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N68-VS3 FX Phenom II X4 965 Overclock ? Or just buy an FX-6300

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January 25, 2014 8:06:27 AM

Hi everyone !

I'm planning on upgrading my PC so it will be better at gaming/editing.

So far I'm thinking about an R9 280X.

But my question is, can my motherboard overclock well? If it isn't a good overclocker I might get the R9 270X + an FX-6300.

I'm trying to keep costs down so thats why the GPU would have to be weaker with the 965 CPU

Thanks !
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January 25, 2014 8:14:11 AM

The fx6300 would not bring much better performance than the 965 in gaming. That motherboard is not good for overclocking due to its poor cpu power. Just get the R9 270X. Also the motherboard is not compatible with any AM3+ FX CPU such as the 6300
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January 25, 2014 8:22:45 AM

bluehowell said:
The fx6300 would not bring much better performance than the 965 in gaming. That motherboard is not good for overclocking due to its poor cpu power. Just get the R9 270X. Also the motherboard is not compatible with any AM3+ FX CPU such as the 6300


I just checked the ASROCK website and the 6300 is in the CPU support list for my board.

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January 25, 2014 8:25:39 AM

O sorry I was looking at the N68-VS3 UCC
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January 25, 2014 8:37:24 AM

bluehowell said:
O sorry I was looking at the N68-VS3 UCC


Would that change your opinion on the VS3 FX mobo ?
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January 25, 2014 8:39:31 AM

Get a 280x, a 280x and a 965 will out perform a 270x and a fx 6300
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