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MrMidnight273
  • 87 months ago

Hey I'm working on AMD FX 8350/Crosshair V build and was wanting some suggestions for what I have here.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/MrMidnight273/saved/1pdG

please give some suggestions on parts to make it better, I'm wanting to save money, but at the same time, not sacrifice performance too much. Also I'm new to liquid cooling if anyone has suggestions. Thanks!

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  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly I would go with a different cpu-motherboard route and put the extra savings into the video card. The cpu-motherboard is a great option but your really hurting yourself with the video card option..

I would suggest

AMD 6300 "overclocking is awesome with this cpu" at 139.99

Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 motherboard at 139.99 "newegg prices for both"

This will give you about a 130 dollar savings.. you can add that to your video card purchase and pick up a Gigabyte GV-R787OC-2GD for around 230 and it gives you more ram at 2GB

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Also if you don't plan or know how to over clock I wouldn't worry about water cooling.. A good 20-30 dollar aftermarket air cooler will do great.. If your a hard core overclocker then what you have is a great choice and youtube videos are the best to search for "how to" and what not on how to install them properly

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate the input, I'll look into the 6300, however I will be sticking with the ROG board, I know that it will cost me more, but I am an ASUS fanboy, and I have wanted an ROG build for about 2 years now.

I am already an OC'er with my current board, and I'm still learning that side of performance.

  • 87 months ago
  • -1 points

Check this out (no need to O/C): http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Dead-Xilence/saved/1pMG

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-4170 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $128.98 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ Outlet PC
Thermal Compound Arctic Cooling MX-2 4g Thermal Paste $4.98 @ Outlet PC
Motherboard ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $84.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $47.98 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $39.99 @ Microcenter
Storage Sandisk 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $59.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card $273.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case MSI TC- (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ Microcenter
Power Supply Rosewill Stallion 500W ATX12V Power Supply $41.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $16.97 @ Outlet PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ Outlet PC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $854.80
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-02 00:22 EDT-0400

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