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Hi Guys,
I am looking to buy a new processor. I am tight on budget so I only have about €180 for the CPU and around 100 for Motherboard.
I have a new Geforce GTX 950 (noisy) and i am looking also for "The most sound proof case available" (this is where I can spend about a €100.)

Currently I am typing from a Core i5 750 2.66 Overclocked at 3.2. I used to have it at 4 Ghz but it no longer works like that. What could be wrong there i don't know, it is probably, fried a bit. Motherboard is Asus SuperComputer..
post #2 of 10
In before locked i5 or bust
post #3 of 10
I'd start by asking for more information TBH, something like this:
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Originally Posted by Stefan Radu View Post

Hi Guys,
I am looking to buy a new processor. I am tight on budget so I only have about €180 for the CPU and around 100 for Motherboard.
I have a new Geforce GTX 950 (noisy) and i am looking also for "The most sound proof case available" (this is where I can spend about a €100.)

Currently I am typing from a Core i5 750 2.66 Overclocked at 3.2. I used to have it at 4 Ghz but it no longer works like that. What could be wrong there i don't know, it is probably, fried a bit. Motherboard is Asus SuperComputer..

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What other components do you have already youre re-using? Specifically the exact model and wattage of PSU and RAM, but more info is always better. How many hard drives for example might effect the choice of case, and do you need space for a DVD/Bluray drive?

What is the main usage of the system? Gaming, streaming, something work related? If so what specifically?
post #4 of 10
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Just an SSD so far, samsung SSD 840 and the GPU nvidia 950.....I will be using it for Java development, After Effects, Photoshop and gaming.
About the case i had my eye on this one here:
https://www.scan.co.uk/products/fractal-design-define-r5-white-mid-tower-atx-matx-mini-itx-computer-chassis-with-usb-30-plus-ultra-s
Edited by Stefan Radu - 8/21/16 at 10:30am
post #5 of 10
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I have been thinking about AMD as well
I Had my eye on the

AMD FX 9590 Black Edition 8 Core Processor

FD9590FHHKWOF - AMD FX 9590 Black Edition, Vishera, 8 Core, S AM3+, Clock 4.7GHz, Turbo 5GHz, 4MB x2 L2 Cache, 8MB L3 Cache, 220W, OEM

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/amd-fx-9590-black-edition-vishera-8-core-s-am3plus-clock-47ghz-turbo-5ghz-4mb-x2-l2-cache-8mb-l3-cac#BVRRWidgetID
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Hmm, TBH I'm not too sure whether Photoshop prefers faster single thread over more cores, if more cores then AMD is certainly a good option for you. Especially at your budget which would see you needing to buy DDR4 RAM a CPU and a mobo for 280 Euros. Which probably leaves you looking at maybe an I3 6100, H170 chipset and only 8GB of slower RAM to keep it in your budget. whereas 16GB or more is handy for Photoshop IIRC.

I'd recommend the I3 over the FX for gaming, simply because while the FX will work better in a few games, and the Intel much better in others, the Intel setup has an option to upgrade in the future to something faster like and I5 or I7, whereas the AM3 + socket is dead. Also the platform/chipset is 5 years old and getting dated. Though some companies have tacked on support for things like USB 3.1 for example.

However, as Im not sure for Photoshop and After Effects, I'll leave that part to someone else to advise Going FX should let you re-use your RAM which is a bonus.

The FX 9590 is a bad buy, its the same chip as the rest of the 8xxx series factory overclocked. And it will probably blow a lot of the more budget orientated motherboards out there without enough VRM phases or cooling on the VRM's. Much better off getting a 8320(E) and overclocking it. Speaking of which you didnt list your PSU, if youre overclocking I would suggest getting a quality unit as good quality power is important in the long run.

If you go the FX route I'm sure someone knows what the current better budget mobo's that can really handle an FX 8 core as not everyone that lists itself as compatible will actually work, for long. There's been a couple of newish ones released I think in the last year.

Hope someone else is more useful, cheers.
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Hmm, TBH I'm not too sure whether Photoshop prefers faster single thread over more cores, if more cores then AMD is certainly a good option for you. Especially at your budget which would see you needing to buy DDR4 RAM a CPU and a mobo for 280 Euros. Which probably leaves you looking at maybe an I3 6100, H170 chipset and only 8GB of slower RAM to keep it in your budget. whereas 16GB or more is handy for Photoshop IIRC.

