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AMD FX 8350 AM3+ and MSI 970 Gaming Motherboard

AMD FX 8350 AM3+ CPU
MSI 970 Gaming MOBO
8 GIG 2133 Mghz RAM
MSI GTX 960 GPU
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve
Crucial MX200 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
Windows 10 64bit

Just wanted to know if there would be any problems with this set up.
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  1. If its a complete build I suggest other parts. If your upgrading which parts?
  2. elbert said:
    If its a complete build I suggest other parts. If your upgrading which parts?


    This isnt an upgrage, just starting from scratch.
  3. So you don't want an FX-8350 + 970 Gaming. It's outdated tech from 2012 and is a waste of money in near 2017.

    For AMD your best bet is to wait till AMD Zen releases (Q1 2017, not far away) or go with Intel i5/i7 now.

    FX-8350 is low end.

    GTX 960, depending where you live, is also outdated.

    EVGA 500w is poor.
  4. RCFProd said:
    So you don't want an FX-8350 + 970 Gaming. It's outdated tech from 2012 and is a waste of money in near 2017.

    For AMD your best bet is to wait till AMD Zen releases (Q1 2017, not far away) or go with Intel i5/i7 now.

    FX-8350 is low end.

    GTX 960, depending where you live, is also outdated.

    EVGA 500w is poor.


    Low budget build, the game I'm aiming on being able to play is the witcher. I don't need anything to over powered just enough to play at a comfortable pace.
  5. So you need i5-6500+B150 Motherboard with DDR4 memory, not FX-8350 which consumes twice as much power, uses older DDR3 memory and performs worse all three at the same time. FX-8350 can always be avoided no matter the topic of performance or cost.

    You can afford an i5-6500, drop the Hyper 212 Evo you won't need and it won't cost you a penny more I'm sure. But I'm not sure which country you're buying from.
  6. Best answer
    Here is what I suggest. The 1050ti is faster than the GTX960 and the i5 beats teh FX badly. The M9i cools as good as the CM212 plus it doesn't block RAM with large heat spreaders.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($191.89 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    Motherboard: MSI B150M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($75.28 @ Jet)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($124.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card ($144.89 @ B&H)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.88 @ OutletPC)
    Power Supply: Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($56.97 @ Newegg)
    Total: $693.78
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-02 18:13 EST-0500
  7. elbert said:
    Here is what I suggest. The 1050ti is faster than the GTX960 and the i5 beats teh FX badly. The M9i cools as good as the CM212 plus it doesn't block RAM with large heat spreaders.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($191.89 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    Motherboard: MSI B150M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($75.28 @ Jet)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($124.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card ($144.89 @ B&H)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.88 @ OutletPC)
    Power Supply: Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($56.97 @ Newegg)
    Total: $693.78
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-02 18:13 EST-0500


    Thank you for your help :)
  8. If It's okay, here a build I think offers more performance for the money. Opinions will obviously differ. Nice case 275GB SSD + 2TB HDD is the current sweet spot in my book, GPU performs 20% better in games.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($191.89 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI B150M GRENADE Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($69.78 @ Jet)
    Memory: Kingston ValueRAM 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($43.50 @ Directron)
    Storage: Crucial MX300 275GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($70.98 @ Directron)
    Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.00 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 470 4GB ARMOR OC Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair Carbide Series 88R MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ B&H)
    Total: $695.12
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-02 18:21 EST-0500
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