I agree an ssd boot is almost a requirment in a build now days i originally had one listed but the buyer was reluctant at first he was going to just buy a 500gb hdd but i had my brother the middle man talk him into atleast getting a 1tb since literally had no downside.
Yeah he is pretty stuck to the idea of upgradibility hence i went with the atx board, games are already reaching the 16gb requirement for ram so hopefully a micro atx 8x2 should be enough upgradibility.
I ran the setup through a couple bottle neck calculators and the 2200g hits a bottle neck of 13% on average compared to the 8% of the I3 setup but i've no experience with setups running anything less then an i5 or ryzen 5 so this is new ground for me as to how much bottlenecks will holed back the setup
I'm thinking this might be a better choice but from what i can find the Ryzen does decrease performance a small amount but in the overall it's 50 bucks less for a minor performance difference and a newer chip
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I'm thinking 1600 and maybe a 1070
Looked it over and yeah the AMD will offer a lot better performance for the price point, had to change out the mobo and cooler as they where in compat raising the price by 20 which is fine.
Good point that honestly skipped my mind :'D I'll have to reverse that later today
As I said for the list above is a decent list the 10 series are a great choice for anything 1080+ but price point is a tad high for this one especially with a monitor which was specified ($1200 Interior and Monitor)
so that would put price around 1,600/1,700 If it was me paying I would of put it higher but this is him paying I'm just putting it together on paper and once it arrives
Thanks for the list, would be pretty good for 1080p but a monitor was specified
($1200 Interior and Monitor)
For a decent one would push price point up a extra 200/300.
Majority of the games he/we run are all optimised for Nvidia. The mates I have that run AMD all run into graphical problems on a regular enough basis and 6 or so years back I used to run a AMD rig with my brother while in high school and ran into many problems so it's a brand I have lack of faith in and choose to avoid.
I appreciate you putting a list together and don't mean to be rude but I did specify
(MUST BE NVIDIA)
Just a update I caved in and Switched to a PG279Q over the 278Q and will have to get a second one of them later in the year
Keyboard and OS personal choice
Haha Yeah the R9 270 was actually the card I was planning on getting just wasn't to sure on my choice since I haven't ever done a build for less then 2k
From what I know it's running
MB: Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 ATX
Bios Version : NT94510J.86A.3814.2006.0414.1513
Hahaha yeah in the revised I actually did chuck an asrock in it last night
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Hello Taco I normally would of put a 4770K in didn't realise I miss clicked the 4820k ^ Guess that's what happens when you put a computer together at 5am. As for the use of the computer it will be getting used for recording, video editing and perhaps minor server hosting. I believe Ram can be drawn pretty thin when under that load so that's why I tried to up it as much as possible. But I do agree with you about dual 290's over a 290x and will implement that. The mother board I believe is a bit to dark unfortunately my mate being the **** he is wants it all a light blue -- Makes me wonder why I don't hit him more often.
Really..... no other opinions?
Cost of batteries is basically zero to me I have 8 rechargeable batteries and always keep them fully charged. "I used to play Xbox 360 so I am used to wireless"
Cheers I switched to the Evo 250Gb
I appreciate the input and thank you for pointing out a flaw i made. When i put the build together before bed I was tired and only selected one Kingston card but meant to kick it up to 16 gig for video editing and processing. As far as the GPU goes I will have to ask my mate he prefers AMD over Nvidia and I am the same but I am aware of the power difference between the 270X and the 770
Really need some more opinions to streamline this build
I realize I have got parts from them before
No usually i get the parts shipped over due to living in australia and things being cheaper to get shipped
Yeah the prices are so messed up >.< Only way to get around it would be buy it there and have it shipped but that adds extra costs and last time I had a piece shipped it was broken in travel so I would have to put extra costs on it which last time I checked care delivery adds about an extra hundred. pretty **** so yeah I'll stick with the Radeon R9 290X which has better performance stock anyway because I don't want to OC it so in the end every aspect of the R9 290X is more suited for me.
From what I have seen the $300 price difference here in Australia against how much you get out of both cards is just way to much the 780Ti doesn't give that much more for that much more money
Down the line I might overclock it but for now I believe the performance from this set up doesn't require it.
Alright points noted and from what I know that seems reasonable I have switched it to a H100I
Why would that be? A H80I Seems more then enough to keep it running cool
I would prefer to not overclock
Is that personal preference or is windows 7 currently better? From everything I have heard Windows 8 would be the better one for a gaming set up.
Also what is better Windows 7 or 8? I've always used windows 7 and everyone I know that uses 8 finds it not very user friendly and just a pain in the *** to use
I think I'll stick with AMD I don't really like Nvidia. I'll keep asking around to get a few ideas from a few more people just to be certain
Thanks for all your assistance sorry I'm such a newb :S
Sorry for the late reply I was busy working.
According to the PCPartPicker I can't use anything other than a AMD CPU all the others are incompatible.
My brother suggested I overclock it but I don't know if I will need to as long as I get a steady FPS in games preferably as High as possible I'm happy and with what this will have I am unsure if I will need to overclock it.
I use Logitech G430 Surround Sound Gaming Headset would I need it for that or can that all be handled by the CPU or Motherboard?
Preferably cheaper than $1,600 I presumed with a build like this I could just upgrade later or swap parts out later when I have more money.
I made a few changes is this any better?
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CPU: AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($98.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($126.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($158.23 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($384.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case ($158.86 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power
Supply ($137.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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Besides Gaming just general internet surfing, As far as gaming goes I play a lot of Arma 2/3, Wargame, World in Conflict, DCS World and games like that. From what I know Arma can be a pretty Intensive game on the CPU.
Second Question. I'm only 17 and paying for it on my own so my budget wouldn't exceed $1,600