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March 2, 2013 7:01:01 PM

yes so im making a computer which will be a gaming one :bounce: 
But not sure on what components to get
Anywho ive always wanted a AMD FX 8150 But i want the whole built being within the range of £300-400
so i would like the whole system but not a stock a home made which i can build,ive got videos from newegg about how to build a gaming coputer
im not sure on what components to get and what not
please help me on making a peng gaming computer.
March 2, 2013 7:11:52 PM

I Love the processors from amd fx please include that and please give me a good graphics card safe g !!
March 2, 2013 7:14:57 PM

i think i should get a 8320
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a c 303 4 Gaming
March 2, 2013 7:16:46 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£95.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£64.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£36.23 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.21 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (£161.98 @ Dabs)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£48.17 @ Aria PC)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.85 @ Aria PC)
Total: £494.60
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-02 21:16 GMT+0000)
March 2, 2013 7:54:13 PM

PHANT0M_SWAG said:
i think i should get a 8320


tiny voices said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£95.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£64.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£36.23 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.21 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (£161.98 @ Dabs)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£48.17 @ Aria PC)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.85 @ Aria PC)
Total: £494.60
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-02 21:16 GMT+0000)


As i told your i dont want any other proccessor than 8320
a c 303 4 Gaming
March 2, 2013 7:56:42 PM

You will get lower settings in games because to fit in the the budget you will have to lower the GPU.
March 2, 2013 8:43:23 PM

what games will it run?
a c 303 4 Gaming
March 2, 2013 8:45:16 PM

Anything you want it to on high settings. Should max some games as well. Changing the CPU won't change the gaming performance.
March 2, 2013 8:46:07 PM

so will it run 2013 games in 60 fps
a c 303 4 Gaming
March 2, 2013 8:47:12 PM

Yes.
March 2, 2013 8:51:34 PM

thankz for that option can i please have another option where the motherboard supports hdmi and its one of asus ones
a c 303 4 Gaming
March 2, 2013 8:52:41 PM

Why does the motherboard need HDMI? the Video card uses HDMI. You don't connect anything to the video ports on the motherboard.
March 2, 2013 8:52:42 PM

i really dont want a quad core
a c 303 4 Gaming
March 2, 2013 8:53:17 PM

the fx6300 is a 6-core.
March 2, 2013 8:53:21 PM

oh sh!t i forgot about that
March 2, 2013 8:53:46 PM

but can i have another option just to compare
a c 303 4 Gaming
March 2, 2013 8:54:38 PM

If you change to more expensive parts (CPU, motherboard) You will have to lower the GPU and you will lose gaming performance.
March 2, 2013 8:56:42 PM

Tiny Voices is correct, the 6300 is a fine processor and you will have lower gaming performance if you were to sacrifice GPU :) 
March 2, 2013 8:57:14 PM

Dude, listen to what tiny voices is telling you - he's bang on! For a gaming pc, it's better to spend money on the GPU than the CPU. Also, do you want windows, or do you need an operating system at all?
March 2, 2013 8:58:02 PM

isnt it better if i get AMD FX-6200 instead of 6300 as it gives you 3.8ghz
March 2, 2013 8:59:06 PM

no ive got windows ultimate 64 bit at home
March 2, 2013 8:59:49 PM

isnt it better if i get AMD FX-6200 instead of 6300 as it gives you 3.8ghz instead of 3.5
March 2, 2013 9:01:38 PM

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/pc-components/p...

"That's not the only difference between this and the previous chip as, despite having the same general make-up and 14MB cache size, the FX-6300 has got a lower TDP than the Bulldozer. At 95W then it's a little more efficient than its progenitor.
Pleasingly that drop in both TDP and clockspeed doesn't mean this is a slower chip in real-world terms.
The benchmarks show that almost across the board this chip is faster than the higher clocked six-core CPU. Only the x264 video encoding test highlights the slower clockspeed, posting slower frame rates than the FX-6200." :pt1cable: 
March 2, 2013 9:01:43 PM

PHANT0M_SWAG said:
isnt it better if i get AMD FX-6200 instead of 6300 as it gives you 3.8ghz


nope, the fx 6300 is better, as it is based on the newer piledriver architecture, whereas the 6200 is a bulldozer chip (I believe). Piledriver performs better than bulldozer, and, if clock speed is a worry, you can just overclock an fx chip.
March 2, 2013 9:03:04 PM

and if i overclock this with all the components tinyvoice gave me will it be fine
March 2, 2013 9:05:33 PM

Yes! The overclocking in this case is only to do with CPU and being as the stock cooler is good enough you will be fine overclocking this. :) 
March 2, 2013 9:08:59 PM

so my heat sink wont get blown up as it is only 95watts
March 2, 2013 9:10:14 PM

Nah :)  It's fine! The newest AMD CPUs have good stock coolers ;) 
March 2, 2013 9:10:56 PM

PHANT0M_SWAG said:
so my heat sink wont get blown up as it is only 95watts


Your heat sink should never "blow up", and it certaintly isn't anything to do with the power rating of your cpu.

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/H4Ak
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/H4Ak/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/H4Ak/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£95.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£64.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£52.74 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£141.12 @ Aria PC)
Case: Xigmatek Asgard II Black ATX Mid Tower Case (£28.31 @ Novatech)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£48.17 @ Aria PC)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.85 @ Aria PC)
Total: £502.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-02 23:07 GMT+0000)

Try something like this if you're worried about your cooler - the 212 evo is a very popular, cheap cooler.
March 2, 2013 9:12:44 PM

You could do that ^ If you're paranoid :) 
But either way you wont "blow up"
March 2, 2013 9:19:57 PM

thankz tiny voices for the components
a c 303 4 Gaming
March 2, 2013 10:10:01 PM

Anytime! Always glad to be able to help.
a b 4 Gaming
March 2, 2013 10:21:30 PM

use the format suggested in the thread at the top of the forum about how to ask for advice
a b 4 Gaming
March 2, 2013 10:23:26 PM

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  • Wazup G'z,Im thinking of creating a gaming computer
    a c 303 4 Gaming
    March 2, 2013 10:43:43 PM

    Get an fx-6300. It will give you more money for a better GPU and will make an all around better gaming machine.
    !