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Help with my first build?

#1CaptainKatsuraPosted 9/9/2013 10:52:42 PM
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1BQRn

I've been thinking about making a gaming rig for a while and decided to make a build today to see what improvements could be made.I want it to be ~$1000 at the most and this is the best I could come up with using my very limited knowledge of computer parts.I'm wondering if that could run games like Payday 2,Mafia II,Divinity II,and Skyrim on high settings or if I'll need to switch out parts around to get the games running decently.

Also,would it be a better idea to switch to an AMD processor and video card as well?I'm not a particularly huge fan of AMD,but if there's a rig that can run better with AMD parts than Intel/Nvidia parts and is more cost-efficient,then I'll gladly mess around with the build to see what I can make.

And before you wonder why I have no OS,I have a friend who already owns Windows 7,so I'm just gonna borrow that from him and install it myself.Any and all help is much appreciated.
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#2ChocobonerPosted 9/9/2013 11:17:30 PM
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#3ChocobonerPosted 9/9/2013 11:20:49 PM
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1C4hp
#4DerPancakePosted 9/9/2013 11:24:22 PM
Chocoboner posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1C4hp


Something like this, but I would take out the SSD to get it under $1000.

Uhm and for OP. The Sabertooth costs too much for the processor and videocard you are using.
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#5Reaper_MinionPosted 9/9/2013 11:30:51 PM(edited)
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1C4jI

Just a quick edit to your build. Remove the SSD if you don't need it and you can get a Radeon HD 7970 instead of the 7870. Probably a better choice because you can always buy an SSD later.
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#6ZalteraPosted 9/9/2013 11:34:45 PM
He could spend less on a 7950 right now than that 7870.
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#7Reaper_MinionPosted 9/9/2013 11:40:41 PM
Zaltera posted...
He could spend less on a 7950 right now than that 7870.


Seems like you are indeed correct. Not too familiar with AMD prices.
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#8CaptainKatsura(Topic Creator)Posted 9/10/2013 12:06:34 AM
Thanks for the quick input guys.I'm liking Chocoboner's build so far.Didn't even know AMD made 8-core processors for that cheap.

If you guys don't mind,I also got a couple of questions to ask.First one is how can I tell what type of motherboard I need?I honestly only went with the Sabertooth because of the rating,but I have absolutely no idea how exactly I would go about choosing one for future builds and would like to optimize my build as much as possible.

Second one is about the AMD processor versus the Intel one.While it awesome that AMD has 8-core processors that run at 4Ghz,is there an actual reason why it's priced lower than Intel's processors?Or is it just mostly paying for the brand when it comes to Intel?It seems like Intel processors are the go-to ones in high-end builds.
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#9TheFeshPincePosted 9/10/2013 12:39:11 AM(edited)
Don't get that board with that processor (gigabyte 990fx-ud3 + 8350). It will throttle the FX-8350. I'm not joking. You won't be able to OC and it may not even run at stock 4ghz.

Edit: I'd go with the Asus M5A99FX Pro R2.0 or Sabertooth.
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#10ChocobonerPosted 9/10/2013 12:34:15 AM
CaptainKatsura posted...
Thanks for the quick input guys.I'm liking Chocoboner's build so far.Didn't even know AMD made 8-core processors for that cheap.

If you guys don't mind,I also got a couple of questions to ask.First one is how can I tell what type of motherboard I need?I honestly only went with the Sabertooth because of the rating,but I have absolutely no idea how exactly I would go about choosing one for future builds and would like to optimize my build as much as possible.

Second one is about the AMD processor versus the Intel one.While it awesome that AMD has 8-core processors that run at 4Ghz,is there an actual reason why it's priced lower than Intel's processors?Or is it just mostly paying for the brand when it comes to Intel?It seems like Intel processors are the go-to ones in high-end builds.


To tell what type you'll want decide between intel and amd, then do u want to OC and sli/xfire in the future? The one i linked will allow you to do all that, kinda futureproofing your pc so you can overclock and drop in another gpu when the time may arise that you need more performance.I do recommend that if you did drop the SSD to pick up at least an 850w power supply to allow you to xfire and OC in the future.
AMD processors are out performed in certain(many but not all) games and applications compared to an equally priced competitor mainly those that don't take full advantage of the extra cores and run faster on intels more optimized single threaded processing (this tends to be less than 15% difference in performance). OCing the cpu to around 4.4-4.5 (very doable with the cooler i linked) will bring you neck and neck with an i5 equivalent in most of those applications and games(not oc) . Plus with 8 cores and the price it's at, you're really not losing out especially when the next gen games are just around the corner and will most likely begin utilizing it to its greater potential.