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First gaming rig. So, suggestions please!

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June 9, 2014 10:52:00 AM

I'm going for a new Gaming Rig. Below are the specs that I'm going for in a few more days, and would like to have some suggestions.

1.) CPU: AMD FX 9590
2.) GPU: Sapphire Tri - X R9 290X OC
3.) Motherboard: Asus Crosshair V Formula Z
4.) RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro Series 16gb 2133Mhz
5.) Cabinet: Corsair Carbide 500R
6.) Keyboard & Mouse Combo: Cooler Master Devastator
7.) SSD: Kingston HyperX 240Gb
8.) HDD: WD Blue Caviar 1TB
9.) PSU: Corsair RM850 PSU
10.) Liquid Cooler: Corsair Hydro H90 Cooler
11.) A few other Corsair cabinet fans.

PS: My budget is limited to $2500 (or) 150,000 INR.

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June 9, 2014 11:21:42 AM

If you're going to pay $300+ for that processor, you're in the Intel i7 territory and that'll blow away any AMD processor you'd care to bring to the table. As well as use a ton less power and run cooler.
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June 9, 2014 11:27:01 AM

Karsten75 said:
If you're going to pay $300+ for that processor, you're in the Intel i7 territory and that'll blow away any AMD processor you'd care to bring to the table. As well as use a ton less power and run cooler.


What would you suggest in place of the AMD Processor then?
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June 9, 2014 11:30:38 AM

1) Save yourself the trouble and get the i7-4770k or the FX-8350; The FX-9590 gets really, really hot and that will be even worse for you if you live in India.
2) Looks good.
3) Good, but maybe a bit overkill.
4) Again, good but overkill; No need for more than 8GB if all you're doing is gaming.
5-8) Looks good as well.
9) Corsair RM PSUs aren't that great. Something from Seasonic or XFX should do. If you want to get a corsair PSU, get an AX/TX/HX unit, the rest are not very good.
10) I'd recommend either getting the 110 or 100i, or just a massive air cooler, like the one I have (check my signature).
11) Corsair makes good fans, nothing to worry about here.
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June 9, 2014 11:31:56 AM

Get a z97 board and either a 4690k or a 4790k.
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June 9, 2014 11:37:17 AM

bignastyid said:
Get a z97 board and either a 4690k or a 4790k.


+1, I just recommended the i7 4770k subconsciously; I forgot that the 4790k is coming out soon.
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June 9, 2014 11:40:18 AM

Eduello said:
1) Save yourself the trouble and get the i7-4770k or the FX-8350; The FX-9590 gets really, really hot and that will be even worse for you if you live in India.
2) Looks good.
3) Good, but maybe a bit overkill.
4) Again, good but overkill; No need for more than 8GB if all you're doing is gaming.
5-8) Looks good as well.
9) Corsair RM PSUs aren't that great. Something from Seasonic or XFX should do. If you want to get a corsair PSU, get an AX/TX/HX unit, the rest are not very good.
10) I'd recommend either getting the 110 or 100i, or just a massive air cooler, like the one I have (check my signature).
11) Corsair makes good fans, nothing to worry about here.


I'm going for the 16Gb since I'm a Game Designer too. So, to be able to run Adobe Softwares and Game Engines, I'd need it.

Cooling the AMD isnt much of a problem I'd be facing since the computer will be in a room which will consistently be below 20 degree Celsius.

And yes, I'd take the suggestion to go with the 100i.
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June 9, 2014 11:48:47 AM

Well that seems to be fine then, what about the power supply?
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June 9, 2014 12:01:15 PM


The FX-8320 will OC nicely with your cooler -- within 100-200MHz of the 8350.

At resolutions of 1080p & up, with a 290X, it's simply not going to matter a great deal.

Since you're going with 16GB of RAMs for your game dev, you may want to look into a RAM-disk for your "fun time" -- that should speed your game loads.

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June 9, 2014 12:17:20 PM

Wisecracker said:

The FX-8320 will OC nicely with your cooler -- within 100-200MHz of the 8350.

At resolutions of 1080p & up, with a 290X, it's simply not going to matter a great deal.

Since you're going with 16GB of RAMs for your game dev, you may want to look into a RAM-disk for your "fun time" -- that should speed your game loads.



I sure shall look into the RAMdisk! :) 
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June 9, 2014 12:19:24 PM

Eduello said:
Well that seems to be fine then, what about the power supply?


I'll go for the Corsair's TX edition I guess then! :) 

Thanks a lot for the suggestions bro! :D 
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June 9, 2014 12:20:46 PM

No problem :) 
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June 9, 2014 3:59:43 PM

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I sure shall look into the RAMdisk! :) 


It might also come in handy for some of your dev work.

You essentially set aside a large block of your RAMs (8-10GB) as a super-fast scratch disk with a direct connect to your CPU.

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June 9, 2014 11:54:45 PM

Wisecracker said:
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I sure shall look into the RAMdisk! :) 


It might also come in handy for some of your dev work.

You essentially set aside a large block of your RAMs (8-10GB) as a super-fast scratch disk with a direct connect to your CPU.



Yep, the only downside is that the disk will be wiped every time you shut down the PC.
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June 10, 2014 6:21:16 AM


Modern RAM-disks have 'load-in' provisions at boot but, yes, you are technically correct :) 

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