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Hmm building a PC (minus GPU) for under $500?

#11NicodimusPosted 10/4/2013 8:37:11 AM
TheNeckbeard posted...
Nicodimus posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1KKcR

Re-use your RAM and go with this, IMO.


that's pretty good, but if I'm sticking with AMD which I don't mind shouldn't I use Windows 8 instead. Doesn't Windows 7 run AMD processors less efficient?

I use Windows 8 on my current setup and I saw a noticeable improvement with performance I know there was a whole ordeal over the Bulldozer design AMD uses and how well 7 uses it.


You can swap in 8 if you like it better, it's $5 or $10 more I think.
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#12NicodimusPosted 10/4/2013 8:39:14 AM
Tony_Biggie_Pun posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1KKgS


Micro ATX in a mid-tower case? Why?
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#13Tony_Biggie_PunPosted 10/4/2013 8:43:03 AM
It still fits
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#14NicodimusPosted 10/4/2013 8:47:51 AM
It fits, but it also crowds your components together and makes the temps go up for no good reason.
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#15Tony_Biggie_PunPosted 10/4/2013 8:52:14 AM
True, but it was the cheapest MSI Motherboard I saw so a picked it. Switching to a normal size one is an option though
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#16godplaysSNESPosted 10/4/2013 8:59:29 AM
While you can save money by getting a six or eight core FX processor, keep in mind that many games still don't use more than four cores/threads.

Sticking to an FX CPU won't make much of a difference in those games. Starcraft 2 uses only two cores and can easily bring down the FPS on any AMD CPU to single digits
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#17Tony_Biggie_PunPosted 10/4/2013 9:02:08 AM
godplaysSNES posted...
While you can save money by getting a six or eight core FX processor, keep in mind that many games still don't use more than four cores/threads.

Sticking to an FX CPU won't make much of a difference in those games. Starcraft 2 uses only two cores and can easily bring down the FPS on any AMD CPU to single digits


This. I really recommend getting an i5 or i7 because you'll benefit in multi threaded programs and single threaded programs.
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#18Rogziel2kPosted 10/9/2013 1:41:35 PM
I have a AMD FX 8320 8 core processor....they are easy to overclock, cheaper and runs beautifully....All my games run smooth and pretty...but thats me I dont focus too much on benchmarks...i think its comparable to an i5 processor. I havent had any issues with it. I have it overclock to 4ghz right now
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