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Is Piledriver 6300 good for HTPC/Gaming rig?

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December 18, 2012 5:05:22 PM



Can anyone please suggest some parts for a Amd Piledriver 6300 cpu. Suggestions for mobo and ram would be greatly appreciated. Im building in a Bitfenix Survivor case and possibly a Cooler Master Silent Pro Modular 600W.

The build will not be overclocked and will be mainly an htpc with a gtx560ti for light gaming! Plus I have a 1tb samsung F1 HDD already.
Thanks!
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December 18, 2012 5:38:35 PM

For htpc the best is to have a cpu with the lowest power consumption and decent power, like a pentium G6xx/8xx or i3.
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December 18, 2012 5:42:12 PM

Yep! It'll do just fine... I even do light gaming on a APU! xD Almost finished with my current build though!
December 18, 2012 5:50:18 PM

@ Kamen_BG that is actually the mobo I was looking at as it is fairly cheap and looks good. Is it a good performer too?
December 18, 2012 5:57:22 PM

Ok thanks for that, I guess it will keep the electric bills down then. Could you also suggest a decent mobo to go with it please?
December 18, 2012 5:58:27 PM

Lol sorry I just see your suggestion! I will have a look!

Is the power supply that I have picked any good?
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December 18, 2012 6:01:57 PM

Mannn... All you need is a AM3+ 970a MoBo, 8gb ram 1600MHz, and the FX 4300. Ignore the guy talking about the i3. Im very happy with my Rig. And if you don't have a Quad Core in BF3 it actually removes a few characters in the game play lol. I'm not knocking the i3, it probably gets better FPS, but I preffer actual cores.
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December 18, 2012 6:07:14 PM

He wants for both htpc and gaming, hence the i3-3220 is better, better performance, lower power consumption, less heat, cheaper mobos with more features and the cpu is cheaper.
The FX-6300 is not recommended for htpc.
December 18, 2012 6:21:55 PM

Ok thanks for feedback, and yes it is mainly going to be a HTPC for my girlfriend which I can game on when im there. Im getting a 660ti which is why the 560ti is going in that system. It will be the main source of tv and streaming movies aswell as playing music. I do really want the running cost at a minimum.

Also are those other PSUs as quiet as the silent one cause I dont mind paying an extra 10£ for the quieteness!
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December 18, 2012 6:26:14 PM

The XFX and Antec are as quiet as the cooler master.
It depends on your choice.
December 18, 2012 6:34:16 PM

I meant 4gb lol
December 18, 2012 6:52:28 PM

The corsair was mostly for looks but I can wait. I will look at that ram you suggest.

Also that psu was modular are the other ones?
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December 18, 2012 6:58:31 PM

No, they're not, as i said you can get the silent pro or the others, you think it's worth the extra pounds then get the cooler master silent pro.
December 18, 2012 7:04:22 PM

Yeah I think it is as im a bit ocd about wires and mess lol.

Is there much upgrade potential for the mobo you suggested?
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December 18, 2012 7:14:18 PM

You can put any ivybridge cpu in there, i5 or i7 latter on, it has a pcie 3.0 slot for newer cards in the future, it has a decent amount of sata connectors, it's an ideal mobo for micro-atx cases/htpc.
December 18, 2012 7:30:16 PM

Cool, you have been extremely helpful, thank you!
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December 19, 2012 4:34:56 AM

Oh! okay lol! sorry about that. I thought you were one of those Trollers. But yeah, an i3 + mini-ATX combo would work good! maybe even look for something with onboard wifi.
December 19, 2012 9:47:44 AM

cool
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