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October 19, 2013 7:53:41 PM

Hey everyone, I currently have about $200 (Canadian) and am looking to upgrade my current build. I have two monitors, one running at 1920 x 1080 and the other at 1360 x 768, my build is as follows:

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME3 ATX AM3/AM3+ DDR3 CrossFireX 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Blue CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX760 w/ EVGA ACX COOLER2GB GDDR5 980MHZ 6008MHZ DVI-D/I HDMI DP SLI Graphics Card
Case: Zalman Z11 ATX Mid Tower Case Black 4X5.25 1X3.5 5X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply

Please note that if I am going to buy anything, it will be in person at NCIX Canada. Also, should I give overclocking a go? If so, how much do you think I could overclock?

Thanks in advance :) 

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October 19, 2013 8:29:17 PM

honestly i don't see how you could upgrade it. If you are using the stock cooler than grab either an air or closed loop cooler. For air i would go with the hyper 212 evo or the noctua NH-D14 and for water choose whatever corsair one fits your needs best. Also you could replace your case fans with noctua fans and/or get a fan controller in a 3.5 in bay or pci slot. Noctua fans make a big difference, much quieter and higher quality.
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October 19, 2013 8:47:30 PM

sammyssb said:
honestly i don't see how you could upgrade it. If you are using the stock cooler than grab either an air or closed loop cooler. For air i would go with the hyper 212 evo or the noctua NH-D14 and for water choose whatever corsair one fits your needs best. Also you could replace your case fans with noctua fans and/or get a fan controller in a 3.5 in bay or pci slot. Noctua fans make a big difference, much quieter and higher quality.


Oh I forgot to mention, I already got a hyper 212 evo with two fans on it, just wondering, but how much do you think I would be able to overclock my cpu?
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October 20, 2013 6:33:48 AM

arrox said:
sammyssb said:
honestly i don't see how you could upgrade it. If you are using the stock cooler than grab either an air or closed loop cooler. For air i would go with the hyper 212 evo or the noctua NH-D14 and for water choose whatever corsair one fits your needs best. Also you could replace your case fans with noctua fans and/or get a fan controller in a 3.5 in bay or pci slot. Noctua fans make a big difference, much quieter and higher quality.


Oh I forgot to mention, I already got a hyper 212 evo with two fans on it, just wondering, but how much do you think I would be able to overclock my cpu?


Oh... well of course you can.
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October 20, 2013 3:16:19 PM

sammyssb said:
arrox said:
sammyssb said:
honestly i don't see how you could upgrade it. If you are using the stock cooler than grab either an air or closed loop cooler. For air i would go with the hyper 212 evo or the noctua NH-D14 and for water choose whatever corsair one fits your needs best. Also you could replace your case fans with noctua fans and/or get a fan controller in a 3.5 in bay or pci slot. Noctua fans make a big difference, much quieter and higher quality.


Oh I forgot to mention, I already got a hyper 212 evo with two fans on it, just wondering, but how much do you think I would be able to overclock my cpu?


Oh... well of course you can.


I know I can overclock, but what I mean is what speed do you think I could get my CPU to reach safely? ATM it is at 3.8GHZ using the built in turbo boost on my Mobo
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October 20, 2013 6:50:51 PM

arrox said:
sammyssb said:
arrox said:
sammyssb said:
honestly i don't see how you could upgrade it. If you are using the stock cooler than grab either an air or closed loop cooler. For air i would go with the hyper 212 evo or the noctua NH-D14 and for water choose whatever corsair one fits your needs best. Also you could replace your case fans with noctua fans and/or get a fan controller in a 3.5 in bay or pci slot. Noctua fans make a big difference, much quieter and higher quality.


Oh I forgot to mention, I already got a hyper 212 evo with two fans on it, just wondering, but how much do you think I would be able to overclock my cpu?


Oh... well of course you can.


I know I can overclock, but what I mean is what speed do you think I could get my CPU to reach safely? ATM it is at 3.8GHZ using the built in turbo boost on my Mobo


gotcha. you could probably take it to 4.2 Ghz pretty easily without hitting temps too high. Don't go past 4.5 without water cooling. Some FX-6300's overclock very well while others don't OC very well at all. It really just depends on if you get a not soo good one.
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