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Can anyone tell the WEI scores and if this build is good?

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March 6, 2012 1:23:36 AM

Pro builders this build is suppose to be a budget gaming build. 700 dollars is my max. Can all you tell me the WEI scores of them and if this build is good? I know people the WEI scores don't matter but please just right tell me if you know. My goal is try to make all WEI pass 7 rating scores with an exception to the HDD.

DVD Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case & 500w Power supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard for O/C:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(CPU for O/C:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Combo with

RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

OS:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $698.00

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March 6, 2012 1:52:57 AM

eh you might be able to do some impact in the gaming with that but..eh i would get better CPU and GPU. up the Powersupply a little more
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March 6, 2012 3:32:22 AM

Your WEI score would be around 5.4

Blame your HDD. To get a 7. You need atleast a SSD, HDD in RAID, or 10,000RPM HDD.

Also, get yourself a 6870 instead of the 5770.

And please try going with an Intel CPU over AMD.

If you follow these advice, you should get 6.5 or higher.
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March 6, 2012 3:35:58 AM

I agree, at at the very least get a better GPU and up the power supply to something like 600-650W. The only way to get your HDD score up is to go solid state, but since that's the only score you're not concerned about, not really a big deal. I have a 5.4 on my desktop, but that's because of my hard drive, everything else in my PC scores 7-7.9 and I know my equipment isn't top of the line. Oh, and that 5.4? It's for my 6 year old IDE drive. How I get a 5.4 on an old PATA HDD is beyond me, especially because the thing is practically on it's last legs. O.o
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March 6, 2012 8:04:07 PM

phamhlam said:
Your WEI score would be around 5.4

Blame your HDD. To get a 7. You need atleast a SSD, HDD in RAID, or 10,000RPM HDD.

Also, get yourself a 6870 instead of the 5770.

And please try going with an Intel CPU over AMD.

If you follow these advice, you should get 6.5 or higher.


Thank you I'll try.
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March 6, 2012 8:05:19 PM

blukatz said:
I agree, at at the very least get a better GPU and up the power supply to something like 600-650W. The only way to get your HDD score up is to go solid state, but since that's the only score you're not concerned about, not really a big deal. I have a 5.4 on my desktop, but that's because of my hard drive, everything else in my PC scores 7-7.9 and I know my equipment isn't top of the line. Oh, and that 5.4? It's for my 6 year old IDE drive. How I get a 5.4 on an old PATA HDD is beyond me, especially because the thing is practically on it's last legs. O.o


Can you tell me your rig? Also, what how much watts for PSU should I get?
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March 6, 2012 11:18:04 PM

A i3-2120 should give you a WEI of 7.2
A 6850 should be around 7.4
A SSD would give you 7.0+
And any RAM should give you 7.0+ as long as you have 4GB+
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March 6, 2012 11:33:07 PM

phamhlam said:
A i3-2120 should give you a WEI of 7.2
A 6850 should be around 7.4
A SSD would give you 7.0+
And any RAM should give you 7.0+ as long as you have 4GB+


But isn't AMD cheaper
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March 6, 2012 11:39:22 PM

AMD is cheaper but for a $700 build, you are better off with Intel especially if you are playing games.
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March 7, 2012 12:15:08 AM

But I can't get a really good Intel Build with an OS exactly 700 with shipping. Can you make me one? I would very much appreciate it. Thank you in advance.
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March 7, 2012 12:41:25 AM

Okay. Here is a build that should get you a WEI 7.0+

CPU: i3-2120 $129.99
Mobo: ASRock H61M/U3S3 $69.99
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB $29.99
GPU: XFX HD-687A $144.99
PSU: XFX Core Edition 550 $57.99
DVD: LITE-ON $17.99
Case: Rosewill Challenger U3 $59.99
SSD: Patriot Pyro 120GB $119.99
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium (1 License) $99.99

Total: $730.91

Now here is some things about this build.
1. There is a few rebates
2. You have a limit of 120GB on the SSD (you can chose a SSD or get a higher volume HDD)
3. These are the prices today
4. You can sign up on Newegg for this free shipping service that gives you a 30 day trial of 2 day shipping. You should sign up and then use it and then cancel it.
5. You can save $10 going with the NZXT M59 case.
6. If you are a college student, you can get Windows 7 really cheap and if not, you can search the internet for promos code for Windows 7.
7. You can always get a 6850 instead of 6870 but the XFX 6870 is a better value IMO.
8. You can cut like $8 off the RAM if you search up some cheap RAM.
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March 7, 2012 1:15:42 AM

phamhlam said:
Okay. Here is a build that should get you a WEI 7.0+

CPU: i3-2120 $129.99
Mobo: ASRock H61M/U3S3 $69.99
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB $29.99
GPU: XFX HD-687A $144.99
PSU: XFX Core Edition 550 $57.99
DVD: LITE-ON $17.99
Case: Rosewill Challenger U3 $59.99
SSD: Patriot Pyro 120GB $119.99
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium (1 License) $99.99

