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Need Help with first Multipurpose/Multitasking/Gaming/Coding/Programming/Photoshop/Downloading Rig?

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September 26, 2013 9:50:25 AM

I chose to go with Intel because of less hassles with 1.Overclocking of AMD-FX , 2. Extra Heat caused by AMD-FX , 3.More power consumption of AMD [I stay in India, here the electricity is way more costly than in US, also a lot more hotter]

CPU ------------------- Intel i5 - 4570 ~ 240$
Motherboard--------- Confused between Gigabyte B85-D3h AND Asus b85m-G [Both are same price]
RAM ------------------ G.Skill
HDD - WD BLUE 1TB
CASE----------------- HAF 912
PSU ------------------ Seasonic S12ii 620W
MONITOR------------1080p + 900p [Dual monitor setup]

I will be using the Intel HD 4600 until the New AMD Volcanic islands will be released..

1.So how is my first rig?
2.Which motherboard is good?
3.Are all the parts compatible?
4.Will the b85 motherboards support the newer gpu?
5. B85 mobo support windows 8 64bit?
6.What's the difference between H87 and B85 motherboards? [I wont be using SSD Caching ever, so if that is the only difference i dont think it's worth the upgrade]

I will be ordering the parts in a few days.

Any type of help/comments will be highly appreciated :) 

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September 26, 2013 12:29:57 PM

1.So how is my first rig?

Well, its better than my first rig was, but if you take care of it, it will last a long time. These are all good components that you have chosen.

2.Which motherboard is good?

Honestly either motherboard would probably work fine. I'd go with the Gigabyte one because of the color and the fact that there are more PCI-E slots. It would be Crossfireable, but the second slot would only run at PCI-E x4 speed, so Crossfire would not be optimal.

3.Are all the parts compatible?

Looks to be.

4.Will the b85 motherboards support the newer gpu?

Yes.

5. B85 mobo support windows 8 64bit?

Yes.

6.What's the difference between H87 and B85 motherboards? [I wont be using SSD Caching ever, so if that is the only difference i dont think it's worth the upgrade]

There's really not much of a difference. For a gaming computer, or for what you are doing with it, the B85 will do just fine.
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September 26, 2013 12:40:28 PM

Deemo13 said:
1.So how is my first rig?

Well, its better than my first rig was, but if you take care of it, it will last a long time. These are all good components that you have chosen.

2.Which motherboard is good?

Honestly either motherboard would probably work fine. I'd go with the Gigabyte one because of the color and the fact that there are more PCI-E slots. It would be Crossfireable, but the second slot would only run at PCI-E x4 speed, so Crossfire would not be optimal.

3.Are all the parts compatible?

Looks to be.

4.Will the b85 motherboards support the newer gpu?

Yes.

5. B85 mobo support windows 8 64bit?

Yes.

6.What's the difference between H87 and B85 motherboards? [I wont be using SSD Caching ever, so if that is the only difference i dont think it's worth the upgrade]

There's really not much of a difference. For a gaming computer, or for what you are doing with it, the B85 will do just fine.


Thanks a lot for the response. :-)
Just wanted to confirm that the motherboard won't die/fry in the next 4years, as my computer will be ON for almost 18-24hours a day everyday.
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a b À AMD
September 26, 2013 3:29:19 PM

Should be fine. Both brands are reliable.
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