Corsair so should be ok)

I am pretty sure it will be good but I may still get you to help me to ensure I have it running at 1600 as when I was looking about I noticed some Ram cards work at a lower rate (like 1300 if my memory serves me) out of the box.

Thanks again bud, hopefully this time next week I will be replying to this thread on my new rig ;) 
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September 14, 2013 10:31:40 AM

boosted1g said:
If the ram runs at 1333 instead of 1600 then you will just need to go into the motherboard bios are clock it higher.
Now on an old board of mine this caused blue screens so i just ended up leaving it back at 1333, but another one did it completely fine and stable.


Now that I look back i saw the uk in your pcpartspicker url, sorry i didnt catch that.


No problem buddy, you have been a massive help and I appreciate it, if I could, I would email you a beer ;) 

So there is nothing for me to do now but to wait for all the parts, I will let you know how I get on once I get it up and running.
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September 14, 2013 11:23:06 PM

boosted1g said:
Well fortunately I prefer imported (or at least micro-brews) none of that bud light, coors light, miller light piss water for me.

Come to think of it a Bass sounds good at the moment (course us "yanks" only drink beer cold)


Ha ha, prefer a good draught or a nice dark ale myself but the 'cold' business, I think that is or at least should be the world over!
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