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#1 2 years ago

Hiya!

So I was looking to build a new PC sometime this year. Just wanted to get some input.

So here is what I got. Now I have HDD and ram and power supply that I will be using in my new build in my current computer.

AMD X8 FX-8320E(95W) Eight-Core Socket AM3+, 3.2GHz CPU, 16Mb Cache, 32nm (FD832EWMHKBOX) $169.99 MSI 970 GAMINGSocket AM3+ AMD 970+SB950 Chipset - Dual Channel DDR3 2133(O.C.) MHz, 2x PCI-Express x16 - GLAN, 6x SATA 6.0Gb/s, 4x USB 3.0,14x USB 2.0 - ATX $139.99 ASUS Strix GeForceGTX 960 4GB GDDR5 299.00 Thermaltake H24Black Gaming Mid-Tower Chassis 54 Cooler MasterSeidon 120V Liquid Cooler $74.99 A nice build which is like 833.91 (taxes in clued too)

I was thinking of switching the Motherboard to ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 Socket AM3+ AMD 760G/SB710 Chipset - Dual Channel DDR3 2000(O.C.) MHz, 1x PCI-Express x16 - GLAN, 6x SATA 3.0Gb/s, 2x USB 3.0, 4x USB 2.0 - D-Sub, DVI, HDMI, Micro ATX just to save a lot of cash sense this one is 79.99 as the MSI one is 139.99. but I hear MSI is really good.

Now my question is, is this chipset going to run crazy hot? will the liquid cooler be enough? There is an option for me to switch to a 6 core. I do have 2 fans in my current computer then could help with the temp issue (if there is one).

Thoughts?


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#2 2 years ago

Is there any particular reason you are going with an AMD CPU?


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#3 2 years ago

I've had AMD for years and love it :D


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#4 2 years ago

Depends what you want to do with it. Personally I do not believe in buying new low-performance systems. If you have budget constraints you will be much better off buying used parts.

For example, the GTX970s and 980s should drop in price considerably now that the new generation is out. I'd definitely try to get one of those two (plenty of performance for current games in 108ßp resolution) and build the rest of the PC around that.

You could also just avoid the heat problems that come with AMD CPUs and buy a decent Intel CPU with a good aftermarket 120mm fan. I don't think cheap ready-to-use liquid cooling solutions are worth it, better to invest that money into performance or a more silent graphics solution, if noise is an issue.

Also, buy a SSD with at least 128gb space, that should be your second priority after a 970/980 GPU IMHO.