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March 29, 2013 2:42:33 PM

OK so thinking about getting a new computer, need feedback on the specs and performance. i got about 750$ to spend, and iv been reading a lot of post all over the net of people spending over 900$ for lower benchmark quality components.
CPU: going with the FX-8350, did a lot of research on this. and for buying a CPU for under 200$ it seems to outperform everything else, unless you spend more and move to lintel based CPU's. thoughts on the FX-8350 over others in the same price range?
GPU: nVidia GTX650 TI 1GB. seems to have good benchmarks, and people are saying it will play all the games out today with no problems, but might have to upgrade in a year or 2. should i upgrade it now or will it be ok?
MB: ASRock 970 Extreme3 its a cheap MB but this is the one thing im not sure about, is there a better MB i should use to keep from bottlenecking. or will this do?
RAM: DDR3 2X4GB 240 pin 1600MHz. is there a a difference in brand's or is just getting cheaper generic matching card's be almost the same?
POWER SUPPLY: 480 Watt's. not sure if the watt's is enuf for what im getting.

OS: before anyone asks. windows sucks, i use Linux always have always will. but with the new computer im thinking of changing my Linux distro. any thoughts on Ubuntu 12.10 or 12.04?

then the rest of my budget will be going into cooling fans hard drive and such.

any other thoughts or recommendations would be great to, thanks.

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March 29, 2013 3:08:42 PM

The Corsair CX600 V2 PSU would better suit you. Even though extra fans only use about 5 watts of power (each) it all adds to the power requirements.

Everything else seeems fine.
Not sure about Ubuntu, haven't used it since 2005.
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March 29, 2013 3:17:49 PM

get a newer linux i say however i have very little experiance.
As for the build, i say get an intel cpu. the AMD lineup are only worth it up to about 120 dollars unless your really heavy on overclocking. unfortunatly with cpu its hard to say how good it will be as lots of games dont use all the cores, and intel chips may be better even with lower clock speeds
The ram is good
The Gpu could be better. i have managed to squeeze a gtx 660 into a £550 build (pounds, i'm from england. close to $750 for simmilar components). also people say the gtx 650 ti is not worth it, often they say get a 560 ti or the 660 non ti
unless you really skimp out on the mobo, you should be fine as far as bottlenecking is concerned. mostly its the gpu/cpu combo that need to balanced.
Power supply. i would go with a 500w corsair. often cheap psus will kill your parts so get a slightly more expensive one from a reputable source.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx500...
^^ bog standard in my sub £700/$1000 builds. after that i move up to 600w version.
you will need a case, some storage and a monitor. you got those?
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March 29, 2013 3:19:52 PM

TenPc said:
The Corsair CX600 V2 PSU would better suit you. Even though extra fans only use about 5 watts of power (each) it all adds to the power requirements.

Everything else seeems fine.
Not sure about Ubuntu, haven't used it since 2005.

600w is rarely needed unless you are using high end 150w cpu chips or such. the amd one here is a 125w. you can get it if you want but i reckon you may be ok.

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March 29, 2013 3:27:08 PM

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CPU: going with the FX-8350, did a lot of research on this. and for buying a CPU for under 200$ it seems to outperform everything else, unless you spend more and move to lintel based CPU's. thoughts on the FX-8350 over others in the same price range?


Not really - an i5-3350P matches the FX-8350 on most CPU benchmarks. I'd rather have four solid cores than 8 weak ones any day of the week.

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GPU: nVidia GTX650 TI 1GB. seems to have good benchmarks, and people are saying it will play all the games out today with no problems, but might have to upgrade in a year or 2. should i upgrade it now or will it be ok?


No - the 650TI even with the new BOOST model is still relatively weak by comparison to a reference 660 or even a Radeon 7850 / 7870.

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RAM: DDR3 2X4GB 240 pin 1600MHz. is there a a difference in brand's or is just getting cheaper generic matching card's be almost the same?


Most are pretty much the same. Samsung is one of the lone standouts but that's very rare by comparison to G.Skill or Corsair.

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POWER SUPPLY: 480 Watt's. not sure if the watt's is enuf for what im getting.


Get a Seasonic 520W if you're running a single GPU. What is your budget?

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600w is rarely needed unless you are using high end 150w cpu chips or such. the amd one here is a 125w. you can get it if you want but i reckon you may be ok.


Having more wattage than you need doesn't hurt your system at all. Having too few or the bare minimum does.
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March 29, 2013 3:37:17 PM

Rugnir_Viking said:
get a newer linux i say however i have very little experiance.
As for the build, i say get an intel cpu. the AMD lineup are only worth it up to about 120 dollars unless your really heavy on overclocking. unfortunatly with cpu its hard to say how good it will be as lots of games dont use all the cores, and intel chips may be better even with lower clock speeds
The ram is good
The Gpu could be better. i have managed to squeeze a gtx 660 into a £550 build (pounds, i'm from england. close to $750 for simmilar components). also people say the gtx 650 ti is not worth it, often they say get a 560 ti or the 660 non ti
unless you really skimp out on the mobo, you should be fine as far as bottlenecking is concerned. mostly its the gpu/cpu combo that need to balanced.
Power supply. i would go with a 500w corsair. often cheap psus will kill your parts so get a slightly more expensive one from a reputable source.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx500...
^^ bog standard in my sub £700/$1000 builds. after that i move up to 600w version.
you will need a case, some storage and a monitor. you got those?


sorry gpu is 560 ti is what i ment, i miss typed. yes im getting a case from my friend. i have my current PC set up to my 32 inch LEDTV works like a charm, just going with that i figure.

probably going with a seagate / WD 500GB 7200 RPM 16 MB cache SATA 6.0BG/s. never really gave it to much thought.
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March 29, 2013 3:44:06 PM

i was thinking the FX-8350, im not shy about overclocking at all. every tells me to stay with the AMD brand if im overclocking, at least for staying under 200$.

Also my budget is about 750$.
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March 29, 2013 3:57:18 PM

Overclocking requires additional power requirements, make sure that the 12 v rail of the PSU is more than 400 watts.
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March 29, 2013 4:06:08 PM

Rugnir_Viking said:
So yes only psu left i'd say go with corsair like i said earlier. i dont reccomend your 480w one really.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx600


ok Ty, now the only thing i really need to know is Intel vs AMD, 200$ or under is my budget for CPU. really wanted to go with AMD FX-8350. but what about the Intel i5-3570 3.4GHz 6MB quad core. if i plane on overclocking the AMD would it beat the Intel or is lintel still better?

O and if anyone is using Ubuntu or another Linux that they think is better as far as gaming performance gos, i would love to get more insight on them. there is just to many distro's for me to pick one, :p . ty
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March 30, 2013 1:48:35 PM

shydilla said:
Rugnir_Viking said:
So yes only psu left i'd say go with corsair like i said earlier. i dont reccomend your 480w one really.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx600


ok Ty, now the only thing i really need to know is Intel vs AMD, 200$ or under is my budget for CPU. really wanted to go with AMD FX-8350. but what about the Intel i5-3570 3.4GHz 6MB quad core. if i plane on overclocking the AMD would it beat the Intel or is lintel still better?

O and if anyone is using Ubuntu or another Linux that they think is better as far as gaming performance gos, i would love to get more insight on them. there is just to many distro's for me to pick one, :p . ty


Yes you pretty much got it. with a (cheap) aftermarket cooler the 8350 will beat the intel i5 just.
the i5 will be better in single threaded games (lots of games) but only by 3-4 fps.
dont take it from me, see here. remember alot of people are heavily biased toward one company
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/356983-28-8350-good...
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