I would like youre help/opinion

I currently have a amd r7850, 4gb of ram(had a stick die) ,  a amd a8-3870k and a asus f1a75-m, Windows 7 (64bit) and the other stuff hdd good 1080p monitor. I use it for gaming mostly. (A lot of new games)

But I would like to upgrade to a AMD FX-6200 and I think I need a new mobo, do I, and if so will this a ASUS M5A78L-M work? Will it fit in a http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00001633 ?

AND do you think it is worth an upgrade? 

I am GET more ram too do you think 8GB or 16gb?

Thinking of geting a ssd too but i want to keep the cost down, is it wroth it? 

I want to be able to play BF4 at least on mid settings 1080P, can I do it on a 7850?





Get an identical stick to your current stick.  8GB will be fine for now.

CPU FX-6200 is old architecture, I think.  Also, the FX-6300 (newer architecture) is cheaper.


SSDs are worth it.  120GB+, though.  I put CPU/GPU/MOBO higher up in "needed" than an SSD.  If you can't afford one now, then skip it.

I haven't played BF4 yet.  Is your HD 7850 1GB or 2GB?  I'd expect it to be fine around medium graphics, but don't quote me on that.

Get a better motherboard, like http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a97r20.

TY and its a 1gb xfx.

 Identical  as in same brand and everything or just speed and size because it was sold as a duel channel kit and 1 stick died?

Okay... There is a lot to say.... So here we go:

Firstly, forget about the fx-6100. Get a 6300 or 6350 (if the 6350 is on sale its the same price as the 6300) they are both newer and better than the 6100, and almost the same cost.

Yes, that motherboard will fit in your case.

If all you are doing is gaming then 8GB is plenty so just get 8GB (Ram is expensive because there was a fire in one of the main factories that make like a third of the ram we use in desktops, or something like that, point is, get 8GB now, you can just always pop an other 2 sticks in later if you wish

YES, SSDs are worth every penny, (I'm in england) In my opinion an SSD is the best value upgrade you can make to a pc. I personally have a samsung 840 120GB ssd and I have never regretted buying it, it just makes my pc so much nicer overall.

As far as your last question goes, I'm not sure I dont know a lot about games and gpu performance that so I dont want to give you the wrong advice.


You answered while I was writhing my reply :(

Just get ram that is the same frequency, and cas latency and same voltage. brands dont matter (besides from looks, i have 'mix and match' ram and it works well (actually right now i have 3 dimms in a dual channel board but it still runs in dual channel luckily (i had ram die recently too) and it looks ugly and ridiculous. but it works :D  

the 6350 sounds good, but will a 500w psu have enough power?

Yes 500W will be perfectly good

As long as it works, I had an old pc with mix and matched ram too but it was old a hole 750mb of it was not sure if you could do it with ddr3.

The max power consumption of the 6 core fx chips are around a 100W (mine is 94) and the 7850 should use around 110W 

So 500w leaves you room for some hard drives, fans, etc

I found two mobos with that num, http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131872


The one that has "LE" in the name is the one you should avoid, it doesnt have internal usb3 :/

I have this one (second link you put) http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131873

Even if your case doesnt have usb3 at the front, dont skimp out now for $10, you'll regret it later

I have this http://www.thermaltake.com/db/pictures/modules/PDT/PDT060207001/20107613241253826.jpg

Also that stupid LE one doesnt even have a heatsink next to theVRMs, just get the M5A97 R2.0 board.
I personally have an FX 6300 and the M5A97 R2.0 and they work out of the box and its a pleasure to overclock with them

I'm sorry but that looks horrid, get something like this for $10 : http://www.amazon.com/Anker%C2%AE-Uspeed-Front-Connector-Adapter/dp/B006TAEH7W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383955865&sr=8-1&keywords=front+panel+usb+3.0

That way you'll have 2 usb 3.0 ports front and back if you get the mobo i told you to get

TY I will.



Will a 500W psu be enough for a 125w cpu, a r7850 1gb, 2 hdd, 1 dvd and 8-12gb of ram? and maybe an ssd. 

I think it should.

Yes, that will be perfect for that setup. You can search Google for a "pc powersupply calculator" and that will give you minimum and reccomended wattages for all sorts of setups

If you can, try to find a single 4x1GB stick from the same brand, with the same clock speeds and timing.  That'll give you the best chance of the RAM working well together.  Theoretically, RAM with the same clock speeds and timings should work, though.