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post #11 of 35
just a few more $$$ - go with the 8120.
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post #12 of 35
something like this

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something like this
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That is a damn sexy combo deal, I just need to wait till payday before I could consider buying the parts.
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Hmm, a solution would be to scrap the SSD for now and add it later, that's what I would do personally.

Maybe try:
CPU: 2500k $199 @ http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=57962&vpn=BX80623I52500K&manufacture=Intel&promoid=1114
Mobo: Asus P8Z68-V PRO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131790
Mem: $44.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226191
SSD: Scrap the SSD for now, add later
PSU: $69.99 CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 <- quality PSU

Everything else same as yours, comes up to just under $1100.

Just save and buy a 120gb SSD later on.
    
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This would be a huge step up from most of the hardware you are planning on now. It's also hardware that will hold its value longer. The FX-8120 is the biggest FX processor of choice, and its only $20 more. At $10 per core you simply cant beat that price. Samsung's memory is far superior to almost everything on the market right now. Simply because it uses a new 30nm fabrication process. It runs at 1.35v rather then the standard 1.5v. They got a lot of overclock headroom, so you could easily set them to 1866MHz or 2133MHz in bios. As for the power supply? that's just totally optional, I personally am the type that wont cheap out on a PSU as it does power the whole rig. And for internal storage, if you must have a lot of space go with what you got. I personally would just get a single 128GB M4 and hold off on buying any mass storage.

CPU AMD FX-6100 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor $139.99
FX-8120 Zambezi - $159.99 (+$20)

Hard Drive Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.99
Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $79.99

Crucial M4 128GB SSD - $119.99 (-$39.99)

Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $46.99
2x SAMSUNG 4GB MV-3V4G3/US - $47.98 (+$0.99)

Power Supply Antec 550W ATX12V Power Supply $54.99
SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze - $89.99 (+$35)

Should all cost you around $16 more then your current hardware. Which is ultimately a bigger bang for your buck.
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post #16 of 35
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Hmm, a solution would be to scrap the SSD for now and add it later, that's what I would do personally.
Maybe try:
CPU: 2500k $199 @ http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=57962&vpn=BX80623I52500K&manufacture=Intel&promoid=1114
Mobo: Asus P8Z68-V PRO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131790
Mem: $44.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226191
SSD: Scrap the SSD for now, add later
PSU: $69.99 CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 <- quality PSU
Everything else same as yours, comes up to just under $1100.
Just save and buy a 120gb SSD later on.

scrapping the ssd was something I had thought about doing, but I wasn't really sure if I would be able to transfer my windows installation over to it or If I would have to a clean install on the ssd once I added it.



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This would be a huge step up from most of the hardware you are planning on now. It's also hardware that will hold its value longer. The FX-8120 is the biggest FX processor of choice, and its only $20 more. At $10 per core you simply cant beat that price. Samsung's memory is far superior to almost everything on the market right now. Simply because it uses a new 30nm fabrication process. It runs at 1.35v rather then the standard 1.5v. They got a lot of overclock headroom, so you could easily set them to 1866MHz or 2133MHz in bios. As for the power supply? that's just totally optional, I personally am the type that wont cheap out on a PSU as it does power the whole rig. And for internal storage, if you must have a lot of space go with what you got. I personally would just get a single 128GB M4 and hold off on buying any mass storage.
CPU AMD FX-6100 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor $139.99
FX-8120 Zambezi - $159.99 (+$20)
Hard Drive Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.99
Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $79.99

Crucial M4 128GB SSD - $119.99 (-$39.99)
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $46.99
2x SAMSUNG 4GB MV-3V4G3/US - $47.98 (+$0.99)
Power Supply Antec 550W ATX12V Power Supply $54.99
SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze - $89.99 (+$35)
Should all cost you around $16 more then your current hardware. Which is ultimately a bigger bang for your buck.

