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Decent Budget Gaming PC Build, Thoughts?


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#1 ZashieYo

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 11:26 AM

Okay i have set myself a small budget to possibly build a decent gaming PC to donate to a college of mine, I've thought about the specs and i was wondering if these are good per say to play games like FIFA [Older or newer], Range of simulators like train/Boat/flight etc, Call of duty BO and games like that at good performance on med-High settings at a resolution upto 720P

 

some options i have thought about are

 

CPU: AMD FX 6300, Intel Core i5 750, AMD A10 5800K, Intel core i3 2100, AMD Athlon X4 750K, Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550

No Overclock

 

GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 570, Nvidia Geforce GTX 480, Nvidia Geforce GTX 650, Radeon HD 7770, Radeon HD 6950,Nvidia Geforce GTX 295

 

RAM: 6GB/8GB

 

So far i'm leaning towards

 

FX 6300, GTX 570, 6GB DDR3 1333.



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#2 jonuk76

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 12:08 PM

Out of interest how have you arrived at this particular shortlist?  Some stuff is current, some a good few years old.


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Posted 27 May 2014 - 12:32 PM

What exactly is your budget for this build?  Your list combines older tech with newish stuff, if you can afford something more recent, that would be best.  You will also need a new motherboard and buy a copy of Windows.


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#4 ZashieYo

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 12:53 PM

More sorta 200-250gbp range, i know the FX's are very cheap and good value for money. however some parts of this build is gonna be used.


Edited by ZashieYo, 27 May 2014 - 12:54 PM.


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Posted 27 May 2014 - 01:19 PM

Got this in the mail this morning $389.99 with Windows 7 Pro 64bit.(ordered separately after coupon and rebate not counting s/h and tax with Windows 7 64bit.

 

Kit

 

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8986989&CatId=31

 

O/S

 

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5213934&csid=_61&rrpl=item_page.rvi&rrstr=RecentHistoricalItems&rrindex=1



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Posted 27 May 2014 - 03:43 PM

Got this in the mail this morning $389.99 with Windows 7 Pro 64bit.(ordered separately after coupon and rebate not counting s/h and tax with Windows 7 64bit.

 

Kit

 

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8986989&CatId=31

 

O/S

 

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5213934&csid=_61&rrpl=item_page.rvi&rrstr=RecentHistoricalItems&rrindex=1

 

*facepalm. First gen (garbage) bulldozer 4 core (garbage) with ONE stick (4GB) of RAM. So forget Dual channel, that's too good for you.

 

If you're not going to be helpful, or you don't know your hardware, you really shouldn't post any suggestions. Imagine she'd actually bought that? Seriously...

 

I assume you are listing parts you already HAVE? That's why you want the 6300 and the GTX570? I think this will be a fine combination for 720P.

 

One thing I would suggest is making sure you get a quality motherboard with at least 6 power phases (ideally 8) for the CPU. If you want to overclock it, 8 phase is wise. And overclock it you should. FX really shine at 4.4Ghz+



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Posted 27 May 2014 - 08:54 PM

i would vote for  the fx 63xx and the 570 with the 8gb ram . the 7770 would require less power though and the 570 would have to have a heave-ho power supply, and the 7770 would be maybe 10-15% slower than the 570. also, the new r7 265 is out and rendering decent frames on a budget.

 

  don't forget the amd phenom cpu line-up, those are bang-buck jewels.


Edited by synergy513, 27 May 2014 - 08:59 PM.

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 09:44 PM

i would vote for  the fx 63xx and the 570 with the 8gb ram . the 7770 would require less power though and the 570 would have to have a heave-ho power supply, and the 7770 would be maybe 10-15% slower than the 570. also, the new r7 265 is out and rendering decent frames on a budget.

 

  don't forget the amd phenom cpu line-up, those are bang-buck jewels.

Heave Ho power supply? Talk about not being helpful. Also a 570 is WAY more than 10 percent faster than a 7770. Somebody's pulling facts out of their butt methinks.



