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this is the one I recommended for the money ud3
http://www.softland.com.sa/index.php?route=product/product&path=25_28&product_id=1402
This is the other board I have which is nice sabertooth
http://www.softland.com.sa/index.php?route=product/product&path=25_28&product_id=1294
The best board hands down (At least in my opinion)
http://www.softland.com.sa/index.php?route=product/product&path=25_28&product_id=962

Thanks for looking through... though a bit too pricey? I understand that there is no need for a 990FX and a 970 should suffice... or am I wrong? From what I've understood from reviewers, the FX-4300 should be fine on a 970 chipset, but the FX-6300 and definitely the FX-83xx require a 990FX for optimum performance.

The money saved will go to RAM, 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz... however, if the 970 chipset will hamper the FX-4300 / 6300, then I guess I'll have to get the 990FX.
Edited by Forde3654Eire - 12/15/12 at 9:00am
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I see my question on the power supply has not been answered yet... I really have to stress this... will the Corsair CX500 be able to handle an overclocked FX-4300 / FX-6300 and overclocked Sapphire 6850?

I don't want to end up with a blown desktop because the power supply wouldn't handle it... if the power supply cant handle the AMD build, I'll go with the i3-3220 build.

probably fine.

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post #23 of 43
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How's this here? 970 chipset, $40 cheaper, as I said, the saved money will go towards the RAM.

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Is your current board ddr2 ? There's no need to upgrade rams if you have ddr3. MOBO+CPU first. You can get better rams later. I believe if you only want around 4.5ghz you are ok with a 970 board. However if you want to get close to 5ghz as much as possible, then you need a 990fx board with a decent cpu cooler. The PSU would be insufficient around that OC too.
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Could you please state the wattage of your power supply? My Corsair CX500 is 80+ certified, single 12V railing with 34A. Newegg calculates the recommended power supply wattage to be 393W... I guess I'm fine then smile.gif

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Ignore both and buy the FX-6300.
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Is your current board ddr2 ? There's no need to upgrade rams if you have ddr3. MOBO+CPU first. You can get better rams later. I believe if you only want around 4.5ghz you are ok with a 970 board. However if you want to get close to 5ghz as much as possible, then you need a 990fx board with a decent cpu cooler. The PSU would be insufficient around that OC too.

Yeah I don't see the need to push it all the way to 5Ghz, because then more money would have to go into a 990FX motherboard, better power supply, better cooling... its not worth it. If the FX-4300 @ at least 4.5Ghz can match an i3-3220 (heck even a 2100), that will be very nice! No decrease in gaming performance, and better video-editing performance! If you're using a "wimpy" coooler at 4.5Ghz, then I guess a Cooler Master Hyper TX3 should do the job fine! I already have some Arctic Silver 5 lying around, I can use that.

This is looking very promising so far!
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I own a FX4300 and the only small thing that I regret is that you may be able to get the highest 4 core clocks on the FX6300 since the two chips are both 95W tdp, disabling two cores in the 6300 could theoretically give you a lower tdp on the 4 active cores than the 4300 has. im not sure if anyone has tried this, and I don't think it will net you that much higher clocks, but its something maybe worth investigating.

This is an interesting point here! Could someone please verify this? If this is true, I could spring for the FX-6300 without having to worry about power consumption.
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Hey again guys. I hate to be so stubborn and persistent here on the forums, however I want to make sure I have everything covered... so please bear with me.

Concerning Intel's Quick Sync... is that a better choice for video-editing than a quad core AMD? As in, i3-3220 with a Z77 motherboard? However, a few things I want to note:

1) Quick Sync outputs low-quality videos (for mobile products), which I definitely do not want at all.
2) Quick Sync is only used in a very limited number of software.
3) I only hear Quick Sync being used in the final part of video-editing, the video transcoding part, which is "publishing the movie"... am I right there? And so that means I still need the CPU power when working on the video project itself... so an i3-3220 with a Z77 will not cut it, as I need CPU power for doing the editing itself.

If I am correct with the above, then Quick Sync is not for me and I am definitely going with AMD FX-4300 or FX-6300. I don't really care if it takes me an hour long to publish the movie, I want the program to work well while I am actually working on the video itself. To give you a specific example, with the i3-2100 in Sony Vegas, I have to set the multiple videos to lowest quality in the preview thumbnail and their FPS is just terrible I can't work with them. Also CPU usage in task manager shows all cores/threads working their asses off... this is when I figured I need at least a quad core.
post #29 of 43
As much as I like my FX4300 ( I think its very under rated) if you're editing video a lot, I think the FX6300 is better overall. what I would look at if I were you is the comparison in video editing program performance between the FX6300 and a i5 which you would inevitably upgrade to later on if you go Z77 + tentative i3.
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I would get an FX6300 as long as the price is not massively higher than a FX4300 or Core i3 3220.
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