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post #11 of 29
Since the price was released for the Ryzen 1500X, here is the updated build...

Slightly over budget.

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/TXMmvV

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CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£187.80 @ Alza)
Motherboard: ASRock AB350M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£66.02 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory (£83.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive (£56.40 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 480 8GB Dual OC Video Card (£186.00 @ Aria PC)
Case: Zalman ZM-T4 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£23.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£65.10 @ Alza)
Total: £669.30
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Can drop the RAM to 8gb. And if you have any spare drives, you could go for a cheap SSD, like 60gb for a boot drive for £20 cheaper. And get the RAM at half the cost. I do not recommend skimping on the PSU. Then you'd be at your £600 budget. smile.gif

I have a friend who is selling a GTX 1060 6gb. He'd take £180 for it if you're interested. thumb.gif

Option 2:

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/zNWy7h

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£187.80 @ Alza)
Motherboard: ASRock AB350M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£66.02 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: ADATA XPG Z1 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory (£50.63 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Intel 320 Series 40GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£35.99 @ Novatech)
Storage: Seagate 500GB 2.5" 5400RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive (£19.88 @ BT Shop)
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 480 8GB Dual OC Video Card (£186.00 @ Aria PC)
Case: Zalman ZM-T4 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£23.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£65.10 @ Alza)
Total: £635.41
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-12 14:59 BST+0100

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£169.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock AB350M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£65.39 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: ADATA XPG Z1 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory (£50.63 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Intel 320 Series 40GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£35.99 @ Novatech)
Storage: Seagate 500GB 2.5" 5400RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive (£70.16 @ More Computers)
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 480 8GB Dual OC Video Card (£204.92 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Zalman ZM-T4 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£31.51 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£65.47 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £694.06
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-27 09:10 BST+0100
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Opteron isn't slow haha It can still crank out 1,025fps on single precision Julia on RX 480 8GB

Even just the little $29 USD Opteron 1389 coupled with a M4A78LT-M on 4 X 8GB Modules DDR3-1600Mhz On The Baddest Vega around... Ultra cheap super good Gaming PC... Computational work it does quite well at as well with the aid of the AMD GPU Compute Core's... 4K Encode takes minutes... If you don't add filters it can Transcode at the same FPS as the Video ... or faster just about 30fps CyberLink Power Director 15 Ultra Edition.

These tests are on a $5 shipped motherboard HP M2N68-LA on Modded Opteron BIOS with PCIe 1.1 & 2x 4GB DDR2-800 High Density. The memory controller on DDR2 is nearly 12GB/s.


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Opteron isn't slow haha It can still crank out 1,025fps on single precision Julia on RX 480 8GB


I could say the same about a Q6600 overclocked to 3ghz. It is a dead platform, no upgrade option, and single threaded performance isn't good enough for modern day gaming. Sure it is impressive what you can pump out of it. But I do not see this as a viable option. Plus, they don't sell that chip here in the UK, so it would have a 12 day lead time on it, zero warranty, and a pain in the behind finding a motherboard that would give any viable upgrade options.

Show me some benchmarks of it playing Crysis 3 or BF1 etc... just out of curiosity.
    
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At the moment I'm retrofitting it to Marvell HyperDuo since I/O was laggin out bad on old really loud 1TB 7200rpm HDD alone. I'll be using a SSD + HDD for HyperDuo to speed things up.

Sure thing. I was playing Fallout 4 at 5120x2880 and fps was 24-45fps. At 4096x2160 it's 45-60fps vsync. At 2560x1440 it's basically the same but closer to 60. At 1080p tached out 60fps continuous. I think it's the RX 480 that does such a good job. CPU only 30-40%. When my Xeon X5460 3.16Ghz 12MB Cache would have had a tached out 100% the whole time and lagging out. For some reason the Opteron is way faster. It's the memory controller, it's 2 times as fast on DDR2 & 3 than the LGA 771 Xeon's.
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At the moment I'm retrofitting it to Marvell HyperDuo since I/O was laggin out bad on old really loud 1TB 7200rpm HDD alone. I'll be using a SSD + HDD for HyperDuo to speed things up.

