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[Opinion] - What do you think of an RX 480 + FX-8300 combo?

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Hi ladies and gents,

I nabbed myself an RX 480 and an FX-8300 from Newegg on Black Friday. I'm super excited, but I'm also curious to see what other people think of the combo. Just humor me, I wanna see the different things people have to say, and pinpoint what I should be expecting from the combo. Below I'll post a screenshot from Speccy of my current system specs(RAM, mobo, and hdd's are not changing) and you all can tell me what you think. I'm aware that my current specs are not all that pretty, this is the first time in a while I've been able to spend money on some hardware. One can argue that my money would have been better spent on upgrading some of the lesser components(RAM, hdd's etc.) first, but I couldn't help myself!
So, here's the screenshot:

Don't hold back, tell me your honest opinion on what's in store for me!
post #2 of 18
Something like this is in store for you:

http://www.3dmark.com/spy/758995
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Forgive me, I've never used 3dmark before. Is what you showed me a good, or bad thing?
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No, forgive me, since i thought that you were familiar with 3DMark.

Its a baseline to compare your system with, since i also have an FX-3800 and MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8G.

And the 3DMark is at stock clocks for that specific RX 480.

Keep in mind that i run my RAM at 2400 MHz.
Edited by Scorpion87 - 11/27/16 at 4:26am
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Gotcha, I was at least aware that it existed, but didn't know what purpose it served until now. So, speaking from your experience, since you own the 2 pieces I'll be grabbing, how do things run? Smooth? Inconsistent? Choppy etc.? I have no idea why my RAM is at such a low frequency, but I will definitely try and do some overclocking in that aspect.
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It will perform pretty well. If you overclock it abit you will be able to get a bit more legs from it. My two Fury's perform very well with my FX Octo at 5GHz.
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post #7 of 18
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It will perform pretty well. If you overclock it abit you will be able to get a bit more legs from it. My two Fury's perform very well with my FX Octo at 5GHz.
Wow you hit 5ghz? You must be liquid cooling. Tell me this is possible with a hyper 212 evo, fresh coat of paste, and a 650w psu lol.
Edited by Good Ole Spens - 11/27/16 at 5:14am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Alastair View Post

It will perform pretty well. If you overclock it abit you will be able to get a bit more legs from it. My two Fury's perform very well with my FX Octo at 5GHz.
Wow you hit 5ghz? You must be liquid cooling. Tell me this is possible with a hyper 212 evo, fresh coat of paste, and a 650w psu lol.
4.5GHz is the best a 212 can manage. A more realistic expectation is 4.4GHz.
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What games do you play/plan on playing?
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I plan on playing Rainbow Six: Siege(already play it, but on medium), Possibly BF1, Witcher 3(want to to go back to it and try to max it out), Deus Ex: Mankind Divded, and Dishonored 2 to start out with.
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