all right! all right! all right! i think i have something really close! so now i understand the difference between AMD and Intel and the pro's and con's.
so here is my new two lists, one AMD ATX build and the other Intel ATX build. i would like to make sure that i have equal parts across the board. i want the MB's to have equal specs and of course not be more than i need. ultimate goal is to OC both of them, but not far enough i have to mess with volts. the OC has to be super rock solid, i'll do a 24hr stress stress to confirm.
a few note's first.....cpu cooler,
they are the same, but if the hotter AMD needs something "better" please bring that up. it goes into the final cost and determines which build i'll go with.case:
, it's the same case i went with on the last build. this way it looks more professional that both towers are identical. also, i really like it and i know it works very well.psu:
, right now i have the SSR-450rm because i'm not too sure what i actually need. an itx build i had set up i chose the SSR-360GP because it didn't have a GPU. i'm not too set up on the name, i have used it before and have had great success, but if there is something better and cheaper, i'll good with changing it out. one stipulation, i want it to be at least modular. i don't really want to tie all the extra cables up. however, if it's cheap enough and that much better, i can get over it.optical drive
, it's the cheapest one. simple and easy. i also like Lite-on and have used them on all my builds.ssd
, i know i'm going to take some heat on the fact that it's only 120GB, but the other irg doing the same just has a ton of extra space available. any and all data they need is on the server. i had a random thought though, i could put the same ssd in this one as the other rig. VTX4-25SAT3-128G
. i'm not sure if it's a better drive though. since this HD isn't really storing data that needs to be accesses, i'm looking for a drive that will boot up windows faster. (i also some MB's that say they do that, not sure if they are a wise option).ram:
, i looked for a good cheap option. it seems like the cheapest lowest cas option newegg had. if there is a recommended brand that matches what ever mb board that best, then i'll go that way. hopefully the cost won't be that much more.gpu:
, all i am looking for here is a 7750. that's the same in the other rig and probably more than needed. the other gpu i used i don't see anymore but it was by XFX pn#FX-775A-ZDP4. honestly i was looking for the cheapest, but best option that made the most sense.
what the builds will have in common:
*CPU COOLER: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO $35.98
*CASE: Corsair Obsidian Series 550D $99 (119.99- $20 REBATE)
*PSU: SeaSonic SSR-450RM $80.98
*OPTICAL DRIVE: LITE-ON DVD Burner iHAS124-04 $15
*SSD: SAMSUNG 840 EVO $99.99
*RAM: Patriot Viper 3 16GB $139.99 1.5v
*GPU: PowerColor AX7750 $59.99 (89.99 - $30 REBATE)
CPU: fx-8320 $160.00
(i assume i can OC this past what the FX-8350 is and hopefully much more).
MB: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 $105
(i hope i got the numerical order is correct and the 990 is better than the 970)
CPU: i7 4770k $339.99 (can OC)
(pretty much the only inter version that has HTT and i can OC, so the choice makes it self)
MB: MSI Z87-G43 $138.98
(this was suggested to me, seems logical. i just don't know if this intel board is in the same class as the AMD).Edited by InVeNtOr - 11/11/13 at 6:36pm