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June 23, 2014 9:16:43 AM

Here is my pc parts list:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/WkhLwP
Does anyone know what fan i should use for this build?
If you find any incompatibility issues and/or have any recomendations, please notify me

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a b 4 Gaming
June 23, 2014 9:31:04 AM

Everything is compatible but I would make a few changes:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($112.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.97 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($180.38 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($129.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $784.27
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

CPU Cooler: the fx 6300 runs pretty hot and the stock cooler is loud, this will help with both and let you overclock a bit too
RAM: a bit cheaper
Mobo: Better power design for delivery to the CPU than the extreme 4. UD3P has a 8+2 phase design, extreme 4 has a 4+1 phase design, the fx series CPUs should be run on a 8 phase mobo to get the most out of them.
PSU: Much better quality power supply, the Corsair CX series uses cheap chinese capacitors that overheat and fail easily.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 23, 2014 9:41:34 AM

Looks pretty good, I have that cpu and an r9 270 (a 270x is just a slightly overclocked version of it) and it performs pretty well in the games I've tried it on, on Crysis 2 max settings it gets 50-60fps indoors and 40-50fps outdoors, which is very good.

Some changes I recommend however:
-Change the r9 270x to an r9 270, as I said before the only difference is a slight overclock, only get a 270x if the price difference is >$15
-GET A CPU COOLER! The stock amd coolers tend to be crap, you can't overclock at all, and they're usually noisy as hell. I would recommend a Cooler master Hyper 212 evo, costs not too much, is pretty quiet, and provides solid temps.
-It might be worth getting Windows 7 64 bit instead of Windows 8, since Windows 7 is overall more compatible and is preffered by most gamers.
-Storage! I would recommend going with a hybrid drive instead of a mechanical drive, since they're only a little bit more expensive and deliver a fair bit faster performance. Also, if you have the money, a 120gb ssd would vastly improve performance on anything you put on the ssd, it would cost you about $70 though.
-Motherboard! For your setup a Asus m5a97 R2.0 would work fine, and probably be cheaper, plus has a longer warranty than the Asrock board (3yr vs 1yr). If you want to overclock, get the regular m5a97 R2.0, if you don't, get the m5a97 R2.0 LE, which should be even cheaper.

Apart from that, looks good!
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a b 4 Gaming
June 23, 2014 9:53:45 AM

numanator said:
Everything is compatible but I would make a few changes:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($112.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.97 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($180.38 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($129.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $784.27
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

CPU Cooler: the fx 6300 runs pretty hot and the stock cooler is loud, this will help with both and let you overclock a bit too
RAM: a bit cheaper
Mobo: Better power design for delivery to the CPU than the extreme 4. UD3P has a 8+2 phase design, extreme 4 has a 4+1 phase design, the fx series CPUs should be run on a 8 phase mobo to get the most out of them.
PSU: Much better quality power supply, the Corsair CX series uses cheap chinese capacitors that overheat and fail easily.


+1 for the motherboard change.

I got my FX 6350 to 4.950 GHz stable on that exact same board. 5.06 GHz was bootable and I could do basic stuff like web browsing, but it was not stable under full load/stress testing for more than 15-20 minutes.
I used a Corsair H110 for cooling.
For 24x7 I run at 4.8375 GHz.
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June 23, 2014 10:40:07 AM

numanator said:
Everything is compatible but I would make a few changes:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($112.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.97 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($180.38 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($129.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $784.27
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

CPU Cooler: the fx 6300 runs pretty hot and the stock cooler is loud, this will help with both and let you overclock a bit too
RAM: a bit cheaper
Mobo: Better power design for delivery to the CPU than the extreme 4. UD3P has a 8+2 phase design, extreme 4 has a 4+1 phase design, the fx series CPUs should be run on a 8 phase mobo to get the most out of them.
PSU: Much better quality power supply, the Corsair CX series uses cheap chinese capacitors that overheat and fail easily.


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June 23, 2014 10:43:14 AM

Thanks for the help!
what mother board and PSU would you recomend then? I know the AMD stock cooler is bad/sh*t but i wanted to wait to buy it to see if it would fit in my case.
Also, is kingston hyper x 2x8 good?
I opted out an hybrid drive because they are fairly more expensive than mechanical drives and mechanical drives run fine. If you know any hybrid drives at a cheap price then i will consider it.
Thanks for the GPU tip! yeah i did notice a slight decrease in price on the 270 compared to the 270x
P.S. My budget is 700$
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a b 4 Gaming
June 23, 2014 10:51:01 AM

Go for the motherboard and PSU that I put into the changed build I posted above. Kingston hyper x is fine, honestly all RAM is pretty much the same. It is better to get low profile ram or ram that does not have a heatsink to avoid conflicts with the cooler.
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June 23, 2014 11:43:47 AM

Quick update
That specific PSU is not available in my area, I don not know why. Can you please recomend another 600watt or more and bronze 80+ PSU?
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a b 4 Gaming
June 23, 2014 11:47:59 AM

Do you have a website that you plan to use (and what location)? In general, good options are XFX 650w, Seasonic 620w/650w, Corsair HX or TX series and the Antec HCG series.
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June 23, 2014 12:31:56 PM

I live in Spain
And none up there are a valid option
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a b 4 Gaming
June 23, 2014 12:57:52 PM

This Hybrid drive is available for the same price as the one you picked - http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-d...
No need to test whether the stock cooler will fit, it is pretty tiny, and will not conflict with any ram.
As for the PSU, more than 600w really isn't needed, if you enter the parts into a wattage calculator it should out at around 420w (or somewhere similar), however a PSU is most effecient when not at maximum load, I have a very similar system to you and a 550w XFX psu, works just fine, paying extra for 650w+ is pretty silly unless you plan to add in some really powerful parts later on.
Cooler wise, you really want to get a aftermarket cooler, even if it is just a cheap one, the hyper 212 is my recommendation as I said before, however if you're not overclocking you could simply get a cheaper one just to avoid having the massive noise of the stock amd cooler.
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June 24, 2014 10:40:04 AM

Thanks!
that solved the problem
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