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November 3, 2014 at 1:45 pm #66258
Full Final Specs:
Case: Nox Vulkan
PSU: Corsair Modular CX-750W M (80+)
CPU: AMD FX 8-Core 8370E
Graphics Card: Asus GTX970 STRIX OC 4GB DDR5
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0
RAM: 8GB DDR3 1866MHz HyperX Fury White
Storage 1: OCZ Vertex 3 60GB (/boot and /)
Storage 2: Western Digital 1TB SATA III 64MB Black (/home and swap)
Monitors: 2x Asus 23″ VX239H-W 5ms IPS
I didn’t buy the glowy bits! That one came with the case.
Now with moar shinies!
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November 3, 2014 at 1:49 pm #72167madhi19Member
Ram is too cheap not to max it out.November 3, 2014 at 2:16 pm #72169madhi19 wrote:Ram is too cheap not to max it out.
Yeah, I’m not exactly going rich on an intern’s paycheck. Over �40 per DIMM is a bit much. 8GB is also more than enough for my particular use case.
And in case I need it down the line, that’s the easiest part to upgrade.November 3, 2014 at 2:41 pm #72170LapinoplMember
I would go with some other CPU if I were you, unless you’re into something that require multicore setup like that. Its not really a gaming CPU.November 3, 2014 at 2:44 pm #72171Lapinopl wrote:I would go with some other CPU if I were you, unless you’re into something that require multicore setup like that. Its not really a gaming CPU.
It’s a CPU that allows for proper multi-tasking without throttling. And even if a game uses only 2 cores at 4GHz, it’s plenty enough for anything current.November 3, 2014 at 3:14 pm #72172FrojoeKeymasterLapinopl wrote:I would go with some other CPU if I were you, unless you’re into something that require multicore setup like that. Its not really a gaming CPU.
Also, downgrading to a hex-core really only saves him $50 CAD.November 3, 2014 at 3:29 pm #72173Venn StoneKeymaster
Just remember the AMD FX-8350 will need hella cooling. The AMD FX-8150 Black (in the render box) can also run @ 4.2 so you can save some wet stinky by picking that part and slapping a proper HSF on it.November 3, 2014 at 3:37 pm #72174Venn wrote:Just remember the AMD FX-8350 will need hella cooling. The AMD FX-8150 Black (in the render box) can also run @ 4.2 so you can save some wet stinky by picking that part and slapping a proper HSF on it.
That’s why I’m getting the Corsair Twin pack, as well. Push comes to shove, I’ll get a Be Quiet! heatsink to go along with it.November 3, 2014 at 5:08 pm #72178
Updated main post with different motherboard and the monitors.November 3, 2014 at 5:18 pm #72179linuxgnuruParticipant
what, don’t you want windows 8.1 pre-installed for free?November 3, 2014 at 6:55 pm #72180Venn StoneKeymaster
If you buy a SSHD I will stab you in the face organ. Really, two nope points in a single enclosure.November 3, 2014 at 7:16 pm #72181monstercam007Member
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nXhyQ7
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nXhyQ7/by_merchant/
CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($88.49 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($46.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A88X+ Killer ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX100 128GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive ($69.93 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda ES 1TB 3.5″ 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($26.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: LG 25UM55-P 60Hz 25.0″ Monitor ($234.99 @ Amazon)
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-03 20:15 EST-0500
add your own case and stuff!
amd build ftw!
also note pedo…I mean pedro, the amd fx 8320 is a bit cheaper than the fx 8350 and both will oc to a fine 4.8GHz no problemo.November 4, 2014 at 3:16 am #72186OrnParticipantmonstercam007 wrote:Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Who dropped you on your head? are you fucking crazy !?, Why even….Why!?, that’s not…..WHAIE?!.
Pedro would make you DIAF!
At best Pedro I would say go with a 8320 instead of the 8350November 4, 2014 at 4:17 am #72187
Yeah, the 8320 does seem to have better Performance-per-�uro and a considerably smaller power drain. But then again, if we’re going to be looking at TDP, the FX-8370E will cost me �30 over the 8350 and bring down the TDP to 95W with a higher Turbo clock.
As for the SSHD, yeah. I wasn’t very confident with it from the start. I’mma hunt down a proper 1TB HDD. The Western Digital Blacks can push at around 200MB/s sequencial.November 4, 2014 at 7:48 am #72188OrnParticipant
Good choice, go with either a WD Black or a Hitachi but by the love of Lord GaBen and stay away from Seagate, I’ve been hearing nothing but horror stories from recent seagate purchases.
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