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Things I have and will not change:

Case: Fractal Core 1000 so mATX is a necessary. It's modded and I can't part with it, I really like.
Corsair H80 (non-i)
240 gb SSD
1080p monitor
Rosewill Capstone 450-m

Things in question that I have not purchased yet but will tomorrow unless you see some red flag, let me know.
FX 6300 $110 Microcenter
GA 78LMT-USB3 $10 Bundle with the 6300
MSI R9 270 $210 in stock
Windows 7 or 8.1 (I have both) Free

Will play anything from LFD, CS:GO, COD, BF3, Crysis 3, online, FPS games 99% of the time.

It'll be tough to beat that setup for the price but if it's strongly recommended to get something else, I'm all ears.

Thanks.
post #2 of 8
maybe a better PSU

also you wont be able to doa lot of oc'ing with that mobo
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Originally Posted by Spectre- View Post

maybe a better PSU

also you wont be able to doa lot of oc'ing with that mobo

Captsone are perfectly good PSUs.
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The PSU is better than 90% of what's on the market, so I'm good there. The board is definitely the weak link, but it's the best option for the m-ATX form factor that I must use.

Figure The VRM's will heat up to alarming levels way before the CPU temp threshold is reached. Leaving me somewhere around 4.2-4.4OC Not great but so so. The way I have this case modded the internal thermals are amazing. H80 push/pull intake and 2 92mm intake fans on the bottom. 1 92mm exhaust for strong positive pressure.
Edited by iRUSH - 1/26/14 at 5:37pm
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maybe a bigger storage drive for games?
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I really only play a few games at a time. I've actually got by with an 80gig ssd for years.
post #7 of 8
This cooler will help you mitigate VRM temperatures, making OC'ing a little safer.



Here is a link to my experience with this very motherboard and cooler, paired with an FX-4300. IMO, it IS the best mATX AM3 option out there.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1458874/revitalized/0_20


EDIT: I just noticed you have an H80. I'm not sure how well it stacks up performance wise to this cooler, but I can say that with a water block instead of an air cooler, you will definitely want to supplement the loss of incidental air from the cooler with something.
Edited by WizardontheJob - 1/27/14 at 2:14pm
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Well, Microcenter got the best of me. I walked out of there spending a tad more than planned but ended up with some good stuff. I've updated my SIG rig so have a look.
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