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i5 4670k and 7950 or FX-8320 and GTX 770?

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June 8, 2013 1:56:18 AM

Hi guys,
I'm planning to get a new powerful PC. I wanted to know, from the title, which setup would be better. They are the same price of around £1000. I have some mid - high spec parts in this build. Oh and by the way I'm not building this myself. It will be built off a website I'm getting it from. It has some customization but they don't have so much choice. If you're wondering, it's PC Specialist www.pcspecialist.co.uk
I think they're quite reliable. If you have any suggestions on where to get a custom PC from other than them that would be very helpful.
Thanks
-Naeem
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June 8, 2013 2:03:06 AM

well the the i5 outperforms the FX most of the time but its still powerful enough to max out all games and GTX 770 is clearly better than 7950 [ and 7970] so id say go with FX. only catch is it will consume a lot of power so you need a powerful PSU.
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June 8, 2013 2:55:16 AM

Always spend more money on the GPU rather than on the CPU. So in this particular situation I would choose the GTX 770 with the FX 8350 even though I'm not a fan of the current AMD CPUs as they have low single-core performance, they put out a lot of heat and they can't take high temperatures only about 60-70 celcius before shutting down.

Still it's the better choice, I would however if I was you try to get the i5 with the GTX 770 if you could stretch your budget a little.
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June 8, 2013 11:26:21 AM

thasan1 said:
well the the i5 outperforms the FX most of the time but its still powerful enough to max out all games and GTX 770 is clearly better than 7950 [ and 7970] so id say go with FX. only catch is it will consume a lot of power so you need a powerful PSU.


I have a 600W PSU. Would that suffice?
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June 8, 2013 6:03:18 PM

NaeemKhan said:
thasan1 said:
well the the i5 outperforms the FX most of the time but its still powerful enough to max out all games and GTX 770 is clearly better than 7950 [ and 7970] so id say go with FX. only catch is it will consume a lot of power so you need a powerful PSU.


I have a 600W PSU. Would that suffice?


600W from a well knows brand should be perfect. as long as you aren't doing much overclocking.

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July 23, 2013 3:18:11 AM

Guys I have made some major adjustments to this build. I basically got to £999 after taxes with an epic build, sort of. Here it is:
-FX 8350
-GTX 770
-Corsair H80i
-M5A97 Mobo
-500GB HDD
- plus extra case fans
-8GB KINGSTON HYPX Ram
-650W 80+ PSU
-plus some cable management.

A lot of restrictions were made because of the tax I know I could have built this myself, I'm just too worried.

Could someone tell me now, would the H80i be good enough to overclock the 8350, something like 4.2ghz. I wanted to know if this Motherboard would be able to handle an overclock or even this config at the base clocks. If it isn't good enough, I will take the H80i down to a H60 or H40 and put more money towards a better MOBO and not even overclock. I need to know about this MOBO problem.

If you could put any suggestions for what I could do about the rest of this build to improve it I would appreciate that. Thanks
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July 23, 2013 7:18:59 AM

NaeemKhan said:
Guys I have made some major adjustments to this build. I basically got to £999 after taxes with an epic build, sort of. Here it is:
-FX 8350
-GTX 770
-Corsair H80i
-M5A97 Mobo
-500GB HDD
- plus extra case fans
-8GB KINGSTON HYPX Ram
-650W 80+ PSU
-plus some cable management.

A lot of restrictions were made because of the tax I know I could have built this myself, I'm just too worried.

Could someone tell me now, would the H80i be good enough to overclock the 8350, something like 4.2ghz. I wanted to know if this Motherboard would be able to handle an overclock or even this config at the base clocks. If it isn't good enough, I will take the H80i down to a H60 or H40 and put more money towards a better MOBO and not even overclock. I need to know about this MOBO problem.

If you could put any suggestions for what I could do about the rest of this build to improve it I would appreciate that. Thanks


4.2 Ghz isn't a big overclock at all. the cooler and mobo both should be able to run perfectly at 4.2 Ghz level. and if your looking for a good cheap cooler, CM hyper 212 evo should keep temps acceptable at 4.2Ghz level.
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