I'd recommend the I3 over the FX for gaming, simply because while the FX will work better in a few games, and the Intel much better in others, the Intel setup has an option to upgrade in the future to something faster like and I5 or I7, whereas the AM3 + socket is dead. Also the platform/chipset is 5 years old and getting dated. Though some companies have tacked on support for things like USB 3.1 for example.

However, as Im not sure for Photoshop and After Effects, I'll leave that part to someone else to advise Going FX should let you re-use your RAM which is a bonus.

The FX 9590 is a bad buy, its the same chip as the rest of the 8xxx series factory overclocked. And it will probably blow a lot of the more budget orientated motherboards out there without enough VRM phases or cooling on the VRM's. Much better off getting a 8320(E) and overclocking it. Speaking of which you didnt list your PSU, if youre overclocking I would suggest getting a quality unit as good quality power is important in the long run.

If you go the FX route I'm sure someone knows what the current better budget mobo's that can really handle an FX 8 core as not everyone that lists itself as compatible will actually work, for long. There's been a couple of newish ones released I think in the last year.

Hope someone else is more useful, cheers.

As someone who has an FX I must agree that an FX 9590 is a terrible purchase as of now. Zen will be released in a few months and the FX platform is basically obsolete. My chip has served me well and I've enjoyed overclocking it but right now I would recommend just getting another CPU to replace your dying one and waiting for Zen. Even if Zen is a disappointment you can always get an Intel i7 later. This way you save money, allowing you to save up for something better in the future.

 

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Core_i5/Intel-Core%20i5-750%20BV80605001911AP%20(BX80605I5750%20-%20BXC80605I5750).html

 

If these are not viable then look at getting an i3 4330 or something else.

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As someone who has an FX I must agree that an FX 9590 is a terrible purchase as of now. Zen will be released in a few months and the FX platform is basically obsolete. My chip has served me well and I've enjoyed overclocking it but right now I would recommend just getting another CPU to replace your dying one and waiting for Zen. Even if Zen is a disappointment you can always get an Intel i7 later. This way you save money, allowing you to save up for something better in the future.
+1 to this^

I've used photoshop on i5 2500,3470, i7 2600 & my fx 8350. In my experience there is barely any noticeable difference.

An 8 core cpu would help when you're using photoshop along with other applications(esp. multicore).

Rendering out a clip in AE would be faster on the 8350 than an i5.
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As someone who has an FX I must agree that an FX 9590 is a terrible purchase as of now. Zen will be released in a few months and the FX platform is basically obsolete. My chip has served me well and I've enjoyed overclocking it but right now I would recommend just getting another CPU to replace your dying one and waiting for Zen. Even if Zen is a disappointment you can always get an Intel i7 later. This way you save money, allowing you to save up for something better in the future.
+1 to this^

I've used photoshop on i5 2500,3470, i7 2600 & my fx 8350. In my experience there is barely any noticeable difference.

An 8 core cpu would help when you're using photoshop along with other applications(esp. multicore).

Rendering out a clip in AE would be faster on the 8350 than an i5.

In certain tasks and the latest games (Gears of War, Tomb Raider, etc.) an FX83xx is equal to an i7 but if those eight cores aren't loaded it's equal to an i5. And thus I do not recommend FX chips at this time. In fact I don't even recommend Intel chips unless you really can't wait.

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In certain tasks and the latest games (Gears of War, Tomb Raider, etc.) an FX83xx is equal to an i7 but if those eight cores aren't loaded it's equal to an i5. And thus I do not recommend FX chips at this time. In fact I don't even recommend Intel chips unless you really can't wait.
I know my post seems like I'm recommending a new cpu, But I'm not. redface.gif

My advice would be the same as yours -
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I would recommend just getting another CPU to replace your dying one and waiting for Zen. Even if Zen is a disappointment you can always get an Intel i7 later. This way you save money, allowing you to save up for something better in the future.

If the OP really has to have a new good cpu for productivity, then IMO the fx 8320/50 would be good choices on a tight budget.
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