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Building an AMD-based system for the first time, advice needed.

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November 13, 2013 6:34:08 PM

Hi guys.

As the title says, I'm not used to AMD and could use a review of my intended build on both performance and compatibility grounds. The intent with this one is a fairly basic gaming rig (with some general stuff like watching movies, but my work stuff is all Macs), able to play games like Rome 2, Skyrim etc to a high standard , but not necessarily anything that will kill the Crysis 3s of the world. I've not decided on a graphics card yet, so that could be another piece of advice if anyone wants to chip (awful pun alert) in.

Anyway, as it stands I'll be going with:

CPU - AMD 6300 Black
Mobo - ASRock 970 Extreme4 (edit)
RAM - 8GB (2x4) Corsair Vengeance DDR3
PSU - Corsair CP-9020048-UK CX 600w
HDD - 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm
SDD - 120GB Samsung 840 Pro
Case - Cool Master HAF 912 plus

I'm UK based. Thanks in advance.
November 13, 2013 6:37:03 PM

Go with a R9 280 or 280x or any of the new AMD series for that matter.
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November 15, 2013 11:58:22 AM

Fuzzybear88 said:
Hi guys.

As the title says, I'm not used to AMD and could use a review of my intended build on both performance and compatibility grounds. The intent with this one is a fairly basic gaming rig (with some general stuff like watching movies, but my work stuff is all Macs), able to play games like Rome 2, Skyrim etc to a high standard , but not necessarily anything that will kill the Crysis 3s of the world. I've not decided on a graphics card yet, so that could be another piece of advice if anyone wants to chip (awful pun alert) in.

Anyway, as it stands I'll be going with:

CPU - AMD 6300 Black
Mobo - ASRock 970 Extreme4 (edit)
RAM - 8GB (2x4) Corsair Vengeance DDR3
PSU - Corsair CP-9020048-UK CX 600w
HDD - 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm
SDD - 120GB Samsung 840 Pro
Case - Cool Master HAF 912 plus

I'm UK based. Thanks in advance.



Recently i got a new AMD Rig too i will call some changes based on what i saw from my pc and read on forums for hardware parts


CPU - AMD 6300 Black < good cpu

Mobo - ASRock 970 Extreme4 (edit) < Asus m5a99FX is way better

RAM - 8GB (2x4) Corsair Vengeance DDR3 < get 1600 mhz 1.5v version

PSU - Corsair CP-9020048-UK CX 600w << great

HDD - 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm << great

SDD - 120GB Samsung 840 Pro << great

Case - Cool Master HAF 912 plus << see this nzxt lexa s case comes with 4 fans and decent look

Gpu - i would go with R9 280X if u can't afford this go with r9 270x for if u can't afford this too go HD 7790


Good luck with your rig .... let us see how it works
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November 15, 2013 2:11:40 PM

Fuzzybear88 said:
Hi guys.

As the title says, I'm not used to AMD and could use a review of my intended build on both performance and compatibility grounds. The intent with this one is a fairly basic gaming rig (with some general stuff like watching movies, but my work stuff is all Macs), able to play games like Rome 2, Skyrim etc to a high standard , but not necessarily anything that will kill the Crysis 3s of the world. I've not decided on a graphics card yet, so that could be another piece of advice if anyone wants to chip (awful pun alert) in.

Anyway, as it stands I'll be going with:

CPU - AMD 6300 Black
Mobo - ASRock 970 Extreme4 (edit)
RAM - 8GB (2x4) Corsair Vengeance DDR3
PSU - Corsair CP-9020048-UK CX 600w
HDD - 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm
SDD - 120GB Samsung 840 Pro
Case - Cool Master HAF 912 plus

I'm UK based. Thanks in advance.

what's ur budget ? and if u gonna oc the cpu and i think ull need to oc it get a cooler u should go with the cooler master hyper 212 evo
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November 15, 2013 2:17:23 PM

Young-Razza said:
Hi, its a great build. There is room for improvement - as the parts list I have made shows. http://www.ebuyer.com/lists/list/192137


with that build you are wasting the igpu on the APU its cheaper to get an athlon ii x4 760k and the dedicated gpu or just a straight APU build
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