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I have a few questions , What should I expect , watch out for , etc.

Looking to upgrade mobo / cpu / ram in a few weeks and initially wanted the FX-4300 due to the "updated" stock heat sink / fan. But as many have pointed out , the 6300 is the best AMD bang for the buck right now for only $10 more.

Would the stock hs+fan be adequate for a mild o/c , say around 3.8 to 4.0 ghz? I have a Cooler Master Elite 430 case with 6 120mm fans so case airflow is pretty good. If not , does anyone know if the hyper 212 evo will fit in my case with a GA990FX-UD3?

I know my p / s should be fine with the new parts and a Diamond Radeon 6770. Should I be concerned with the bios being up to date on the mobo out of the box so I don't have to get an AM3 cpu to flash the bios?

Obviously I will see a pretty good improvement over the Phenom 9500 , how much should I expect? 10% , 15% improvement in performance , or is my guess even close.

I know Intel has better performance and better power consumption with a little cost increase vs the FX lineup. So please let us spare ourselves another thread with that argument , I already know. I'm interested in comparing my current setup vs proposed upgrades.
It is a personal preference I have stuck by since my first pc with a K6-2 500.



Thanks for any tips , suggestions related to my post.
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Stock clock on a FX 6300 is 3.5MHz with Turbo to 4.1MHz. So the 3.8 to 4.0 OC you said is within the clock speed. The FX chips can and do run a bit warmer than others so you will likely want to get a better cooler either air or an all in one water cooler.
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Thanks for the info! I figured overclocking would be better with the turbo core disabled. But considering this will be my first new cpu since feb 2008 , I have some catching up to do.
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It is a fairly massive upgrade coming from a phenom 1 to an fx series I should know as I came from phenom 8400 to a fx 8120 and I couldn't be happier with the improvement in performance. Everything is smoother and faster you will enjoy it and of course the overclocking will be fun too.
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Originally Posted by Severon300 View Post

It is a fairly massive upgrade coming from a phenom 1 to an fx series I should know as I came from phenom 8400 to a fx 8120 and I couldn't be happier with the improvement in performance. Everything is smoother and faster you will enjoy it and of course the overclocking will be fun too.

Yup I agree. I just upgraded from an Athlon x64 To my current FX 6300. Talk about a BIG difference! smile.gif
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The hyper 212 evo is iffy to fit. If you can go for a H50 or H60 water cooler.
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Thanks for the reply! I figured it would make a big difference given the distance between the two chips and chipsets , but was unsure. It's hard to compare the two because it seems the majority of people are going from Phenom II to Bulldozer. The benchmarks tell a promising story between them , but real world experience is more my cup of tea!
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You guys are great with quick replies , thank you!!!

I was worried about the pump rattle some have experienced with the H50 , H60. I've seen videos on youtube where the pump sounds like a tractor at idle.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1236923/corsair-h100-h80-h60-noise-grinding-pump-fix-official-corsair-response/1610

Does anyone know if they have fixed this issue by now?
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I have a Cooler Master Elite 430 case with 6 120mm fans so case airflow is pretty good. If not , does anyone know if the hyper 212 evo will fit in my case with a GA990FX-UD3? .

Should fit without issue. Other people with that case use 212s.
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Should fit without issue. Other people with that case use 212s.

I really didn't know. I was looking at the sizes and it was iffy to me.
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You guys are great with quick replies , thank you!!!

I was worried about the pump rattle some have experienced with the H50 , H60. I've seen videos on youtube where the pump sounds like a tractor at idle.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1236923/corsair-h100-h80-h60-noise-grinding-pump-fix-official-corsair-response/1610

Does anyone know if they have fixed this issue by now?
I have a H100 and 3 H60 and have no clicking sound from them. I run them at full speed ahead.
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