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July 2, 2014 9:46:31 PM

I am going to upgrade in the possible near-future, and i wanted to know if these parts will do the job for next-gen gaming:

AMD FX-8350 8-Core 4.0GHz CPU

PowerColor Radeon R9 280x 3gb TurboDuo

Corsair Vengeance 12gb RAM (for video editing and gaming. I might stick with my current RAM depending on the answers i receive)

ASUS DRW 24F1ST - CD/DVD Writer

These are the parts of my choosing, but i was wondering about the compatibility between the CPU and my current mobo which is an MSI 970A-G46. I heard that the CPU is too much for the mobo's VRM's to handle and they would eventually burn out & i also heard that they aren't compatible, even though recently i looked at the mobo's supported CPU list and it said that it supported FX-8000 series CPU's. If that's true, would i need to update my BIOS first before installing the new CPU?


My current specs are:

PowerColor PCS+ HD 7850 2gb

AMD FX-6300

Corsair Vengeance 8gb RAM

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

Ultra 650 Watt PSU

Western Digital 1TB Hard Drive (Caviar Black)

MSI 970A-G46 Motherboard

Cooler Master Elite 430 Mid-Sized Tower


I also wanted to know if my current PSU will be able to power these new components? I will be playing my games at 1920x1080 resolution. I will not overclock any of these new parts.

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July 2, 2014 9:48:58 PM

That build will destroy what is called "next gen" great build.
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July 2, 2014 9:53:43 PM

1. The motherboard should be fine, but may need a BIOS update.
2. Overclocking the FX-8350 is not recommended on that motherboard.
3. PSU is crap. Buy at least a XFX 550W PSU.

A slight note - your CPU may be bottlenecking the GPU just a tiny bit on games that is heavily using up to two cores.
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July 2, 2014 9:57:13 PM

You need a new PSU I doubt that low quality ultra will handle the stress well.
Tier five - Replace immediately. These units are NOT recommended for any system, no matter the purpose. Reference to higher tiered models for a better and potentially money-saving unit


A-TOP technology
Apevia
Apex (SUPERCASE/ALLIED)
Artic / Ace (They're the same company)
Aspire (Turbocase)
ATADC
Athena Power
ATRIX
Broadway Com Corp
CIT

Cooler Master
eXtreme series
Elite series

Coolmax
Deer
Diablotek
Dynapower
Dynex
Eagletech
Enlight
Evo labs
EZ-cool
Foxconn
FSP Everest
G7
HEC / Compucase Orion
Hiper Type-R (less than 600 Watt)
Huntkey (Apart from jumper series)
iStar computer co.
In win (Despite some reputable reviews, they are known to fail quickly)
Jeantec
JPac
Just PC
Kingwin (their budget models)
Linkworld electronics
Logisys computer
Macron
MGE
MSi (just stick to their GPUs and motherboards)
NMEDIAPC
Norwood Micro/ CompUSA
NorthQ
Okia
Powercool
Powmax
Pulsepower
Q-tec
Raidmax
Rocketfish
Rosewill (their older PSUs)
SFC
Sharkoon
Shuttle
Skyhawk
Spire micro
Startech
Storm
Sumvision
Tesla

Thermaltake -
Munich 430w
Purepower NP / RU
TR2 and TR2-RX

Trust (Stick to their peripherals)

Ultra -
X-connect series
X2 (Greater than 700 Watts)
LSP series

Wintech
Winpower
Xion
Youngbear
Zebronics

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-su...
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July 2, 2014 10:05:01 PM

bignastyid said:
You need a new PSU I doubt that low quality ultra will handle the stress well.
Tier five - Replace immediately. These units are NOT recommended for any system, no matter the purpose. Reference to higher tiered models for a better and potentially money-saving unit


A-TOP technology
Apevia
Apex (SUPERCASE/ALLIED)
Artic / Ace (They're the same company)
Aspire (Turbocase)
ATADC
Athena Power
ATRIX
Broadway Com Corp
CIT

Cooler Master
eXtreme series
Elite series

Coolmax
Deer
Diablotek
Dynapower
Dynex
Eagletech
Enlight
Evo labs
EZ-cool
Foxconn
FSP Everest
G7
HEC / Compucase Orion
Hiper Type-R (less than 600 Watt)
Huntkey (Apart from jumper series)
iStar computer co.
In win (Despite some reputable reviews, they are known to fail quickly)
Jeantec
JPac
Just PC
Kingwin (their budget models)
Linkworld electronics
Logisys computer
Macron
MGE
MSi (just stick to their GPUs and motherboards)
NMEDIAPC
Norwood Micro/ CompUSA
NorthQ
Okia
Powercool
Powmax
Pulsepower
Q-tec
Raidmax
Rocketfish
Rosewill (their older PSUs)
SFC
Sharkoon
Shuttle
Skyhawk
Spire micro
Startech
Storm
Sumvision
Tesla

Thermaltake -
Munich 430w
Purepower NP / RU
TR2 and TR2-RX

Trust (Stick to their peripherals)

Ultra -
X-connect series
X2 (Greater than 700 Watts)
LSP series

Wintech
Winpower
Xion
Youngbear
Zebronics

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-su...


ok, how about this PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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a b K Overclocking
a b 4 Gaming
a c 130 à CPUs
a b À AMD
a c 132 V Motherboard
July 3, 2014 7:37:47 AM

crysisman546 said:
bignastyid said:
You need a new PSU I doubt that low quality ultra will handle the stress well.
Tier five - Replace immediately. These units are NOT recommended for any system, no matter the purpose. Reference to higher tiered models for a better and potentially money-saving unit


