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Rate my budget build!

#1almightydunPosted 7/1/2014 11:02:00 PM
How much of a newb am I? - Results (53 votes)
1- Are you still wet from the boat trip?
28.3% (15 votes)
15
2- A journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step, you however should stay at home.
15.09% (8 votes)
8
3- Maybe you could do my in-laws taxes. (I would love to see them audited)
15.09% (8 votes)
8
4- You may be able to lick the dirt from my boots someday.
30.19% (16 votes)
16
5- i would be proud to call you my (almost) equal,
11.32% (6 votes)
6
This poll is now closed.
Hello all! First time computer builder here and first time poster on this board as well. I recently decided to build myself a computer and I had no idea what I was doing and likely still don't.

However I'm the kinda guy who does things when he sets his mind on it. So without furthur adu here's the part list:

CPU: AMD 8320
GPU: sapphire r9 270x 4gb version
RAM: patriot 8gb 1600 (2x 4gb)
MOBO: ASUS M5A97 R 2.0
SSD: Kingston 120gb
HDD: barracuda 2tb 7200rpm
PSU: 550w
Coolermaster CPU fan (tx3 i think)
Samsung cd/DVD RW drive
CASE: hyper tx4

All parts were purchased brand new and ordered here in Canada. (Costlier parts here...)

All in with taxes and delivery this came out to JUST under $1000.

I have built this PC and it looks great on my 50" tv and I am having fun even though I haven't thrown anything too challenging at it.

So how terribad was this for a first build?
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#2jedinatPosted 7/1/2014 11:07:42 PM
While amusing your poll isn't going to be too effective. I and most everyone else will probably vote based on our favorite insult.
#3almightydun(Topic Creator)Posted 7/1/2014 11:12:38 PM
jedinat posted...
While amusing your poll isn't going to be too effective. I and most everyone else will probably vote based on our favorite insult.


:) that thought crossed my mind however i am hoping that people will post as well as insult :)
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#4almightydun(Topic Creator)Posted 7/2/2014 12:04:33 PM
Anyone with a "similar" build recommend I overclock anything? CPU? RAM? GPU?
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#5WilIDearbornPosted 7/2/2014 12:07:50 PM
What model PSU?
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#6InferiorPeasantPosted 7/2/2014 12:38:18 PM
omg... SO MUCH NEWB.
#7PhilOnDezPosted 7/2/2014 12:45:47 PM
Don't get an 8320. Get a 4570/4590 at that price. If you really want an AMD processor get a 6300 but an equivalent i3 will give you about the same performance (much better in some situations) for about half the power use and comes with integrated graphics in case anything ever happens to your graphics card.
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#8ThundarPosted 7/2/2014 1:14:21 PM
Not sure what you paid for the 270x 4GB, but probably would have been better off with the 280 3GB (may have even been cheaper).
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#9Sergei_DukanovPosted 7/2/2014 1:19:26 PM
Overclock the 8320 to around 4.4ghz. It should be able to take it. And crossfire the R7 270 later down the line. Its a good build and will serve you well.
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#10almightydun(Topic Creator)Posted 7/2/2014 4:38:50 PM
Thundar posted...
Not sure what you paid for the 270x 4GB, but probably would have been better off with the 280 3GB (may have even been cheaper).


Yeah i wanted the 280 but it was 100$ more i got the 270x 4gb for 234$ CAD which was only 7$ more than the 2gb model with the price match sale.

PhilOnDez posted...
Don't get an 8320. Get a 4570/4590 at that price. If you really want an AMD processor get a 6300 but an equivalent i3 will give you about the same performance (much better in some situations) for about half the power use and comes with integrated graphics in case anything ever happens to your graphics card.



Already bought so cant go back in time but i did get the 8320 for 159$ CAD.

Sergei_Dukanov posted...
Overclock the 8320 to around 4.4ghz. It should be able to take it. And crossfire the R7 270 later down the line. Its a good build and will serve you well.


You think overclock at 4.4 will not put off too much heat? I only have the aftermarket CPU fan no water cooling or anything crafty.

Also does anyone recommend ocing the ram or GPU? Or just leave it alone?
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