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Here's my dilemma, I'm looking to build a new computer with some of the parts I already have to save some cash.

It would mainly be used for encoding (makemkv, ripbot264, handbrake) and gaming.

I want to know if it would be a good option to go with a 2500k / 2600k over a FX-8120 (which NCIX.ca currently has at 199$) for my needs.

The parts I would like to re-use for the build would be my SSD, the 6850 (and possibly getting another one for Xfire), the case and the PSU.

I will need however to get a new PSU which would be used to power the component in my sig rig which my GF will end up using and I will put my old 4870 in there.

I have roughly 600 - 650$ budget.

Thank you all for your inputs
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post #2 of 23
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Originally Posted by Arsonx View Post

Here's my dilemma, I'm looking to build a new computer with some of the parts I already have to save some cash.
It would mainly be used for encoding (makemkv, ripbot264, handbrake) and gaming.
I want to know if it would be a good option to go with a 2500k / 2600k over a FX-8120 (which NCIX.ca currently has at 199$) for my needs.
The parts I would like to re-use for the build would be my SSD, the 6850 (and possibly getting another one for Xfire), the case and the PSU.
I will need however to get a new PSU which would be used to power the component in my sig rig which my GF will end up using and I will put my old 4870 in there.
I have roughly 600 - 650$ budget.
Thank you all for your inputs

OF COURSE get a 2500k/2600k over FX. The new amd processors SUCK compared to the intel ones. You won't regret it. Get any corsair power supply. They are pretty good for the price.
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post #3 of 23
Thread Starter 
I am covered for the PSU area since I already have the Corsair TX750 but is the FX-8120 behind the 2500k that bad in encoding and games ?

I forgot to mention I am looking to overclock the amd or intel cpu to at least 4Ghz and I have a spare Coolit Eco.

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=50327&vpn=ECO-R120&manufacture=CoolIT%20Systems&promoid=1315

Would that be enough cooling for 4ghz at least ?
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post #4 of 23
Thread Starter 
This is what I'm looking at right now.

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Any suggestion on how I could improve this?
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post #5 of 23
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Originally Posted by Arsonx View Post

This is what I'm looking at right now.
238
Any suggestion on how I could improve this?

Thats a great build. With the 2500k and the FX processors, the 2500k will beat it with gaming. The FX processor you have is 8 cores, which is pointless for gaming. The 2500k is definitely the best processor for gaming. Trust me. Lol.
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post #6 of 23
If you can afford it, I would recommend a extreme4 gen3 motherboard. Just a bit more expensive, but worth it imo. Also, there is no reason to go z68 over p67 unless if you are actually going to use the z68 features, like SSD cashing
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post #7 of 23
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I took this one because that one was on sale at the moment and the Extreme 4 Gen 3 is 200$ on NCIX.ca

Do you know if the Coolit Eco cooler will be good enough for a (minimum) 4Ghz OC ?
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post #8 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arsonx View Post

I took this one because that one was on sale at the moment and the Extreme 4 Gen 3 is 200$ on NCIX.ca
Do you know if the Coolit Eco cooler will be good enough for a (minimum) 4Ghz OC ?

Ya it'll work past 4.0ghz. I would recommend a Corsair H series though. Those come with pre-applied thermal paste and its more efficient, i suppose.
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post #9 of 23
if you have nice case flow and nice ambients, just about any half decent aftermarket cooler will surfice for 4GHz.. even intels stock cooler should be able to handle it if the enviroments right thumb.gif
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post #10 of 23
grab
a FX-8120 + motherboard for 200$ from micro center
SAMSUNG 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 48$
HIS H687FN1GD Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 155$
Thermaltake TR2 RX 750W Bronze 90$
CASE :
any one of your choice
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 100$
NZXT Phantom 410 100$
Corsair Carbide Series 400R 100$
NZXT Phantom 130$

Total ~600$(623$ with 130$ case biggrin.gif)
grab a Corsair A70 Air cooling $30

Hope that helped thumb.gif
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