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    Default Building new system for friend

    My friend sold his moped and now he has decided to build new computer and i need your opinion of this build what i have builded so far. Any improvement or suggest will be heard.

    Case: Antec One Mid- Tower Gaming Case
    Mobo: Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0, AM3+, AMD 970, DDR3, ATX
    CPU: AMD FX-4300, AM3+, 3,8Ghz, 4 Core
    RAM: Kingston HyperX 2x4GB, DDR3 1866mhz, CL11
    GPU: Sapphire Radeon 7850 1Gb GDDR5
    PSU: Corsair 600W CX V2 Builder Series
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    Default Re: Building new system for friend

    I would go with a 990fx motherboard. The 970 chipset doesn't over lock that well. Also take a look at the new 7870 LE addition GPUs. It's a clocked down 7950 for only $200. Supposed the be a great card. I'll post a review link later. Finally try to include an SSD for a boot drive even if its just a small one for the os.
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    Default Re: Building new system for friend

    I'm pretty sure he don't OC his system because he's not so experienced with computers. But i will change mobo to 990fx anyway because it's almost same price as 970, and 7870 definitely better choice then 7850. SSD would be nice for boot device but budget is kinda strict now.

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    Default Re: Building new system for friend

    It would help if we knew what kind of budget your working with ? Also if you move forward purchasing a 50GB or 60GB, you should should take a look ay the Crucial Adrenealine Series.
    This SSD comes with software that would also speed up the 1TB drive you want to purchase, take a look at the summary below from our review, the 50 GB now runs around $89.

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    Default Re: Building new system for friend

    My fellow AMD fans, do you think that FX-4300 will bottle neck the 7870? Do you think he would be better off by looking for an Phenom X6? Or moving up to at least the FX-6xxx series?

    If he is dealing with a tight budget maybe he should get the system built now and add the SSD later. Wont help him to spend the money on an SSD for a suckie system. JMHO.
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    I'm not sure Cyber. That's a good question. I don't think the 4300 will bottleneck, but I could be wrong. An FX 6300 certainly wouldn't so maybe that's the safe bet.
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    Default Re: Building new system for friend

    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    I'm not sure Cyber. That's a good question. I don't think the 4300 will bottleneck, but I could be wrong. An FX 6300 certainly wouldn't so maybe that's the safe bet.
    If Im thinking right the 4300 would be in the I3 range. Would you run a 7870 with an I3? lol Safe would be a 6300 or a Phenom X6.
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    Default Re: Building new system for friend

    Budget is max 900€(1187 U.S dollars).

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