Description

I'm 14 and this is my first build. I got most of the money from working and my birthday and Christmas. Please give advice.

FX8320- Very good value for money and easy to put in.

Motherboard- Stable, has USB3, and has lots of options for expansion.

RAM- Good heatsinks and is fast

Case- Good cable management and looks good.

Graphics Card- Powerful and quiet but I haven't stressed it. Also come with Splinter Cell and Batman

I plan to get a cooler maybe a Noctua, Phanteks or Corsair to overclock. I'll also get some fans, any recommendations? I'm in the UK

Comments

  • 74 months ago
  • 9 points

I really like this build. very balanced and the money is spent where it should for a gaming build. My suggestion for a cooler is the standard coolermaster hyper 212 EVO. The 8320 should be able to get to 4.0 easily but it may not be able to go higher than that because is its the 8320 and not the 8350. Since it may not be able to go higher due to internal processor workings and not the heat, i would say that the 212 EVO would get you to a solid but modest Overclock. If you spent lots of money on a good liquid cooler like the corsair h100i it would work just fine but it might be a little overkill for the CPU.

This build is much much better than most 14 year old's builds so give yourself a pat on the back.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks. What temps would you expect with a 212?

  • 74 months ago
  • 4 points

Cold

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

well temps vary depend on a lot of factors. The hyper 212 EVO is notoriously popular because is performs almost as well as tops of the line air coolers but is only 30 dollars.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't tell you for sure but it should be plenty to where you can overclock about as far as you'd want to before high voltage is a problem on a very average chip. I can't say for certain but you should see temps less than 48-50* at full load. (that prediction is quite conservative. don't want to end up lying and overstate its capabilities.. still, don't get mad if yours happens to run hot.) You should be able to overclock it to about 4-4.2 Ghz easily, which would make it equal to an 8350.

You could always get a monster dual tower (yes, 2 columns of fins) dual 140mm fan cooler if you wanted that would let you OC to the moon if you got a good chip _^ (and if you have the $$ for it) Phanteks makes one and it's about the best air cooler you can buy. If not top of the line, it's within a couple of degrees of the best air cooling available for a normal price range.

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks guys! I spent a lot of time choosing the parts and I'm glad I did well.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

I would avoid closed loop coolers just because they don't perform as well as air as long as you're looking at anything under $100. But a 212 Evo should get you a modest overclock (especially if you add a second fan) and won't cost you more than $35.

But overall this a great build for the money. Good job!

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Seems nice to me.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice and solid.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a nice build. +1

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Brilliant build, how did you get such a good deal on that Asus 680!?

  • 74 months ago
  • -1 points

It was a brilliant deal on Scan.co.uk

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh thought so, a 3 slot card too! Bet its massive haha

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep it's 1.2kg (2.6 pounds) and nearly 30cm long but it keeps it cool

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, shame it wont fit in the prodigy :(

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

My advice for a cooler is any of the ones you mentioned. If you like the performance of noctua but hate their color scheme check out BeQuite! You can find there stuff at NCIX.COM. Same performance and build quality but looks a lot nicer. I have their stuff and love it. It is a bit pricey though, just like noctua.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Really solid build but u might wanna check where that memory is installed usually the dual channel are not the two slots right next to eachother but idk about that mobo just a suggestion to make sure u get the most out of it

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

The mobo manual says to install it into those two slots so that's were I put them

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build! +1.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Never get a liquid cooler. There is a chance that it can break and leak all over the place, destroying most things. If you don't like the noise of fans, wear headphones.

  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

Good build, I would definitely get a cooler; the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO is what I have for my Phenom II 965 (which is the best for around 30 USD), or wait for a corsair water cooler to go on sale, particularly a H55, H60, H80/i, or H100/i

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm in the UK but I'll look into it. Thanks for the help

  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

Unless you're getting an h100i/110, don't get a single thin rad AIO. Air cooling is better until you get to the h100 stage.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

The single fans are good for case compatibility, most cases can support that. There are very limited options in the low price range cases that support the dual 120mm fans. Obviously the dual fan rad would be better though if you can get it :)

  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

Yes, which is why it would be better to get air cooling instead. Plus it will be quieter...

  • 74 months ago
  • -1 points

Great build, especially for a first. I would suggest corsair water cooling, but that's just me.

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