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May 30, 2014 5:12:31 AM

I have a bit of a problem. my Current pc is a gaming pc and it's great for what it does. But rendering cripples it's gaming capability. My one computer can't handle hosting multiple servers, being a file server, rendering and doing high detailed gaming all at the same time.
If anyone wants to know the specs they are:
I7 4770K @ 4.0Ghz
32GB 1600Mhz Crucial Ballistix Ram
2TB HDD
256GB SSD
Sapphire Vapor X 3GB 7970 @ 20% OC
Phantom 410 Case
1000w Silent Pro M2.

I want this separate pc to be able to host garry's mod, minecraft and tf2 servers at the same time. each one will only have about 12 players on at once

I also want it to be able to render 1080p video in under 8 hours. Also it needs to be quick and snappy. snappy enough to do light gaming on low settings.

I also need it to be cheap, under £400 and be extremely low powered, so under 500w, preferably 430w.

it must have a corsair 900d case. it looks so big and awesome and looks like a small super computer.

it's going to be running 24/7

so £400 excluding case and storage for a pc.

I was thinking of an A10 7850K
because it can render good enough and light gaming
The problem with this is it uses 100w. that's a lot of power use. I also don't think the cpu part is powerful.

I feel I should go with an intel Xeon, possibly a 1220v2 or something. it's got power. it's got xeon written on it and xeon sounds super amazing. You may question my reasoning but you must admit Xeon sounds better than A10. regardless of the Xeon name it uses less power. however the gpu must be separate and that will no doubt use more than 100w. so that makes it a power hog. But it is more powerful and better for server use.

Even thought the a10 is lower power and 100w as it is, the A8 5600K has an even lower tdp. But it's very very weak for what I need it.

Can someone help me make a good build under 400 that can handle all of the above. Thanks, if there are any errors, spelling or otherwise please tell me and I will rectify them.

Thanks in advance.

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May 30, 2014 5:31:20 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (£176.39 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B85-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£53.44 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Mushkin Stealth 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£56.99 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R7 260X 1GB Video Card (£85.70 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£35.34 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £407.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-30 13:30 BST+0100)

Im sorry :(  it's £7 over. *cries* JK
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May 30, 2014 6:39:32 AM

thanks for the help.n I have another question. why do people raid ssds? are the faster that way? faster than an pcie ssd?
I was thinking more alone the liners of
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1220 V2 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£148.27 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£49.58 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£56.16 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R7 250 1GB Video Card (£62.84 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Cooler Master 500W ATX Power Supply (£35.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £352.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-30 14:41 BST+0100)

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