Sure thing. I was playing Fallout 4 at 5120x2880 and fps was 24-45fps. At 4096x2160 it's 45-60fps vsync. At 2560x1440 it's basically the same but closer to 60. At 1080p tached out 60fps continuous. I think it's the RX 480 that does such a good job. CPU only 30-40%. When my Xeon X5460 3.16Ghz 12MB Cache would have had a tached out 100% the whole time and lagging out. For some reason the Opteron is way faster. It's the memory controller, it's 2 times as fast on DDR2 & 3 than the LGA 771 Xeon's.

I am interested because my girlfriends little brother's birthday is coming up and he asked me to build him a rig. Only got a budget of around £200-300. So if I could get something like this set up for him, I'd be onto a winner. Works out at £42 shipped to the UK from an ebay seller. If I could arrange someone to gift it to me, postage wise, it would be a lot cheaper.

I have found a HD 7970 ghz edition for £70. So just need the rest and it would be a cracker.thumb.gif
    
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post #16 of 29
I'd go at least a RX 460... it's so efficient and he will like it a lot... Polaris is super powerful... I test RX 460.. it's faster than 280X Sapphire VaporX TriX and can do 4k with it's 4GB ram... Such a cheap and highly efficient GPU... Then let's Unlock it to 1024 Shader Core's and 64 TMU's. That'll really impress the little guy. The Opteron is highly impressive even for me a high power user who is used to 24 threads of Xeon power nearing the 6950x on multithread. The Opteron 1389 is a sleeper chip no doubt. I never tested a 4 thread CPU this efficient and effective before. LMK haha
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I'd go at least a RX 460... it's so efficient and he will like it a lot... Polaris is super powerful... I test RX 460.. it's faster than 280X Sapphire VaporX TriX and can do 4k with it's 4GB ram... Such a cheap and highly efficient GPU... Then let's Unlock it to 1024 Shader Core's and 64 TMU's. That'll really impress the little guy. The Opteron is highly impressive even for me a high power user who is used to 24 threads of Xeon power nearing the 6950x on multithread. The Opteron 1389 is a sleeper chip no doubt. I never tested a 4 thread CPU this efficient and effective before. LMK haha

What board are you using to achieve that overclock?

And this kid will be 11 years old. So I'm not sure he will fully understand. His big brother has a Q6600 rig I built for him 2 years ago, with a 6870 and 8gb RAM. Seems to run everything he throws at it, including GTA 5!! I was shocked. If I can get this opteron with a decent AM3 board that will OC the hell out of it, I would be very happy.
    
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post #18 of 29
Opteron doesn't need to overclock... it's plenty fast as is... plus this board allows 4Ghz with ease on this CPU... I tried it.

£63 with 4x slots for 32gb : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Asus-M4A78LT-M-Socket-AM3-PC-Motherboard-/301995025412?hash=item46504e6404:g:vQ8AAOSwvg9XbPhv

or this with the AM3 mounting bracket... might ask above seller to include it? £59 : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ASUS-M4A78LT-M-Socket-AM3-AMD-Motherboard-Windows-10-X64-Home-Bound-/201589006520?hash=item2eefa420b8:g:EYcAAOSwNphWXyH2

£59.99 : 32GB for later? : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SK-HYNIX-16GB-2x8GB-DDR3-MEMORY-RAM-PC3L-12800U-NON-ECC-/222459059356?hash=item33cb97dc9c:g:G0gAAOSw-0xYbq7a
£23.32 : worth the wait : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMD-Opteron-1389-2-9GHz-6MB-2200MHz-Sockets-AM2-AM3-4-Cores-OS1389WGK4DGI-CPUs-/182512897189?hash=item2a7e9dcca5:g:6kQAAOSwc-tY4Upq
£16 : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HP-Compaq-dx2250-Microtower-437832-003-AMD-CPU-Heatsink-Fan-/310413788423?hash=item48461a8507:m:mDWyP1lCj6okejuXAnu4DUg
£95 + £10 shipping? £105 : R9 380X 4GB XFX DD : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/XFX-DOUBLE-DISSIPATION-R9-380X-4GB-GDDR5-1024mhz-/112345367956?hash=item1a284e4594:g:mcwAAOSw2gxY1CdV
£36 : looks sick dude haha with 500W : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AVP-MAMBA-BLACK-500W-PSU-ATX-MIDI-TOWER-CASE-WITH-SIDE-WINDOW-2-5-BAYS-/131195727939?hash=item1e8bdff043:g:MWoAAOxy3cJTfLWw

£293.32 Bro .. wicked rig with 32GB support later... Oops No hdd ...

