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July 13, 2014 4:00:40 PM

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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July 13, 2014 4:14:15 PM

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.
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July 13, 2014 7:26:11 PM

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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July 14, 2014 8:45:21 AM

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? said:
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
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July 23, 2014 5:20:03 PM

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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