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04-10-2013, 07:12 PM #1
Distorted Rig New Build
Well I sold my old rig since it was so big we had no space and i haven't used it in around 2 years. So now I'm making a new one but technology has evolved, and i can't make up my mind on a lot the the equipment. So please i am open to suggestions I'm trying to keep it as low on money as i can. It will have 3 monitors and i'll Give you the things I'm really looking into. I know it might still be around $900 I'm sure more but I know how to get money.
I will be buying it from jew soon $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121651 $200 x2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...irtualParent=1 $90 x3
Total: $ 1240
If anyone knows good parts that can offer around the same performance or better for a lower price. please tell.
Last edited by Distortion; 05-19-2013 at 01:01 PM.
04-10-2013, 07:29 PM #2
Why are you comparing between a Pentium processor and an FX 8000 series? If you're going to spend around $200 on the processor, I'd recommend an i5. I wouldn't even consider the Pentium. If your budget is limited, at least get an FX 4100 ($100ish). Speaking of which, I still have an FX 4100 and motherboard I was planning on selling if you're interested.
You won't need a sound card; motherboards come equipped with great audio chipsets these days.
I wouldn't get an SSD if you're on a budget, put that money towards your graphics card or CPU.
I'd personally recommend a Western Digital 500GB hard drive. I've got two running in my rig.
A 7850's a great card but if you're looking for more power the GTX 670 is very powerful for its price.
04-10-2013, 07:40 PM #3
TBH you seem to be spending more than you have to.
APU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819113280 (I have mine OC at 4.5 GHz)
Motherboard- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138369 (Little cheap but i personally use one of these in my rig and it works amazing)
Ram- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148661 (remember you need ram)
GPU is fine a 7850 is good, although i would go for a 7870
Everything else is up to you, just my suggestions. You dont really need a sound card thats just extra money.
Last edited by Unleashed; 04-10-2013 at 07:41 PM.
04-10-2013, 08:05 PM #4
I need a sound card because its not just my Gamming pc but my recording studio
I need a high end video card because I'm gonna be rendering high tech shit on it too
Last edited by Distortion; 04-10-2013 at 08:08 PM.
04-10-2013, 08:09 PM #5
What does the sound card offer that the motherboard audio chipsets don't?
04-10-2013, 08:12 PM #6
04-10-2013, 08:15 PM #7
These days, not many soundcards offer any greater performance than the integrated chips. However that's up to your personal opinion. I'd recommend not buying one at first; get the essentials and then if the mobo audio isn't good enough, consider purchasing one.
04-11-2013, 04:59 AM #8
I need to pick on a few a things because LGA slots for the CPU are on most. That means I get intelcore
If its AM3+ then I need AMD.
I know that Intel core CPU runs best with NVIDIA.
And AMD with radeon
I know how to make a Pc I don't pick parts out of the blue.
04-12-2013, 06:04 PM #9
And i summed it down to all these im very open for suggestions if it can get me the same performance or somewhat same for a lower price. and i maybe i will not need 700w power for the Gpu and everything else.
04-12-2013, 06:31 PM #10
I'll sell you the mobo and CPU together for $150. The motherboard has PCI 2.0, but that's irrelevant for two reasons. One, and most importantly, no current GPUs consume the bandwidth of PCI 2.0 slots, much less 3.0, even in SLI/Crossfire. Two, the CPU doesn't have PCI 3.0 support. But like I said before, there's no point. The only time you may need 3.0 is if you were running three top of the line cards like GTX Titans or some such. For running two graphics cards, you'll be fine with 2.0.
This thread goes into more detail about why 3.0 is not necessary: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1689401 A notable quote is "If the bandwidth on the cards interface was needed, AMD, Nvidia, Intel, Via and other most def would have updated to pci-e 3.0 or beyond years ago." PCI 3.0, for now, is just hype. Don't fall into marketing hype.
Depending on the graphics cards you're running, I'd stick with a 700-750w PSU just to be safe. Here's a cheaper one that's a better brand in the PSU family, and higher wattage: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139021
Last edited by ToxicJew.; 04-12-2013 at 06:34 PM.