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October 15, 2012 9:04:18 AM

Usage:[high priority] All kind of programming,3d modeling,mainstream modern game playing,future proof as far possible,power efficient.

budget:700$
upto 800$ if need to balance the rig
dont want to pay which i will not use ever. as much will be in budget more better.

Spec decided:
Pocessor: Intel i5-3550
Mother board: GIGABYTE GA-H77-DS3H
PSU: Corsair 500 cxv2
Monitor: Dell ST2220L 22"
Cabinet: Corsair 400 R
HDD: WD Blue 72000RPM 3gb/s 500GB
RAM: G-skills RipjawsX 1x4GB re

in future:
will add one gpu and 4gb ram.


how is the rig sounds? will segate barracuda be better choice that wd blue? any other cabinet for lower price with same quality?

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October 15, 2012 11:02:23 AM

I would always pick WD over Seagate any day. :p 
Get the 1TB though, difference isn't too big and it's well worth an extra 500gb.

Save yourself some cash and go with an i5-3450 or 3470, performance-wise with the 3550, it's not really noticeable.
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October 15, 2012 11:46:21 AM

excella1221 said:
I would always pick WD over Seagate any day. :p 
Get the 1TB though, difference isn't too big and it's well worth an extra 500gb.

Save yourself some cash and go with an i5-3450 or 3470, performance-wise with the 3550, it's not really noticeable.


http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html according to this 3550 is right behind fx-8120 and far ahead from 3450 even 3470 and price different is not much around 5$ or so. I thought ivy bridge proccy will perform bette than sandy bridges

which WD do you recommend (blue,green,black)? Green are cheaper but classified as secondary drive. i dont know how much will it affect on reliability. also i heared that 6gb/s HDD is boom and wont give performance over sata2 is negligble unless used with SSD?

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October 15, 2012 11:55:50 AM

in CPU benchmarks, the fx wins. in games it gets destroyed

i generally prefer seagate since they caused no troubles for my entire family while WD fails me. if you want a WD drive, id suggest the blue series 1tb 64mb. the black drive isnt worth the money for how little performance yo gain
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October 15, 2012 12:03:48 PM

^+1, the FX would win on that since it has 4 cores and 4... half-cores.

I would suggest the Caviar Blue for tight budgets.
I would personally go for the Caviar Black though. The extra cost is actually for the 5-year warranty.
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October 15, 2012 12:05:32 PM

TheBigTroll said:
much better option
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/knVt

1 stick of ram will bottleneck you
the cx500w isnt good

what do you mean by bottleneck?
whats wrong with that PSU? will not a 550w be overkill for my need?

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October 15, 2012 12:09:09 PM

the cx series isnt good. the 500w can only supply 400w of useful power

1 stick of ram is very slow. 2 sticks are very fast
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October 15, 2012 12:14:51 PM

TheBigTroll said:
in CPU benchmarks, the fx wins. in games it gets destroyed

i generally prefer seagate since they caused no troubles for my entire family while WD fails me. if you want a WD drive, id suggest the blue series 1tb 64mb. the black drive isnt worth the money for how little performance yo gain

yes, also fx will suck much of power.

i had old 80 gb segate which serving me well till this day. I don't understand why there lot of negetive review of segate. may be it is problem with high volume storage like above 1tb?
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October 15, 2012 12:19:18 PM

Just google "7200.11 failure" and you'll see why.
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October 15, 2012 12:21:19 PM

excella1221 said:
^+1, the FX would win on that since it has 4 cores and 4... half-cores.

I would suggest the Caviar Blue for tight budgets.
I would personally go for the Caviar Black though. The extra cost is actually for the 5-year warranty.

Yes unfortunately i am on tight budget.i am dwelling between wd blue 500gb/1gb and segate barracuda 1tb. if i had little more to invest i would choose a 128gb ssd for primary +wd green for secondary drive


guys sata 2 will be enough. right?
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October 15, 2012 12:21:21 PM

i dont see how they fail so often. my friends brother has about every single seagate hard drive and non of them failed while all his WD drives are dead
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October 15, 2012 12:21:40 PM

sata 2 is enough for hard drives
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October 15, 2012 12:27:27 PM

TheBigTroll said:
the cx series isnt good. the 500w can only supply 400w of useful power

1 stick of ram is very slow. 2 sticks are very fast

...and that 550w supplies?

ok if i have left money will buy another stick.
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October 15, 2012 12:31:55 PM

bng13 said:
Yes unfortunately i am on tight budget.i am dwelling between wd blue 500gb/1gb and segate barracuda 1tb. if i had little more to invest i would choose a 128gb ssd for primary +wd green for secondary drive


guys sata 2 will be enough. right?


TheBigTroll said:
i dont see how they fail so often. my friends brother has about every single seagate hard drive and non of them failed while all his WD drives are dead


how much storage was that?

@excella ok will check it soon.

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October 15, 2012 12:32:53 PM

yes mine supplies 540w which is about as high as it gets

and how do you not have enough money. my build satisfies the budget
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October 15, 2012 12:53:18 PM

TheBigTroll said:
yes mine supplies 540w which is about as high as it gets

and how do you not have enough money. my build satisfies the budget

will be 540w needed to run single gpu over that rig?

It is from US based price (am i right?) it will be little higher here where i live. overall i am expecting 50$+ on total budget. that is rising the chances to live with one stick. as i am on tight budget other components are is in minimal to get started the machine fine. I cant compromise with the proccy and mother board. the only things left where some money can be saved is cabinet. i am hoping for the best.
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October 15, 2012 1:08:12 PM

btw is it possible to change the front i/o panel of cabinets? what i am asking for is possibilities to change cabinet usb2 port with usb3 one later.
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October 15, 2012 11:40:13 PM

Where do you live exactly?
You should've filled up the form on the sticky, really.

This is why people should always give their budget using their respective currencies.

And yea, you can mod your casing to change the front panel.
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October 15, 2012 11:46:37 PM

yes the psu is enough to power a single GPU rig.

and you cant change the front io unless its made by the manufacturer
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