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Good PC Parts? || Overclocking Opinions

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April 5, 2013 1:52:46 PM

Hey guys I'm building a new PC with a budget of about 900 here's the best parts I've found, but I am open to suggestions. I play BF3, Minecraft, FSX, and Skyrim. I also code and do some GFX so I will be using Photoshop, Sony Vegas and Eclipse. Also I want to know how much could I overclock my CPU in your opinion. Please also say any problems you find.

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 695 BE || Link
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 Hydro Series || Link
Mobo: ASRock 990FX Extreme9 || Link
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB || Link
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB(2x4GB) 1600 DDR3 || Link
GPU: XFX Double D 7870 GHz Edition || Link
PSU: Corsair CX500M || Link
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 Black || Link
(I have some extra case fans as well)

Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
April 6, 2013 6:43:11 AM

Hi!

You should buy an AMD FX-8320 instead of Phenom II.This CPU is quite old stuff,and it will be not enough for the HD7870 (CPU limit).If you want to OC the mobo will be fine for it :)  Maybe you should buy a 600W or higher TDP PSU if you buy another HD7870 or something else.
April 6, 2013 7:06:20 AM

ebegab92 said:
Hi!

You should buy an AMD FX-8320 instead of Phenom II.This CPU is quite old stuff,and it will be not enough for the HD7870 (CPU limit).If you want to OC the mobo will be fine for it :)  Maybe you should buy a 600W or higher TDP PSU if you buy another HD7870 or something else.


I'm now looking into the FX-8350 but it would have to be 212+ cooler until October about when I go to water cooling. Also for $19 more should I go with the i5-3750k? I'll get the CX600M as well not looking to upgrade graphics for a while.

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April 6, 2013 7:31:19 AM

The FX-8350 will be enough for the games and later you can profit more from the 8 cores because recent software development tends to more logical threads ;) 
April 6, 2013 7:52:54 AM

ebegab92 said:
The FX-8350 will be enough for the games and later you can profit more from the 8 cores because recent software development tends to more logical threads ;) 



Ok so all the same parts except the FX-8350 with a 212+ and a CX600M. Any opinions on anything else?
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