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.
The i3-3220 is a better choice for your needs, it has a maximum 55w tdp, not 77w as described on that site, and it performs very well, it will not bottleneck any card you'll have(current cards).
It's the best cpu for the money for that price.
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.
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.
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!
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.