Hello! This is my first AMD build, I've always built intel machines with nvidia GPU's but I thought I'd go for a change this time. This is my entire list: LINK
I was just wondering if everything I have is compatible/I've optimised what I can get, I'm a lot more busy than I used to be these days so I've not had a lot of time to research everything, but any advice would be great!
Only get 8gb RAM. Games use MAX 4gb.
Get an The 8150 is crap. Get an 8320 or drop to a 6300.
Drop the SSD
Better PSU. Get a 500-600w one from Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic.
All the money saved dump into the GPU.
I'm planning to crossfire at some point in the future, and the reason I went for 16gb of ram is because it will also be used for screen capturing using fraps, and also a lot of ram intensive video and music editing software because my band are under our own label and I do all of the media stuff yadayadayada, but I probably will opt for a cheaper case, I was gonna get this one because I sometimes do lan gaming events but I don't really need a case like that, thanks
So. What level of budget are we talking about, Jake?
I suspect if you move a few things around and ease another £50 or £60 into your budget, you may be able to move on up into HD7970 territory if gaming is your primary objective.
The FX8320 will save you £10 over the FX8150, and is a multi-threading monster for your video editing, but the FX6300 will gain you £30 toward that HD7970 .... but you wont have the multithreaded **jam**
around £800 is my budget to be honest, and the multi-thread processing would be brilliant, I'd probably just scrap the SSD and get a case that's half the price and then use the money to get the FX8320, that seems plausible to me