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Posted 27 May 2014 - 11:30 PM

wow, i see opinions can get stinky sometimes

 

i hope that user doesn't get quoted.

 

anyway,   a 570 would require a  significant power supply, whereas a 7770 is a budget card that is easy on the power, but stlll cheap and powerful


Edited by synergy513, 27 May 2014 - 11:36 PM.

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 01:10 AM

G'day ZashieYo, the parts you are leaning towards are pretty decent for the budget you are working with but as Synergy513 mentioned, keep in mind of the power supply requirements as the GTX570 requires 2x 6pin power connectors  :)


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Posted 28 May 2014 - 03:02 AM

a 570 is rated at 220 watts under load , the 7770 at 80. oh no, here goes the new maxwell phenomena again, the gtx 750ti is rated at 60 watts , it is as powerful as a 570 and can be had around 110 gbp.  the 7770 or 7790 is quite a bit cheaper though with a slightly weaker data flow but can be done up in a crossfire dual config later on.

 

  the gtx 295 like the one i have is one to avoid unless your are doing 3d rendering like maya or abaqus. if openGL is your target, then you might ponder it. if gaming, frame rates and budget are the target, avoid the gtx 295 and choose the newer mid-range offerings instead.

 

so, in the end, if pre-owned components are in the mix maybe the newer cards are out of reach. i can't testify to the power demands of the 6950, but the 480, 570 and 295 are definitely too power hungry which may in turn throw in a pricey power supply to the budget. the 650 is a decent card, the ti boost version of it is in hot demand and it is in a budget group that isn't too far out of reach. but there are so many versions of it that range far and wide.

 

the a-10 cpu/apu is one that i don't know much about. i think they can be used with an r7 series card for a crossfire type boost

 

the i-3 is a hyperthreaded dual core cpu that is definitely in the mid-range flavor..

 

the i-5 is a genuine quad core but the 750 generation of it may be so disenfranchised that it would be difficult to get ahold of other compatible components for it.

 

the c2q 9550 would definitely be a budget friendly chip that is capable, i have the 6600 version of it and it is compatible with ddr2 ram, mine is. it is socket 775 i think which has the full compliment of pre-owned mobos and ram on the open market for cheap probably.  that socket series is one of those that ran on forever and ever it seemed like hence the glut of cheap used hardware remnants of it.

 

so i would vote for the fx-6xxx cpu to go with the ddr3 1333mhz ram and the hd7770 as the best combination on a budget.

 

next up is the budget mobo homework...


Edited by synergy513, 28 May 2014 - 04:31 AM.

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 06:50 AM

Going based on what you're leaning towards, the FX 6300, GTX 570, 6GB DDR3 1333, you should have a decent build for what you are wanting to do.  Of course, going for higher-end equipment is always best if you can afford it.  The FX-8000 series for the CPU, or the GTX 660 for the GPU would be great if you can find a deal.


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Posted 29 May 2014 - 12:15 PM

Going based on what you're leaning towards, the FX 6300, GTX 570, 6GB DDR3 1333, you should have a decent build for what you are wanting to do.  Of course, going for higher-end equipment is always best if you can afford it.  The FX-8000 series for the CPU, or the GTX 660 for the GPU would be great if you can find a deal.

He doesn't NEED an FX8XXX. FX 8XXX will cost significantly more since the motherboard also needs a more robust VRM section to support it. FX hex core is all you need for gaming. 8 core is totally unnecessary.



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Posted 30 May 2014 - 11:46 AM

The OP doesn't really need it, but if they increase the budget for whatever reason, the FX-8300 would be a good choice.  However, the FX-8300 series is a very good value for the price, more so if you can find a deal.  If this PC is going to be used for heavily threaded applications, especially those that prefer physical cores over HyperThreading, the FX line really shows their power.  But, the power consumption and heat can be an issue.


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Posted 30 May 2014 - 05:06 PM

Id like the OP to respond to her own thread... it's been a while. I want to know why we have to choose from these old components... Does she already have them? Not enough background info here.






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