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I am building a mid range pc. Specs include a Radeon 7850, biostar ta 970 moboard, gskill ripjaws (2 x 4gb) 1866 mhz ram, and rosewill hive 650 watt psu. I am contemplating on either a fx 6350 cpu or fx 8320 cpu. I am not sure if the 8 core will be too much for my 7850 and will just be a bottleneck. I will be looking to overclock to about 4.5 ghz and im not sure what closed loop water cooling product i should buy. I'm looking to et an H80i or very similar to one. Also i made a very very very bad mistake on getting the NZXT apollo case. I am looking to replace it with an NZXT source 210, any other suggestions on a similar priced case?

I am just curious of what certain products to get that will benefit me and be the best mid range pc i can possible build.
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I am building a mid range pc. Specs include a Radeon 7850, biostar ta 970 moboard, gskill ripjaws (2 x 4gb) 1866 mhz ram, and rosewill hive 650 watt psu. I am contemplating on either a fx 6350 cpu or fx 8320 cpu. I am not sure if the 8 core will be too much for my 7850 and will just be a bottleneck. I will be looking to overclock to about 4.5 ghz and im not sure what closed loop water cooling product i should buy. I'm looking to et an H80i or very similar to one. Also i made a very very very bad mistake on getting the NZXT apollo case. I am looking to replace it with an NZXT source 210, any other suggestions on a similar priced case?

I am just curious of what certain products to get that will benefit me and be the best mid range pc i can possible build.
If anything the FX-8320/6300 will bottleneck the HD 7850 in certain CPU-dependent games such as StarCraft II and Skyrim. For your budget you could opt for a i5 or even an i7, both of which will be better for gaming.

The 210 is a great case for that price.
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I am building a mid range pc. Specs include a Radeon 7850, biostar ta 970 moboard, gskill ripjaws (2 x 4gb) 1866 mhz ram, and rosewill hive 650 watt psu. I am contemplating on either a fx 6350 cpu or fx 8320 cpu. I am not sure if the 8 core will be too much for my 7850 and will just be a bottleneck. I will be looking to overclock to about 4.5 ghz and im not sure what closed loop water cooling product i should buy. I'm looking to et an H80i or very similar to one. Also i made a very very very bad mistake on getting the NZXT apollo case. I am looking to replace it with an NZXT source 210, any other suggestions on a similar priced case?

I am just curious of what certain products to get that will benefit me and be the best mid range pc i can possible build.

I can't really judge what your budget is, what parts you exactly need(I think everything?). If you could post those it'll be a great help to us helping you.

Also which country do you live?
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If anything the FX-8320/6300 will bottleneck the HD 7850 in certain CPU-dependent games such as StarCraft II and Skyrim. For your budget you could opt for a i5 or even an i7, both of which will be better for gaming.

The 210 is a great case for that price.

I am looking to build an AM3+ AMD based system. I will not be going intel due to the major difference in price vs performance between the two.
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I can't really judge what your budget is, what parts you exactly need(I think everything?). If you could post those it'll be a great help to us helping you.

Also which country do you live?

I live in the U.S. I need a proccessor( AM3+), a closed loop water cpu cooler ( H80i or other similarly priced coolers ), and i will also need a hdd & ssd.
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If you can afford a FX-8320 and a H80i you can definitely afford an Intel chip; the i5-3350P is $180 at newegg. Even a i5-3570K + Hyper 212 EVO would be about the same price as a FX-8320 + H80i. Motherboards are comparable in price. It's your choice but I just wanted to point out some other options.

If you can give a budget amount I would be able to make better suggestions on your other components such as a SSD or maybe better video card. You may not need a 650W PSU if you're not planning on going Crossfire.
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I have already purchased the parts above. The only parts i have not purchased are the ones i am questioning on. Also i have to go AMD because i have already purchased the Ta 970 chipset motherboard which is am3+. I only ourchased 650 watt psu because it was on sale for 50$ and that is a great price for 650 watts, it also gives me room to upgrade. For the ssd i am looking to spend around 80$-90$.
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