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Is this a worthy build or are there better options ?

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June 13, 2014 3:30:43 PM



TOTAL COST = £2682 = $4551

Case
PCS MAELSTROM T900 BLACK GAMING CASE

Processor (CPU)
AMD FX-9590 Eight Core CPU (4.7GHz-5.0GHz/16MB CACHE/AM3+)

Motherboard
ASUS® SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 (DDR3, USB3.0, 6Gb/s, CrossFireX/Sli)

Memory (RAM)
32GB KINGSTON HYPER-X FURY DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (4 x 8GB)

Graphics Card
3GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 780 Ti - 2 DVI, HDMI, DP - 3D Vision Ready
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2nd Graphics Card
3GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 780 Ti - 2 DVI, HDMI, DP - 3D Vision Ready
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1st Hard Disk
120GB KINGSTON V300 SSD, SATA 6 Gb (450MB/R, 450MB/W)

2nd Hard Disk
2TB WD CAVIAR GREEN WD20EZRX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE

1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM

Memory Card Reader
INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT

Power Supply
CORSAIR 750W RM SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET (£89)

Processor Cooling
Corsair H60 Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler (£59)

Fan Controller
NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller with upto 5 Fitted Case Fans

Sound Card
Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy™ FX OEM (£28)

Wireless/Wired Networking
DUAL-BAND WIRELESS 802.11N 450Mbps PCI-E CARD (£35)

USB Options
4 PORT USB 2.0 INTERNAL PCI CARD + STANDARD USB PORTS

Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)

Operating System
Genuine Windows 8.1 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£79)

Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365

Anti-Virus
BULLGUARD INTERNET SECURITY - FREE 90 DAY TRIAL

Monitor
ASUS MX239H 23" Full HD AH-IPS LED DISPLAY (£219)

Keyboard & Mouse
Cyborg V.5 Gaming Keyboard with Illuminated Keys (£45)

Mouse
Cyborg MadCatz M.M.O. 7 (£75)

Gaming Mouse Pad
MadCatz G.L.I.D.E. 5 Gaming Surface (£15)

Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)

Home Installation
Technician Assisted Installation & Set-Up (£79)

Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)

Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 9 to 11 working days
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June 13, 2014 3:36:32 PM

you may want to consider a Intel z97 setup for your price range.
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June 13, 2014 3:46:17 PM

iron8orn said:
you may want to consider a Intel z97 setup for your price range.

Hmm yh looks good but not 100% sure. How long do you think this setup will last till i need to upgrade again ?
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June 13, 2014 3:56:03 PM

i think either setup could get the job done for several years but i think the FX and the am3+ needs some updating to remain competitive.
a z97 mobo would just give you the best upgrade potential with greater power efficiency.
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June 13, 2014 4:23:22 PM

I would not spend the money on an FX 9000 series. An FX 8350 will OC to nearly the same levels and cost much less.

Cooler Master H60 Cooler is a midrange AIO liquid cooler and not good for an 8350. A Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO AIR cooler will beat it performance wise for less money. Go with at least an H100i, H80i or if you have 2 x 140mm fan outlets on top, get a NZXT Kraken X60 or H110 (* H110 is my current fav AIO ,great performance and fairly quiet)

You do not need a discrete sound card unless you are doing professional grade HiFi capture and editing with high end headphones and an in-line DAC. The on-board Audio Codec with most midrange to high-end motherboards is usually high quality.

As others have mentioned, in this price range you can almost get an Intel 6 core setup. If you are going to spend this much I would go that route.
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