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Are these specs good enough for these tasks.


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#1 ZashieYo

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 06:11 AM

Okay i'm going to buy my friend a new PC for her 3d work, she's grown tired of her old Phenom X4 960T getting choked up by her tasks so i'm into the market to find something more powerful for her needs, so i thought this.

 

CPU: AMD FX 8320

RAM: 8GB DDR3 1066 (from her old system) maybe add another 8 to make it 16GB.

Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7870

HDD: 1TB

 

 

Her demands are likely to be doing this at once.

 

Livestreaming: Mobile to normal to high quality.

Gaming (Doesn't play that intensive games, but still games that combined with streaming do knock her phenom out)

3D Modeling and Rendering in blender with other programs like Maya and all.

other day to day programs like your firefox's and itunes and all.

 

i can't go any higher into the i7 ranges and all and i heard the newer FX 8XXX's are really good CPU's for the tasks.



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 07:09 AM

Personally I only have a quad core AMD processor and I livestream while playing minecraft and run itunes. I have 16G of ram - but 8 is fine.

 

This should be a fine setup if you can't afford and i7. I'm slowly building a "beast" PC and I just dropped $300 on one of those bad boys myself.

 

What can I say - the rendering speed for my youtube vids had me drooling. I'm a sucker, I know.



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 07:36 AM

You should be fine with all those tasks, however... Blender is a pain.

 

If you're rendering a large creation in Blender on an i7 it can take hours. So this is probably the only one you'll struggle with :)

 

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 02:11 AM

Hi, the specs looks great as the FX8320 can handle live streaming game sessions as well it can tackle head on with 3D Modeling and rendering with Blender, Maya etc. 


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 12:16 AM

Here is my own personal thought on the topic, as an avid AMD user for the last 10 years.

Go Intel.

 

Any Haswell i5 will be faster than the 8320. You don't have to get into the i7's at all.

 

On top of this, you will use roughly 1/2 the electricity to do that work. I have used every generation of AMD chips since the Ahtlon XP (including the Phenom and the FX line), and found quite consistently that AMD doesn't multitask well. It handles multithreaded applications well enough, but in true multitasking, it chokes. All of them do. This has been tested across multiple boards from the 760 to the 990FX. The issue you are facing with the 960 is nothing new to me. Yet even my Intel i5 760 can handle those tasks without problems. It may not render quickly, but it will better balance the workload. If you want a smooth running multi-tasker, go Intel.


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:31 PM

I have a more unusual Intel choice which i put the FX 8320 against,  The Xeon X5650, how would the X5650 go against the 8320 on that? and against per say, a 3570 (non k) i5.or even a 2500/2500k/2550k

 

I know the xeons apparently are good number crunchers, and the Xeon does come with 6 cores, and it's on the older but still high end LGA 1366 platform, (so if needs be i could someday buy my friend a bleepton of ram :D) and usually are the choice for workstation PCs i notice, even over opterons.

 

Also the Xeon has HT, 6 core 12 thread.


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Posted 21 May 2014 - 03:30 PM

I have a more unusual Intel choice which i put the FX 8320 against,  The Xeon X5650, how would the X5650 go against the 8320 on that? and against per say, a 3570 (non k) i5.or even a 2500/2500k/2550k

 

I know the xeons apparently are good number crunchers, and the Xeon does come with 6 cores, and it's on the older but still high end LGA 1366 platform, (so if needs be i could someday buy my friend a bleepton of ram :D) and usually are the choice for workstation PCs i notice, even over opterons.

 

Also the Xeon has HT, 6 core 12 thread.

You're actually considering a Gulftown based Xeon? That's 2010 tech man. Ridiculous. Go with the 8320 or 8350 and get at LEAST an ASUS M5A99FX board. Don't go any cheaper. That's a very good board and I strongly recommend it. Pair it with an H100i cooler so you can OC the FX cpu to 4.4/4.5Ghz and get some extra juice out of it. You should also look into an Nvidia card for the CUDA capabilities that some of her programs can take advantage of.

 

Also, the previous post about AMD not multitasking well is false. Sorry.






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