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#1 Andrewr05

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 01:47 PM

I've got an 1150 build on PCPartPicker.com (http://goo.gl/EC8Ff5) but I really don't think I need to go with such new hardware.

His budget is ~$900 and I was originally thinking of going 1150 just to futureproof his build, but in hindsight not only would he not know the difference (not being rude, I just mean in terms of performance) but I doubt he is going to ever have the desire or the ability (new socket by that point most likely) to upgrade to a new CPU.

So with that being said, would you guys recommend an 1150 build anyways or going with a 1155/2011 build knowing he'll never be upgrading his CPU?


Also the GPU is just temporary for now, I plan on getting one of the AMD R7/R9 GPUs or one of the new Nvidia cards if they're out by the time he wants this build done.

Edited by Andrewr05, 05 October 2013 - 01:55 PM.

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 03:47 PM

Huh, is it a mistake or does he already have a HDD? Your build does not suggests any, so you might be a bit off with that.

 

That EVGA 500W B power supply,, is not one of the best. Transient voltages are all around the place, and crossload testing

(starting or OCCT, by example) the 5V goes below ATX minimum.



#3 Andrewr05

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 03:55 PM

He has a 1TB and 2TB drive that are going in this build. Also, I think I'm going to try to drop an SSD in there too if I can find a decent one at a good price.

I haven't really checked all the reviews on this particular PSU, but for its price it is quite recommend.

As per here:
http://www.legitrevi...y-review_122110

That build on PCPartPickers.com is just preliminary anyways. I'm sure in the meantime I'll come across better deals and it was basically just a showcase to show him what he could get for approximately $800-$900.

Edited by Andrewr05, 05 October 2013 - 04:14 PM.

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 04:03 PM

This is as low as I can get to be as balanced as possible for a gaming computer
 

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Li2Q
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker....2Q/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker....i2Q/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($175.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-HD4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard  ($113.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($77.48 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk  ($84.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card  ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply  ($71.30 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD/CD Writer  ($22.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)  ($85.87 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $892.57
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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*Edit do you think he needs a Blu-ray writer?


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 04:23 PM

Thanks, but except for the SSD and the GPU upgrade that build isn't much different that what I have already.

Also he want a case with USB and audio jacks on the top.

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 06:37 PM

don't forget bosco has some 7970's left for CHEAP which will certainly fill the bill for less...


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 07:10 PM

don't forget bosco has some 7970's left for CHEAP which will certainly fill the bill for less...

Oh damn thanks CJ, I actually did forget about Bosco's 7979s.

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 10:43 PM

its hard to hit the $900 mark. The best I could do was 1,100 with 2011 or 1150.  I would suggest buying whatever you can used and save money.

 

I have a Asus Gene IV 2011 laying around if you want it cheap.


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 03:17 AM

$46 savings with no change in performance ;)
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Lsn4


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:47 AM

I would suggest buying whatever you can used and save money.

I plan on looking around, like I said that build I posted above was just to show him roundabout what he could get for that money.


I have a Asus Gene IV 2011 laying around if you want it cheap.

If you want to get rid of it for about ~$100 then I'll snatch it up. :P

Though that is socket 2011 and I'd ideally like to stick with AT LEAST 1155.

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 12:30 PM

I have some 1155 parts around still if you are looking for used. 


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 12:33 PM

 

I would suggest buying whatever you can used and save money.

I plan on looking around, like I said that build I posted above was just to show him roundabout what he could get for that money.


I have a Asus Gene IV 2011 laying around if you want it cheap.

If you want to get rid of it for about ~$100 then I'll snatch it up. :P

Though that is socket 2011 and I'd ideally like to stick with AT LEAST 1155.

 

I wouldn't do it, 2011 CPUs are much more expensive


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