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post #271 of 326
Bleh. Hope you're getting a refund/replacement over that.
post #272 of 326
Great, I'll pick up the Gigabyte board as it seems like a no brainer for an 8+2 for the price. Thanks for sharing your results!

So the complete build should look something like this.

8GB (2*4) G.Skill DDR3 2400 or 16GB (4X4) DDR3 1600. Not sure if these chips benefit from higher bandwidth RAM?
EVGA SSC 2GB Geforce 960
240GB Sandisk Extreme SATA 6 SSD + 2TB WD Green.
430W EVGA power supply. (34 Amps on the +12 rail)
Coolermaster Evo 212
Sound Blaster Xtreme Music PCI card.

Any recommendations on a small'ish ATX case with good airflow? So far I'm looking at the Corsair Carbide 200R or the NZXT S340. I have plenty of 140MM fans lying around but I'm hoping to keep things as cool and quiet as possible.

Hopefully the power supply won't hold me back from overclocking to 4.5 or so. I have a Killawatt and I measure these things carefully. If I pull more than 350W from the wall under heavy loads I'll pick up something larger.
post #273 of 326
Try to get 2*8gb ram as populating more ram slots in AMD will place more stress in controller and limit your oc. My 990fxa-ud3p and 970a-ud3 neither can utilize 2400 mhz ram speeds so I'd only get it if prices are same.

The 430m is OK for my son's rig but is not the best quality psu.
Edited by CravinR1 - 9/14/15 at 2:24pm
post #274 of 326
I do have 2*8GB DDR3 1600 sticks in another build I could swap out for to reduce stress on the memory controller. I take it you overclock the memory controller independently of the CPU as well right? What's a good speed to aim for on the memory controller and do you bump up the north bridge voltage at all?
post #275 of 326
I picked up an FX 8300 from Newegg over a Flash sale on Saturday. It was $115 with a 10 off promo code that knocked it down to $105 shipped. To sweeten the deal, I used my Amex Express card fro Newegg that credits me $25 off 100, so $80 after that for an 8 core chip ! thumb.gif

I bought an MSI 970 Gaming in November as a Cyber Monday deal for $30, and altho I was happy with the FX6300 I am currently using in that (@4.5 with 1.5v), I always wanted two more cores just to max out the PC. The 6300 then moves to my HTPC to replace an X4 820 that could use some help ripping and encoding.

Chip should be here tonight, so I will see if I can squeeze the same 4.5 out of it as the 6300 achieved. For $110, I was able to do a significant upgrade on my old MSI 790/Ph X4 965 combo workbench rig. I fell like upgrading the cooling too, as the Hyper 212+ I have isn't anything special, but my temps are so much lower than others I see (attribute this to the monster case I have, a Chieftec Dragon full tower with 7 fans) that I am just going to pass on H2O for now.
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX6300 Gigabyte GA-880GM-USB3 Powercolor AMD HD5450 1GB Patriot 4GB DDR3-12800 RAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate NAS 4TB HDDs  Lite-On HSB112 BD/RW Scythe Shuriken Rev.B SCSK1100 Windows Vista Home Premium  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Panasonic 42" plasma  Logitech K400 Corsair VX450 PSU Ultra Micro Fly 
MouseAudio
Logitech VX450 Nano Realtek ALC892 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX8300 MSI 970 Gamer Powercolor 7970 G.Skill Sniper 14900 DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Vertex 4 128GB SSD, Seagate 1TB SATA 7200 Seagate 1TB SATA 7200 NEC 2500A DVD/RW Coooler Master Hyper 212 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro Soyo Topaz S 24" IOGear GKM552R wireless Corsair TX850M 
CaseMouse
Chieftec Dragon full tower IOGear GKM552R wireless 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX6300 Gigabyte GA-880GM-USB3 Powercolor AMD HD5450 1GB Patriot 4GB DDR3-12800 RAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate NAS 4TB HDDs  Lite-On HSB112 BD/RW Scythe Shuriken Rev.B SCSK1100 Windows Vista Home Premium  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Panasonic 42" plasma  Logitech K400 Corsair VX450 PSU Ultra Micro Fly 
MouseAudio
Logitech VX450 Nano Realtek ALC892 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX8300 MSI 970 Gamer Powercolor 7970 G.Skill Sniper 14900 DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Vertex 4 128GB SSD, Seagate 1TB SATA 7200 Seagate 1TB SATA 7200 NEC 2500A DVD/RW Coooler Master Hyper 212 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro Soyo Topaz S 24" IOGear GKM552R wireless Corsair TX850M 
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Chieftec Dragon full tower IOGear GKM552R wireless 
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post #276 of 326
ha tongue.gif , your bringing back memories here. i've got a yellow windowed chieftec tower in the closet. biggrin.gif


