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I need help picking an FX CPU for this build. I have some parts laying around and I going to build it for a friend.
So far the rig will be this.

CPU : 4300 or 6300 OC around 4.0-4.5-ghz
CPU Cooler : H60 or H80
RAM : Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866 OC @ 8-8-8-24-1T
Mobo : Biostar TA990FXE
Video Card : HD6950 unlock
HDD : WD VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX 600GB
PSU : CORSAIR Builder Series CX500

So which CPU should I go for?
A 4300 or 6300.
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post #2 of 7
Definitely the FX-6300. Wow can get really CPU hungry in big raids or generally crowded areas. I would also advice to stick with big air coolers instead of the H-series AIO. A Sliver arrow SB-e would be great or a NZXT HAVIK-140 if you want to pinch a few $.

Also WD VelociRaptors are quite poor value for money. You are far better off with a 1TB Caviar Black. Its not that much slower and its cheaper with more capacity. If you really want to step up the storage speed then SSD is the only real way of doing it.
    
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Originally Posted by Bit_reaper View Post

Definitely the FX-6300. Wow can get really CPU hungry in big raids or generally crowded areas. I would also advice to stick with big air coolers instead of the H-series AIO. A Sliver arrow SB-e would be great or a NZXT HAVIK-140 if you want to pinch a few $.

Also WD VelociRaptors are quite poor value for money. You are far better off with a 1TB Caviar Black. Its not that much slower and its cheaper with more capacity. If you really want to step up the storage speed then SSD is the only real way of doing it.

Pretty much this, get the 6300 + a WD Blue 2TB + a SB-E/Havik + a 120GB/128GB SSD and it'll only work out a few dollars more! smile.gif

Maybe even get something like a Hyper 212+ or whatever! smile.gif
Edited by Matt-Matt - 3/3/13 at 1:34am
 
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post #4 of 7
I'm thinking maybe a Pentium 4 with a 5500fx...that should WoW and web surf just fine.
I would spring for 2 gigs of ram tho, just for future proofing.
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Originally Posted by dixson01974 View Post

I need help picking an FX CPU for this build. I have some parts laying around and I going to build it for a friend.
So far the rig will be this.

CPU : 4300 or 6300 OC around 4.0-4.5-ghz
CPU Cooler : H60 or H80
RAM : Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866 OC @ 8-8-8-24-1T
Mobo : Biostar TA990FXE
Video Card : HD6950 unlock
HDD : WD VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX 600GB
PSU : CORSAIR Builder Series CX500

So which CPU should I go for?
A 4300 or 6300.

My MSI HD 6770 played wow in High with no problem whatsoever , no fps drops or anything , heck , even my 7950GX2 had no problems playing wow in medium with stable fps , you should be fine if you pick anything in that price range thumb.gif
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post #6 of 7
Wonder if an A10 APU would be better bang for the buck.

Since this is the AMD section, I won't put in my $0.02 totally
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Originally Posted by Bit_reaper View Post

Definitely the FX-6300. Wow can get really CPU hungry in big raids or generally crowded areas. I would also advice to stick with big air coolers instead of the H-series AIO. A Sliver arrow SB-e would be great or a NZXT HAVIK-140 if you want to pinch a few $.

Also WD VelociRaptors are quite poor value for money. You are far better off with a 1TB Caviar Black. Its not that much slower and its cheaper with more capacity. If you really want to step up the storage speed then SSD is the only real way of doing it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt-Matt View Post

Pretty much this, get the 6300 + a WD Blue 2TB + a SB-E/Havik + a 120GB/128GB SSD and it'll only work out a few dollars more! smile.gif

Maybe even get something like a Hyper 212+ or whatever! smile.gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by Justhavocman View Post

My MSI HD 6770 played wow in High with no problem whatsoever , no fps drops or anything , heck , even my 7950GX2 had no problems playing wow in medium with stable fps , you should be fine if you pick anything in that price range thumb.gif
WD VelociRaptor I got for $5, so it was good for the money. I will have to ship the rig, so a big air cooler is out. Plus guys this are spare parts I have laying around too and I think you guys miss that part, so a SSD is out of the question here.
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