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March 28, 2013 3:23:27 PM

Hello!
I'm a new builder and have created this build. Its a little expensive and need some advise. The build is below, but i'm wondering if they fit together and if i could get components that are similar and cheaper.
Thanks in advance, Toby

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/Fluxanda/saved/1ozl

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March 28, 2013 3:45:35 PM

Drop the liquid cooler - it'll get outperformed for less money by an air cooler that'll be more reliable anyways. I'd suggest if you're just going for a moderate overclock, that you just get a Hyper 212 EVO - it'll be plenty.

I wouldn't trust that SSD - either go with a reliable brand (for more money), or drop it. If you're just gaming, I'd say drop it, otherwise go with it.

Finally, here's my biggest piece of advice, if this is for gaming:
- The CPU almost doesn't matter for gaming - the graphics card is WAY more important.
- Rule of thumb is to spend twice on the graphics card what you do on the CPU.
- Following that, I HIGHLY suggest you drop down to a 6300, which will be equally good for gaming, and pick up a 7870XT, which will absolutely smash the 7850. (It's a 7950 that's slightly disabled, costs the same as a 7870, but outperforms it by 10-15%.)
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March 29, 2013 12:51:32 AM

DarkSable said:
Drop the liquid cooler - it'll get outperformed for less money by an air cooler that'll be more reliable anyways. I'd suggest if you're just going for a moderate overclock, that you just get a Hyper 212 EVO - it'll be plenty.

I wouldn't trust that SSD - either go with a reliable brand (for more money), or drop it. If you're just gaming, I'd say drop it, otherwise go with it.

Finally, here's my biggest piece of advice, if this is for gaming:
- The CPU almost doesn't matter for gaming - the graphics card is WAY more important.
- Rule of thumb is to spend twice on the graphics card what you do on the CPU.
- Following that, I HIGHLY suggest you drop down to a 6300, which will be equally good for gaming, and pick up a 7870XT, which will absolutely smash the 7850. (It's a 7950 that's slightly disabled, costs the same as a 7870, but outperforms it by 10-15%.)


Thanks for replying! :) 

The PC is going to be used for Gaming, hopefully run BF4 when it arrives, and to render videos. When i say render videos i mean use programs such as Sony Vegas and Adobe After Effects.

Ill get rid of the Liquid cooler, but im worried that if i place that EVO fan on, it will get in the way of the RAM heat-spreaders. Also does the EVO fan come with pre-applied thermal paste?

For the SSD, i read that you should always put the OS on a SSD. Is this true?

For the GPU, is the Club 3D Radeon HD 7870XT 2GB reliable? Its because ive never heard of that company ;) !

Thanks!!!!!


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March 29, 2013 11:24:52 AM

Fluxanda said:
The PC is going to be used for Gaming, hopefully run BF4 when it arrives, and to render videos. When i say render videos i mean use programs such as Sony Vegas and Adobe After Effects.

Then I would almost suggest going with an i5 - if you want to run BF4 well, that's what you're going to need.

Fluxanda said:
Ill get rid of the Liquid cooler, but im worried that if i place that EVO fan on, it will get in the way of the RAM heat-spreaders. Also does the EVO fan come with pre-applied thermal paste?

The EVO isn't that big - it won't have ANY problem with the RAM, and even if it did, you could turn it to face up if you so desired. As for thermal paste, it comes with a tube of it.

Fluxanda said:
For the SSD, i read that you should always put the OS on a SSD. Is this true?
For the GPU, is the Club 3D Radeon HD 7870XT 2GB reliable? Its because ive never heard of that company ;) 

You don't have to put the OS on the SSD, but that's one of the things that'll make the biggest difference. I'd throw windows, my drivers, any applications like vegas, ect. on the SSD, along with any games that actually would get a benefit (ones with long loading screens that annoy you, such as MMOs.)

Then what I'd do is have a separate, small (No more than a couple GB) partition to use as a scratch drive - you move whatever video project you're working on to that, and then when you're done with it, just move it back to your data drive.

EDIT: As far as Club 3d goes, I'd avoid them - go with PowerColor or Sapphire, which both have models of the 7870XT.
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March 29, 2013 2:34:04 PM

DarkSable said:
Fluxanda said:
The PC is going to be used for Gaming, hopefully run BF4 when it arrives, and to render videos. When i say render videos i mean use programs such as Sony Vegas and Adobe After Effects.

Then I would almost suggest going with an i5 - if you want to run BF4 well, that's what you're going to need.

Fluxanda said:
Ill get rid of the Liquid cooler, but im worried that if i place that EVO fan on, it will get in the way of the RAM heat-spreaders. Also does the EVO fan come with pre-applied thermal paste?

The EVO isn't that big - it won't have ANY problem with the RAM, and even if it did, you could turn it to face up if you so desired. As for thermal paste, it comes with a tube of it.

Fluxanda said:
For the SSD, i read that you should always put the OS on a SSD. Is this true?
For the GPU, is the Club 3D Radeon HD 7870XT 2GB reliable? Its because ive never heard of that company ;) 

You don't have to put the OS on the SSD, but that's one of the things that'll make the biggest difference. I'd throw windows, my drivers, any applications like vegas, ect. on the SSD, along with any games that actually would get a benefit (ones with long loading screens that annoy you, such as MMOs.)

Then what I'd do is have a separate, small (No more than a couple GB) partition to use as a scratch drive - you move whatever video project you're working on to that, and then when you're done with it, just move it back to your data drive.

EDIT: As far as Club 3d goes, I'd avoid them - go with PowerColor or Sapphire, which both have models of the 7870XT.

Ok, ill do all of the above, however would having 8-cores benefit me if i render/record gameplay? or would the i5 be better?

Sorry, but what do the cores do? :/  im kinda dumb

Thanks!
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