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Hey guys, I been around trying to get a nice setup to build but just realized that most recommendation to me were for system that are for heavy ocier which is fine by me but this time. I would like to see what is the best unit for someone that is not planning to OC but if it needs a small boost kick is there without going to heavy into breaking benchmarks in the OC world.

Thanks In Advance!

I will need the following since I already have a PSU 500watts,

CPU: FX-8350
MOBO: ?
RAM: ?
VIDEO: ?
PC CASE: ?
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post #2 of 18
Would be nice to know the intended usage.

What PSU model is that?

My quick attempt, all from newegg:
mobo: GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 - $105
mem: G.SKILL Value 8GB (2 x 4GB) - $57
video: depends on needs and monitor.
PC case: depends on the users preference, but the NZXT 210 Elite is always a good option - $50
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Gaming, audio recording and video recording. beside that it will be with a 24" led lcd ips tv monitor.
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post #4 of 18
OK, a 24" IPS panel is probably running at 1080p resolution and has a refresh rate of 60Hz.

You are still missing a model on that PSU, a noname 500 watt model may not be able to power this kind of stuff..

Here's the updated recommend

mobo: GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 - $105 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128519&Tpk=GA-970A-UD3&IsVirtualParent=1
mem: G.SKILL Value 8GB (2 x 4GB) - $57 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231635
CPU heatsink: CM hyper 212 - $33 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
video: GTX 660 TI or HD7950, both should fit the budget
PC case: depends on the users preference, but the NZXT 210 Elite is always a good option - $50 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146078

You will probably be able to find a slightly lower price if you show around.
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Antec earthwatt 500
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post #6 of 18
Here is a build that might push your budget a bit:

GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 $140

G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) (CAS 8) $60

SAPPHIRE 100352-3L Radeon HD 7950 3GB (FLeX Model) $310

That isn't including the case.

EDIT: For video editing, etc., lower CAS latency will help you tremendously. In addition, its a couple bucks more than what Runs chose, but is better in performance and cooling.

The FleX Model is the newest revision of the Sapphire 7950 FleX product line. I've seen great OCs from it, however I think it has a custom PCB, so no liquid cooling blocks made for it yet.
Edited by aznpersuazn - 3/14/13 at 7:36am
post #7 of 18
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Antec earthwatt 500

Thank you, that unit is rated for 400 Watts on the 12V line and has been tested to actually deliver the rated power.

Plus the PSU has two PCI-E power connectors.

No reason to get a new one there, better safe than sorry :-)

Feel free to get the memory recommended by aznpersuazn, if you want to include it in the budget.
However, I do not see any reason to go for a 990FX, unless the owner knows he/she will go for SLI or crossfire. Even then there may be cheaper 990X motherboards out there.
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Thank you, that unit is rated for 400 Watts on the 12V line and has been tested to actually deliver the rated power.

Plus the PSU has two PCI-E power connectors.

No reason to get a new one there, better safe than sorry :-)

Feel free to get the memory recommended by aznpersuazn, if you want to include it in the budget.
However, I do not see any reason to go for a 990FX, unless the owner knows he/she will go for SLI or crossfire. Even then there may be cheaper 990X motherboards out there.

I agree with you. It's a quality board either way. I personally felt more comfortable with the 990FXA-UD3.
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Originally Posted by runs2far View Post

Thank you, that unit is rated for 400 Watts on the 12V line and has been tested to actually deliver the rated power.

Plus the PSU has two PCI-E power connectors.

No reason to get a new one there, better safe than sorry :-)

Feel free to get the memory recommended by aznpersuazn, if you want to include it in the budget.
However, I do not see any reason to go for a 990FX, unless the owner knows he/she will go for SLI or crossfire. Even then there may be cheaper 990X motherboards out there.

I do not plan to go SLi or CF so what is the top for a single video card that you would recommend?

I have the ASUS Sabertooth 990FX but I feel is such a over kill motherboard for what I use it for now. I only game, do audio recording and video editing but don't oc the board.
Edited by ITAngel - 3/14/13 at 9:04am
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post #10 of 18
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I agree with you. It's a quality board either way. I personally felt more comfortable with the 990FXA-UD3.

Good point, diversity is always good and the OP should feel comfortable with his build.
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I do not plan to go SLi or CF so what is the top for a single video card that you would recommend?

I have the ASUS Sabertooth 990FX but I feel is such a over kill motherboard for what I use it for now. I only game, do audio recording and video editing but don't oc the board.

OK, I believe I have already mentioned this for you in your other thread. You should not expect a big performance increase going from your current 8150 to a 8350 and there is no reason to replace your current high end motherboard.

I recommend you get the best GPU your budgets allows for. With the $550 and other terms set by you in your initial post, that's a HD7950 or a GTX 660 TI.
Both cards are excellent choices and deliver a good bang for your buck.
Going for more expensive cards will give you lees performance per dollar, but you may keep a faster card for more than the single generation your current HD6950 has lasted you.
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