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November 12, 2012 12:30:26 AM

Hey, guys!

My friend's looking to buy a new PC for mainly audio editing but also for some possible gaming and I could use some second thoughts on the parts.

Approximate Purchase Date: 2012

Budget: 800€

System Usage: Listening to music, Audio editing, light video rendering, surfing the web, gaming

Buying a monitor? No

Bying an OS? Yes

Preferred site to buy from: Jimm's PC Store, hardwareversand.de

Location: Finland

Overclocking: Probably not

Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024

Additional Comments: It needs to be silent since audio recording will be made in the same room

So, here are the components I have picked up:
http://gyazo.com/ca40cdfdb99917064706c14a7b2949eb

It's missing a video card so, to fit the budget, it needs to be under 170€ What do you think about the parts in general? The 1 TB HDD will be needed but it will be used for many heavy audio programs. I don't know if it should be a better one for that matter.

Thank you for your input!

-Mon4ro

More about : build audio gaming

a b 4 Gaming
November 12, 2012 4:56:14 AM

I would get the FX-8320 instead and a matching AM3+ board. It's great for your system usage and gaming isn't that big of a priority anyway.

As for a GPU, I'm not sure about the prices there, but get a 7770 or 6870.
a b 4 Gaming
November 12, 2012 8:00:17 AM

Yeah a 7770 would kill everything at your resolution. You can even get a 7750.
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November 12, 2012 8:30:02 AM

excella1221 said:
I would get the FX-8320 instead and a matching AM3+ board. It's great for your system usage and gaming isn't that big of a priority anyway.

As for a GPU, I'm not sure about the prices there, but get a 7770 or 6870.

i keep reading about people saying this would be good for content creation but in reality there just isnt that amount ram throughput that is needed for content creation, tiny tom logan really got into this and broke it down. i would go i5
a b 4 Gaming
November 12, 2012 8:34:46 AM

Anonymous said:
i keep reading about people saying this would be good for content creation but in reality there just isnt that amount ram throughput that is needed for content creation, tiny tom logan really got into this and broke it down. i would go i5


I think so too. i5 would be better. AMD is really a loser in the CPU scene.
a b 4 Gaming
November 12, 2012 8:41:32 AM

Anonymous said:
i keep reading about people saying this would be good for content creation but in reality there just isnt that amount ram throughput that is needed for content creation, tiny tom logan really got into this and broke it down. i would go i5

Where exactly? TH themselves did a benchmark test on the FX-8350 and have come to the conclusion that it outperforms Core i5 on multithreaded apps and is just right behind i7+HT.
Anonymous
November 12, 2012 9:29:56 AM

cutebeans said:
I think so too. i5 would be better. AMD is really a loser in the CPU scene.

i definitely agree although there trinity APUs are pretty damn good, mainly because the star of the show is the on board graphics haha. i hope they really shape up soon, if they dont they might have to sell the business or merger and that might kill the cpu/gpu rase and competitiveness
Anonymous
November 12, 2012 9:34:47 AM

excella1221 said:
Where exactly? TH themselves did a benchmark test on the FX-8350 and have come to the conclusion that it outperforms Core i5 on multithreaded apps and is just right behind i7+HT.

you need more than one source, i find oc3d really tries to beat products into submission and find their weaknesses
http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cpu_mainboard/amd_vi...
November 12, 2012 11:50:33 AM

Awesome, thanks for all the help so far! I do have one question concerning the video card, though. The amount of different versions is mind-boggling. I'll put a link here. Which one of these 7770s I want to get? There're OC'd cards, 1 GB and 2 GB cards and so many different companies are supplying these.

Of course I get that more memory is better and so on. But when people talk about HD 7770, which one of these are they actually talking about?

http://gyazo.com/8471695660ef432ab8d94c70d3d72423

Thanks!
-Mon4ro
Anonymous
November 12, 2012 12:48:05 PM

mon4ro said:
Awesome, thanks for all the help so far! I do have one question concerning the video card, though. The amount of different versions is mind-boggling. I'll put a link here. Which one of these 7770s I want to get? There're OC'd cards, 1 GB and 2 GB cards and so many different companies are supplying these.

Of course I get that more memory is better and so on. But when people talk about HD 7770, which one of these are they actually talking about?

http://gyazo.com/8471695660ef432ab8d94c70d3d72423

Thanks!
-Mon4ro

get which ever is highest rated. personally i like asus products with a directcuii cooling but i dont think the 7770 has that cooler. the HIS version comes pretty highly rated so i would probably get that
Anonymous
November 12, 2012 2:49:02 PM

mon4ro said:
Alright, thanks for the input! I think I'm gonna go with these then! Cheers!

http://gyazo.com/0e641c4861ddc7ecee4170204ca6a1da

-Mon4ro

one last suggestion, get a western digital caviar blue instead of a green. greens only run at 5700rpm, blues run at 7200rpm
November 12, 2012 2:52:07 PM

Alright, I'll look into that! Thanks! : )
Anonymous
November 12, 2012 3:52:16 PM

mon4ro said:
Alright, I'll look into that! Thanks! : )

your welcome
a b 4 Gaming
November 12, 2012 11:16:44 PM

Anonymous said:
you need more than one source, i find oc3d really tries to beat products into submission and find their weaknesses
http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cpu_mainboard/amd_vi...

That's just one source too. :lol: 

I agree OC3D makes really good and thorough reviews. Though I don't think his system usage would be so intense that memory bandwidth would bottleneck performance; not to mention, it's hard to recommend an i5 for his budget when the 8320 would perform better for his rendering at a much cheaper cost.
Anonymous
November 13, 2012 4:57:34 AM

excella1221 said:
That's just one source too. :lol: 

I agree OC3D makes really good and thorough reviews. Though I don't think his system usage would be so intense that memory bandwidth would bottleneck performance; not to mention, it's hard to recommend an i5 for his budget when the 8320 would perform better for his rendering at a much cheaper cost.

8320 is $180 you can get an i5 for that, it wont be an unlocked processor but for most things an i5 is better
a b 4 Gaming
November 13, 2012 5:39:58 AM

The i5 is only better in single-threaded things such as games. He's not gaming and his system usage(media creation) would benefit more from the Piledriver modules.

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