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It has come time for me and my father to start thinking of an upgrade for our 6 year old PC. I want this PC to be able to handle games like GTA IV, Fifa 13, Recent Need For Speed Titles and maybe some others. This will also be my main computer, so it will have to cope up with a few tabs of Google Chrome along with regular things like Skype and Android SDK. No matter what parts I get the difference will be between night and day.

Processor: AMD Piledriver FX-6300

Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme 4 AM3+

RAM: 8gb 1600Mhz DDR3

PSU: 550W XFX Pro Series Core Edition

GFX: MSI R7770 OC Edition

Case: CiT Jupitar V2 Midi Tower Gaming Case


I picked these parts because I want the best upgrade route possible, both Steamroller and Excavator will most probably come out with a AM3+ socket. The 6300 has good overall performance and pretty much matches the i3 3220 in everything (except single thread performance) I chose the R7770 because I dont need more than that, and if I do... I have more than enough power to run CrossFire X. I will use the stock heatsink for the time being and will then get a Corsair H60i or similar at a later date when i gather more money. I plan on overclocking my graphics card and will also overclock the CPU when i get a decent heatsink. I will hopefully be buying within the next, lets say two / three months.


Any Comments Will Be Appreciated, Pedro
     
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Sorry, I went to my motherboards website and find out that it doesnt support Crossfire X with a HD7770, I also noticed there isnt any HD7xxx or GTX 6xxx cards on that list, I assume that is because the list isnt updated. what do you think?
     
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Solid build. If you're gaming @ 1080p, then I would recommend a different GPU, 660 or 7850 (atleast) for those games.

The mobo does support CFX & SLI.

You could also look at this Gigabyte UD3 for 127$.

Here's how to put that nice rig in your sig:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1258253/how-to-put-your-rig-in-your-sig
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Well thanks for the reply, GTA IV and Fifa13 will run fine on the 7770, as they are CPU-Intensive games, now NFS is different, these are more balanced and require more GPU power but a 7770 will cut it if i turn the settings down a bit. People kept putting me off and to get an i3... but TBH i just shunned them completely. the i3 does not compare to the 6300 in most tests due to poor multi threaded performance compared to the 6300.

Forgot to mention this will all cost me about £365 so it is quite cheap actually!
     
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Originally Posted by Pedroc1999 View Post

Well thanks for the reply, GTA IV and Fifa13 will run fine on the 7770, as they are CPU-Intensive games, now NFS is different, these are more balanced and require more GPU power but a 7770 will cut it if i turn the settings down a bit. People kept putting me off and to get an i3... but TBH i just shunned them completely. the i3 does not compare to the 6300 in most tests due to poor multi threaded performance compared to the 6300.

Forgot to mention this will all cost me about £365 so it is quite cheap actually!

GTA IV made my 2 580s struggle to get decent fps (max settings though) and it was completely destroyed with mods. NFS's (when its not locked to 30fps or 60fps) newer titles also require decent power @ 1080p.

The best single-GPU value right now are the 650Ti & the 7950. I own the 650Ti 1GB and I'm shocked @ the performance (5700p in 3d11 Perf.) when oc'ed north of 1150MHz (which is very easy).
Only problem it doesn't support SLI. Otherwise, it gets full recommendation.

EDIT: Forget what the Intel fanbois are saying, the FX-6300 is a good CPU and it can be oc'ed. nough said thumb.gif
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I think that you would be happier in the long run using a single HD 7850 2GB versus getting a single 7770 now then spending more money to get another one down the line. The single 7850 will have less problems than CrossFire'ed 7770's and it will be less expensive in the long run. What brand is the RAM? The stats of the RAM are great. 8GB is all you need for gaming and you will be able to multitask with no problems, but make sure that the RAM is compatible with the MoBo. Lastly, is that PSU modular? If not, I would suggest looking for a semi-modular or full modular PSU as it will make managing the cables much better, not to mention help with the air flow within the case. Looks like it will be a solid build though and you will be happy with it with or without my suggestions. Cheers. thumb.gif
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Here is a link of the HD7770 @200+ FPS on Fifa

http://www.notebookcheck.net/FIFA-13-Benchmarked.81868.0.html

And Youtube is full of people with HD7770 @ 60 FPS with an i3, so a 6300 can only be better
     
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Oh yes you were typing as I was. Budget is limited and I wouldnt like to spend more than what I got above. The RAM will most probably be Corsair XMS3 so no problem there.
     
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I have been looking around and my motherboard seems to be good at overclocking... With the required cooling would it overclock maybe to 4.3+?
     
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I have Corsair XMS3 in my build and I am happy with it, although, I was being a noob and got 1333mhz RAM and have not had the funds to upgrade it since I have not really noticed any problems, other than it messing with my overclocking. Since you got the 1600mhz you will be good. Although, I have not tried to OC my RAM yet.

I know that AMD CPU's love the cold and I noticed that you are going to get an H60i, so, I think that you will be able to achieve 4.3+ with some effort. I am fairly new when it comes to over clocking and have only toyed with it enough to have a basic understanding of it. From what I have read the CPU you are using will OC quite well. I found this thread on OCN that has links to OC guides for the FX 6100. From what I read, it looks like some people are getting 4.5 out of their 6100. Hopefully yours is not vcore hungry from the start or you may not get that high, but 4.0 is extremely plausible.
FX 6100 OC

Also, what about other case fans for that case? Are you going to switch to different fans from the stock ones? Tator Tot is working on an excellent fan review guide, Tator Tots Big "Quiet" 120mm & 140mm Fan Round-Up
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Samsung 840 EVO WD Black Windows 7 x64 Logitech G105 
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SeaSonic X650 Fully Modular Mionix Naos 5000 
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE  ASUS M5A97 Evo Sapphire Radeon 7850 HD 2GB 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair XMS3 
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Seagate Barracuda 759GB ASUS DVD-RW 24x F-2x120mm R-1x120mm 2x80mm Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO w/ Swiftech Helix 
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