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

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.
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  1. Go with a R9 280 or 280x or any of the new AMD series for that matter.
  2. 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
  3. in my opinion this is a better build and cheaper

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/22OyS
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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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