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Overclock FX-6300 on CX430M

I want to overclock my FX-6300 to 4 GHZ, I have the 212 EVO, and I bought a GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3P to be able to overclock (my old mobo had a 760g chipset)

my GPU is a GTX 960 EVGA SC, I only want to OC to 4 GHz, is it possible?

On a separate note, will the chipset upgrade increase performance at all?
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    I wouldn't try that if I were you. You might be able to get a stable overclock if you're careful, but the cx series is pretty awful all around. It's mainly meant for budget builds that won't get a ton more performance from overclocking. I'm not really sure whether or not anything bad would really happen if you tried, but a bad psu when pushed to the limit can have disastrous consequences. You might see gains of maybe 5fps at most in games if you oced, so if this is a gaming computer, I'm not sure if the risk is really worth the reward. The fx 6300 and gtx 960 is a pretty good combo as is, so it's not like your cpu is bottlenecking the gpu. So I wouldn't really suggest ocing with that psu. Everything else in your build would be perfect for ocing though, just get a better psu the next time you upgrade.
  2. CX PSUs are not horrible power supplies. They are not the best either. They will run basic systems, and even with a little overclocking. They will not up and blowup like a generic psu. However I still do not recommend overclocking on a CX series PSU, you really want better capacitors for that. I'd look into an upgrade, on the PSU and MOBO. You wont get far on that chipset.
  3. cleanshot911 said:
    I wouldn't try that if I were you. You might be able to get a stable overclock if you're careful, but the cx series is pretty awful all around. It's mainly meant for budget builds that won't get a ton more performance from overclocking. I'm not really sure whether or not anything bad would really happen if you tried, but a bad psu when pushed to the limit can have disastrous consequences. You might see gains of maybe 5fps at most in games if you oced, so if this is a gaming computer, I'm not sure if the risk is really worth the reward. The fx 6300 and gtx 960 is a pretty good combo as is, so it's not like your cpu is bottlenecking the gpu. So I wouldn't really suggest ocing with that psu. Everything else in your build would be perfect for ocing though, just get a better psu the next time you upgrade.


    Whenever I get enough money I'll upgrade to a 600W PSU, room for future improvements. What manufacturer would you recommend?
  4. Any of the power supplies from tier 1 or tier 2:


    Antec High Current Pro Platinum Delta Electronics

    Be Quiet
    Dark Power Pro P10 / 850w FSP (550w - 750w) / Seasonic (850w - 1200w)
    Dark Power Pro P11 850w FSP

    Corsair
    AX / AXi series 760w - 1200w Seasonic (AX) / Flextronics (AXi)
    AX1500i Flextronics
    HXi Channel Well Technology
    RMi 750w Channel Well Technology

    Cooler Master V series / V series 1200w Seasonic

    EVGA
    SuperNova G2 / P2 / T2 Super Flower
    Supernova GS Seasonic
    Supernova PS Seasonic

    Enermax DigiFanless 500w Channel Well Technology

    Firepower Silencer MK3 1200w Super Flower
    FSP Aurum PT FSP
    LEPA G1600 Enermax

    Seasonic
    Platinum series Seasonic
    Snow Silent 1050w Seasonic
    X series / X series XM2 Seasonic

    Silverstone Nightjar Platinum 520w Seasonic

    Super Flower
    Leadex Gold / Platinum / Titanium Super Flower
    Golden King Super Flower
    Golden Silent / 430w Super Flower

    XFX
    Pro series Black edition Seasonic
    Pro series Black edition Limited Edition 1000w Seasonic
    Pro series XXX / Semi-Modular Seasonic
    XTR series Seasonic
    XTS Fanless Seasonic

    Tier 2:

    Andyson
    Platinum-R 1200 Andyson
    Titanium N 700w Andyson

    Antec
    EDGE Seasonic
    Earthwatts Delta Electronics/ Earthwatts Platinum FSP
    High Current Gamer Delta Electronics (Non-Modular) / Seasonic (Semi-Modular)
    Truepower Classic Seasonic (Essentially a Non-Modular version of the EDGE series)

    Azza Platinum Super Flower
    Be Quiet Straight Power 10 FSP
    Cooler Master VS Series Enhance
    Corsair RM 850w Channel Well Technology
    Enermax Platimax Enermax
    EVGA Supernova B2 Super Flower

    Firepower
    Silencer MK III 400 500 600 / 750 850 Super Flower
    ZX Great Wall

    Fractal Design Edison M Seasonic
    High Power / Sirfa Astro GD Sirfa

    Rosewill
    Capstone series Super Flower
    Lightning series Super Flower
    Quark 1000w Enhance
    Silent Night 500 Watts Super Flower
    Tachyon series Super Flower

    Seasonic
    G series / G series V2 Seasonic
    M12-II EVO (fully modular) Seasonic
    S12G (Think of 2011 - 2013 Seasonic G series) Seasonic
    S12-II Seasonic

    SilentumPC Supremo M1 Gold 550w Sirfa

    Silverpower
    SP 460w Fully Modular Seasonic
    SP Semi-modular Seasonic

    Silverstone
    Strider Gold Evolution Enhance
    Strider Plus 750w 850w 1000w 600w Enhance
    SFX-G / SFX-LG SX-G = Enhance / SFX-LG = High Power / Sirfa

    Super Flower Golden Green / Modular / HX series Super Flower
    Sentey Golden Steel Power 850 Watts Super Flower

    Thermaltake
    Toughpower Gold 850M Enhance
    Toughpower Grand Platinum 850w 1200w Enhance
    Toughpower DPS Gold Channel Well Technology

    XFX TS 430w / 550w-SEW Seasonic
  5. ToxicFantom said:
    CX PSUs are not horrible power supplies. They are not the best either. They will run basic systems, and even with a little overclocking. They will not up and blowup like a generic psu. However I still do not recommend overclocking on a CX series PSU, you really want better capacitors for that. I'd look into an upgrade, on the PSU and MOBO. You wont get far on that chipset.


    I actually got this motherboard as a recommendation from Blackbird, best budget OC board. I'm waiting for this mobo to arrive, my current is a 760G but I'm getting the 970.
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