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I already own a Gigabyte, and so far had no problems with it so I am kind of biased towards the brand, would you say the Asus has a lot better features over the Gigabyte that it is definitely worth getting? They are both around the same price (less than £80) so that factor makes no difference.
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Id stick to the asrock 970 extreme 4, its more of a 990X due to the fact that it can sli. Also rusty nails is right, to play BF3 you would need a better graphics card (radeon hd 7850 or geforce 650ti boost for good enough frame rates)
 
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Well the M5A97 has a 4+2 phase and the UD3 has a 8+2 phase. Although your not going to overclock, and they are both cheap I personally would get the UD3 then.

Also BF3 is very well optimised so you can get away with a HD 7770 if your looking for cheap. I've played BF3 happily on a HD 4870.

If the HD 7850 is too expensive for you, you could always go half way and get a HD 7790 thumb.gif that'll do the trick
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If I were to buy a AMD FX-6300 over a FX-6350, would I see much difference in gaming? Also I would swap out the Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 for a Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 which I believe is exact same thing just without USB3.0 headers, swap the G.Skill RipJaws for Kingston HyperX's and then maybe I would be able to fit in a MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti, in there too. And then the build would look something like this: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1xXSi . Alternatively I could just spend the extra 25 quid and get this: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1xY36 but that is only if it is worth it.
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post #15 of 16
The 6350 is higher clocked but also has a TDP of 125w. If you don't want to overclock the 6350 is probably the best for money.

The D3 has a lower phase count than the UD3, thus the UD3 is higher quality in terms of supplying the CPU power.

In all honesty you could replace those Kingston RAM with Corsair XMS3 CL9 for much cheaper. £25. It'll provide same performance. You'll get no benefit going for more expensive RAM other than a higher chance of overclock.

The GTX 650 Ti isn't that good for its price. Id consider a HD7850 (£110 amazon). Best bang for buck.
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In all honesty you could replace those Kingston RAM with Corsair XMS3 CL9 for much cheaper. £25. It'll provide same performance. You'll get no benefit going for more expensive RAM other than a higher chance of overclock.

The GTX 650 Ti isn't that good for its price. Id consider a HD7850 (£110 amazon). Best bang for buck.

Can you provide links for those? Can't seem to find them that cheap. I also didn't consider the fact I don't want to OC, so I think I'm going to go for the FX-6350 and the GA-970A-UD3 as well as the G.Skill RipJaws and just wait on the Graphics Card, and buy it with a new PSU later on in the year.

Thanks for your help! smile.gif
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Intel Core i7 4770 Gigabyte GA-H87-HD3 MSI Radeon R9 280X Kingston HyperX Genesis 8GB (2x4GB) 1600MhZ 
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Crucial M4 64GB SSD SeaGate 500GB 7200RPM Storage drive CoolerMaster Hyper EVO 212 Windows 7 64-bit 
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X-Star DP2710LED Razer BlackWidow CoolerMaster V550S Corsair Carbide 300R 
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X-Star DP2710LED Razer BlackWidow CoolerMaster V550S Corsair Carbide 300R 
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