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What kind of performance can I expect from this build?

Hello, I have just purchased this build and would like some second opinions on the quality here. The specs are:
CPU - AMD FX 6300
MOBO - MSI 970A-G46
RAM - HyperX Fury 8GB (1600)
GFX - R9 280 (Sapphire OC)
PSU - Ultra LSP 650w
Case - Antec GX500
CPU Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
HDD - WD Blue 1TB 7200rpm

Also, what kind of overclocking could this build handle?
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  1. if it was me, i'd change the psu, especially if plannng to OC.
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html
    something from the top end of that list.
  2. tech-wreck said:
    if it was me, i'd change the psu, especially if plannng to OC.
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html
    something from the top end of that list.


    Will I even be able to overclock at all with the current PSU?
  3. with your current PSU at the very bottom of the PSU tier list, i wouldn't risk it. i know it's listed alphabetically, but still...
  4. Best answer
    Here are benchmarks for your core build:

    UserBenchmarks: Desktop 42%, Gaming 39%, Workstation 23%
    CPU: 56.6% AMD FX-6300
    GPU: 53.5% AMD R9 280
    HDD: 86.8% WD Blue 1TB (2012)

    "53.5% is an average 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it may struggle with high resolutions and ultra detail levels."

    A good OC for your CPU is 4.8 GHz and over. You should be able to get over 4.0 GHz with your setup, I certainly don't see any harm in trying. If it's not stable then you can consider replacing the PSU.

    Also, if I were you, I would consider adding an SSD, that will improve your overall PC experience significantly.
  5. whoratesit said:
    Here are benchmarks for your core build:

    UserBenchmarks: Desktop 42%, Gaming 39%, Workstation 23%
    CPU: 56.6% AMD FX-6300
    GPU: 53.5% AMD R9 280
    HDD: 86.8% WD Blue 1TB (2012)

    "53.5% is an average 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it may struggle with high resolutions and ultra detail levels."

    A good OC for your CPU is 4.8 GHz and over. You should be able to get over 4.0 GHz with your setup, I certainly don't see any harm in trying. If it's not stable then you can consider replacing the PSU.

    Also, if I were you, I would consider adding an SSD, that will improve your overall PC experience significantly.



    Do you suggest an overclocking program? I have never really done it before, and would like to know what I'm getting into before I end up frying something haha
  6. Cordovah said:
    whoratesit said:
    Here are benchmarks for your core build:

    UserBenchmarks: Desktop 42%, Gaming 39%, Workstation 23%
    CPU: 56.6% AMD FX-6300
    GPU: 53.5% AMD R9 280
    HDD: 86.8% WD Blue 1TB (2012)

    "53.5% is an average 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it may struggle with high resolutions and ultra detail levels."

    A good OC for your CPU is 4.8 GHz and over. You should be able to get over 4.0 GHz with your setup, I certainly don't see any harm in trying. If it's not stable then you can consider replacing the PSU.

    Also, if I were you, I would consider adding an SSD, that will improve your overall PC experience significantly.



    Do you suggest an overclocking program? I have never really done it before, and would like to know what I'm getting into before I end up frying something haha


    Apparently your board may be particularly bad for overclocking, so I am not sure if I would bother (esp considering that your power supply is also pretty weak):
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-2007653/amd-6300-msi-970a-g46-mobo-overclocking-guide-beginners.html
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-2255023/msi-970a-g46-6300-overclocking-stock-voltage.html

    If I were you - I would read those threads carefully then decide if it's worth it.
  7. whoratesit said:
    Cordovah said:
    whoratesit said:
    Here are benchmarks for your core build:

    UserBenchmarks: Desktop 42%, Gaming 39%, Workstation 23%
    CPU: 56.6% AMD FX-6300
    GPU: 53.5% AMD R9 280
    HDD: 86.8% WD Blue 1TB (2012)

    "53.5% is an average 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it may struggle with high resolutions and ultra detail levels."

    A good OC for your CPU is 4.8 GHz and over. You should be able to get over 4.0 GHz with your setup, I certainly don't see any harm in trying. If it's not stable then you can consider replacing the PSU.

    Also, if I were you, I would consider adding an SSD, that will improve your overall PC experience significantly.



    Do you suggest an overclocking program? I have never really done it before, and would like to know what I'm getting into before I end up frying something haha


    Apparently your board may be particularly bad for overclocking, so I am not sure if I would bother (esp considering that your power supply is also pretty weak):
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-2007653/amd-6300-msi-970a-g46-mobo-overclocking-guide-beginners.html
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-2255023/msi-970a-g46-6300-overclocking-stock-voltage.html

    If I were you - I would read those threads carefully then decide if it's worth it.


    Thank you very much
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