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Is this a good build? This is my first time building and i don't want to have any incompatibility issues.

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October 16, 2013 10:37:38 AM

Will there be any issues with this build? Incompatibilities or poor parts?
I may be using a spare gt 630 for a little while before i get the 7870. Not sure if that info is useful.

My Build:

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1PvjN
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1PvjN/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1PvjN/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£84.65 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£59.00 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory (£54.20 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.90 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card (£142.32 @ Amazon UK)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi ATX Mid Tower Case (£49.90 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£49.57 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (£69.99 @ Dabs)
Total: £549.53
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 16, 2013 10:45:51 AM

No compatability issues I can see. Looks like a good selection of parts.

My only suggestion is change the DDR3 2133 RAM to 1866 kit or even a low CAS 1600 kit if it saves you a few bucks.

If you're going to OC that FX 6300, get a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU cooler or better. On a recent FX 6300 build we got 4.4GHz out of it and the CM 212 EVO kept the CPU around 55-56c under full load. It's a good match for this CPU. (YMMV OFC)
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October 16, 2013 10:54:10 AM

maddogfargo said:
No compatability issues I can see. Looks like a good selection of parts.

My only suggestion is change the DDR3 2133 RAM to 1866 kit or even a low CAS 1600 kit if it saves you a few bucks.

If you're going to OC that FX 6300, get a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU cooler or better. On a recent FX 6300 build we got 4.4GHz out of it with a tiny voltage bump and the CM 212 EVO kept the CPU around 55-56c under full load. It's a good match for this CPU. (YMMV OFC)


Thanks for the reply!

That RAM was some of the cheapest i could find that was 2x4GB, so downgrading wouldn't save me all that much money. Then again prices fluctuate so rapidly that it's hard to tell.

Also, i don't really plan on over clocking anytime soon, so i think i'll be fine not getting an after market cooler and saving some money. But that doesn't mean i'm ruling out getting an after market cooler.
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