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May 9, 2014 1:49:30 PM

Hello everyone, I just ordered parts for my new computer build and I would like to receive some opinions on the components I've chosen for it. Thank you!

Asus DVD DRW-24F1ST
WD Hard Disc Red 1 TB, 64MB, SATAIII (WD10EFRX)
Corsair PowerSupply VS650, 650 W (CP-9020051-EU)
Corsair RAM DDR3 4GB 1333 MHz (CMV4GX3M1A1333C9) x2
Gigabyte AMD Radeon R9 270X, 2 GB, PCI-E 3.0 (GV-R927XOC-2GD)
AMD Processor FX-9370 Black Edition 4,4 GHz Box, AM3+ (FD9370FHHKBOF)
Asus Motherboard Asus AMD 990X, AM3+ (M5A99X EVO R2.0)
Aerocool housing Strike-X Advance Midi-Tower

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May 9, 2014 1:53:06 PM

You should come here *BEFORE* ordering. The FX-9370 is a pretty decent CPU but for gaming you want the Intel i5-4670K. Also 4GB of DDR3-1333 MHz won't get you very far these days. You want at least DDR3-1866 or better especially for overclocking. You should also get an SSD for this rig.
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May 9, 2014 2:05:34 PM

g-unit1111 said:
You should come here *BEFORE* ordering. The FX-9370 is a pretty decent CPU but for gaming you want the Intel i5-4670K. Also 4GB of DDR3-1333 MHz won't get you very far these days. You want at least DDR3-1866 or better especially for overclocking. You should also get an SSD for this rig.


Hello! Thank you for your answer. I'm not really into gaming that much, I just need good performance. And I heard any higher than 1333 would be pointless as because of heat which actually makes no difference. I got 2x 4GB so basically would be 8GB all together, would you suggest me to get 8GB direct or? And please tell me if this processor would be good for what I need, I'm not a hardcore gamer. Thank you again!
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May 9, 2014 6:13:17 PM

Aeonxal said:
Hello! Thank you for your answer. I'm not really into gaming that much, I just need good performance. And I heard any higher than 1333 would be pointless as because of heat which actually makes no difference. I got 2x 4GB so basically would be 8GB all together, would you suggest me to get 8GB direct or? And please tell me if this processor would be good for what I need, I'm not a hardcore gamer. Thank you again!


That's not true especially if you're going to be overclocking at all - the RAM speeds will scale better the faster you go with your CPU speed. I think the 9370 is kind of a ripoff personally when the FX-8320 (which I have) and FX-8350 can be overclocked to match or beat the advertised speeds of the 9370.
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May 9, 2014 6:47:31 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Aeonxal said:
Hello! Thank you for your answer. I'm not really into gaming that much, I just need good performance. And I heard any higher than 1333 would be pointless as because of heat which actually makes no difference. I got 2x 4GB so basically would be 8GB all together, would you suggest me to get 8GB direct or? And please tell me if this processor would be good for what I need, I'm not a hardcore gamer. Thank you again!


That's not true especially if you're going to be overclocking at all - the RAM speeds will scale better the faster you go with your CPU speed. I think the 9370 is kind of a ripoff personally when the FX-8320 (which I have) and FX-8350 can be overclocked to match or beat the advertised speeds of the 9370.


Thank you, really appreciate it and as we talk, I've canceled 9370 and ordered 8320 with AK-CC4007EP01 Nero 3 cooler :)  As well 1600' RAM instead. Would that work better? Thanks!
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May 9, 2014 10:31:09 PM

Aeonxal said:

Thank you, really appreciate it and as we talk, I've canceled 9370 and ordered 8320 with AK-CC4007EP01 Nero 3 cooler :)  As well 1600' RAM instead. Would that work better? Thanks!


What kind of cooler is that? Can you link to the model? You should get at least a Noctua NH-U9B or Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo.

DDR3-1600 is pretty decent RAM, but if your motherboard supports it you should be going at least DDR3-1866 with a voltage of 1.5V if your motherboard allows for it. And you want at least 8GB for 64-bit operating system usage.
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May 9, 2014 11:16:13 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Aeonxal said:

Thank you, really appreciate it and as we talk, I've canceled 9370 and ordered 8320 with AK-CC4007EP01 Nero 3 cooler :)  As well 1600' RAM instead. Would that work better? Thanks!


What kind of cooler is that? Can you link to the model? You should get at least a Noctua NH-U9B or Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo.

DDR3-1600 is pretty decent RAM, but if your motherboard supports it you should be going at least DDR3-1866 with a voltage of 1.5V if your motherboard allows for it. And you want at least 8GB for 64-bit operating system usage.


Good morning!

Sure thing: Cooler Link - I was actually looking for such but the closest one I could find was this at my local store, would this be fine?

As you said I saw that my motherboard supports 1866 and found this:
RAM LINK
Would this do better? Thank you!
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May 9, 2014 11:35:29 PM

Aeonxal said:
g-unit1111 said:
Aeonxal said:

Thank you, really appreciate it and as we talk, I've canceled 9370 and ordered 8320 with AK-CC4007EP01 Nero 3 cooler :)  As well 1600' RAM instead. Would that work better? Thanks!


What kind of cooler is that? Can you link to the model? You should get at least a Noctua NH-U9B or Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo.

DDR3-1600 is pretty decent RAM, but if your motherboard supports it you should be going at least DDR3-1866 with a voltage of 1.5V if your motherboard allows for it. And you want at least 8GB for 64-bit operating system usage.


Good morning!

Sure thing: Cooler Link - I was actually looking for such but the closest one I could find was this at my local store, would this be fine?

As you said I actually found something better. Could you please check my motherboard: MB LINK

And tell me if the new RAM I found would be better :)  Thank you RAM LINK



Sure. As long as your motherboard allows for it you can go DDR3-2133. If gaming is what you are going for you don't really need 16GB, you can do fine with 8GB.

That cooler looks like it should be good for what you want it to do. I've heard good things about Akasa coolers but a lot of them are not available in the US.
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May 9, 2014 11:38:32 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Aeonxal said:
g-unit1111 said:
Aeonxal said:

Thank you, really appreciate it and as we talk, I've canceled 9370 and ordered 8320 with AK-CC4007EP01 Nero 3 cooler :)  As well 1600' RAM instead. Would that work better? Thanks!


What kind of cooler is that? Can you link to the model? You should get at least a Noctua NH-U9B or Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo.

DDR3-1600 is pretty decent RAM, but if your motherboard supports it you should be going at least DDR3-1866 with a voltage of 1.5V if your motherboard allows for it. And you want at least 8GB for 64-bit operating system usage.


Good morning!

Sure thing: Cooler Link - I was actually looking for such but the closest one I could find was this at my local store, would this be fine?

As you said I actually found something better. Could you please check my motherboard: MB LINK

And tell me if the new RAM I found would be better :)  Thank you RAM LINK



Sure. As long as your motherboard allows for it you can go DDR3-2133. If gaming is what you are going for you don't really need 16GB, you can do fine with 8GB.

That cooler looks like it should be good for what you want it to do. I've heard good things about Akasa coolers but a lot of them are not available in the US.


I found out it doesn't, but at maximum of 1866 which as you said I believe would work just awesome! I'm actually not a gamer but need it for more like multitasking and such.

Here is what I found 1866, would this be good? RAM ONE, RAM TWO
Which one would you suggest?

Thank you, helps a lot!
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