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Which Processor and motherboard should i choose for new Build

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February 12, 2014 4:15:59 AM

Hi there this has been bugging me for several weeks and i need a good combination CPU and motherboard firstly i plan on doing high end gaming and i use Sony Vegas pro i need a good cpu firstly i was thinking the AMD 8350 but now im thinking the I5 3570K is the i7 worth it for my needs more expensive then the 8350 for sure but does the price comprehend the performance it supplies im not particularly fond of the power consumptions the 8350 gives out but i need a good upgrade from my currant ( AM3 ) Phenom 2 ( 955 ) and GTX 460 768Mb i have a £600 Budget for the build which i have been saving for also i havent installed an Intel CPU since the pentium 4 days but i presume the process is very similar to installing an AMD CPU

Thanks in advance please UK sites only Cheers :-)

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February 12, 2014 4:31:35 AM

Can we reuse some old components like RAM, HDD and case?
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February 12, 2014 4:45:22 AM

vmN said:
Can we reuse some old components like RAM, HDD and case?


Yer sorry mate these are the components i'm scavenging from my old Build

128GB Toshiba SSD
2000GB sata Harddrive
Sata DVD Rewriter
8GB DDR3 1333mhz

The case would need replacing as its not in good shape so all i would need is a good motherboard cpu and high end graphics card also i'm presuming the PSU may need upgrading as it cuts out sometimes on full load and being 4 years old proberly needs replacing lol :-)

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February 12, 2014 4:49:15 AM

Later on you could buy a CPU cooler.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£164.39 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£104.99 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card (£234.83 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Cooler Master K280 ATX Mid Tower Case (£33.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Enermax NAXN ADV. 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£58.36 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £596.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-12 12:48 GMT+0000)
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February 12, 2014 4:51:32 AM

i3 3570k has 4 cores with 4 threads (1 per core) with LGA-1155 socket (ivybridge or third gen Intel Core i processors). Its price is $224.99. [Sorry but you may convert $ into desire currency]
i5 4670k has 4 cores with 4 threads (1 per core) with LGA-1150 socket (haswell or fourth gen Intel core i processors). Its price is $239.99.

Now for i7:
i7 4770k has 4 cores with 8 threads (2 per core) with LGA-1150 socket (haswell or fourth gen Intel core i processors). Its price is $329.99

Now question is i5 4670k is good enough for gaming but looking at your future needs with games utilizing maximum cores and threads, you'll have advantage in i7 4770k because of eight threads.

In MHO you'll be better off with i7 4770k but given the budget consideration you may like to go for i5 4670k.
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February 12, 2014 4:54:05 AM

My advice would be similar to the above (VMN's build).

If you spend more on an i7 you wouldn't get a good graphics card.

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February 12, 2014 4:54:52 AM

Good build @vmN but why not Asus Z87 plus
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February 12, 2014 4:57:27 AM

Because it's slightly more expensive with similar performance.
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February 12, 2014 5:02:42 AM

I prefer Asus over MSI in general, but looking at reviews and customer feedback online shows them to be roughly similar. There are some small Pros and Cons likely between them such as possible audio codec differences.

Without doing more research I'd probably err on the side of Asus' better reputation of quality motherboards.
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February 12, 2014 5:54:01 AM

Still Asus is recommended.
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February 12, 2014 8:43:04 AM

Made some changes to the part list above. Threw in an aftermarket cooler as well, just to give idea of cost to do so.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£164.39 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.18 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£105.64 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card (£234.83 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case (£36.98 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£45.00 @ Aria PC)
Total: £612.02
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-12 16:42 GMT+0000)
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February 12, 2014 9:51:44 PM

photonboy said:
I prefer Asus over MSI in general, but looking at reviews and customer feedback online shows them to be roughly similar. There are some small Pros and Cons likely between them such as possible audio codec differences.

Without doing more research I'd probably err on the side of Asus' better reputation of quality motherboards.


This, I've also heard that ASUS has better Customer Support.
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February 12, 2014 10:15:50 PM

You can choose the branded and well known parts like Apple.
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February 13, 2014 11:01:44 AM

sora said:
photonboy said:
I prefer Asus over MSI in general, but looking at reviews and customer feedback online shows them to be roughly similar. There are some small Pros and Cons likely between them such as possible audio codec differences.

Without doing more research I'd probably err on the side of Asus' better reputation of quality motherboards.


This, I've also heard that ASUS has better Customer Support.


Asus has customer support, since when? :lol:  Their CS is horrible. Asrock has been good to me though.
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