ud
post #277 of 326
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Originally Posted by uddarts View Post

ha tongue.gif , your bringing back memories here. i've got a yellow windowed chieftec tower in the closet. biggrin.gif


ud

Yanno, I posted this on a few tech sites, and most guys who aren't building on a budget will point at the Dragon full tower and cringe. "No dust filters, no 120mm fan mounts !!" they scream in agony. Yea, they are correct. But I am simply flabbergasted at the temps I am getting with the case. It idles at 19c, and I haven't had it over 50c yet. I just can't bring myself to retire it !!! It does exactly what I want a full tower to do .. it keeps all of the hardware that produces heat quite cool, it dissipates any pockets of hot air .. and it cost me a total of $28 ($21+7 S/H from TigerDirect back in their heyday.)



I just got done relocating all drives to the top of the tower, where they are cooled by a 120mm Thermaltake 3 bay iCage. That freed up the bottom drive cage spots, but I did leave one cage (and its ubiquitous 80mm spinner) in place to feed the 7970 card some fresh air. What I would LIKE to do is remove that cage and purchase 80mm to 120mm alum adapters, then hook up a 240mm radiator to water cool the 8300. The only negative to that plan is the fact that I lose airflow over my VRMs on the 970 board.



Here's a pic from the installation of the 6300 2 months ago. I've since swapped out the 2x4GB Patriot DDR3 for some G.Skill Sniper 14900 2x8GB DDR3. I had grand ideas of moving to 32GB and trying out the AMD Ramdisk built into the MSI board, dedicating 12GB to a Ramdrive, as I love the idea of something different just to be different.



The CM 212+ also sports only one 120mm fan, so before moving to the 240mm radiator setup (if I ever do that) I'd like to get a second 120mm fan for the 212+ and redirect some airflow over the VRMs. Since the 8300 is a 95w chip, I don't know that this is necessary, but again, I like to prepare for whatever crops up, and even warmed air pushed over the VRMs is better than NO air over the VRMs, which is what I'd get by going to water.
 
HTPC
(14 items)
 
Workbench Rig
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX6300 Gigabyte GA-880GM-USB3 Powercolor AMD HD5450 1GB Patriot 4GB DDR3-12800 RAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate NAS 4TB HDDs  Lite-On HSB112 BD/RW Scythe Shuriken Rev.B SCSK1100 Windows Vista Home Premium  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Panasonic 42" plasma  Logitech K400 Corsair VX450 PSU Ultra Micro Fly 
MouseAudio
Logitech VX450 Nano Realtek ALC892 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX8300 MSI 970 Gamer Powercolor 7970 G.Skill Sniper 14900 DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Vertex 4 128GB SSD, Seagate 1TB SATA 7200 Seagate 1TB SATA 7200 NEC 2500A DVD/RW Coooler Master Hyper 212 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro Soyo Topaz S 24" IOGear GKM552R wireless Corsair TX850M 
CaseMouse
Chieftec Dragon full tower IOGear GKM552R wireless 
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HTPC
(14 items)
 
Workbench Rig
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX6300 Gigabyte GA-880GM-USB3 Powercolor AMD HD5450 1GB Patriot 4GB DDR3-12800 RAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate NAS 4TB HDDs  Lite-On HSB112 BD/RW Scythe Shuriken Rev.B SCSK1100 Windows Vista Home Premium  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Panasonic 42" plasma  Logitech K400 Corsair VX450 PSU Ultra Micro Fly 
MouseAudio
Logitech VX450 Nano Realtek ALC892 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX8300 MSI 970 Gamer Powercolor 7970 G.Skill Sniper 14900 DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Vertex 4 128GB SSD, Seagate 1TB SATA 7200 Seagate 1TB SATA 7200 NEC 2500A DVD/RW Coooler Master Hyper 212 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro Soyo Topaz S 24" IOGear GKM552R wireless Corsair TX850M 
CaseMouse
Chieftec Dragon full tower IOGear GKM552R wireless 
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post #278 of 326
mine came from directron for twice that price on clearance way back when.

my first case was a extremely poor choice. i replace it with this lian li that has housed at lease
6 builds since 2002. it was temporarily retired just 6 months ago.



have fun!!!!!!! thumb.gif


ud
post #279 of 326
So who is selling the FX-8310 now that Tigerdirect is dead?
post #280 of 326
Newegg had them for one email promo but I dont see them now (or maybe was the FX 8300)
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