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#26
Also a good way to burn the board too.
You mean burn a board with a CPU that is supported?

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REVISION Supplier: www.scan.co.uk

PRICE: LINK:
CASE: £32.03 CIT Vantage case + 4 x 120mm fans Click Here
MOBO: £57.56 MSI 970 G46 Click Here
CPU: £92.92 AMD FX 4300 Black Edition 4x core Click Here
RAM: £35.74 Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 Click Here
HDD: £70.78 Seagate 2TB Barracuda 64MB Cache Click Here
DVD: £12.95 Liteon IHAS124-04 Click Here
PSU: £47.52 Silverstone Strider 600W Click Here
WIRELESS: £12.90 Dynamode 11n Click Here

Total: £362.40

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final rendition i think. thanks.guys



Looks good overall, except your CPU choice makes no sense.

The FX 6 core Bulldozer is £8 cheaper.

The FX 6 core Piledriver is only £8 more.




AMD FX-6 6100 Black Edition 6 Core 3.3Ghz Socket A...
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-338-AM&groupid=701&catid=1967&subcat=1825
 
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#28
The FX 6 core Piledriver is only £8 more.
+1: Get the FX-6300, it's a great deal and it doesn't cost much more than what you already have lined up. You're still holding on to that 95-watt TDP too.
 
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+1: Get the FX-6300, it's a great deal and it doesn't cost much more than what you already have lined up. You're still holding on to that 95-watt TDP too.
Okay, I was looking at these, I was informed that going for a X4 Piledriver would be better than a X6 Bulldozer due to the initial problems with bulldozer, The other thing is I know it's only a LITTLE bit but I am already over £50.00 over budget (£300 initial budget)

My brother isn't going to be using it for anything that would even utilize the six cores, I don't think there is much which would use all four, I figured a higher clock speed per core with them being used is better than a lower clock speed and 2x cores being unused. remember I cannot OC this rig as the user will not have a clue and it's being run on stock cooling.


I "might" stretch for the extra £8.00 on scan for the FX6300 but as a present it's already become expensive.
 
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#30
Okay, I was looking at these, I was informed that going for a X4 Piledriver would be better than a X6 Bulldozer due to the initial problems with bulldozer

Piledriver is only slightly faster than Bulldozer core per core, the two extra cores on the Bulldozer X6 would more than compensate. Also as developers begin to take advantage of multi threading you'll see the performance of the Piledriver X4 decrease whilst the Bulldozer X6 will increase which means you'll be less likely to upgrade sooner.

I don't think there is much which would use all four, I figured a higher clock speed per core with them being used is better than a lower clock speed and 2x cores being unused. remember I cannot OC this rig as the user will not have a clue and it's being run on stock cooling.
There are alot of games utilising 4 cores.

If you're not overclocking drop the motherboard down £8 and use the saving on the Piledriver X6.
 
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Thanks Dent,

I think what I am going to do is give him the price for the £300 rig and get him to pay for the extras which seem more than fair, I will recommend the 6300 piledriver but the decission will be down to him,

If it was for myself, for what I use my rig for I'd have chosen the 8core PSU with all the trimmings,