so currently my system is this:
CPU: AMD FX-6100
GPU: Sapphire Radeon 6850 1gb gddr5
RAM: 8GB of G.Skill Sniper ram at 1333 mhz
Mobo: MSI 760GM-P21
PSU: Antec 450 watt
Optical Drive: LG 22x
Storage, Primary drive: Intel 320 120gb SSD
Secondary Drive: Seagate 5900 RPM 1.5tb
Case: Antec 300 Illusion
im think about upgrading from my FX-6100 to the FX-6300 which will come out sooner or later, im just looking for input on if it would be a good idea or not, i mostly use my computer for video editing and some gaming (currently im playing skyrim), now when the processors do come out i will of course watch benchmark video etc before purchasing. but currently im wonder if i should plan for the upgrade or just start saving up for a whole new computer (which i want to do soon or later either way)
thanks for any comments
my current upgrade plans are possibly these:
cpu= swap 6100 with 6300
gpu: swap 6850 for geforce gtx 680 or 670
psu: swap for 800 watt
storage: add third drive dedicated to steam and games (256 gig or so SSD)
You´ve only got one graphics card and you´re planing to buy an 800 Watts powersupply unit? Isn´t that a bit overkill?
The FX-6300 is going to be a 95 Watts CPU, which should be known by now thanks to the leaked information.
The GTX 680 consumes up to 200 Watts. So this is already 300 Watts at max. The other components, such as system RAM, HDD, SSD, logical drive and the motherboard shouldn´t consume more than 100 Watts imo.
So all in all I don´t expect a requirement of more than 400 Watts. A 550 Watts PSU 80+ Platinum should serve you well UNLESS you´re planing to get another GTX 680 or something similar and run both in SLI mode.
The only advantage of such an overkill PSU (800 Watts) is that it would last you longer.
I am also using a 650 Watts 80+ Bronce PSU for a Gigabyte 990XA-UD3, AMD Phenom II X2 555 @ 3,2 GHz (Unlocking was successful but cores are unstable), 3x2 Gb DDR3 @ 1333 MHz, HDD 320 Gb 16 Mb Cache @ 7200 rpm, XFX Radeon HD 7770 without any overclock.
However, I am going to sell my AMD system (motherboard and CPU) and instead get me at least a Core i5 3350P and some Z77 motherboard. I haven´t made up my mind about the brand and model, though.
I could upgrade to a Phenom II X4 965 but this CPU is too old imo and besides neither the Bulldozer nore the Piledriver have enough power for my gaming needs.
well i chose the psu because i did want it to be future proof, and i was wanting to make sure it would be able to handle two gtx 680s if i choose to SLI in teh future
"A 550 Watts PSU 80+ Platinum should serve you well"... well no! It sounds like your system will use about 350-400 watts. A power supply is most efficient at about 50% load. running a 500 watt power supply at 400 watts will not only produce a lot of heat it will also shorten the life of the power supply. This is not as likely with a quality power supply but it is possible. Running a PSU at +70% output will insure that your PSU fan is always on. This can be a problem if you are trying to build a silent pc. Having a psu that is twice as powerful as you need is a good way to insure longevity in your system and it will cut down on your electric bill. Therefore, I would disregard FreundlicherElefant's comment and buy a PSU between 700-800 watts, or if you're going big with oc and 2 gpu's go for a 1000w
thats wat i was kinda thinking wanted it to also be 80+ silver of higher, as for the silent pc part, im partially deaf so it doesnt matter as much to me
now thinking that Piledriver is the code name for the APUs and Bulldozer is the code name for the FX processors, not sure if it helps but meh