Hello, first time poster and also first time builder here. I have slowly been getting the parts for the following build.
CPU: FX 6300/8300
Cooler: Raijintek Themis
RAM: 2x 4gb Ripjaws X 1866/9 ddr3
GPU: Asus ROG Srtrix Rx 480 8gb oc
SSD: Sandisk SSD plus 240gb
PSU: EVGA G2 650w 80+ gold
Case: Zalman Z3 plus
I have all the parts apart from the CPU and the SSD (I also plan to get more RAM soon) and I have a few questions before I make the last two purchases.
1) Is the FX 8300 worth the extra £ as opposed to the FX 6300 for gaming? (just seen the fx8320 black edition for £70 same price as fx 6300 I guess it's a no brainer to get the 8320?) Which is best for overclocking and what sort of overclock should I be able to achieve in theory?
2) I have no internet connection at home at the moment, and I don't paln to buy a DVD drive. What potential issues will I have installing windows/drivers etc?
3) The Raijintek themis comes with a mounting bracket for AMD/Intel sockets, the problem is the motherboard seems to have it's own bracket for a gigabyte cooler already attached. Is this something I can just unscrew? And does anyone have experience with the themis thermal paste?
4) The zalman z3 case come with 4 pre-installed fans (1x rear, 2x top, 1x front led fan) and also has a fan controller for 2x fans, my GPU also has 2x fan headers. What is the best way to wire them, would it be rear to mobo, 2x top to gpu headers and front led fan to psu?
Would really appreciate any help and also any advise for a first time builder (or on the build itself) because this sounded quite easy but now I have all the parts and getting ready to actually build I feel quite overwhelmed by it all.
Thanks in advance