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May 30, 2014 9:15:05 AM

Hi guys ,

I am starting my first build. I checked everywhere for what parts i want and how the parts work with eachother. I am on a budget and this is what I choose, going for a matx case build.

CPU : AMD FX 6300
Motherboard : Asus M5A78L-M/USB3,sAM3+ (mATX)
PSU : Cooler Master G550M 550w
GPU : Sapphire r7 265 (already bought for in my current pc)
RAM : Corsair Vengeance 1600-8GB Blue (2x4GB)
CPU Cooler : Corsair Hydro H55 Watercooler (because I dont want a bulky aircooler in front of my windowd case.

Storage : Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD
(+ 500gb HDD already in my current pc)

Case: Corsair Obsidian 350D (mATX)
Fans : Corsair AF140 (2x)Fans & Corsair SP120 (2x)Fans
Realy love these fans and they will fit niceley with the blue theme I got in mind.

I realy want to know what you guys think about this build. and tell me what I can inprove or what not.
Please dont tell me to go ATX or something because I realy like the obsidian case. and it only fits mATX or mini ITX. (I cant go intel because of the budget i think)

Also I just choose a PSU and i dont realy know if its a good one for this build.
And I am planning to overclock the FX 6300 to about 4ghz.


hope you guys can help me :) 



May 30, 2014 9:20:47 AM

What is your budget?
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May 30, 2014 9:31:32 AM

n3cw4rr10r said:
What is your budget?


My budget is around 500€(I live in holland) maybe a bit more because I forgot the psu in my build because I wanted to use my old 620w psu. But its realy crap at lest they say in reviews although i uses i used it for 3 or 4 years now and no problems.

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May 30, 2014 9:39:06 AM

Intel Build:

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/nhnPK8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/nhnPK8/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/nhnPK8/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£163.94 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£49.00 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock H81M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£38.64 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£55.85 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Corsair 350D MicroATX Mid Tower Case (£75.98 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£52.27 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer (£11.79 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £507.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-30 17:39 BST+0100)
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May 30, 2014 9:41:00 AM

AMD Build:

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/37c97P
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/37c97P/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/37c97P/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£105.91 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£49.00 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£44.26 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£55.85 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Corsair 350D MicroATX Mid Tower Case (£75.98 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£52.27 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer (£11.79 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £455.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-30 17:40 BST+0100)
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May 30, 2014 9:45:27 AM

n3cw4rr10r said:
Intel Build:

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/nhnPK8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/nhnPK8/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/nhnPK8/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£163.94 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£49.00 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock H81M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£38.64 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£55.85 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Corsair 350D MicroATX Mid Tower Case (£75.98 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£52.27 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer (£11.79 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £507.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-30 17:39 BST+0100)



Wow the intel build isn't even that expensive:o  i dont need a optical drive so thats 10 less. but i dont get the fancy fans with this :p  also it seems the parts are less expensive then the parts i choose in euro's.

what build would you reccomend me to do?
also there are no good reviews about the fx 8320 in the Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 motherboard. thats why i choose the fx 6300 and overclock it. the 8320 isn't overclockeble in that board. and they said i could make the 6300 better when overclocking.

|EDIT| after some checking, the lowest price for the intel cpu here in holland is 183€ i cant get the motherboard here.
corsair h55 is 56€
ram is 76€
case is 90€

well lets jsut say in euro's it will be like 600 to 650 and thats just to much. also thats why i am going for the 6300

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May 30, 2014 10:12:35 AM

n3cw4rr10r said:
The FX 8320 is a damn good cpu. Besides the FX 6300 uses an older chipset compared to the FX 8320. IF you want to upgrade in the future you will have to update mobo and cpu if u use fx 6300.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/699?vs=698


But you used the same motherboard in the FX 8320 build list? how do you mean i have to upgrade the mobo if i use the same motherboard but a FX6300 instead. also would the FX 8320 still perform better when i overclock the 6300. because the 8320 cant be overclocked because its arleady 125w

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May 30, 2014 10:32:05 AM

Crap yea sorry about mobo. the FX 8320 can be overclocked.
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May 30, 2014 10:42:40 AM

n3cw4rr10r said:
Crap yea sorry about mobo. the FX 8320 can be overclocked.


Yeah i know it can be overclocked, but i red something aobut the mobo that it had bad heatsinks or soemthing? with the vrm (srry dont know alot of pc stuff) and thats why you could better buy a 6300 with that mobo
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May 30, 2014 11:15:08 AM

n3cw4rr10r said:
You should be able to OC just fine as long as you have cooling. Considering your water cooling you should have no issues. Here read this:
http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboards-vrm-...


Yes but thats not with a chip like the 8 core 8320,

look at this http://www.overclock.net/t/1465204/fx-8320-on-asus-m5a7...
it will work but at lower clockspeeds:( 

i am just scared when i buy it, its like 40€ more, that it wont boot or it will boot and i cant even overclock it.

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May 31, 2014 3:24:46 AM

n3cw4rr10r said:
You should be able to OC just fine as long as you have cooling. Considering your water cooling you should have no issues. Here read this:
http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboards-vrm-...



I've decided to got with the FX8320 after seeing some other reviews including video's. now my final question is will the psu that i choose of 550 watt still be enoguh. when i want to overclock teh cpu a little and the gpu ? or do i need to go with a 600w you choose.
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May 31, 2014 5:53:01 AM

With OC you def want a higher psu.
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May 31, 2014 10:33:03 AM

n3cw4rr10r said:
With OC you def want a higher psu.


600 enough?
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May 31, 2014 11:00:15 AM

yes
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May 31, 2014 12:24:34 PM

n3cw4rr10r said:
yes


Thx alot for the help man:) 
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