£35 : 320gb 2.5" smaller quieter 7200rpm plenty fast : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brand-New-2-5-TOSHIBA-320-GB-16-MB-SATA-7200-RPM-MK3261GSY-Interna-Hard-Drive-/322470215325?hash=item4b14b8fe9d:g:TKoAAOSwXeJXe8Jd

£328.32
Edited by chris89 - 4/12/17 at 8:47am
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Opteron doesn't need to overclock... it's plenty fast as is... plus this board allows 4Ghz with ease on this CPU... I tried it.

£63 with 4x slots for 32gb : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Asus-M4A78LT-M-Socket-AM3-PC-Motherboard-/301995025412?hash=item46504e6404:g:vQ8AAOSwvg9XbPhv

or this with the AM3 mounting bracket... might ask above seller to include it? £59 : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ASUS-M4A78LT-M-Socket-AM3-AMD-Motherboard-Windows-10-X64-Home-Bound-/201589006520?hash=item2eefa420b8:g:EYcAAOSwNphWXyH2

£59.99 : 32GB for later? : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SK-HYNIX-16GB-2x8GB-DDR3-MEMORY-RAM-PC3L-12800U-NON-ECC-/222459059356?hash=item33cb97dc9c:g:G0gAAOSw-0xYbq7a
£23.32 : worth the wait : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMD-Opteron-1389-2-9GHz-6MB-2200MHz-Sockets-AM2-AM3-4-Cores-OS1389WGK4DGI-CPUs-/182512897189?hash=item2a7e9dcca5:g:6kQAAOSwc-tY4Upq
£16 : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HP-Compaq-dx2250-Microtower-437832-003-AMD-CPU-Heatsink-Fan-/310413788423?hash=item48461a8507:m:mDWyP1lCj6okejuXAnu4DUg
£95 + £10 shipping? £105 : R9 380X 4GB XFX DD : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/XFX-DOUBLE-DISSIPATION-R9-380X-4GB-GDDR5-1024mhz-/112345367956?hash=item1a284e4594:g:mcwAAOSw2gxY1CdV
£36 : looks sick dude haha with 500W : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AVP-MAMBA-BLACK-500W-PSU-ATX-MIDI-TOWER-CASE-WITH-SIDE-WINDOW-2-5-BAYS-/131195727939?hash=item1e8bdff043:g:MWoAAOxy3cJTfLWw

£293.32 Bro .. wicked rig with 32GB support later... Oops No hdd ...

£35 : 320gb 2.5" smaller quieter 7200rpm plenty fast : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brand-New-2-5-TOSHIBA-320-GB-16-MB-SATA-7200-RPM-MK3261GSY-Interna-Hard-Drive-/322470215325?hash=item4b14b8fe9d:g:TKoAAOSwXeJXe8Jd

£328.32

I have a lot of drives lying around mine, so I won't need a drive anyway. Regarding the Case+ PSU... I wouldn't trust that PSU as far as I could throw it. Case isn't bad though, and I am pretty sure the R9 380X would require a little more juice than that PSU can provide (safely anyway). I am sure I have an AM3 cooler somewhere at my Mum's in her garage, so that would save a bit more. And I'd go with the 7970 ghz edition for £70 over the 380x for £105. Saves £35. I reckon I could squeeze it all in for under £220. Thanks for the info anyway, it is much appreciated.
    
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By the way the 380X is a beast and would wax any HD 7000 series after my BIOS mod. I can dial them in to run right up with Polaris 470/ 480. Which is right up with the 290X/ 390X. Not to mention fully capable on GCN 1. something or other what 1.2? With 3840x2160 VSR and 5120x2880 VSR on new drivers or a 4k 60hz HDMI TV.

With it's 32 ROP & 128 TMU... It's possible with BIOS mods for upwards of 1250Mhz Core and 1563Mhz ram for 40 Billion Pixel's & 160 Billion Texel's, along with 200GB/s ram.

Plus with the super fine-tuning of the BIOS allowed, it can also be made to use almost no power at all. Well under 100 Watts if desired? So the 380X has way more flexibility than the HD 7970. Not to mention Cooler/ Quieter/ and Epic TITAN X Maxwell OpenCL Compute capabilities at full tilt. I was able to Compute at near 1,400Mhz Core on that beast. I miss it and want to mess with another one some day.
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