https://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=wish_lists&wlcId=224851&action=wish_list s I plan on playing games pretty hardcore. I have recently gotten into the whole PC Master race club but have yet to get a decent PC to really claim that title. Is this build any good? Probably should note I am in Australia and am only looking at getting parts and what not off PC Case Gear as they are pretty reliable from what friends and the internet say. --- PSN: pluto-3_ Xbox GT: NinjaPainis http://backloggery.com/joeman6
Pretty nice build. The only thing I would change is the CPU. Put in an Intel processor instead of AMD. I don't think there are too many people who would disagree with that. --- Gamefaqs game rating system : 10 = Best Game Ever. 8-9. Crushing dissapointment. Below 8 :Total Garbage. This is getting ridiculous. people agreeing so far 105
I was thinking Intel but AMD are a fair bit cheaper and I thought with the Next Gen consoles all having 8 Core CPUs that there may be some sort of optimisation or benefits of having one. --- PSN: pluto-3_ Xbox GT: NinjaPainis http://backloggery.com/joeman6
I'd go for either these intel setup for the same price: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=23495 http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=23562
or get the FX 8350: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=187_1512&products_id=21806 and this psu: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_535&products_id=25269
either way you slice it, the FX 9370 is a waste of cash. --- HDD is like a horse while SSDs are like Cars - CuteBeans
Pretty nice build. The only thing I would change is the CPU. Put in an Intel processor instead of AMD. I don't think there are too many people who would disagree with that.
There is nothing wrong with AMD CPU's or GPU's.
I used to be like a lot of people. I used to avoid AMD CPU's and ATI GPU's like the plague but for one build i bought an Athlon 64 (because AMD were first to have 64 bit CPU's) and i have been using them ever since going from that to a couple of Athlon X2's then a Phenom 2 X4 and now i have an FX 6 core 6300 with plans on going to an 8 core 8350.
Same with GPU's i only ever used to buy nVidia but it was an ATI card that had GDDR5 first and not nVidia so i went with that and despite what people say i have never had one issue with the drivers or gaming as a whole with any of my AMD PC's so TC get that CPU. or you could wait for intel to make an 8 core one but be prepared to wait and also be prepared to spend a ton of cash on one (if they ever do make one but when they do AMD will probably have 12 or more core CPU's).
Yes there isn't any real need for 6 core CPU's for gaming yet but linus tech tips couldn't get battlefield 3 to even start using a dual core so that counts the core i3 processors out and games are now starting to require quad core CPU's with some having 6 or 8 core CPU's as their recommended requirements.
So going with the 8 core CPU means you do have future proofing because eventually 4 cores will no longer be enough to even start a game plus the new consoles have AMD hardware so maybe that will benefit in some way for games that are ported from those consoles. --- AMD FX 6300 @3.5/4.1GHZ, 16GB DDR 3 RAM, SAPPHIRE 7870 GHZ OC 2GB, 2x 1TB HDD's, 12X SAMSUNG BLU RAY, 750W PSU, X-FI FATAL1TY, WINDOWS 7