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You sould replace it

How much did you pay for it?

40€ 3 years ago tongue.gif but yes i'll change it later when necessary biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Kedas View Post

40€ 3 years ago tongue.gif but yes i'll change it later when necessary biggrin.gif

LC Power PSU´s is made by a company called Shenzhen Chi Yuan which make below average PSU´s that are borderline crap

LC Power is not Diablotek standard but its not that far of either

What you have is a below average older and is very low efficiency if you try and load it much above 80% it will likely die or blow up and in the very worst case it could take other parts with it
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You MUST overclock for anywhere near cost-efficient results I would suggest an HR-02 Macho for an fx-8320. Note also that if you're gaming an overclocked fx-6300 is going to do about as well as an overclocked fx-8xxx.

Note also that if you're not too keen on overclocking in general, a locked i5 is going to perform about as well as an overclocked AMD chip for gaming, though somewhat less well for things like video encoding or scientific research applications (heavily multithreaded stuff). The corollary being if you don't plan to overclock much, a locked i5 will be superior to an AMD CPU for gaming, and will (after figuring mobo) cost about the same or only a bit more.

Check the budget of what you're planning to buy vs an i5-3470 & the dirt-cheapest B75 motherboard available in your area.

Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz (3.6GHz Turbo) 6MB BOX
Corsair Vengeance LP 2x4096MB DDR3 1600Mhz CAS9 1.5V
Asrock B75 Pro3 Intel B75 SK1155

Total:305.7 €

It would be less 1€
i want to overclock it when i get the aftermarket cooler and a new psu and in 3/4 months getting a new graphics card too.
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To be honest, if you're not planning on Overclocking, then this wont be much of an upgrade from what you are currently using.

For this build:

Asus M5A99X Evo 2.0 or Gigabyte 990FX-UD3 Rev 1.1 - Decent budget boards for overclocking

Get a good Air Cooler

Overclock to 4.4-4.6Ghz
i want to OC since i read they are very good at it, i'll check those boards.

Ty for the opinion guys thumb.gif
Edited by Kedas - 3/28/13 at 8:35am
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LC Power PSU´s is made by a company called Shenzhen Chi Yuan which make below average PSU´s that are borderline crap

LC Power is not Diablotek standard but its not that far of either

What you have is a below average older and is very low efficiency if you try and load it much above 80% it will likely die or blow up and in the very worst case it could take other parts with it

thanks for the info, yes i'll change it too smile.gif
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post #15 of 52
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thanks for the info, yes i'll change it too smile.gif

You dont need to spend 200 euros on a new PSU to get something that is decent

You can find the list of good PSU´s here http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies
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post #16 of 52
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You dont need to spend 200 euros on a new PSU

You can find the list of good PSU´s here http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

CX-600 is the one i thought about and it seems to be a good one smile.gif

Ty
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CX-600 is the one i thought about and it seems to be a good one smile.gif

Ty

You dont need 600 watts for a single card system you sould buy a lower wattage but higher quality PSU if you can CX series is the barebone minimum that is just above average

It uses cheaper chinese capacitors and not the much better japanese capacitors
Edited by shilka - 3/28/13 at 8:43am
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Don't bother with the M5A97 for a 6 or 8 core CPU. There is a M5A97 Pro or EVO with an 8 phase VRM.

Don't know about exchange rates and shipping,but Geeks.com has a Gigabyte 970A UD3 for $109,but they do ship International.
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=NU-555-081-0003&cat=MBB

or a refurb Sabertooth for $129
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=SABERTOOTH-990FX-PB-2R&cat=MBB
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Don't bother with the M5A97 for a 6 or 8 core CPU. There is a M5A97 Pro or EVO with an 8 phase VRM.

Don't know about exchange rates and shipping,but Geeks.com has a Gigabyte 970A UD3 for $109,but they do ship International.
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=NU-555-081-0003&cat=MBB

or a refurb Sabertooth for $129
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=SABERTOOTH-990FX-PB-2R&cat=MBB

Unfortunately the M5A97 Evo/Pro and M5A99X Evo and M5A99FX Pro only have 6 + 2 Digi VRM's. But they still Overclock really well.
The Gigabyte FXA-UD3 does have 8+2 non-Digi VRM's and a very simple BIOS.

I prefer the Asus Boards.
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Unfortunately the M5A97 Evo/Pro and M5A99X Evo and M5A99FX Pro only have 6 + 2 Digi VRM's. But they still Overclock really well.
The Gigabyte FXA-UD3 does have 8+2 non-Digi VRM's and a very simple BIOS.

I prefer the Asus Boards.

Yes,it's a 6+2 on the EVO,6+2+2 on the Pro,either way they would be sufficient for a decent overclock,nothing record -breaking though. The Biostar 990FX 4 phase is said to be up to par,but I have not used them personally. I do find Asus' memory performance is often better than others,although I'm no Asus fan boy. Had problems with a M5A97 dropping into single channel during overclocking,my M4A88TV EVO 8 phase has done well.
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