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Go with a WD10EZEX if you don't need the 2TB, it has very good performance and it's one of the quietest 7200RPM HDDs out there.

It looks like you could easily go with a 4300 and whoah, a Dark Rock 2?
If you don't have much heatsinks choices you go with a cheap one and change the fan or go i3 fanless with Thermalright Macho or another big heatsink.

You think its possible to go fanless with a FX-6300 ?

I picked the Dark rock only because its very silent on low fan speeds, it also matches the color of the rest of this build.
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Go with a WD10EZEX if you don't need the 2TB, it has very good performance and it's one of the quietest 7200RPM HDDs out there.

It looks like you could easily go with a 4300 and whoah, a Dark Rock 2?
If you don't have much heatsinks choices you go with a cheap one and change the fan or go i3 fanless with Thermalright Macho or another big heatsink.

I saw that too and wasn't going to say anything because it'll be an awesome cooler for years to come. biggrin.gif

Plus, for those of use that just feel the need to mount a basketball made of metal on our CPU's, BeQuiet! has us covered.
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post #13 of 62
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I saw that too and wasn't going to say anything because it'll be an awesome cooler for years to come. biggrin.gif

Plus, for those of use that just feel the need to mount a basketball made of metal on our CPU's, BeQuiet! has us covered.

In a review i saw the Dark Rock Pro 2 does 21,4DB at low fan speeds and under 35DB at high fan speeds.
Since i wont OC the CPU the fan should Always be spinning at low speeds and be very silent, thats the only reason i picked it.
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You think its possible to go fanless with a FX-6300 ?

I picked the Dark rock only because its very silent on low fan speeds, it also matches the color of the rest of this build.

Yea with a Nofan CR-95.
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Yea with a Nofan CR-95.

I cant find them in Holland :-(

I would really like to get one of those if the price is normal.
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I would go with something like this, it'll be perfect for what you need:

Processor: AMD A10-5800K
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PSU: Seasonic 400L Fanless PSU

Shouldn't cost more than $700 or so, it's future-proof, power efficient, fast (for what it'll be used for) and silent. thumb.gif
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You want high quality sound? Get an asus xonar stx! Amazing sound quality it sounds incredible.
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I cant find them in Holland :-(

I would really like to get one of those if the price is normal.

A Thermalright Macho or HR-02 or something alike should be fine in fanless.
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I would go with something like this, it'll be perfect for what you need:

Processor: AMD A10-5800K
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RAM: 8GB of Corsair/Samsung/Crucial/G.Skill 1600Mhz DDR3
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PSU: Seasonic 400L Fanless PSU

Shouldn't cost more than $700 or so, it's future-proof, power efficient, fast (for what it'll be used for) and silent. thumb.gif

You don't even need the 5800K, 5700 will do just fine. Speed I'd practically equal without overclocking and it's a bit cheaper as well.
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Frosty, I think I will challenge you on that one.

The A10-5800k is the fastest chip you can get for Socket FM2. You are already at the end of your upgrade potential right there. There's no higher step.

That being said, Richland is supposed to be a pretty big deal for FM2 and will likely give an appreciable performance increase, but we don't know that and it's not out right now.

I'm not saying your suggested system wouldn't work. On the contrary, it would do quite well. However, I think the LGA 1155 setup would be more future proof as used i5's and i7's (and Xeon E3's for that matter) are easy to come by.
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