Total: $730.91

Now here is some things about this build.
1. There is a few rebates
2. You have a limit of 120GB on the SSD (you can chose a SSD or get a higher volume HDD)
3. These are the prices today
4. You can sign up on Newegg for this free shipping service that gives you a 30 day trial of 2 day shipping. You should sign up and then use it and then cancel it.
5. You can save $10 going with the NZXT M59 case.
6. If you are a college student, you can get Windows 7 really cheap and if not, you can search the internet for promos code for Windows 7.
7. You can always get a 6850 instead of 6870 but the XFX 6870 is a better value IMO.
8. You can cut like $8 off the RAM if you search up some cheap RAM.


Thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Much!
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March 7, 2012 3:57:58 AM

ohhhsean said:
Can you tell me your rig? Also, what how much watts for PSU should I get?


AMD Phenom II x4 970 OC @ 3.7
ASUS M5A88- EVO Motherboard
8GB G. Skill Ripjaw X Series DDR3 RAM
HIS Radeon HD 6850 1GB GPU
OCZ ZS Series 650W PSU
Seagate Barracuda 500GB HD SATA 3Gbps

I get the following WEI score:
Processor: 7.4
Memory: 7.5
Graphics: 7.7
Gaming G: 7.7
HDD: 5.9

Again, I know this isn't close to top of the line, but the scores are high. This is exactly why I don't trust WEI scores. :-P I paid a grand total of $650 for everything there.
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March 7, 2012 4:32:43 AM

blukatz said:


I get the following WEI score:
Processor: 7.4
Memory: 7.5
Graphics: 7.7
Gaming G: 7.7
HDD: 5.9

Again, I know this isn't close to top of the line, but the scores are high. This is exactly why I don't trust WEI scores. :-P I paid a grand total of $650 for everything there.


Why don't you trust WEI? It is pretty accurate. Your build fits the score. Good CPU, RAM, GPU, but shitty HDD.
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March 7, 2012 5:00:36 AM

Well, yeah. The scores themselves are good, and I know I have good components, I just feel like scores in the high 7's should be for top of the line components. The hard drive is the worst of them- as far as I know, only SSDs or the 10,000+rpm HDDs ever get the high scores. To be honest, for what power I should have in my PC, I feel like it isn't very fast, but again that's my HDD for ya. It doesn't help I experience frequent crashes if I try to play any games, an issue I have been trying to figure out for almost a month now....
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March 7, 2012 5:03:15 AM

Parts that rank 7 are mostly mid to high end. Windows 8 fixes this by bring high end components to 9.9 max. It is fair that HDD score low anyways do to their awful access time.
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March 7, 2012 6:27:36 PM

blukatz said:
AMD Phenom II x4 970 OC @ 3.7
ASUS M5A88- EVO Motherboard
8GB G. Skill Ripjaw X Series DDR3 RAM
HIS Radeon HD 6850 1GB GPU
OCZ ZS Series 650W PSU
Seagate Barracuda 500GB HD SATA 3Gbps

I get the following WEI score:
Processor: 7.4
Memory: 7.5
Graphics: 7.7
Gaming G: 7.7
HDD: 5.9

Again, I know this isn't close to top of the line, but the scores are high. This is exactly why I don't trust WEI scores. :-P I paid a grand total of $650 for everything there.


Why did you get an AMD build if you said Intel was better?:o 
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March 7, 2012 9:40:47 PM

ohhhsean said:
Why did you get an AMD build if you said Intel was better?:o 


ohhhsean. I said Intel was better and my build will defintely be better.
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March 7, 2012 11:42:34 PM

Yeah, I never said that, it was definitely phamhlam. I prefer AMD, but I'm not against Intel based systems. AMD is definitely cheaper, but Intel pretty much control over the top class performance area.

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php

That site gives a general idea of how different CPUs rank against each other based off of user submissions and performance tests. My CPU ranks 138 in the list... not bad, but not all the way top of the line either. You'll notice that the top 100 or so are almost completely dominated by Intels.
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March 8, 2012 4:55:32 AM

Also the market is always changing. Sometimes AMD will have a cheaper alternative than Intel, but with the newest lines, there is no reason not to choose intel. I used to firmly believe AMD was always cheaper, as well. But read, read, read, and ask for advice. 99.9% someone knows better than you about what's going on. People here are very helpful and knowledgeable, though they may be strangers, don't take a friends word over what they have to say. You'll save yourself a few headaches.
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March 8, 2012 10:08:25 AM

WEI is worth as much as toilet paper, but your system will score like 5.6 for the HDD rating so that will be the score, like Microsoft were so stupid they couldn't take a aggregate score.
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