Build for a friend!

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Xanoas

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Perfect time for a friend to get a new gaming pc as I'm getting mine, he needs opinions on the build he has set up. He managed to get the R9 280x for £104 new off eBay. He plans on overclocking the CPU.

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/y6mgf7
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/y6mgf7/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor (£130.60 @ Scan.co.uk)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.95 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£46.54 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£38.12 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£39.97 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For £0.00)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For £0.00)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (£104.00)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case (£27.93 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX TS 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply (£57.16 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £469.27
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-20 15:10 BST+0100
 
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Sloth

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You can't overclock with that MB. You need atleast ASUS M5A97 R2.0 which is the bare minimum to get a mild overclock without stressing the MB. If you want a good overclock then you need a 990x/fx series MB.

Also that RAM, not sure if its good enough for OC. Go with Corsair or G.Skill.

No idea why you guys are going with XFX PSU's. This is a better PSU at that same price range, Seasonic S12II 620 Bronze.
 
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Xanoas

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You can't overclock with that MB. You need atleast ASUS M5A97 R2.0 which is the bare minimum to get a mild overclock without stressing the MB. If you want a good overclock then you need a 990x/fx series MB.

Also that RAM, not sure if its good enough for OC. Go with Corsair or G.Skill.

No idea why you guys are going with XFX PSU's. This is a better PSU at that same price range, Seasonic S12II 620 Bronze.
I went with XFX for mine and his build because you or someone posted a guy who tested them out and said they were good at tier 2
 

Xanoas

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May 10, 2014
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PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/MQYHFT
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/MQYHFT/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor (£130.60 @ Scan.co.uk)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.95 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£68.53 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£38.12 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£39.97 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For £0.00)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For £0.00)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (£104.00)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£48.56 @ More Computers)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£66.13 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £520.86
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-20 16:06 BST+0100
 
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