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July 14, 2014 6:18:57 AM

is this a good pc build?

EPIC BUNDLE: AMD FX-8350, Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3, AMD 8GB 2133MHz Kit, Superflower 650W PSU & FREE STUFF!! **£30 SAVING**

Sapphire Radeon R9 270X Boost OC 4096MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Card

Zalman Z11 Plus HF1 Midi-Tower - black / red

Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache WD10EZEX - OEM ** Single Platter ** HDD

ACX EVGA CPU cooler, Black - 120 mm

£613

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July 14, 2014 6:29:39 AM

Well it depends on what you are looking to do with the pc , will you be gaming , streaming movie , working etc. or what will you be doing.
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July 14, 2014 6:41:12 AM

Here's something a lot better for 613 pounds that comes with an OS

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor (£76.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI H97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£64.74 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£63.00 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£36.00 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (£164.74 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Corsair SPEC-03 White ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£64.99 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive (£9.58 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (£72.61 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £600.63
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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July 14, 2014 6:46:44 AM

mamamia13 said:
Here's something a lot better for 613 pounds that comes with an OS

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor (£76.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI H97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£64.74 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£63.00 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£36.00 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (£164.74 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Corsair SPEC-03 White ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£64.99 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive (£9.58 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (£72.61 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £600.63
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


I like this build, but if you could afford it, up to a quad core i5 like the 4690... It will give alot more proccessing power to your system overall, and be better in a few years when you upgrade the graphics card - the CPU will still be strong enough to handle it.
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July 14, 2014 7:51:53 AM

why is every one so pro Intel when amd do things alot cheaper the 8350 is like 10 times better than the i3
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July 14, 2014 7:53:37 AM

it will be gaming as well
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July 14, 2014 7:54:35 AM

chriscobban said:
why is every one so pro Intel when amd do things alot cheaper the 8350 is like 10 times better than the i3


Don't say that I'm being a fan boy because I love AMD, just not their CPUs. Intel has a better single core strength whereas AMD has multiple weak cores. AMD is not good for gaming but I agree, it is okay for budgets.
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July 14, 2014 7:56:34 AM

Yeh that's why i went for it the just the i3 is just such a weak process compared to the fx 8350
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July 14, 2014 7:57:42 AM

Yah amd would be a cheaper and a better cpu and gpu , specifically the a 6-8-10's , they also come with good enough graphics too and coolers too
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July 14, 2014 7:58:35 AM

Most of AMDs CPUs are outdated and perform no-where near as good as an Intel CPU. You're right that they are cheaper, but they just don't have the power.

For £613 i'd recommend buying an I5-4570 with a suitable H81/H85 motherboard. You don't need to spend much on a motherboard/cooler because you can't overclock it. This gives you more space to buy a better GPU, which will give you more performance for gaming.
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July 14, 2014 8:00:24 AM

thanks isnt the i3 just a sooped up intel pentium dual core ??
I'v never heard of the heat sink but read reviews and seems to be good that the thing that iv been having trouble on. Sapphire or MSI for graphics cards
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July 14, 2014 8:02:19 AM

Something like this

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£122.00 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI B85-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£50.41 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£63.00 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£36.00 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (£164.74 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Corsair SPEC-03 White ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£64.99 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive (£9.58 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (£72.61 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £631.31
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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July 14, 2014 8:02:29 AM

chriscobban said:
thanks isnt the i3 just a sooped up intel pentium dual core ??
I'v never heard of the heat sink but read reviews and seems to be good that the thing that iv been having trouble on. Sapphire or MSI for graphics cards


No, i3s are intels lower-end gaming/general web surfing cores. They contain hyper-threading technology, which helps give it great performance for basic tasks. Gaming at high graphics on an i3, however, is not the way to go.
I'd personally always suggest going atleast 4 cores for a CPU.
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July 14, 2014 8:02:39 AM

I agree intel i5 and i7 are great but his price range id say i3 or an AMD APU A10 6800K
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July 14, 2014 8:04:14 AM

chriscobban said:
Sapphire or MSI for graphics cards


I'm more geared towards Asus and MSI for GPUs as they have almost the same cooling which is really good. I really don't trust Sapphire because two of their 7870s broke on me after casual use of two months per card
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July 14, 2014 8:04:24 AM

Josh McGiff said:
I agree intel i5 and i7 are great but his price range id say i3 or an AMD APU A10 6800K


No. AMD APUs are seriously cheap and not /that/ special. You can always buy a better CPU/GPU combination at a similar price.
I built my machine for £650 and it contains a i5-4670k/660ti. £613 is plenty enough to get a good i5 or a high-end FX 8xxx with a good cooler.
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July 14, 2014 8:05:59 AM

okay just wondered so do you recommend a r9 270x 4gb or the r9 280 with out the x ?
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July 14, 2014 8:07:48 AM

4GB of GDDR5 memory is too much if you're playing on a single 1080p monitor (which I assume you're using). I'd recommend going for the R9 280, it is definitely better than the R9 270x.
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July 14, 2014 8:08:41 AM

okay thank you its good getting opinions off other people
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July 14, 2014 8:10:06 AM

Please remember to select a best answer as it may help somebody else with your questions.
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July 14, 2014 8:15:24 AM

Here's what I'd recommend for your budget. If goes a bit over, but it's nothing massive.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£137.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Evo 43.1 CFM CPU Cooler (£16.55 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H81M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£37.03 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£58.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£38.70 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card (£158.99 @ Aria PC)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£44.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.11 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive (£9.58 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£69.65 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £616.58
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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July 14, 2014 9:44:40 PM

chriscobban said:
Yeh that's why i went for it the just the i3 is just such a weak process compared to the fx 8350


Intel CPUs in my opinion use less power and are much stronger per core.
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July 14, 2014 11:49:32 PM

That's not true really if i go for a similar CPU like the 4670k it cost 30 to 40 more and over a couple of years the AMD processor will be on par with the AMD CPU on cost. Sorry I just wanted to get that myth out of the way !!!
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