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post #21 of 75
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Not hell bent by any means. I thought about the I5 route and passed on that used card for the one I just built to replace this one. Went with the 970 SC, but I had a bigger budget. Seems like a lot of people say the I5 is the way to go for gaming. Would I get that much of a difference over performance and long term usage year wise with a 4960K vs the 8320.

Just for grins, I priced out an I5 at micro center.

4690K 3.5 $199.99
ASUS Z97-AR 1150 LGA $114.99 (bundled price)
EVGA Super Nova 750 G2 $114.99 after rebate
WD Blue 1 TB $54.99
Samasung 24x dvd burner $14.99

Total $562

I think the power supply is a little large, but not sure what video card he may run down the road.The 650 G2 would be 89.99 after rebate, so that would knock $30 off that 562.

They have the EVGA 960 2gb for $199.99 after rebate and the 960 4gb for $259.

This route, I would be re-using the case and ram. If I just replace the processor in the current machine, I'm at about $220 cheaper before video card.

I guess, is $220 more for the listed system worth it long term (2-4 year, understand video card and poss ram update before 4 years) over just upgrading the current AMD?

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I think the i5 is worth every penny over the FX chip if you want the best over all gaming experience. Best upgrade I did was moving from a FX 8320 to a 4790k. I play a large selection of games however. Both CPU and GPU limited.

The issue I see building for someone else is if he has performance issues He'll ask around. When he tells others his CPU they'll tell him he could of gotten much better for the price. Save yourself the trouble and use the budget on the i5. You've got the cash, I'd go for it.

If you have a microcenter around you all the better.

*Could always buy one of my FX chips. Could use some extra money to put towards my ol'lady's upgrade. thumb.gif
     
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Get the 780 over the 960 (which is about 770 level IIRC). Other than that the i5 is a better performer, and unless $$ is really tight I would have him go for that instead, should be money well spent. Also, about the mobo, surely there is something cheaper that is just as useful, $115 seems high after the $40 discount (note: I don't know much about the newest boards, but I figure a budget board would be a better buy for the kid).

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I'll talk to his dad and get back with you. The problem with this budget is getting a video card and a monitor also.

I just upgraded the one I'm gonna give to him to a 4790k, Asus Hero VII, EVGA 970 SC, Crucial sport 16g ram, Samsung 850 evo 1tb, reused Crucial m4 128 (OS), 4 noctua 140 pwm's, cooler master 212 in a Fractal R5 case. I would have gone with dh14 cooler, but microcenter didn't have them and the boy was wanting to get this up and running. Microcenter is 18 mins away.
    
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I didn't look at many mobos, that was the bundled price one. I think your right and I can probably save some dollars there, just have to look. I have had good luck with asus boards, but am willing to look around.
    
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Here, some real savings here.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core OEM/Tray Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer
Monitor: LG 22MC57HQ-P 60Hz 21.5" Monitor
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse
Total: $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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*sigh* Microcenter........
Edited by Erick Silver - 7/17/15 at 4:48pm
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I'll talk to his dad and get back with you. The problem with this budget is getting a video card and a monitor also.

I just upgraded the one I'm gonna give to him to a 4790k, Asus Hero VII, EVGA 970 SC, Crucial sport 16g ram, Samsung 850 evo 1tb, reused Crucial m4 128 (OS), 4 noctua 140 pwm's, cooler master 212 in a Fractal R5 case. I would have gone with dh14 cooler, but microcenter didn't have them and the boy was wanting to get this up and running. Microcenter is 18 mins away.

Hey, that's what I have. 4790k/Hero VII. My hero's the Z87 though. Luckily it only needed a bios update to support the 4790k. It's a nice looking board.

Did not realize you needed a monitor also. Adds to the cost without a doubt.

Damn, I've got a 780 and 1080p monitor sitting in my closet that doesn't have a home. If local I'd be willing to deal.
     
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($176.95 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A (NFC Express Edition) ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($58.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.99 @ Best Buy)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($167.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Thermaltake Smart M 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.90 @ Newegg)
Monitor: AOC E2260SWDN 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $641.78
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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or you could buy an used i5 2500k/3570k and a z68/z77 mobo. and an used r9 290 with non reference cooling

or

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CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: RAIJINTEK EreBoss 56.5 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard (Purchased For $0.00)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.99 @ Best Buy)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card ($241.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Thermaltake Smart M 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.90 @ Newegg)
Monitor: AOC E2260SWDN 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $603.84
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Ok. He's already got Motherboard and RAM and a lead on a good GPU as well as a case.
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Here is what I have to get your opinions on what is worth keeping or not.

AMD Athlon II X3 455 3.3
Gigabyte GA-970A UD3P (this replaced original bad board a year ago by salesman recomendation)
Mushkin Silverline PC3-12800 9-9-9-24 2X4gb (father in law donation)
Radeon 6700 1 gb video card
Antec 500w ps
Antec Illusion 300 case

I reused the cd rom drive in the new machine. This machine was built at Christmas 2011 or 2012 I think.

The 16 yr old has Windows 8, and that is all.

Another friend will sell his evga 780 super clocked for a good price, but I know it will need a bigger ps and probably case.

Pay attention people. That Gigabyte board is a good board and will do very well for this youngster. The RAM is just fine. What he will need is a new CPU, monitor, DVDRW drive, maybe a new case(unsure), new PSU, and a keyboard and mouse. So lets focus on those things.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core OEM/Tray Processor ($109.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($110.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($13.00 @ Newegg)
Monitor: LG 22MC57HQ-P 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($108.00 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($27.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $395.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-17 22:12 EDT-0400

That FX6300 is fairly comparable to my 1090T or to an 1100T. So I know that the Hyper 212+ will be ample enough to keep it cool even overclocked. The Power supply is plenty and should be of good enough quality for you not to have to worry. I have that same Optical drive and it works flawlessly. That Keyboard and mouse set my wife has and she is quite happy with it. I think the teenager will like the red LED backlighting for night time usage. LG Makes a fairly decent monitor for that price tag.

There is no real reason to suggest an entirely new build when he already has some fairly decent hardware already. And considering that there was a mention of this needing to last at least 2 years then why pay out the money for an entire new Intel Build when for the next 2 years this AMD build will be more than enough?
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You dont need more then a 400-450 watts PSU for a system with a GTX 960/970 in it, anything more then 550 watts is way overkill unless you are going to add more cards.
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