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 03/25/2013 04:40 PM
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momobordz
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Hi everyone!

This is the first time posting here. If im off the topic kindly move the thread. I am building a cheap gaming setup. I have pick up the parts and would like to ask for your kind feedback if it is good enough. Setup is intended for gaming only, no OC (maybe after i learned how to do it). Mobo is a ASRock 970 Extreme 4.


CPU: FX-6300
GPU: AMD RADEON HD6870 1GB GDDR5

 03/25/2013 05:46 PM
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Would not recommend a 970 chipset, it's the budget end. Go with a 990 chipset for gaming.

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 03/25/2013 06:14 PM
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I'm not sure how much the chipset matters really... Most chipsets have similar features these days.  Seems like all of the current ones have USB3, 6Gb/s SATA, and a decent number of PCIe lanes, so segmenting different chipsets into different markets doesn't have much technical purpose to it.  The specific board being used will probably affect OCing and stability more than the chipset its self will.

That being said... if you are going to start overclocking you might want to replace that board anyway.   Overclocking isn't really my deal, but ASrock is sort of on the cheap side which usually doesn't help once you start tweaking things in order to squeeze out every last drop.



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Edited: 03/25/2013 at 06:25 PM by Mime
 03/25/2013 06:44 PM
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Originally posted by: Mime  Overclocking isn't really my deal, but ASrock is sort of on the cheap side which usually doesn't help once you start tweaking things in order to squeeze out every last drop.

 

I wish you had stopped by and asked prior to purchasing. there are worse brands, but ASRock ranks vvery low on my Radar, they jilted me in the past, and so far they haven't shown anything to get back in my good graces. MSI just hit that list with me as well.

 

That aside.... what question are you asking precisley? It sounds as if you already bought the parts, if not, steer away from ASRock.

 



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 03/25/2013 08:02 PM
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Ive choosen ASRock since I have read good reviews about it. I havent bought the parts yet. Is the CPU and GPU good? This is a cheap gaming setup as what I have indicated no OC. I would go for a Gigabyte board but it would mess up my budget.

 

 

 

 03/25/2013 08:13 PM
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Originally posted by: momobordz Ive choosen ASRock since I have read good reviews about it. I havent bought the parts yet. Is the CPU and GPU good? This is a cheap gaming setup as what I have indicated no OC. I would go for a Gigabyte board but it would mess up my budget.

 

 

 

 

I really wouldn't go ASRock. seriosuly, truly really, sincerely, etc.

 



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 03/25/2013 08:22 PM
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That asrock board retails for about $100 USD.  At that price point it shouldn't be too hard to find a different board that will fit your needs, especially if you don't need a full ATX board with multiple PCIe x16 slots.... most people don't.



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