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April 28, 2014 11:20:57 AM

Hello everyone, i am planning on building a $2500-$3000 pc with mostly amd componets.

I was thinking about buying one from a boutique, because it would save time and would be tested, but i also enjoy building systems, id rather just not screw it up. I am using it for gaming and video/ graphics

I currently have my mind on
FX-9370
32Gb of ram, not sure what yet
R9 290
i thinking about the crosshair formula v but it is a bit outdated so what other options would i have?
A 128gb ssd
2Tb hdd
Corsair 900d
Need help deciding on a psu. Probably going to end up cf
Corsair 110

I also want to run 3 monitors, so i would like to know about 1080p screens that are good for gaming and affordable, i do want to use eyefinity

Maybe someone can put something together thats cheaper, my requirements are the r9 290,
Water cooled cpu, and 32gb ram

Basically i need a workstation that can be used for gaming

Id like to see what other people think (:
a c 102 À AMD
April 28, 2014 11:25:36 AM

DO NOT buy that CPU. It is junk and requires $100 worth of cooling to keep it stable. Your Corsair 110 will keep it cool at stock speeds, but forget overclocking. Just get an 8350 for sure. IT is generally known to just get an 8350, not the 9370.

What rendering and encoding software will you be using?

Also, get a PSU for your current setup, not planning for CF unless you are 100% positive you will do it within a year or less. Most people over pay for too much PSU and just end up needing to replace it in 3 years anyway (time frame for replacing a high use PSU) when they FINALLY add a second GPU.
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April 28, 2014 11:57:10 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($92.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($123.00 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($409.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($409.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair Air 540 ATX Desktop Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($269.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($269.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($269.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2770.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-28 14:56 EDT-0400)

This would be a pretty sweet Eye-Finity gaming rig.
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April 28, 2014 2:30:25 PM

I do plan on getting it within 6 months, and i am using the whole creative suite, a lot of 3d. I want this pc to last 6ish years. If that means going over the budget then i am fine with that
tiny voices said:
DO NOT buy that CPU. It is junk and requires $100 worth of cooling to keep it stable. Your Corsair 110 will keep it cool at stock speeds, but forget overclocking. Just get an 8350 for sure. IT is generally known to just get an 8350, not the 9370.

What rendering and encoding software will you be using?

Also, get a PSU for your current setup, not planning for CF unless you are 100% positive you will do it within a year or less. Most people over pay for too much PSU and just end up needing to replace it in 3 years anyway (time frame for replacing a high use PSU) when they FINALLY add a second GPU.


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April 28, 2014 2:33:45 PM

You REALLY REALLY want an Intel i7 if those are the programs you will be working with.
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April 28, 2014 2:35:59 PM

Then which one? The i7 4470? perhaps the 3930k? And then i would need help with the mobo
tiny voices said:
You REALLY REALLY want an Intel i7 if those are the programs you will be working with.


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April 28, 2014 2:44:20 PM

it would be, im suprised you put both r9 290's in there with the price staying about my budget, though that now i am considering an i7, and will the cf r9 290's be ok on an 850w?
Transmaniacon said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($92.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($123.00 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($409.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($409.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair Air 540 ATX Desktop Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($269.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($269.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($269.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2770.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-28 14:56 EDT-0400)

This would be a pretty sweet Eye-Finity gaming rig.


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April 28, 2014 3:38:41 PM

The 4770k is what you want. You would need a z87 motherboard for it.
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April 28, 2014 3:52:48 PM

OK, so I am no purist or Anything and know AMD are fine and pretty good and certainly deliver on bang for buck, (My PC is AMD right now) but why do you want and parts for this build?

I don't consider $3000 a budget build? So why would you not go for Intel / Nvidia when they are just well better, sure there more pricy but on this kind of build?

Don't get me wrong I am not dissing amd there stuff is fine and I have no problem with it (unlike some people ahem, INTEL INTEL INTELL ahaha)

Even more so when you need this for heavy use as its a work station!?

Just curious on the thought processor here that's all, do you get some kind of discount or something for doing an and only build for some reason then I could understand it, or something like that?
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April 28, 2014 4:25:46 PM

I do prefer amd, and have wanted a complete amd build, but now i am thinking that an i7 will be better.and basically yes, it will practically be a workstation, but will have the ability to game at high resolutions
CyclingSalmon14 said:
OK, so I am no purist or Anything and know AMD are fine and pretty good and certainly deliver on bang for buck, (My PC is AMD right now) but why do you want and parts for this build?

I don't consider $3000 a budget build? So why would you not go for Intel / Nvidia when they are just well better, sure there more pricy but on this kind of build?

Don't get me wrong I am not dissing amd there stuff is fine and I have no problem with it (unlike some people ahem, INTEL INTEL INTELL ahaha)

Even more so when you need this for heavy use as its a work station!?

Just curious on the thought processor here that's all, do you get some kind of discount or something for doing an and only build for some reason then I could understand it, or something like that?


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April 29, 2014 5:03:13 AM

This would be a lot better for Adobe CS, it uses OpenCL, which AMD cards are better at. And as everyone has said, the i7 is superior. This build also has a high quality Dell IPS panel for better color accuracy, if you would rather have a gaming monitor then switch to an Asus PB278Q. The PSU will handle a second R9 290X if you so wish.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($565.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($92.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($239.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($264.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290X 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($549.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define XL R2 (Black Pearl) ATX Full Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($154.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Dell U2713HM 60Hz 27.0" Monitor ($589.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $2929.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-29 08:01 EDT-0400)
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April 29, 2014 7:26:46 AM

Thanks! This will do quite fine! I appreciate your time :) 
Transmaniacon said:
This would be a lot better for Adobe CS, it uses OpenCL, which AMD cards are better at. And as everyone has said, the i7 is superior. This build also has a high quality Dell IPS panel for better color accuracy, if you would rather have a gaming monitor then switch to an Asus PB278Q. The PSU will handle a second R9 290X if you so wish.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($565.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($92.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($239.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($264.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290X 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($549.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define XL R2 (Black Pearl) ATX Full Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($154.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Dell U2713HM 60Hz 27.0" Monitor ($589.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $2929.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-29 08:01 EDT-0400)


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