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Comments or suggestions for my AMD FX-4130 CPU and msi 970a-g46 am3+ atx G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB build

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January 20, 2014 9:49:19 AM

I would like to know if the components that I have used will work well together and in particular the memory and the video card and suggestions for OC system without stressing it too much. I used the auto OC feature to get the setting I have. I then downloaded intell burn and ran it without changing anything, it ran 10 times and hit a max temp of 42c

CPU AMD FX 4-Core Black Edition FX-4130 (FD4130FRGUBOX)
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Universal CPU Cooler w/ duel fans
Motherboard MSI 970A-G46 AM3+ ATX
Memory G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL
Storage SAMSUNG F1R RAID-Class HE103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
Video Card ASUS GTX650TI-OC-2GD5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650Ti OC 2048MB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16
Case Corsair Carbide Series 300R Mid-Tower ATX Gaming Computer Case
Power Supply Kingwin 600W Modular Extreme Power Supply
Optical Drive LG GH24NS95 Internal 24x Super Multi with M-Disc DVD Writer

I have some different memory on hand that I could swap out

CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1333C9

CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model TW3X4G1333C9A G

Ramaxel 8GB (2x4) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model RMR1870EC58E9F-1333






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January 20, 2014 10:06:43 AM

If your budget allows it, I would consider getting the FX-6300 instead. I've read many comments from people disappointed with the FX-4130 performance bottlenecking some games.

Kingwin PSU are far from being the best. Check out PSUs from Corsair instead especially their TX and HX series.

Finally, for the GPU, the 650-Ti is far from being the best for the price. Check out the new "Radeon R9 270" instead or maybe a "GTX-660". If you're on a very limited budget, at least get the 650-Ti "Boost" edition. There's a significant performance difference between the standard 650-Ti and the Boost version. The standard 650-Ti is just an overclocked 650 whereas the 650-Ti "Boost" uses the same platform as the 660.

You could also read this to help you decide:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

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January 20, 2014 10:33:23 AM

Thank you for you reply
I understand that these components are not the best. There must have been a reason I got them all on sale and clearance.
But do you see any blatant mistakes in paring these components. for example can I make good use of the memory or should I change it out for something less and then use it pared with a different CPU.
The FX-4130 is not the best, but every CPU needs a home and some love. No real need to treat it as that red headed step child.

the Radeon R9 270 is $100 more then I spent the FX-6300 is $50 more then I spent and the corsair 600w modular is $30 more then I spent My budget is under $600 and those parts put put well over that I guess I can keep my eye out for some deals. Looks like the FX-6350 is a bit better then the FX-6300, but that would be a 6 core build and not a 4 core build
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January 20, 2014 11:27:02 AM

If the PC is already built then you could keep it as it is.

It's not that bad actually and seems well balanced. To me this is an entry-level gamer PC. But it should be able to run every games, just not with max settings in every case so be prepared to lower some graphics options in some games.

The G-Skill RAM is little overkill. The truth is you'll have a hard time telling the difference between 2133Mhz and 1333Mhz RAM. It's a little bit of a scam because there might be only a 5% performance difference between the two. So not something you'll likely notice while sitting behind the screen. This is why I always recommend to go with more RAM rather than speed. For example, I'd rather have 8GB of 1333Mhz than 4GB of 2133Mhz.

Aside from the PSU I don't really like. The rest is fine. Maybe just upgrade the GPU along the way if you struggle in some games.

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January 20, 2014 11:36:47 AM

I guessing that this system will be better then what Im on now

ASRock A785GM-LE
AMD Phenom 9500
NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
4GB DDR2-SDRAM

And this is a real budget build, the fan on my graphics card died so I screwed an old cooler master cpu fan to the side and plugged it into the motherboard and its all in an 12 year or more Systmax case that was being tossed.

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January 20, 2014 11:52:46 AM

Well I did get the memory kit for $59 I think, a black Friday deal so I guess no biggie.

The thing is too I am going to try OC the CPU for first time and I feel better about smoking a FX-4130 then a FX-6300
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January 20, 2014 12:15:28 PM

cm8647 said:
I guessing that this system will be better then what Im on now

ASRock A785GM-LE
AMD Phenom 9500
NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
4GB DDR2-SDRAM



So this is your current system?

Then yes, pretty much anything will be better than this.

Unfortunately AMD had a lot of problems with the first generation of Phenoms. They fixed all the issues with second generation and I always found that Phenom-II are great CPUs. But unfortunately you got a Phenom-1 and they were very slow. That GPU, the Nvidia 9500GT is crap too, never been a really good gaming card even when it was new. Sorry to say.

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