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October 15, 2013 1:10:08 AM

Hello all, I'm seeking for help in building my new system..I'll try to keep this short

and simple. Basically i'm a web designer / multimedia guy and does play games but not

that much like LOl or Hon etc only. I'm not really good in building systems but one

thing is for sure i know my what i will use it for , hope you guys could help me =(




My Goal with this build: ( No.1 being the highest concern or goal)

1. To be able to multitask heavy programs. For this part, i want it to be able to handle

adobe photoshop , illustrator, and dreamweaver along with 20 tabs of chrome or even

more, sometimes additional random program or a game opened, so it's like a total of 5

heavy programs. i hope you get the idea. i was hoping that I would to be able to switch

smoothly from one program to another.

2. Fast response from switching pc on to opening programs or loading games

3. Future proof? ( i know this is impossible and have read a lot about this concept, but

what i mean is hopefully the build would still be able handle future programs or

compete with other systems 3-4 yrs from now or even more lol. i'm just expecting it to

run future programs smoothly and without the need to upgrade again and again. hope you

guys get it.)

4. To be able to handle smoothly large canvas like for example, 30x30 with 300

resolution for graphic design or those things.

5. not really familiar what todays and upcoming technology offers , i just read them

things like PCI-e 3.0 , sata 3, usb 3, 2011 architecture of intel etc..





Budget: $1000 - $1300

-i know this is low as to what i expect or my goals but my main concern really is the

processor , storage and memory.


What i already have or what i can use in the meantime to fit my budget

1. Geforce GTX 550 TI (i know one of my concern is photoshop high res canvas but il just

work with this in the meantime to fit my budget)

2. 500gb Storage (forgot the brand)

3. Gigabit PCI network adapter

4. Q6600 - lol this is really old, but this is what i mean about futureproof thing, this

thing can still run programs in today's software.





My Build?

Processor - if going with amd, Amd 8350 OC to 4.5 to 4.8ghz.
- if going intel , i7-3930k, this is what i really want as this seems to

promise also the future proof thing.

Mobo - If Amd - asus sabertooth 990fx r2.0 (have read that it's the best for OC'ing amd

8350
- If Intel , ( i dont know yet)

Ram - 16gb 1600 - 1833 mhz (no specific brand yet)

Storage - 1x SSD 125gb and 1x 1TB 7200 rpm

Graphics Card - for this part, Since my budget is low , if possible i'll just use my

geforce 550 ti and just upgrade later on.

Power supply - 750 watts

Cooler - Corsair h80 or h100

Case - ? i dont know yet

Sound card - i dont plan to get any and just use the onboard.

Optical Drive - anything cheap



I hope you get my situation. what i really dont understand is the processor part. if to

go with i7-3930 and squeeze other parts in my budget, or to go AMD 8350 which will allow

another video card like Sapphire 7950 DDR 5 3gb . But for the AMD part, im not really

sure if it can compete in the future. iv been reading a lot and just want suggestions

especially constructive comments.. that's all and i really do appreciate everyone's time

in reading my thread. A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL.







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October 15, 2013 2:28:22 AM

you can start modifying this template :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($174.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($126.92 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $846.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-15 05:27 EDT-0400)

btw noctua and sabertooh has the same color schene, if you have any concern of aesthetic thing
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October 15, 2013 3:00:47 AM

hey thanks for the suggestion , im definitely looking at it right now.. great help.. though what are your thoughts on i7-3930k or 4930k being more competent in 3-5 yrs from now as oppose to amd 8350 build?
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October 15, 2013 5:46:40 AM

the price gap is too wide to justify the performance

yeah i7 is faster, but 8 cores of 8350 OC can serves you well
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October 21, 2013 6:39:45 PM

Hello, last question though, from your experience is it a good thing to buy on last quarter of the year? especially dec is coming up, and im just wondering if the prices usually goes down because new products might come or christmas is coming up? im not in a hurry to buy and can wait till jan next year, just want to make sure cause it really sucks if you bought it now then a month later there's a big drop in prices...right?
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October 21, 2013 8:46:47 PM

wait for black friday
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