Solved Opnion on my budget built PC

December 23, 2013 at 10:23:32
Specs: win 7 64 bit, AMD FX-6300/8GB DDR3
Hi. Overtime i upgraded most of my pc-s parts and i read many review-s on mismatched parts that something does not work as well with whatever so i wanna ask you people how well i've done a second opinion how good my pc is. Take in consideration that it is built on a tight budget buying the best possible performance on the cheapest level trying to find a balance between price and performance. Now games run beautiful on high settings.

Mainboard: ASRock 970 Pro 3 http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/970%20...
CPU : AMD FX 6300 http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bulld...
RAM : DDR3 Corsair 2 4gb modules http://www.corsair.com/en/cmx8gx3m4...
GPU : MSI Nvidia gtx 650 ti boost 1gb http://www.msi.com/product/vga/N650...
500 W power suply and i know it's crap but and old MAXTOR HDD plning on getting a better one and an SSD
Windows 7 64 bit

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#1
December 23, 2013 at 12:01:48
You didn't provide any info about your 500W power supply but considering the wattage requirements of the CPU & graphics card, it might be a problem especially if it's "crap". Other than that, you should have gotten 1.5V DDR3-1866. DDR3-1600 will work but will cause a slight bottleneck, but you should have paid attention to the voltage. 1.65V means that it has to be over-juiced to run at the proper speed & is an indication that it's actually overclocked slower RAM.

From your CPU link: Supported memory: DDR3-1866


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#2
December 23, 2013 at 13:26:29
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Memory good but not great and will do just fine for now.
More urgent would be a good quality power supply, how urgent will depend on how 'cheap' or 'crap' it is. Put that component replacement high in your list.
If the old Maxtor is large enough for now and tests OK with a short test from Seatools from Seagate, it can wait a little. A larger faster drive will be a definite plus when you get it and an SSD would certainly load faster but are not critical at this time.
If you had 1333MHz memory, I would say upgrading it would be more important than the hard drive but since you have 1600MHz, it can wait (in my opinion) for now.
I'm a firm Intel user so I will not offer an opinion on one AMD vs another, but since riider did not have anything bad to say about the motherboard/CPU, that is as good as a stamp of approval from most.
Good luck.

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#3
December 23, 2013 at 13:57:46

Power suply Raidmax RX500 psu. Tha ram runs at 1600 i always had to set it to 1600 i did not know it's overclocked because in the bios alway shows 1.65 V no matter what frequency it is 1333 or 1600 with 9.9.9.24 latency. It goes up to 1866 but it's unstable. And about the cpu is in theory better than any Intel i3 close to the i5.

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#4
December 23, 2013 at 15:18:45
They are getting the 1600 by upping the voltage. Could also be that the chips on the module are not first quality and require more voltage to even work.

The JEDEC standard for DDR3 is 1.5v. You could try the advanced memory settings and loosen up the timings first(larger numbers) then try 1866.

Download and run HWMonitor in real time to see what is happening with the voltages. If the voltages stay within +-5% of the rated 3.3v, 5v, & +12v then you may be OK with what you have. Get HWMonitor from the link below.

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmo...


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#5
December 23, 2013 at 21:06:16
The 'AF' model is somewhat better going by the specs than the 'S' model (Raidmax RX500) though both are overpriced for the apparent quality.

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