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  1. the gpu will bottleneck your gaming performance.

    your ram is way too fast.
    also u wont need 16 gb of ram.

    fx 8350 i think only supports up to 1866 MhZ or 2100 ish if i remember corretly
  2. Everything looks good. good luck for your build.
  3. Patrick Guenter said:
    the gpu will bottleneck your gaming performance.

    your ram is way too fast.
    also u wont need 16 gb of ram.

    fx 8350 i think only supports up to 1866 MhZ or 2100 ish if i remember corretly

    Any ideas on what GPU would work better?
  4. Yaksh Shah said:
    Everything looks good. good luck for your build.


    it doesnt

    Anonymous said:
    From what you said yes, the CPU will only support the speed of 1866MHZ while in a dual channel config, if you use a quad channel config it will turn the memory down to 1600MHZ

    Your link isn't working for me.

    While the memory would operate at 1600MHZ it would also probably operate at a lower timing but you would probably be better of going with a 1600MHZ memory since its cheaper. Going faster on memories is not always helpful since the timing also goes up, the best bet is to find the memory that has the lowest timing for the frequency that fits your hardware.

    For 1600MHZ memories the lowest timings i came to find was 7-8-7-24 but recently the best i got when i updated my system was 9-9-9-24


    as i said^^
  5. Mudturtle24 said:
    Patrick Guenter said:
    the gpu will bottleneck your gaming performance.

    your ram is way too fast.
    also u wont need 16 gb of ram.

    fx 8350 i think only supports up to 1866 MhZ or 2100 ish if i remember corretly

    Any ideas on what GPU would work better?



    tell me how much money you can spend on a gpu :)
  6. You have too much RAM for a gaming build. Get 8gb and use the saved money for a better GPU. This will drastically improve your performance. Get 1600mhz or 1866mhz RAM as it is all the 8350 supports.
  7. Patrick Guenter said:
    Mudturtle24 said:
    Patrick Guenter said:
    the gpu will bottleneck your gaming performance.

    your ram is way too fast.
    also u wont need 16 gb of ram.

    fx 8350 i think only supports up to 1866 MhZ or 2100 ish if i remember corretly

    Any ideas on what GPU would work better?



    tell me how much money you can spend on a gpu :)


    I would be willing to spend anywhere in the 200 - 500 dollar range
  8. Mudturtle24 said:
    Patrick Guenter said:
    Mudturtle24 said:
    Patrick Guenter said:
    the gpu will bottleneck your gaming performance.

    your ram is way too fast.
    also u wont need 16 gb of ram.

    fx 8350 i think only supports up to 1866 MhZ or 2100 ish if i remember corretly

    Any ideas on what GPU would work better?



    tell me how much money you can spend on a gpu :)


    I would be willing to spend anywhere in the 200 - 400 dollar range


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    one of amd and one of nvidia - both provide max. power for a single monitor gaming rig :)

    also a R9 280 and a lower end 770 will work
  9. Patrick Guenter said:
    Mudturtle24 said:
    Patrick Guenter said:
    Mudturtle24 said:
    Patrick Guenter said:
    the gpu will bottleneck your gaming performance.

    your ram is way too fast.
    also u wont need 16 gb of ram.

    fx 8350 i think only supports up to 1866 MhZ or 2100 ish if i remember corretly

    Any ideas on what GPU would work better?



    tell me how much money you can spend on a gpu :)


    I would be willing to spend anywhere in the 200 - 400 dollar range


    http://

    http://

    one of amd and one of nvidia - both provide max. power for a single monitor gaming rig :)

    also a R9 280 and a lower end 770 will work


    So something like this R9 would work then? And would it fit in the Cougar mini ATX case?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?gclid=CJHtk-Hbnr0CFe99OgodBlIArA&Item=N82E16814131533&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-Desktop+Graphics+Cards-_-N82E16814131533&ef_id=Uxk6@gAAAbWxGxSE:20140319133607:s
  10. Best answer
    Looks good, but here are my changes (assuming you'll be gaming):

    Instead of the motherboard you selected, here's a better one that supports faster RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131795

    Instead of the fast 16 GB, get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231544
    Just as good for gaming.

    Now, use the money you just saved and beef up your GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130932

    EDIT: What is your total budget? I was working under the assumption that you could not spend more than the total price of the items you linked.
  11. I'm glad Don piped in. I don't know if I would recommended such a powerful GPU and CPU with a piss poor motherboard. Balance is key.
  12. Yeah. I personally wouldn't go microATX with AMD either. The motherboards usually suck and there's not much room for ventilating the hot FX chip. Intel works a lot better in the micro ATX format. You certainly shouldn't be overclocking on those mATX boards.

    Just something to consider. I would get an ATX case and ATX motherboard (M5A97 R2.0 or Gigabyte 970a-ud3). There is money in your budget for it (from the money you saved if you were to get cheaper RAM).

    (Still assuming you can't spend more than the total cost of the parts listed)
  13. Thanks for the answers guys. I am going to go with a midATX due to the limited space I will be having in my college dorm room. I think I am going to cut down the ram to 8gbs while beefing up the motherboard and graphics card. I eventually want to make this into a dual monitor setup in the future, but for right now I am going to stay single monitor. I need something relatively fast due to my computer science classes. So I think this should do it. Thanks guys! :)
  14. What software are you planning to be using for CompSci? Some programs run WAY better on Intel and even a bottom barrel i5 will smoke an overclocked 8350 in some certain applications.
  15. I am currently unsure of the software for compsci. I am going to have an inspiron 17 1700 series laptop to run various software as well. I Would it be better to run all intel?
  16. It would not really be better or worse. As a CompSci student it is VERY unlikely that you will need to run anything taxing at all. Nothing like professional compiling or anything like that. I would say you are perfectly fine.
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