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Please help! - advice on building my PC, best I can get for price please!

Hi, I'd like some advice in building the best (gaming) PC possible for my price range which would be 500$ more than what I have already spent - the thing is I already have my CPU and PSU which are:

Gigabyte radeon 7950 windforce edition 3gb

Corsair enthusiast 600w

Now considering I have those two parts already, I'm mostly just wondering what would be the best CPU but a complete build would be greatly appreciated as I am not very knowledgeable about building PC's.

I would prefer AMD as I read you get more for the price but I won't rule out Intel if I can afford it. I would also like 16g of ram. Is that possible with my price range? I will wait until black friday to buy everything.
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    As for the CPU...From personal experience , the vishera (not bulldozer!) fx 6000 or fx 8000 series offer great performance for price , and boast incredible overclocking abilities (very apparent on the fx 8320/8350) For example , I got my fx-8320 with a stock clock of 3.5Ghz , and I managed to overclock it to 5Ghz while using a water cooling system. It will also run very nicely with your 7950! Highly recommend for the price , and considering you are waiting till Black Friday , you can't go wrong! Of course you can always take intel into account , but using your budget , AMD would be the best route to take:)


    For the RAM , I believe this would suffice: uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-memory-blt4g3d1869dt2txob , it's 1866MHz , 1x4GB and only £37 , 4x4GB would be £148 , but I'm sure you could find a cheaper (maybe better?) 1x8GB or 2x8GB dual kit somewhere else , I'm on mobile so I'm restricted right now.
  2. Oxygene_ said:
    As for the CPU...From personal experience , the vishera (not bulldozer!) fx 6000 or fx 8000 series offer great performance for price , and boast incredible overclocking abilities (very apparent on the fx 8320/8350) For example , I got my fx-8320 with a stock clock of 3.5Ghz , and I managed to overclock it to 5Ghz while using a water cooling system. It will also run very nicely with your 7950! Highly recommend for the price , and considering you are waiting till Black Friday , you can't go wrong! Of course you can always take intel into account , but using your budget , AMD would be the best route to take:)


    For the RAM , I believe this would suffice: uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-memory-blt4g3d1869dt2txob , it's 1866MHz , 1x4GB and only £37 , 4x4GB would be £148 , but I'm sure you could find a cheaper (maybe better?) 1x8GB or 2x8GB dual kit somewhere else , I'm on mobile so I'm restricted right now.


    Hey Oxegene thanks a ton for the input I'll definitely take your answer into consideration while researching what I'm going to do, would you be able to suggest a good motherboard as well by any chance?
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    Hey Oxegene thanks a ton for the input I'll definitely take your answer into consideration while researching what I'm going to do, would you be able to suggest a good motherboard as well by any chance?



    Any recent am3+ socket board will do (With a 125w tdp if you go with a fx 6350 or higher)
    You could always go with a sabertooth board if you have enough money left!
    Something like this
  4. CybertronPC is great gaming PC company trusted by many gaming enthusiasts around the world, myself especially. The GM2242D Assassin has a stunning AMD FX 4170 quad-core processor running at a whopping 4.20 Ghz. With 8 GB in DDR3 memory plus two AMD Radeon HD6570 1GB graphic cards, you’re sure to get all the power you can handle at just under $500.
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