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#1NfuzedXGamerPosted 9/6/2013 8:11:49 PM
My coworker is building a upgraded PC from his older AMD/ATI setup. He isnt into overclocking but he obviously like any of us enjoy cranking settings a bit to enjoy a better gaming experience. Hows his basics so far?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119245

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131981

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116896

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130933

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#2NicodimusPosted 9/6/2013 8:18:30 PM(edited)
My thoughts:

That case is really overkill. I'd recommend something more like the Fractal Designs R4. It's $90, high quality, and still has room for tons of stuff.

The processor...you might as well spend the $20 more and get the 4670k so you can overclock it some. Even though your friend isn't into overclocking, it takes literally 60 seconds to do, and then you never touch it again. You could do it for him if he doesn't want to...getting it to something like 4.2 is very safe and stable.

What PSU are you using?
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#3bkkorpsPosted 9/6/2013 8:17:24 PM
alternatively, if you dont want to overclock your processor, you could get a cheaper motherboard to save some money.
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#4NicodimusPosted 9/6/2013 8:17:54 PM
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#5LoshadtPosted 9/6/2013 8:17:59 PM
Yeah, I agree with Nico. The case is way overpriced, and there's no reason NOT to get a CPU that can overclock since nowadays even a child can do it.
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#6bkkorpsPosted 9/6/2013 8:32:58 PM
it may be easy to overclock, but some people may not want to do it. if you choose not to go that route, you can effectively save $50-$60, which could be used to pay for most of an SSD that would provide a larger benefit for the casual user than overclocking the processor would.
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#7NfuzedXGamer(Topic Creator)Posted 9/7/2013 7:47:07 AM
I appreciate the feedback guys! And yes personally i agree he should spend the extra $20 and get the 4670K, he is against OC'ing because he believes it causes cpu's to shorten their lifespan, but i have mine at 4.0GHZ exactly and its very stable and i get a 12% performance boost minimum.

and he is using a 650 Watt cooler master psu,
#8ShubPosted 9/7/2013 7:50:28 AM
NfuzedXGamer posted...
he is using a 650 Watt cooler master psu,


Sounds ominously bad. What kind is it?
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