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Help with my first build?

#11TheFeshPincePosted 9/10/2013 12:38:08 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.


Intel processors are vastly superior in terms of gaming. The FX-8350, however, is a solid choice, but I'd still go with an i5-4670k over the AMD.
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#12ChocobonerPosted 9/10/2013 12:38:23 AM
TheFeshPince posted...
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.


This was a problem until they released Rev 4.0 which is the one OP would most likely get as it's the one I received 3 days ago.
#13TheFeshPincePosted 9/10/2013 12:39:56 AM
Chocoboner posted...
TheFeshPince posted...
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.


This was a problem until they released Rev 4.0 which is the one OP would most likely get as it's the one I received 3 days ago.


Gotcha. I wasn't aware they had fixed this problem.
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#14CaptainKatsura(Topic Creator)Posted 9/10/2013 12:55:27 AM(edited)
Chocoboner posted...
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.


Thanks for that helpful post.I was thinking about using AMD since it seems better for budget builds and I would like to Crossfire later on when it starts to become lackluster.Though I'm wondering,would a 900w power supply be better since it'll be more stable when I Crossfire or would anything more than 850w be overkill and unnecessary?

EDIT: Read the posts that were posted and found out that the problem with the motherboard was fixed.Love all the help from you guys.

EDIT 2: Actually,looking at the prices,I just noticed that the i5-4670k is just $20 more.Since I would be using this rig for gaming,should I just go for that instead of the FX-8350?Or would an OC'd FX-8350 be better in the long run?
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#15ChocobonerPosted 9/10/2013 12:53:09 AM
Won't be necessary but if you can find one for around the same price and a reputable brand i'd take it, never hurts.
#16TheFeshPincePosted 9/10/2013 1:19:42 AM
Yes. Go Intel over AMD for CPU.
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#17CaptainKatsura(Topic Creator)Posted 9/10/2013 1:44:56 AM
Alright,I think I got a better build going on now.I decided to ditch the AMD processor and go with Intel,but kept the video card since it does look like a rather nice one.It brings me to a total of a little over $1000,but if it'll run better in the end,then I won't mind.Otherwise,I'll just go with Chocoboner's build minus the SSD since that one looks like a pretty solid budget build.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/CaptainBlue808/saved/2mgj
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#18TheFeshPincePosted 9/10/2013 1:48:43 AM
CaptainKatsura posted...
Alright,I think I got a better build going on now.I decided to ditch the AMD processor and go with Intel,but kept the video card since it does look like a rather nice one.It brings me to a total of a little over $1000,but if it'll run better in the end,then I won't mind.Otherwise,I'll just go with Chocoboner's build minus the SSD since that one looks like a pretty solid budget build.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/CaptainBlue808/saved/2mgj


looks great
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#19Reaper_MinionPosted 9/10/2013 1:56:36 AM
CaptainKatsura posted...
Alright,I think I got a better build going on now.I decided to ditch the AMD processor and go with Intel,but kept the video card since it does look like a rather nice one.It brings me to a total of a little over $1000,but if it'll run better in the end,then I won't mind.Otherwise,I'll just go with Chocoboner's build minus the SSD since that one looks like a pretty solid budget build.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/CaptainBlue808/saved/2mgj



Solid build. Just keep in mind that you need a wireless card or USB adapter if you want a wireless connection.

As for the power supply, 850W is already more than enough.
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#20CaptainKatsura(Topic Creator)Posted 9/10/2013 2:24:05 AM
Thanks for the help guys.Really appreciated it all.Now I just need to save up the money and hopefully I'll be able to get the parts soon. :]

Reaper_Minion posted...
Solid build. Just keep in mind that you need a wireless card or USB adapter if you want a wireless connection.

As for the power supply, 850W is already more than enough.


The only reason I have an 850w supply is for future Crossfiring.Otherwise,I'd just stop at something like 600w and save more money since anything more than that is just unnecessary and plain overkill.As for the wireless,would something like this work well?I actually have a really bad internet when it comes to games,so I'm hoping something like this can alleviate it some. --> http://pcpartpicker.com/part/encore-wireless-network-card-enuwi1xn45
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