New PC build

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  1. emmanu888
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    emmanu888 6 years and still going strong

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    So i'm thinking of rebuilding my current gaming PC with new components as to make sure my PC is ready for the next generation and i also want to play Wii, GC and PS2 games on it.

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113331
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131937
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835154012

    Would those be okay ? Because my current build has a M4A series motherboard from ASUS, problem is, MOSFETS or MOSFATS, whatever that is, becomes so hot that my CPU throttles down to 1.5GHz on Dolphin, PCSX2 has troubles running. Also MAME plus CAVE Shumps equals CPU throttle because it gets too hot. Tuniq TX-4 thermal paste is because i'm still using the thermal pad that came with the water block

    Current build is
    M4A78LT-M ASUS Motherboard
    AMD Phenom II X6 1055T at 2.8GHz (Was on a 3.36GHz overclock before)
    EVGA Geforce GTS 450
    6GB of RAM
    1TB hard drive and a 160GB hard drive
    Antec 650W Power Supply
    Corsair H50 Water Cooler
     
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    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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  3. emmanu888
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    Didn't knew it would've been a downgrade. But the Gigabyte motherboard has a 8 pin CPU PSU connector. My PSU only has a 4 pin connector for CPU power
     
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    Yes they will. FX-6300 is not a big improvement over 1055T (at best 5%), but it is extremely efficient than 1055T (less power draw = less demand on VRM/MOSFET).

    Combine that with a good AM3+ motherboard (one that has heatsink over VRM) you are good to go. You should be fine with a molex to 8-pin adapter (Antec produces decent to good PSU).
     
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    emmanu888 6 years and still going strong

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    You know. I'm considering just waiting for the Steamroller CPU before buying a new motherboard
     
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    In that case you can install these guys on VRM.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835708011

    This'll help VRM to dissipate heat. It'll work even better if you use C-type air cooler on your CPU, so airflow goes through these tiny heatsink.