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Dropped down to £71.52 - cheapest at Amazon ever! Aria have it cheaper at £70.20, but they charge nearly £10 delivery unless someone has a free delivery code?

Product Type : Processor
Type / Form Factor : AMD FX 6300
Number of Cores : 6-core
Number of Threads : 6 threads
Installed Size : 8 MB
Aggressive performance for mega-tasking and intensive applications like video editing and 3D modeling
Accomplish breathtaking 3D modeling and HD video editing
Chat, watch movies, play games and more with maximum multitasking
Watch rich, crisp HD video
Run multiple compute-intensive applications seamlessly
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banned#1
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Thanks :)
banned#3
Fit 990 motherboard ?
#4
kellerd
Fit 990 motherboard ?

Should do. You may need to update the BIOS though.

Edited By: corgi74 on Jul 22, 2014 09:53
#5
i got this clocked at 4.5hz and with a r9 280 theres not a game to stop it including the new watch dogs with worsemod.. i recomend heat added..
#6
Bought at this price yesterday, was the cheapest I could find it.
#7
corgi74
kellerd
Fit 990 motherboard ?

Should do. You may need to update the BIOS though.
is updating the bios just a case of going into the website and downloading software?
#8
brendanhickey
corgi74
kellerd
Fit 990 motherboard ?

Should do. You may need to update the BIOS though.
is updating the bios just a case of going into the website and downloading software?

On modern motherboards like your it usually is, Mine updated the BIOS in windows nice and easy.
It used to be a horrible job with floppy disks and commands.
#9
tonyw969
i got this clocked at 4.5hz and with a r9 280 theres not a game to stop it including the new watch dogs with worsemod.. i recomend heat added..


Try Wildstar it sure stopped mine dead in its tracks. Went and bought an i5 4690k, sigh.
#10
A cracking CPU for the price, I love mine-4.5GHz and no CPU heatsink fan audible :)
#11
brendanhickey
corgi74
kellerd
Fit 990 motherboard ?

Should do. You may need to update the BIOS though.
is updating the bios just a case of going into the website and downloading software?

Some motherboards allow you to flash the BIOS by going in to the BIOS and plugging in an Ethernet cable then updating, it will connect to the update server and flash the latest BIOS. The motherboard doesn't have to be expensive to have this feature, so it's worth checking, as that's as simple as it gets really.
#12
Anyone tried to overclock this CPU with this motherboard: MSI 970A-G46
I have both, just wondering if everything would work out. Had this CPU for almost 1.5 years and it's fantastic!! Just need a little extra juice now though as games are starting to ask for more power..
#13
LBP
tonyw969
i got this clocked at 4.5hz and with a r9 280 theres not a game to stop it including the new watch dogs with worsemod.. i recomend heat added..


Try Wildstar it sure stopped mine dead in its tracks. Went and bought an i5 4690k, sigh.


Just had a look my lad would lov that game.
banned 1 Like #14
f2k8
Anyone tried to overclock this CPU with this motherboard: MSI 970A-G46
I have both, just wondering if everything would work out. Had this CPU for almost 1.5 years and it's fantastic!! Just need a little extra juice now though as games are starting to ask for more power..
As far as I'm aware, most people strongly recommend against overclocking that board. Have a quick search on Tom's Hardware, a few people have seen 4.3ghz with good stability, but it usually comes at reduced life expectancy on the board.

If you're planning on upgrading in the near future, trying to push it might not hurt. But if you want to get another 2-3 years out of the board, stick with what you've got.
#15
kellerd
Fit 990 motherboard ?

You need an AM3+ sockets as long as your motherboard has that you will be fine. You may need to do a BIOS update which is very easy. They will normally have instructions on the Mobo site. Make sure you update the BIOS before removing your old CPU.
#16
Great bang for buck. Got one in my steambox. Works great with a gtx660. Nice entry level gaming PC. Runs most games at 1080p.
Flubit it for an even cheaper price ;)
#17
You can usually update BIOS by putting file onto usb drive and opening the file in the BIOS.

Great processor by the way, got mine nice and stable at just 4GHz liquid cooled with a 2gb 7790.
#18
I have an R9-280X too but I only have a 500W 80+ rated PSU. Would power draw and heat be an issue if I over clocked it a little? Wouldn't it bottleneck my gfx card unless I got a substantial overclock result out of it?

Currently on a rubbish FX6100 which I've slightly overclocked, but temps do worry me.
#19
iwo
I have an R9-280X too but I only have a 500W 80+ rated PSU. Would power draw and heat be an issue if I over clocked it a little? Wouldn't it bottleneck my gfx card unless I got a substantial overclock result out of it?

Currently on a rubbish FX6100 which I've slightly overclocked, but temps do worry me.
You'll be fine overclocking it on that PSU. You'll definetly want some sort of aftermarket cooler though. Even something cheap like the Hyper 212 EVO would be a massive step up from the stock cooler.
#20
LBP
tonyw969
i got this clocked at 4.5hz and with a r9 280 theres not a game to stop it including the new watch dogs with worsemod.. i recomend heat added..

Try Wildstar it sure stopped mine dead in its tracks. Went and bought an i5 4690k, sigh.

