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 08/29/2014 06:02 PM
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Originally posted by: DatDirtyDawG
Originally posted by: eskimosound Mmmm, I can't decide!

 

 

 

 

An FX8350 with a Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 and an H100i and you will have a rock solid, well performing CPU/Motherboard/Cooling Solution that will serve you well my friend.  I have had mine for over a year+ and I don't forsee any need for a CPU/Motherboard upgrade anywhere in the near future.

 

Not only that but all three of these items have been around long enough to be tried and true for their performance.  Each have 1000's of owners and the prices are very reasonable at this stage in the game

 

 

 

FX chips and Sabertooth R2!

 

 10/16/2014 05:52 AM
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Thanks everyone, I have bought the sabertooth, not liked it sold it on and bought the Crosshair V formula-Z. Will be purchasing the FX8350.

Its all being housed in a black lian li PC A05 which I got for £20!

Now guys.... The best ram? 

ps. this build has gotta last as long as the last build you taught me to do, back in 2005!

 10/16/2014 12:48 PM
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Any brand name DDR3 RAM will work fine. Testing with real applications shows no tangible system performance improvement with DDR3 RAM abovet 1600 MHz. as 1600 MHz. DDR3 RAM is NOT a system bottleneck for a discrete desktop CPU type system. For APU systems 2133 MHz. is about the limit that shows any tangible system improvement. This is because the GPU section of the APU can use the added bandwidth. While you can buy faster RAM, it's just wasting money.



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 10/16/2014 03:34 PM
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I like the AMD R9 RAM for ease, at least on the Sabertooth set AMP profile in BIOS and all is done

I got the R9-2400MHZ Ram for my latest build, but only becasue it was actually chaper than the 2133MHZ RAM in the UK when I got it.

Mine runs rock solid at 2400 MHZ but it will default back to JEDEC SPEC of 1866MHZ if there are issues, and I have to be honest and say I don't know how other users milage with RAM faster than 1866MHZ and FX chips is.

 

I have also not done tests on difference between 1866 and 2400 on bench marks, but since it runs at rated spec on the AMP profile and is rock solid stable no need to slow it down



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AMD FX 8350 @ 4/4.2GHZ, Corsair H60, ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R 2.0, 8GB AMD R9 2400 MHZ RAM, 3GB AMD R9 280 GPU, Crucial 240GB M500 SSD, Seagate 1TB SSHD. housed in a Corsair Carbide 300R Case with Corsair CXM 750W 80+ PSU

 10/20/2014 02:17 PM
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Thanks guys and is my 700w thermaltake psu up to the job of powering it?

 10/20/2014 07:12 PM
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Should be fine, how many and what GPU's are you using?



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 10/23/2014 10:56 AM
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Im only using one Graphics card to start, Asus GT440, nVidia GeForce..its my old one to start with but im looking to go back to ATI, which gpu would you recommend? Are nVidia better than ATI? My understanding is they are about the same...

 



Edited: 10/26/2014 at 05:57 AM by eskimosound
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