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Need Suggestions with this setup for a roughly $600 upgrade build

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September 17, 2013 5:34:42 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1EHd6
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1EHd6/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1EHd6/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($58.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($142.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card ($123.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $511.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-17 20:33 EDT-0400)
September 17, 2013 5:54:42 PM

Drop to 8gb RAM.

Change PSU to XFX 550w for better quality and lower price.

Use saved money to get a better GPU.
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September 18, 2013 10:16:20 PM

The reason i have 16Gb of ram, and that video card, is because i am taking a Game Design Course and i will need to use Maya, so the system is based off the program requirements
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September 19, 2013 4:40:17 AM

YOu can never have a good enough GPU. A better GPU will only help you. Iwould get a better GPU if this is a gaming build. Change the PSU to an XFX 550w for better quality and less price. Use the saved money to bump up to an hd7850.
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September 19, 2013 10:09:42 AM

tiny voices said:
YOu can never have a good enough GPU. A better GPU will only help you. Iwould get a better GPU if this is a gaming build. Change the PSU to an XFX 550w for better quality and less price. Use the saved money to bump up to an hd7850.


Thats the thing, I need the 16Gb of ram for the software I am using, if i want to be able to do my classwork at home, and i can always upgrade my GPU at a later point.

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September 19, 2013 10:18:22 AM

To be honest with you, your CPU is going to be a bottleneck before 8gb RAM would be when using Maya. If anything, get an fx8320 and 8gb RAM. I talked with an engineering buddy of mine. He uses Maya daily. He said that he has never had RAM related issues and it is always the CPU bottle necking.

He has:
i7 970
8gb 1600mhz RAM
hd5850

He told me that the most important thing is the CPU. He renders decent sized 16-bit scenes and does alot of comping and has never had a RAM issue. You really should spend that money on a better CPU if MAYA is your main goal with this computer.
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September 19, 2013 3:03:38 PM

tiny voices said:
To be honest with you, your CPU is going to be a bottleneck before 8gb RAM would be when using Maya. If anything, get an fx8320 and 8gb RAM. I talked with an engineering buddy of mine. He uses Maya daily. He said that he has never had RAM related issues and it is always the CPU bottle necking.

He has:
i7 970
8gb 1600mhz RAM
hd5850

He told me that the most important thing is the CPU. He renders decent sized 16-bit scenes and does alot of comping and has never had a RAM issue. You really should spend that money on a better CPU if MAYA is your main goal with this computer.


Ok, thanks i think this will by my final build any suggestions or comments?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Fy7E
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Fy7E/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Fy7E/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($97.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($87.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card ($123.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $545.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-19 18:03 EDT-0400)
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