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#1 jonnyray

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 04:45 PM

I am buying this computer for some gaming and some basic graphic design (photoshop, illustrator, nothing too crazy).  I just want to get a second oppinion that A.) this build is fairly decent for my 900$ price range and B.) All this fits together.

 

Case:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147060

 

Motherboard:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131872

 

CPU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113284

 

GPU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131563

 

Powersupply:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153166

 

Memory:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226340

 

SSD:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820721107

 

Hard Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840

 

Optical:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

 

Sound Card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102063

 

Other than an OS, am I forgetting anything.  Does this seem like a decent build for my price range?  Most importantly, all this is compatible right?  Im about 99% certain it is, I just would hate to buy all this stuff, then realize I truly am an idiot.  Thanks for your comments, advice, suggestions, easily thrown insults.

 

 

 



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Posted 27 March 2014 - 07:19 PM

G'day mate, everything is definitely compatible although the is a sound card really needed? The onboard sound on the motherboard does a decent job and with the sound card excluded, you could choose a higher quality power supply like the Corsair CX600M which is a modular meaning you can easily manage and route your cables while only using the cables needed for your system. Apart from that, everything looks great, all of the components are solid choices for your uses and the price range :)   


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 07:23 PM

Actually, i didnt even think about the onboard soundcard. I also will definitlt check ecj into a modular power supply. thanks so much, man. I really appreciate it.

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 07:53 PM

I think you should up your game as far as the mother board, below are ratings of 100's of boards!  Take the sound $$ and go for the Sabertooth board.

 

http://bestmotherboardreview.com/blog/asus-m5a97-review/


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 07:59 PM

alright! thanks for the advice

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 08:50 PM

Another thing to think about is the SSD setup, I went through all the recommended stuff.  I also do not run any virtual memory even further reducing the wear on the SSD, I do have 16g of the same series Mushkin ram you are looking at.


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 08:53 PM

What do you mean specifically about the ssd. i assumed just using it for OS

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 10:56 PM

The Corsir CX series of PSU is well known to fail, a lot. Would recommend Cooler Master or Antec. I am a bit more of a Nvidia and Intel fan, can't stand AMD CPUs. There is a reason why they're so cheap compared to Intel CPUs. I would also suggest a real brand name for the GPU, I've never heard of PowerColor :3.


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 07:10 AM

A few things.

 

AMD and Intel CPU's do the same thing.  If you are interested in an Intel build, the Intel Core i5-4570 Haswell 3.2GHz LGA 1150 paired with a ASRock Z87 PRO3 LGA 1150 would yield similar results.

 

That is a good motherboard, the AMD 970 series is the basic "Core" motherboard for AM3+ CPU's.  The AMD 990FX motherboards are intended for people who are going to use multiple GPU's.

 

The 7870 is a great card, I have two.  Powercooler is fairly well known in the US.  But there are other alternatives you can consider.  If you can find a good deal on a GeForce GTX 660, like the EVGA 02G-P4-3063-KR GeForce GTX 660 2GB, you could go for that as it is nearly equal to the 7870 in performance.  The GeForce GTX 760 is about 25% or so more powerful than the 7870 but also costs about $40 or so more, such as with the ZOTAC ZT-70401-10P GeForce GTX 760 2GB.

 

None of the power supplies mentioned in this thread are bad and get decent reviews.  Getting a DOA or defective item is always a possibility.

 

For SSD's, I've heard great things about Samsung.  The SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE120KW would suit your needs.  There is a less expensive model which is drive-only, whereas the one I link to is a full desktop kit.


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 07:45 AM

Some important reading in the links below on setting up your SSD, properly setup the SSD should outlast any spinner on the market.  Yes it is primarily for the OS, but keep in mind some program if loaded on a drive other than C: will not work.  Some manufacturers do have patches to link them to the C: drive, I also run a 120 for my C: drive with Hibernation and Paging files turned off the two major space wasting hogs.  Hibernation is not necessary when using an SSD, it uses up a large hunk of the HD.   I have about three and ahalf months of loading standard programs and what nots and still have near 80% free.  I boot up in 27 seconds shut down in 9, programs flash on the screen rather than just load.

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=setting+up+an+ssd+windows+7&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 08:24 AM

By the way do not be alarmed at the way your CD runs when loading windows, the drive accepts data so quickly the drive sounds like a machine gun keeping up!


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 08:36 AM

^^^^hahahhahahaha

Thanks everybody for their input. I will be taking all this advice.

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 07:25 PM

A few things.

 

AMD and Intel CPU's do the same thing.  If you are interested in an Intel build, the Intel Core i5-4570 Haswell 3.2GHz LGA 1150 paired with a ASRock Z87 PRO3 LGA 1150 would yield similar results.

 

That is a good motherboard, the AMD 970 series is the basic "Core" motherboard for AM3+ CPU's.  The AMD 990FX motherboards are intended for people who are going to use multiple GPU's.

 

The 7870 is a great card, I have two.  Powercooler is fairly well known in the US.  But there are other alternatives you can consider.  If you can find a good deal on a GeForce GTX 660, like the EVGA 02G-P4-3063-KR GeForce GTX 660 2GB, you could go for that as it is nearly equal to the 7870 in performance.  The GeForce GTX 760 is about 25% or so more powerful than the 7870 but also costs about $40 or so more, such as with the ZOTAC ZT-70401-10P GeForce GTX 760 2GB.

 

None of the power supplies mentioned in this thread are bad and get decent reviews.  Getting a DOA or defective item is always a possibility.

 

For SSD's, I've heard great things about Samsung.  The SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE120KW would suit your needs.  There is a less expensive model which is drive-only, whereas the one I link to is a full desktop kit.

 

 

The Corsair CX series is "budget" line, they're the cheapest you can purchase from Corsair. Frankly, I don't think they should even offer them, compared to the much better PSU series that they're also selling. 

 

In general, Thermaltake PSUs are very well-known to fail a few months after purchase. Would exercise caution, and take a look around @OP.


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 10:33 PM

Frankly, I don't think they should even offer them, compared to the much better PSU series that they're also selling. 

The CX series exists so Corsair can target the lower end market and for the budget conscious buyers.

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 10:48 PM

 

Frankly, I don't think they should even offer them, compared to the much better PSU series that they're also selling. 

The CX series exists so Corsair can target the lower end market and for the budget conscious buyers.

 

 

Yes, as a low-budget PSU, it also comes with the cost of lower quality. It's been well-known for the PSU to do not so well as other Corsair PSUs.


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