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As my work begins moving toward a more multi-threaded direction than toward gaming, I've become intrigued by AMD's FX series CPUs. I currently have around $500, and IF I sell my rig, I hope to get at least $1K out of it (everything included). So my theoreical budget would be around $1500. Now, how could I make this work? I will pretty much need everything in a PC. So here's the breakdown:

Budget: $1500
Date of Purchase: Not important
Items Required: Everything except speakers/sound system
Preferences: I have issues with matching colors and manufacturers, but I'll keep that out of this. I just wish to see a rough idea of what I can do. I would prefer a Samsung monitor as it would match the speaker system biggrin.gif
I can live without it though.
Edited by AbdullahG - 10/22/12 at 6:51pm
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Sir, Vishera is quite powerful for Multithreaded Application but Core i7 Ivy Bridge still edge Vishera.
You can simply invest your $500 for Core i7 3770K which works great for multithreaded application and high performance gaming. And of course you still have some leftover which you can use for other stuffs.
I am not saying AMD is bad. I am very pleased with Vishera benchmark and would recommend it for someone building high performance PC for no more than $800. For someone with high budget like you, I simply can't recommend Vishera because it still slower than Core i7 Ivy Bridge.
    
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As my work begins moving toward a more multi-threaded direction than toward gaming

I think $1500 can get a lot more rig than $500 can upgrade this one considering the $300 investment in the 3770k leaves just $200 over to bump everything else.

 

$1500 fits an FX-8350 with high end 990X or 990FX board, newer/better video card, SSD, more RAM, and quality components all around.

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^ Monitor above..... eh.... I think a quality IPS can be had for less. I wouldn't buy that one.

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You should just upgrade what you have now, Swapping to AMD will not give you that much noticeable multi-threaded performance over an i5..... rolleyes.gif

Here is a full build though. $1430 build (Click to show)
PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($314.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($100.09 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($364.99 @ CompUSA)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Other: shimian qh270 1440p monitor (Ebay) ($280.00)
Total: $1431.01
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

I think I saw the mobo on sale at newegg today... not positive though, I could have been dreaming.... xD

Found it and it comes with 8GB of RAM, for only $114. That's over $60 in savings thumb.gif
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=ge0PQh0-EeKoSiIaOvlYlA0_0_O-J_0_0&AID=10440897&PID=1225267&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-cables-_-na-_-na&Item=N82E16813157293
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Edited by Ironman517 - 10/23/12 at 11:57am
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^ Monitor above..... eh.... I think a quality IPS can be had for less. I wouldn't buy that one.
I know thats what i was thinking but its probably the best looking and cheapest of the samsung ones i was looking at.
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Piledriver intrigued me though; perhaps I just have a liking for AMD more than Intel. I'll definitely consider the i7 though, now that it has been put into perspective. I'm lost on the monitor though. I mean, 1080p is more than enough for me, and I'm not sure if investing in a 1200p or 1440p is really worth the higher price tag. I also want to sell my rig because I feel I can actually profit from it (I only spent $700 to $800 on parts), and build one that is much better, especially moving away from mATX to ATX.
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post #9 of 13
Let's see.
First, $500 for your multithreaded works, you can get Core i7 3820 and ASRock X79 Extreme3 which is not a bad deal.
ASRock regularly update BIOS when there are new processors. You might have room to upgrade to Ivy Bridge-E next year.
You can also go with Core i7 3770K and ASRock Z77 Extreme6, But you must get a new board if you want to upgrade to Haswell or Ivy Bridge-E next year.

You can sell your Core i5 3570K & ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M to get SAMSUNG S24B350HL Monitor.
    
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post #10 of 13
I believe you must be bored with your current rig and just looking for an excuse to build something different to tinker with. A 10-25% improvement in multi-threaded workloads is what the FX-8350 offers you (depending on the specific load in question). I've never considered a move of such insignificance to be worth the time, money, or hassle.

Considering the fact that the FX-8350 trades blows with an i7-3770K, the "simple" solution to getting the "same" upgrade would be to just slap a 3770K in your current rig. This way the majority of the time and hassle and cost is taken out of the equation. You could sell your current i5 and probably only be out maybe $150-200 all said and done. I personally still wouldn't bother because it's just not enough of an upgrade for the money IMO.

If you want a actual UPGRADE. A workstation class rig with multiple CPUs is the direction you would have to go, and $1500 wouldn't cut it.

Eric
Edited by mdocod - 10/23/12 at 6:34pm
     
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