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post #21 of 35
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions.

I learned alot from Malamute's power supply issues biggrin.gif


I am reconsidering the amount of money invested for the build. After my parts/deal hunting, noticing the price ranges for med-high end PC parts, I decided to raise the amount to 1600$.

I saw positive reviews for the CPU: AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz Eight-Core Processor
Do you guys think its a good performance/value CPU for the long term? I've heard it was somewhat behind Intel's CPU for singlethreaded games, but outweights its equivalent Intel competitors when heavily multitasking.

Is this CPU performance*(probable duration before becoming obselete)/value ratio enough to consider building my PC with this as cornerstone?

Also, if I'm going to use this CPU, I have no idea what kind of GPU would fit the best with this. Any ideas on the matter?

EDIT: Forgot to mention, I am planning to include a small SSD drive with the Windows OS installed on, with probably 60 GB space.
I also decided to buy the monitor at my local store (outside of the 1600$ budget). There aren't much differences between monitor prices on the net, and being able to see it in action before buying is important.

I just noticed, I am considering the same CPU as Malamute suggested, that is a good thing thumb.gif

I will check back here and post in 24 hours.

What! you cant take what he said serious

Or are you?

Also feniks that Corsair CX does not belong anywhere near that system

The CX is boderline crap its a basic cheap entry level PSU
Edited by shilka - 8/18/13 at 4:04am
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post #22 of 35
Take a look at Fractal Designs cases. You can get really well made compact ones or nice big beefy ones ready for water-cooling and expansion. Also very quiet.

As suggested by the others take a look at that recommended power supplies thread. Lots of well made high-quality units in there.
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post #23 of 35
Take a look at Samsung 840 Pro SSDs! They're cheap and some of the fastest on the market.

Oh, and please don't take Malamute's problems into consideration. worriedsmiley.gif I hate being rude, but I don't think he knows much about PSUs.
Edited by macropower - 8/18/13 at 9:13am
post #24 of 35
DO NOT get a 60GB SSD. Go bigger. I have a 60GB SSD and I can tell you right now that its not enough space. All I have on my SSD is Windows and its taking up 40+GB of space. I would be more comfortable with at least 120GB and honestly 256GB would be even better.. But mine was a freebie so not complaining.
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post #25 of 35
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post


Also feniks that Corsair CX does not belong anywhere near that system

The CX is boderline crap its a basic cheap entry level PSU

yes, I picked it for given budget when trying to fit latest optimal parts (Intel for comparison) together with it and I said so. good PSUs start around $100, that one was on promo from newegg wink.gif
anyways, since OP wants AMD then there is nothing for me to do around here LOL!
Edited by feniks - 8/18/13 at 11:58am
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post #26 of 35
You could probably get 60GB if you make clever use of symbolic links. Just move program files and users over to a secondary, and vuala. Maybe make a secondary programs directory for your favorite few programs.
post #27 of 35
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

What! you cant take what he said serious

Hmm I meant that I learned from the discussion you guys had about how there is a problem with Malamute's PC power. I'm not saying I will do what he suggested.

I still got the same problem as last night. I think I'm digging this Vishera 8-core 4GHz CPU, but I don't know what GPU to mix it with.


Mixing any GPU with any CPU won't have any impact, will it? As long as the CPU's speed is not bottlenecking the GPU.

Thanks alot Erick for the tip, I will heavily consider getting a larger SSD.
post #28 of 35
Something like this should do nicely:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1tFAg

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus Z87-K ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Total: $987

(includes special prices and mail-in rebates).

I personally don't know a whole lot about motherboards, so maybe some one else could recommend one. As for the cooler grab whatever you want.
Whatever you decide on just remember to grab a decent power supply from the FAQ: http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies/0_50
Also remember to get a decent cpu. Cpu>graphics card 100% of the time. Something like an 8350 or 4670k should do nicely for you. smile.gif
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post #29 of 35
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Originally Posted by Dctr View Post

Something like this should do nicely:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1tFAg

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus Z87-K ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Total: $987

(includes special prices and mail-in rebates).

I personally don't know a whole lot about motherboards, so maybe some one else could recommend one. As for the cooler grab whatever you want.
Whatever you decide on just remember to grab a decent power supply from the FAQ: http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies/0_50
Also remember to get a decent cpu. Cpu>graphics card 100% of the time. Something like an 8350 or 4670k should do nicely for you. smile.gif

Good Idea, but maybe he could save a few hundred $'s and get an FX8350 over the i5-4670k since the OP stated he has a preference for AMD.

But if hyper-threading means alot to him go Intel. Just a suggestion not saying you have Bad Ideas or whatever thumb.gif
post #30 of 35
Thread Starter 
Thanks alot Dctr for the suggestion.

That GPU you mention in the list seems like very good value. I will investigate more on it.


Louis is right when he says I have a "small" preference for AMD, but in the end, I value performance over all else, so feel free to reference an Intel CPU IF YOU HAVE FACTS that it is better performance than an equivalent AMD CPU for the price

I don't wanna start an Intel vs. AMD war over here. Benchmarks, reviews, personnal experience (if you used the part you are refering), but only facts.
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