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August 4, 2014 2:30:31 AM

This is going to be my first build so I'm just a petty noob at this stuff.
I'm from Australia and doing a budget-orientated build.
My budget is $1100 ($1030 USD)
This PC will be used for gaming, although not hardcore.
Aiming to get at least 40fps on Battlefield 4.
Attempting to overclock the CPU past 4.5 GHz
I would just like to know if I've made the right decision with the following parts:

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
Cooling: Corsair H90
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
RAM: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
GPU: MSI Radeon R7 265 2GB Video Card
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case
PSU: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
OS: Windows 8

Just let me know if there are any possible improvements to be made :) 

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August 4, 2014 2:36:08 AM

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August 4, 2014 2:38:14 AM

Just get a CM hyper 212 evoo cooler. You don't need or want a H90

Don't get a SSD for such a low end build. Get a better graphics card instead.

Get a better power supply eg Seasonic 520, Antec HCG 520M

Try -

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.00 @ CPL Online)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($159.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($99.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($63.00 @ Centre Com)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($299.00 @ CPL Online)
Case: Corsair Graphite Series 230T Orange ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.00 @ CPL Online)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($98.00 @ CPL Online)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
Total: $1035.00
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August 4, 2014 2:44:28 AM

i7Baby said:
Just get a CM hyper 212 evoo cooler. You don't need or want a H90

Don't get a SSD for such a low end build. Get a better graphics card instead.

Get a better power supply eg Seasonic 520, Antec HCG 520M

Try -

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.00 @ CPL Online)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($159.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($99.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($63.00 @ Centre Com)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($299.00 @ CPL Online)
Case: Corsair Graphite Series 230T Orange ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.00 @ CPL Online)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($98.00 @ CPL Online)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
Total: $1035.00


Thank you for the cooling suggestion!
I would've liked to see some water cooling options but hey! This is friggin awesome.
I'm looking for a PSU that is at least semi-modular
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August 4, 2014 5:10:33 PM

i7Baby said:
Just get a CM hyper 212 evoo cooler. You don't need or want a H90



Will the CM hyper get me to 4.5GHz, though?
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