Yeah for anything CPU dependent with regards to games Intel is the better option.
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tonyw969
i got this clocked at 4.5hz and with a r9 280 theres not a game to stop it including the new watch dogs with worsemod.. i recomend heat added..
Try Arma 3 Multiplayer on a busy server, that will stop it (as I found out when I built my Nephews FX-6300 based rig).
Other that that, he's happy with it churning through most games at high/ultra settings.


If upgrading a current AMD rig, this is a nice price. If building a new one, it's hard to ignore the Intel Pentium G3258 (if it's just for gaming, that is).


Edited By: jukkie on Jul 23, 2014 12:48: .
1 Like #22
BlightySpike
Great bang for buck. Got one in my steambox. Works great with a gtx660. Nice entry level gaming PC. Runs most games at 1080p.
Flubit it for an even cheaper price ;)

Have the same setup, reckon its about perfect for 1080p gaming.
#23
Would you say this is worth the extra £25 over the Intel Pentium K G3258? Im building a gaming desktop for my nephew, and I've already got an r9 280x, but don't want to bottleneck it. Everyone has been saying that the intel cpu cant be matched for price/performance when oc'd, but not sure if it'd be a bad match for this gpu. Any advice? Thanks
#24
00lloyd
Would you say this is worth the extra £25 over the Intel Pentium K G3258? Im building a gaming desktop for my nephew, and I've already got an r9 280x, but don't want to bottleneck it. Everyone has been saying that the intel cpu cant be matched for price/performance when oc'd, but not sure if it'd be a bad match for this gpu. Any advice? Thanks

If you go for the G3258 make sure you're getting a liquid cooler to oc that to a good standard. I'd go with the 6300 though, due to more cores and games utilising more cores. Threaded performance with the 6300 will be better as it has 3 x more cores.



Edited By: rikkif1990 on Jul 23, 2014 12:56
#25
tonyw969
i got this clocked at 4.5hz and with a r9 280 theres not a game to stop it including the new watch dogs with worsemod.. i recomend heat added..

What temperatures do you get when idle and heavy load?

Also are you using stock cpu fans?
#26
323157
BlightySpike
Great bang for buck. Got one in my steambox. Works great with a gtx660. Nice entry level gaming PC. Runs most games at 1080p.
Flubit it for an even cheaper price ;)

Have the same setup, reckon its about perfect for 1080p gaming.

We are brothers or given your user name, numbers in arms. ;p

I'm very happy with it. Continuing to tweak various bits, but outa the gate its been great.The acid test will be when the new Batman game hits next year. Hopefully we have enough grunt to play the title at a reasonable lick. If not I'll just upgrade the weak points.
#27
buyer101
tonyw969
i got this clocked at 4.5hz and with a r9 280 theres not a game to stop it including the new watch dogs with worsemod.. i recomend heat added..
What temperatures do you get when idle and heavy load?

Also are you using stock cpu fans?
Sorry to be rude and answer for him but 4.5GHz on the stock cooler would be near impossible. But, I imagine a cooler such as the 212 evo would be enough to get the 6300 to 4.5GHz. This also depends, of course, on your motherboard i.e. whether you have sufficient cooling on your mosfets. You also need to take into consideration that not all chips are the same so one 6300 may be overclockable to 5ghz, and another only to 4.5ghz.

For example, I have the 6300 and a liquid cooler and my temperatures do not exceed 45 degrees while under load. I cannot get past 4.5GHz despite me having a good motherboard for some reason. I may just have a not-so-good chip, who knows.

Edited By: rikkif1990 on Jul 23, 2014 14:03
#28
rikkif1990
00lloyd
Would you say this is worth the extra £25 over the Intel Pentium K G3258? Im building a gaming desktop for my nephew, and I've already got an r9 280x, but don't want to bottleneck it. Everyone has been saying that the intel cpu cant be matched for price/performance when oc'd, but not sure if it'd be a bad match for this gpu. Any advice? Thanks

If you go for the G3258 make sure you're getting a liquid cooler to oc that to a good standard. I'd go with the 6300 though, due to more cores and games utilising more cores. Threaded performance with the 6300 will be better as it has 3 x more cores.



Thanks for the advice. Will probably go for the AMD then. Any motherboard recommendations? Xfire and other fancy features not really important, just looking for something of solid quality with respectable oc potential. Thanks!
#29
00lloyd
rikkif1990
00lloyd
Would you say this is worth the extra £25 over the Intel Pentium K G3258? Im building a gaming desktop for my nephew, and I've already got an r9 280x, but don't want to bottleneck it. Everyone has been saying that the intel cpu cant be matched for price/performance when oc'd, but not sure if it'd be a bad match for this gpu. Any advice? Thanks

If you go for the G3258 make sure you're getting a liquid cooler to oc that to a good standard. I'd go with the 6300 though, due to more cores and games utilising more cores. Threaded performance with the 6300 will be better as it has 3 x more cores.



Thanks for the advice. Will probably go for the AMD then. Any motherboard recommendations? Xfire and other fancy features not really important, just looking for something of solid quality with respectable oc potential. Thanks!

M5A97 R2 EVO is decent and the Gigabyte UD3P is a little better for overclocking as it has an 8 + 2 power phase. Either, though, will allow for a decent overclock. Just make sure you get one like these two that has heatsinks over the VRM's otherwise it will throttle under load.
#30
These are GREAT for the money and mustn't use that much juice, even at 4.5GHz in my refurbished Biostar A880GZ, which isn't even an overclocking board, and I don't think I've ever had a stability issue!

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