Another System Builder Thread

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by Thanatos Telos, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. Thanatos Telos
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    Thanatos Telos random stuff

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    Budget Range: 600-700$

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, SFM, Interwebz.

    Are you buying a monitor: Nope.


    Do you need to buy OS: Nope.

    Location: North Virginia, USA

    Parts Preferences: AMD for CPU and GPU. (Gonna be a bit lax on CPU, but only if there is an Intel CPU+MOBO for less that can do the same, if not better.)

    Overclocking: Hopefully not.

    SLI or Crossfire: Nope.avi

    Your Monitor Resolution:1920x1080p
    Final Price: 673.00 (Without tax, Dad'll handle that.)
    Processor:
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/401795/FX_8350_4GHz_AM3_Black_Edition_Boxed_Processor
    GPU:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202004
    (Or keep my 7770 and grab a nice PSU.)
    MOBO:
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/366425/GA-990FXA-UD3_Socket_AM3_990FX_ATX_AMD_Motherboard
    (Is 80$ with the purchase of the CPU.)
    HDD : http://www.microcenter.com/product/...ATA_60Gb-s_35_Internal_Hard_Drive_STBD2000101
    Memory: http://www.microcenter.com/product/...l_Desktop_Memory_Kit_(Two_4GB_Memory_Modules)
    SSD:
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/...TA_60Gb-s_25_Internal_Solid_State_Drive_(SSD)


    Case:
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/357902/TC102_Mid_Tower_ATX_Computer_Case_with_500W_Power_Supply


    Or:

    http://www.microcenter.com/product/399983/Builder_Series_CX600_600_Watt_ATX_12V_Power_Supply
    with
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/323929/V3_Black_Edition_ATX_Mid_Tower_Computer_Case
    (Keeps 7770.)(Total:$570)
    Or I grab everything: $725
    EDIT: Totally ripped off Tom's Hardware.
     
  2. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    I only have three complains with your build,

    * Crossfire of 77xx series
    Crossfire should only be done with APU or 78xx series and above, simply because you won't gain a lot of performance with 77xx Crossfire. Only selected games can take advantage of Crossfire, non-supported game will have second GPU idle during gaming.

    * SSD
    Pick a better brand. Four brands to pick from: Intel, Samsung, Crucial, and Plextor.

    * Case
    Pick a better case and use CX600 as your PSU instead.

    Do you plan to overclock? If not Intel CPU will better off than AMD (actually true even when you overclock, but you can use overclock to close the performance gap between Intel and AMD). The usage you have listed will not take advantage of AMD 8 threads.
     
  3. Joe88

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    using a 7750 to crossfire with your 7770 will downgrade your 7770 to 7750 speeds to match it, its not really recommended for crossfire with lower end cards

    that case looks a little junky
     
  4. FireGrey

    FireGrey Undercover Admin

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    Just go with 1 7770, It can handle modern games at mid-high settings while being a nice price.
     
  5. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    Virginia here as well.

    Yeah don'y buy a weaker card to crossfire, just use the 7770.
     
  6. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Honestly if I were you I would do the following combination,

    * Intel i3-2100 + H67/H77 motherboard used
    * GTX 560 Ti, HD6950, HD7850, or GTX 660 used
    * 8GB DDR3-1333 RAM kit used

    i3-2100 is picked because you won't be able to take advantage of 8 threads (FX-8350 wasted), and you have no intention of overclocking. Pick corresponding used motherboard, then buy one of the used GPU I have listed, which will do 1080p gaming nicely (neither HD7750 or HD7770 can handle max setting 1080p gaming).
     
  7. Thanatos Telos
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    Thanatos Telos random stuff

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    To cover the points made:
    1. Taking the 7750 off, keeping my current 7770.
    2. New Case:http://www.microcenter.com/product/323929/V3_Black_Edition_ATX_Mid_Tower_Computer_Case (Case has to be in 30$ range.)
    3. Not grabbing an i3, as my OP says that I do use SFM (And a bit of Vegas), and my mac with an i5 has trouble running it. (In Bootcamp, of course.)
    4. Can't grab anything used, refurb, etc. My Dad has had a rig ruined just because of a refurb PSU, and my old 6670 (Refurb) died just a month outside of warranty.
    5. Finally, my Dad refuses to get me any Intel components that aren't at the very least an i5. (For the same price or less than the AMD.)
    6. Finally, my cousin has had a Sandisk SSD for about a year, and he's had no problems so far. (He actually recommended that SSD. And he built his first PC before I learned how to tie my own shoes.)