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Well, I am getting a Cooler Master GeminII M4, though mostly for silence. I will get it and play around with some settings. I've always wanted to get into overclocking because, hey, free speed right? But you say the difference won't be noticeable? I think going from 3.7 to 4.0 would definitely shave some precious seconds off compiling a kernel.
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Well, I am getting a Cooler Master GeminII M4, though mostly for silence. I will get it and play around with some settings. I've always wanted to get into overclocking because, hey, free speed right? But you say the difference won't be noticeable? I think going from 3.7 to 4.0 would definitely shave some precious seconds off compiling a kernel.
Sure, doing that, it would make a difference because that is CPU-intensive. Probably about 7-8 percent faster.
     
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Is overclocking RAM easy with what I am looking at? If I buy 2133 can I bump it up to 2400 myself?
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Is overclocking RAM easy with what I am looking at? If I buy 2133 can I bump it up to 2400 myself?

That will depend less on the RAM and more on the IMC of your CPU.

From what I understand AMD has a hard time running speeds higher than 2133
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The Asus A88XM-E has a 2400MHz MEMCLK divider, so there should be no problems running HyperX 2400.

 

It's only a 3+2 Phase board without a VRM heatsink, but the GeminII M4 should take care of that, especially with the option to fit a 25mm thick fan on it instead of the 15mm one it comes with.

 

I would almost be tempted to suggest going with the A10-7870K instead of the 7850K since its around the same price and comes with a much better cooler.

 

The 7870K heatsink is fairly close in design to the GeminII M4 as they both have 4 copper heat pipes while the 7870K cooler has more depth and a copper baseplate the M4 covers a wider area by about 40mm.

 

If you made do with the 7870K cooler instead of the GeminII M4 you could replace its 70mm fan with anything up to 120mm and have, maybe, enough saved to get a Seasonic M12 PSU. With less overlap on the CPU heatsink you could probably rig a VRM heatsink later on (using the CPU mounting screws) if it was necessary.

 

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Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I really do appreciate it. I have no real experience with APU's, just my research for this build. I was going to go with the 7850K simply because it's newer. I am springing for a CX500 PSU as earlier suggested. My interest in the GeminII M4 is mostly acoustic. I have never used a stock cooler, and never will. I've flown in a helicopter a few times, I don't need to relive the experience. Hahaha
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I find hard to call this a "budget build", this is a really good PC smile.gif

The CX500 is a reliable PSU, better than Cooler Master, avoid their entry level PSUs.

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I find hard to call this a "budget build", this is a really good PC smile.gif

The CX500 is a reliable PSU, better than Cooler Master, avoid their entry level PSUs.

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Hahahaha. Thank you. It's budget for me I guess. No i7, top of the line nVidia card, water-cooling for everything. I usually spoil myself.
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