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FX 8320 + SSD or i7 2700K

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November 11, 2013 11:10:46 PM

which one is better,
AMD 8320 with SSD, or i7 2700K without SSD.

For AMD rig, i choose GA 990FXAUD3, Team Xtreem Dark 4Gb 1600, HD7790, Corsair Neutron GTX 120Gb.

For i7 rig, GA Z77X UDH3, Team Xtreem Dark 4Gb 1600, GTX650Ti.

I am using my pc for audio mixing, compressing, sometimes video editing. So a lot of Audio software such as Presonus studioOne and Virtual Studio, FL Studio, and Adobe Premire.
No gaming at all.

what do you think?
i am open if you want to suggest a new build.

edit :
Im using 2 monitor, and 1 LCD projector.

More about : 8320 ssd 2700k

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November 11, 2013 11:14:35 PM

I would go with the AMD build in this case. I'm a huge ssd fan, and I just wouldn't start a build with a 2nd gen i7.
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November 11, 2013 11:19:06 PM

or third choice : i7 4770K +Z87mobo +GTX650 VGA card ???
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November 11, 2013 11:20:51 PM

3rd choice is WAY better
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November 11, 2013 11:22:00 PM

How much for that 650? You can get 7850s and 650ti boosts for a low as $109 these days... making 7770s, 7790s and regular 650s kind of a bad deal.
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November 11, 2013 11:32:35 PM

I have a lot of question right now, such : do I need strong graphic card? is adding a SSD will be worth? will my build cause a bottle neck?

I had build several gaming rig before, but never a home workstation.
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November 11, 2013 11:33:46 PM

Go for a FX 8320 and this...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Trust me, that's ALL you'll need for any form of 1080P gaming. Shoot, even 1440P. and the Coolers on these GPUs are AWESOME!!!

IMO, I don't see the SSD being worth it... maybe a SSHD would do you good if you're planning on building a new system. If you already have a HDD, keep it and upgrade to a SSD later when you need it.
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November 11, 2013 11:41:30 PM

Give us a budget or people are just going to keep recommending more expensive stuff.

I'm a huge fan of ssds and insist on having one in any system I use.

The 650, 7750, 7770, or 7790 would be plenty for your needs. Any 3rd or 4th gen i7 is better than any AMD at any price range.
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November 11, 2013 11:42:56 PM

Something like this would be great for you - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 12, 2013 1:08:18 AM

8GB of 1600mhz is plenty
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November 12, 2013 1:16:55 AM

CTurbo said:
Give us a budget or people are just going to keep recommending more expensive stuff.

I'm a huge fan of ssds and insist on having one in any system I use.

The 650, 7750, 7770, or 7790 would be plenty for your needs. Any 3rd or 4th gen i7 is better than any AMD at any price range.


my budget is around 400-450 for processor + graphic card. or in my 1st case, proc + vga + ssd.
I want to know if it's worth to add a ssd instead of spending on better processor.

I am planning on using SSD for operating system and application, HDD for storage.

or forth option : going for older i5 (maybe 2500K) + SSD
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November 12, 2013 1:28:04 AM

Quote:
my budget is around 400-450 for processor + graphic card. or in my 1st case, proc + vga + ssd.
I want to know if it's worth to add a ssd instead of spending on better processor.

I am planning on using SSD for operating system and application, HDD for storage.

or forth option : going for older i5 (maybe 2500K) + SSD


Motherboard not included in that budget?
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November 12, 2013 1:31:57 AM

CTurbo said:
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my budget is around 400-450 for processor + graphic card. or in my 1st case, proc + vga + ssd.
I want to know if it's worth to add a ssd instead of spending on better processor.

I am planning on using SSD for operating system and application, HDD for storage.

or forth option : going for older i5 (maybe 2500K) + SSD


Motherboard not included in that budget?


nope. but i think a 120-150 motherboard should enough

AMD option : $160 fx8320 + $130 ssd + $130vga = 420
i7 2700K : $340 i7 + $100 gtx650 = 440
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November 12, 2013 1:36:32 AM

No need to spend 120-150 on a motherboard if you're not going to overclock. You can find a solid "H" or "B" motherboard for way less than that.
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November 12, 2013 1:43:54 AM

CTurbo said:
No need to spend 120-150 on a motherboard if you're not going to overclock. You can find a solid "H" or "B" motherboard for way less than that.


yeah, i was planing a little oc, thats why i chose unlocked version of i7.

btw, what mobo should i use if i use xeon e3 1230?
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November 12, 2013 1:51:24 AM

The xeon e3 1230v3 can use any LGA1150 motherboard. Same an any other Haswell cpu.

The Xeon will not overclock, but it is essentially a locked i7 for considerably cheaper than an actual locked i7. It has turbo and hyperthreading.
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