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mason77225

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Ok. Am looking to order some components soon. After a day spent researchingeverything,
I have chosen this to be my final setup.

Processor: AMD FX8350 - £133.59

http://www.amazon.co...Processor-4-...

Motherboard: Asus M5A94 R.20 - £61.99

http://www.amazon.co...ard-PCI-Expr...

Video Card: Gigabyte R9 270x - 160.59 

http://www.ebuyer.co...0x-oc-2gb-gd...

Memory: Kingston Hyper X 8GB 2133MHZ - £67.17

http://www.amazon.co...4K/ref=noref...

HDD: Already Owned
Case: Thermaltake A31 Chaser Snow Edition: £71.99

http://www.ebuyer.co...aser-a31-sno...

PSU: XFX Core 650w - £59.98

http://www.ebuyer.co...ore-edition-...

Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper212 Evo:

http://www.amazon.co...-212-120mm/d...

OR

Corsair h105 :

http://www.amazon.co...WW-Extreme-P...

Would oviously prefer water cooled but again, money implications.
Do you think I need it for the FX8350 anyway, I MAY do a little oc'ing. But I don't think much.

Optical drive I already own, as is with monitors etc. So thats everything (I hope)

All feedback welcomed. (Except with the AMD vs Intel; I want a top end processor, that gets the job done. For gaming I need a better GPU before a better CPU anyways, and I only play FSX, Skyrim or RCT3 on rare occasions anyway's so for the price per GHZ, I went with AMD, even though I know you will say that Intel is better all round, I know. But If there's something you think I don't know, sincerely meant, please put it in, Have never done a build before smile.gif  )

Thanks very much.

Mason.


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iammykyl

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Gday mason77225b,  :welcome: 

Your parts will all work together but a few suggests. 

 

Heatsink/cooler, FYI. Using any cooling solution other than the one supplied with a boxed retail CPU will void your warranty, so any damage caused, you will have no legit claim, this from both Intel and AMD.   I advice using the stock cooler to start with and if you are not satisfied with performance, then consider an after-market one, this will also leave more cash for the GPU.

 

Stay with the natively supported CPU RAM speed, > http://www.pugetsyst...y-RAM-142/page4

I advice against using the HyperX Beast as it is very tall and can interfere with Cooler placement, > https://docs.google....6C9T3K2_16X.pdf

 

Your build without a GPU, you may now be able to get a better one. > http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3nnds

 

You have not included an OS in your build.


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Just going to throw my two cents in, you might want to check the minimum power supply requirements for that GPU. I believe it needs 500w minimum...you might want

to consider a slightly larger power supply.


Edited by Desertryder, 19 April 2014 - 07:07 PM.

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Just going to throw my two cents in, you might want to check the minimum power supply requirements for that GPU. I believe it needs 500w minimum...you might want

to consider a slightly larger power supply.

Thanks for you input.   If you look at the CPP link, a 650W PSU has been selected giving plenty of wiggle room.


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