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March 20, 2014 4:17:36 AM

Hi,

I have been looking at buying a new PC (mine is ~3 years old now with little scope for upgrade) and have been stuck on the GPU. I was initially looking at an R7 260x, but was wondering if something like a 7850 might be better for me. So far the specs of the PC I was looking at buying are:

AMD 8350 @ 4ghz
8gb 1600mhz RAM
550w PSU
R7 260x(?)

I have a bit more scope money-wise for more of an upgrade (about £50 more) but heard the the coolers on the reference R9 series cards weren't too good.

Any Help on this would be greatly appreciated!

Many Thanks,

Matt

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March 20, 2014 4:20:43 AM

Go for MSI N760 TF 2GD5 OC Graphic Card. It is the best combination for your
Processor.
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a b U Graphics card
March 20, 2014 4:20:47 AM

How much are you spending on this build and do you need case/HDD and other parts or ust the four you listed.
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March 20, 2014 4:22:36 AM

Rohit Jackdaw said:
Go for MSI N760 TF 2GD5 OC Graphic Card. It is the best combination for your
Processor.


I can confirm this from personal experience :D 
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March 20, 2014 4:24:31 AM

I was planning on getting a prebuilt from PC Specialist (lazy I know) and have a case and stuff all sorted, I'll just use my current SSD/SSHD in the new build. I would prefer to use one of the cards they offer but I dont think putting my own in would be out of the question. The total with an R7 260x is ~£600.
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March 20, 2014 4:30:45 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£105.59 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Evo 43.1 CFM CPU Cooler (£15.94 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£71.99 @ Maplin Electronics)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£62.26 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£42.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£186.98 @ Dabs)
Case: Cooler Master K380 ATX Mid Tower Case (£37.48 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.98 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.72 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £579.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-20 11:27 GMT+0000)

If you don't need windows this is what i'd go for.

Solid build, used 8320 instead of 8350 as the price difference allows me to include a nonstock CPU cooler(the stock cooler on the 8320/50 is something I would not wish upon my enemies) and the only difference between the two CPU's is that the 8320 is 0.5 ghz slower at stock clock.

760 is a great card as mentioned above, this is the cheapest non stock cooled one but there's a similarly priced EVGA if that's what you prefer, the reference(stock) cooled cards are a bit louder and cool worse.

What do you think?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor (£131.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Evo 43.1 CFM CPU Cooler (£15.94 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£71.99 @ Maplin Electronics)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£62.26 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£42.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£186.98 @ Dabs)
Case: Cooler Master K380 ATX Mid Tower Case (£37.48 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.98 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.72 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £606.33
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-20 11:31 GMT+0000)

only £6 over with 8350.

This is also under the assumption you're willing to build it all yourself as well.
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March 20, 2014 4:40:59 AM

Wow, thanks. I'll definitely have a look into it all!

Many Thanks,

Matt
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