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January 29, 2014 3:09:32 PM

Hey guys I am thinking of building this computer for gaming/youtube purposes. Since I am going to be possibly making this computer I have a few questions. First question is would the graphics card bottleneck or whatever its called? Second, when would a good time be to buy the parts at once or buy them all seperately? Final is is this setup even any good, would it last a couple of years before I would need to start upgrading the parts?
Some extra details, this build is around $930 but with sales its around $844. I am 15 years old, this will be my first build ever, and I do know some computer terms, so when you answer please put in words that I can understand. Thank you! :D 
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+
Memory G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB
Case Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower
Power Supply XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V
Optical Drive Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)

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January 29, 2014 3:14:11 PM

You would likely not bottleneck, but I would highly suggest getting the FX 8320 over the 6300. Other than that, it looks fairly good.

Best time to buy parts is usually all at the same time, or within a few weeks of each other, that way you can build the rig to make sure that everything works, and if something doesn't, you can RMA it.
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January 29, 2014 3:25:47 PM

enemy1g said:
You would likely not bottleneck, but I would highly suggest getting the FX 8320 over the 6300. Other than that, it looks fairly good.

Best time to buy parts is usually all at the same time, or within a few weeks of each other, that way you can build the rig to make sure that everything works, and if something doesn't, you can RMA it.


Oh okay thanks but whats the difference between the two processors though?
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January 29, 2014 4:31:57 PM

The 8320 has two more cores, and is pretty much the best price/performance CPU on the AMD side. With a good overclock, you'll likely be able to slap a new generation GPU on there and still be fine, whereas the 6300 would likely struggle if you were to say, upgrade to a GTX 780/r9 290.
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January 29, 2014 5:20:50 PM

enemy1g said:
The 8320 has two more cores, and is pretty much the best price/performance CPU on the AMD side. With a good overclock, you'll likely be able to slap a new generation GPU on there and still be fine, whereas the 6300 would likely struggle if you were to say, upgrade to a GTX 780/r9 290.

Ohh I see. I will put that into consideration when I will start to upgrade my parts later down the road when I make the computer. So are you sure this processor be able to handle this current video card without bottlenecking?
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January 30, 2014 5:12:58 PM

Bump.
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January 30, 2014 5:15:15 PM

yes a 6300 can handle a 760 just fine, an overclocked 6300 can handle a 770 but will start to bottleneck a tinnyy bit in some games. an 8320 can handle a 780ti, while the 6300 would bottleneck it
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January 30, 2014 8:01:39 PM

Beezy said:
yes a 6300 can handle a 760 just fine, an overclocked 6300 can handle a 770 but will start to bottleneck a tinnyy bit in some games. an 8320 can handle a 780ti, while the 6300 would bottleneck it

Okay, so do you think the 760 would be enough to play next gen games in like medium-high settings or what?
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January 30, 2014 8:04:07 PM

yeah medium high settings at 1080p no problem. may be some games that the 760 cant handle so great in the next couple years, but the 6300 will be a problem too if thats ever the case.
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January 31, 2014 8:29:11 PM

Beezy said:
yeah medium high settings at 1080p no problem. may be some games that the 760 cant handle so great in the next couple years, but the 6300 will be a problem too if thats ever the case.

True true, but how long do you think this PC will last me before I would have to start upgrading the parts, and when I do need to upgrade the parts what would they be?
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February 1, 2014 6:01:59 PM

Bump
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February 2, 2014 3:47:14 PM

2 years and you will *want* to upgrade, at 3 years youll be itching, and sometime around then you will upgrade.
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February 2, 2014 5:42:34 PM

Beezy said:
2 years and you will *want* to upgrade, at 3 years youll be itching, and sometime around then you will upgrade.

Okay, but what parts would I need to upgrade? All of them or just some of them?
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February 2, 2014 6:21:12 PM

well the AM3+ socket will likely see its end this year. So in say 2017 when you want to upgrade the CPU (most important thing here) you will probably need a new motherboard too with a new socket. the graphics card while still being compatible would hold the new CPU back so you would want a new GPU when you get a new CPU. Power supplies, while built to last, I would get a new one too. starting to turn into a whole new build lol. Really the only parts you may want to re use at all are CPU coolers, case/tower and HDD/SSD's depending on their health at the time of upgrade. RAM you may be able to get away with keeping too, if DDR3 remains the standard then
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February 3, 2014 7:28:30 PM

Beezy said:
well the AM3+ socket will likely see its end this year. So in say 2017 when you want to upgrade the CPU (most important thing here) you will probably need a new motherboard too with a new socket. the graphics card while still being compatible would hold the new CPU back so you would want a new GPU when you get a new CPU. Power supplies, while built to last, I would get a new one too. starting to turn into a whole new build lol. Really the only parts you may want to re use at all are CPU coolers, case/tower and HDD/SSD's depending on their health at the time of upgrade. RAM you may be able to get away with keeping too, if DDR3 remains the standard then


Hmm so basically after I make this build, I would have to start saving up again for the new parts coming in a few years, but basically I would sort of have to make a whole new computer huh?
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February 3, 2014 7:52:43 PM

sorta yeah, its going to be a while before that computer is obsolete though, it will just start to show its age. the actual upgrade will depend on you and the programs and games you need.
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February 4, 2014 4:41:53 PM

Beezy said:
sorta yeah, its going to be a while before that computer is obsolete though, it will just start to show its age. the actual upgrade will depend on you and the programs and games you need.


Oh okay good, so I wont have to exactly get the new parts in like 3-4 years. But the games and programs I will be probably be using are, games: DayZ Standalone, Minecraft w/Fraps to record, Rust, and games like Arma. The programs that I would use are something like Photoshop and such. So do you think this build last way longer than 3 or 4 years if I run with these games and programs?
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February 4, 2014 4:42:17 PM

Beezy said:
sorta yeah, its going to be a while before that computer is obsolete though, it will just start to show its age. the actual upgrade will depend on you and the programs and games you need.


Oh okay good, so I wont have to exactly get the new parts in like 3-4 years. But the games and programs I will be probably be using are, games: DayZ Standalone, Minecraft w/Fraps to record, Rust, and games like Arma. The programs that I would use are something like Photoshop and such. So do you think this build last way longer than 3 or 4 years if I run with these games and programs?
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February 4, 2014 4:42:47 PM

Beezy said:
sorta yeah, its going to be a while before that computer is obsolete though, it will just start to show its age. the actual upgrade will depend on you and the programs and games you need.


Oh okay good, so I wont have to exactly get the new parts in like 3-4 years. But the games and programs I will be probably be using are, games: DayZ Standalone, Minecraft w/Fraps to record, Rust, and games like Arma. The programs that I would use are something like Photoshop and such. So do you think this build last way longer than 3 or 4 years if I run with these games and programs?
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