I think I will go with the 8 core, I can drop the non stock cooler and possibly add one later. I do need at least 500 gigs to start out with, I do have a 2tb external that I might be able to cannibalize and put on the inside instead. If I forgo the ssd for now and buy it at a later date, Is it possible to transfer my windows installation over to it or do I need to do a complete re-install on the new drive?
As for the psu, several psu calculators gave me numbers around 430~ watts max so I decided to give myself a bit of headroom - To be completely honest I've been bouncing back and forth between the ocz modstream series, that antec, and the corsair 600w builder series, I haven't really given seasonic a look yet though so I'll take your recommendation and give it a look.
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scrapping the ssd was something I had thought about doing, but I wasn't really sure if I would be able to transfer my windows installation over to it or If I would have to a clean install on the ssd once I added it.
I think I will go with the 8 core, I can drop the non stock cooler and possibly add one later. I do need at least 500 gigs to start out with, I do have a 2tb external that I might be able to cannibalize and put on the inside instead. If I forgo the ssd for now and buy it at a later date, Is it possible to transfer my windows installation over to it or do I need to do a complete re-install on the new drive?
As for the psu, several psu calculators gave me numbers around 430~ watts max so I decided to give myself a bit of headroom - To be completely honest I've been bouncing back and forth between the ocz modstream series, that antec, and the corsair 600w builder series, I haven't really given seasonic a look yet though so I'll take your recommendation and give it a look.
The PSU recommendation isn't just for the extra wattage, it is mostly for unit quality. If its one thing anyone here will tell you is to not cheap out on your PSU (your current choice of PSU seems fine if you need the extra $30). As for the Windows question yes, you can copy over the entire install to a SSD later on. But it will cost you extra for the clone software when you purchase the drive (not too much extra). Im not sure how the software works, so im not sure if it clones the entire drive or just bits and pieces of it. One thing to consider is SSD prices are low and they might get even lower. But for the time being $120 for 128GB SSD is still a good deal compared to the $199 they were asking a month ago (mechanical drives are still very expensive). Another thing to keep in mind is if you do a lot of video editing and transcoding, a large SSD off the back might be more beneficial to you then just a boot drive. With 128GB you should have plenty of space for doing all your editing, encoding, converting all right on the SSD. Which will be a million times faster then off a mechanical drive. You will be able to install most of your games right onto the SSD also. Which means near instant map loads, and zero hickups ingame. If you have an external 2TB drive, then it might be all you need for storing all your projects inside your machine. It doesn't need to be a fast drive to hold just music and movies. Tho goal is to sacrifice a little here, to make a big difference there. I personally will never fill a 128GB drive, I don't download music or movies, nor store any on my machine. I use youtube and netflix to watch and listen to whatever I wanna hear on the fly. You can strip your external enclosure to see what kind of drive is inside (2.5" or 3.5"). If it happens to be a laptop hard drive (2.5") you might want to consider adding a 3.5" to 2.5" adapter to your order as well. Since your case only comes with a single 2.5" mounting rails (taken up by the SSD).
Edited by Warmonger - 5/18/12 at 7:42pm
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If you are not going to overclock Intel will offer much better bang per buck. The point about FX processor is overclock to shorten the performance gap between AMD and Intel competitors. You are not getting the best out of your money if you don't overclock AMD processor.

Now I would not spend money on Hyper 212 EVO, no point in getting it when you don't overclock. AMD CPU runs cool at stock.

At stock, please stick with low wattage PSU. You generally want full load at 70% of PSU capacity for maximum efficiency. A quality PSU of 400 W is more appropriate, such as Rosewill Green 430 W.
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If you are not going to overclock Intel will offer much better bang per buck. The point about FX processor is overclock to shorten the performance gap between AMD and Intel competitors. You are not getting the best out of your money if you don't overclock AMD processor.
Now I would not spend money on Hyper 212 EVO, no point in getting it when you don't overclock. AMD CPU runs cool at stock.
At stock, please stick with low wattage PSU. You generally want full load at 70% of PSU capacity for maximum efficiency. A quality PSU of 400 W is more appropriate, such as Rosewill Green 430 W.
He will easily exceed 400w with a FX-8120 and a HD 7850. Which is a bigger problem when your overloading rails on a PSU. If he wants to save money I think his current choice would be the best.
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He will easily exceed 400w with a FX-8120 and a HD 7850. Which is a bigger problem when your overloading rails on a PSU. If he wants to save money I think his current choice would be the best.

Proof? OP said he/she will not be doing any OC. In that case I fail to see how it will exceed 300 W.
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