A-TOP technology
Apevia
Apex (SUPERCASE/ALLIED)
Artic / Ace (They're the same company)
Aspire (Turbocase)
ATADC
Athena Power
ATRIX
Broadway Com Corp
CIT

Cooler Master
eXtreme series
Elite series

Coolmax
Deer
Diablotek
Dynapower
Dynex
Eagletech
Enlight
Evo labs
EZ-cool
Foxconn
FSP Everest
G7
HEC / Compucase Orion
Hiper Type-R (less than 600 Watt)
Huntkey (Apart from jumper series)
iStar computer co.
In win (Despite some reputable reviews, they are known to fail quickly)
Jeantec
JPac
Just PC
Kingwin (their budget models)
Linkworld electronics
Logisys computer
Macron
MGE
MSi (just stick to their GPUs and motherboards)
NMEDIAPC
Norwood Micro/ CompUSA
NorthQ
Okia
Powercool
Powmax
Pulsepower
Q-tec
Raidmax
Rocketfish
Rosewill (their older PSUs)
SFC
Sharkoon
Shuttle
Skyhawk
Spire micro
Startech
Storm
Sumvision
Tesla

Thermaltake -
Munich 430w
Purepower NP / RU
TR2 and TR2-RX

Trust (Stick to their peripherals)

Ultra -
X-connect series
X2 (Greater than 700 Watts)
LSP series

Wintech
Winpower
Xion
Youngbear
Zebronics

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-su...


ok, how about this PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Did you even look at the list? the Coolermaster extreme series is also a tier 5 unit. The EVGA TehZaman is recommending is "Tier four - Not for overclocking systems or high end gaming rigs. May not even output labeled power and fail standard ATX specifications slightly. May even use cheap components to meet a price" so I wouldn't reccomend that one either either. The 550w XFX is tier 2 and is a very good unit.
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July 3, 2014 7:43:26 AM

ksham said:
TehZaman said:
This PSU will be good enough http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-80PLUS-Bronze-Certified-100-...

No; that PSU has cheap poor capacitors.

@crysisman546: This one - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


bignastyid said:
crysisman546 said:
bignastyid said:
You need a new PSU I doubt that low quality ultra will handle the stress well.
Tier five - Replace immediately. These units are NOT recommended for any system, no matter the purpose. Reference to higher tiered models for a better and potentially money-saving unit


A-TOP technology
Apevia
Apex (SUPERCASE/ALLIED)
Artic / Ace (They're the same company)
Aspire (Turbocase)
ATADC
Athena Power
ATRIX
Broadway Com Corp
CIT

Cooler Master
eXtreme series
Elite series

Coolmax
Deer
Diablotek
Dynapower
Dynex
Eagletech
Enlight
Evo labs
EZ-cool
Foxconn
FSP Everest
G7
HEC / Compucase Orion
Hiper Type-R (less than 600 Watt)
Huntkey (Apart from jumper series)
iStar computer co.
In win (Despite some reputable reviews, they are known to fail quickly)
Jeantec
JPac
Just PC
Kingwin (their budget models)
Linkworld electronics
Logisys computer
Macron
MGE
MSi (just stick to their GPUs and motherboards)
NMEDIAPC
Norwood Micro/ CompUSA
NorthQ
Okia
Powercool
Powmax
Pulsepower
Q-tec
Raidmax
Rocketfish
Rosewill (their older PSUs)
SFC
Sharkoon
Shuttle
Skyhawk
Spire micro
Startech
Storm
Sumvision
Tesla

Thermaltake -
Munich 430w
Purepower NP / RU
TR2 and TR2-RX

Trust (Stick to their peripherals)

Ultra -
X-connect series
X2 (Greater than 700 Watts)
LSP series

Wintech
Winpower
Xion
Youngbear
Zebronics

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-su...


ok, how about this PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Did you even look at the list? the Coolermaster extreme series is also a tier 5 unit. The EVGA TehZaman is recommending is "Tier four - Not for overclocking systems or high end gaming rigs. May not even output labeled power and fail standard ATX specifications slightly. May even use cheap components to meet a price" so I wouldn't reccomend that one either either. The 550w XFX is tier 2 and is a very good unit.


i was just about to ask about that, thanks! I will buy that XFX PSU. Anything else you recommend or am i set?
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July 3, 2014 7:48:41 AM

GetOwnedGaming said:
Hello everyone! I was wondering how this build would do on some of those games?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Qg3LwP

Thanks doods!


Post your own question don't hijack someone else's.
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July 3, 2014 7:48:56 AM

GetOwnedGaming said:
Hello everyone! I was wondering how this build would do on some of those games?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Qg3LwP

Thanks doods!


Excuse me, this is my post. No offense, but if you want an answer, don't go onto someone else's question and say so, just make your own. It doesn't cost points or anything like Yahoo Answers.
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July 3, 2014 7:50:04 AM

bignastyid said:
GetOwnedGaming said:
Hello everyone! I was wondering how this build would do on some of those games?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Qg3LwP

Thanks doods!


Post your own question don't hijack someone else's.


Thanks, you just said what i said :D 

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July 3, 2014 8:02:33 AM

crysisman546 said:
bignastyid said:
GetOwnedGaming said:
Hello everyone! I was wondering how this build would do on some of those games?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Qg3LwP

Thanks doods!


Post your own question don't hijack someone else's.


Thanks, you just said what i said :D 



Sorry about that, i just figured there were some smart people here, and i can never seem to get satisfying answers when I post my own. Really sorry, I hope no hard feelings.

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