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New amd build tohughts /recommendations

hello ladies and gents,im here to ask some suggestions on a new amd build im planning to make for gaming/audio recording and creation.currently im using an amd phenom x6 1055t 2.8ghz overclocked@3.7ghz cooled by a cooler master v6gt,2-1terabyte hdd 16gb of corsair 1600mhz cas 9@ 1437mhz cas 8 cpu-nb@2650 and 9800gx2 with coolmax.
700 watt psu.as of right now this system is preety good but in audio recording in cakewalk sonar its starting to eat up through the 16gb of ram so im looking to up grade to a new amd sytem .


here is what im eying so far from newegg


samsung 24x dvd burner $15.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151256

xigmatek midtower case $39.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811815014

am3+ biostar TA990FXE $129.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138341

Rosewill N900PCE Wireless N Dual Band Adapter $34.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166076

coolmax zu 900watt psu $109.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817159131

GeIL EVO Veloce Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600mhz cas 9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820144623

AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) $179.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113285

COOLER MASTER Seidon 120M RL-S12M-24PK-R1 Water Cooler $69.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103179

ADATA Premier Pro SP900 ASP900S3-256GM-C 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $179.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211603

Western Digital WD Green WD30EZRX 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive $139.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136874

total=1042.90+78.22 tax+20.62 shipping=$1141.74

my budget was betwenn 1000-1200 dollars so i thought this was preety good (as for the videocard i already bought a used gtx460 2win for 110 dollars)


what do you guys think?
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  1. $1200 build you SHOULD get a 3570k. Don't skimp out on the CPU.
  2. ALSO, get a HD 7870, GTX 660 ti. GTX 460 is old. With $1200 you should easily be able to fit it into your budget.
  3. blake1243 said:
    $1200 build you SHOULD get a 3570k. Don't skimp out on the CPU.


    +1
  4. but i aleady have the videocard and its not the regular gtx 460 its the gtx 460 2win(two gtx 460 in sli in one pcb its a dual-card) it woldnt make sense for me to get something better since i only play call of duty .you sure the 3570k is better? i am gonig to overclock
  5. keep in mind that the software i use is heavily threaded and will use any cores and ram i throw at it.i also use 7zip alot
  6. Why not just get more ram?
    I have an AMD build but if I were to build anything high end I would go intel.

    specific notes:
    So you plan on still using your old system?
    If not keep your old dvd burner and case.


    Rosewill N900PCE Wireless N Dual Band Adapter $34.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6833166076

    For $35 you can run a long Ethernet cable. For that you get no latencey, maximum bandwidth, and no wireless interference.

    For $15 you can get a usb based wireless adapter. With that you can move the adapter on small wired usb extender to a place where you get the best signal. I have had issues where I needed to move my desk to get adequate signal strength with a PCI card.

    For your HD. Do you really need that much space? IF not I would recommend a 2TB WD black drive. I have a green drive and it is slow compared to a performance HDD. I would up making a RAID to get speeds to make me happy.

    Personally I have had poor luck with BioStar am3 motherboards.

    I wound up spending a chunk on a ASUS crosshair MB and I have been delighted with it. Drivers and support have worked great, installation details and overclocking support really work quite well.
  7. Get a Dual radiator Liquid CPU cooler from Corsair

    => It'll enable huge overclocking spaCE

    => Rule the world :)
  8. sanilmahambre said:
    Get a Dual radiator Liquid CPU cooler from Corsair

    => It'll enable huge overclocking spaCE

    => Rule the world :)


    zalman lq 320 is better even as a single radiator
  9. no im not keeping my old system,and no i need the wifi card i got too many cables as it is.and usb adapters i have tried and have gotten crap results.this one is pci-express not pci .and space yes,the more space i can buy the better,24 bit/192khz losless audio files and recording projects consume alot of space and hd movies aswell.i have always bought high end biostar boards n never had issues overclocked always just as good as asus boards.
  10. Don't use your old computer lol. For $1200 you can build a really nice gaming pc. I would just keep maybe the CD Drive and MAYBE hdd (still get the SSD though).
  11. oh and i cant get more ram my biostar 890fx mobo would only support up to 16gb of ddr3
  12. cheaper and just as good.


    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yhxr
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yhxr/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yhxr/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid CPU Cooler ($57.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($86.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($86.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Sandisk Extreme 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.00 @ Adorama)
    Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.75 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Other: wireless card ($35.00)
    Total: $1093.66
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 16:17 EST-0500)

    Base Total: $1143.66
    Promo Discounts: -$10.00
    Mail-in Rebates: -$10.00
    Total: $1123.66

    cheers :)
  13. i would personally only change a few thing such as add another hdd for raid 0. your system will run much quicker and thats really the weakest part of any system unless you are running an ssd. the 8320 will do just fine overclocked but i would probably get a liquid cooler
  14. regardless when overclocked the amd simply cant keep up with the i5 overclocked in any apps, the 8core is nice, but the 4core i5 is simply beastly.

    also he did select a water cooler.

    :)
  15. iceclock as good as the list that you provided looks,it seems to include mail in rebates in the total price which i dont ever bother with.i seem to keep getting recommended the i5 cpu,are u guys positive it will beat the 8 core vishera in multithreaded work?this isnt just a gaming pc
  16. Best answer
    not necesserely depends on how much overclocked the 8core is, heres an 8core build if u prefer.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yif2
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yif2/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yif2/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid CPU Cooler ($57.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($134.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($86.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($86.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Sandisk Extreme 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.00 @ Adorama)
    Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.75 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Other: wireless card ($35.00)
    Total: $1113.66
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 17:24 EST-0500)
  17. well depending on how good the chip i get is im aiming at 4.7ghz-5ghz overclock.well thanx for the help guys
  18. Best answer selected by mrbrown510.
  19. thats box is gonna rip tru anything u trow at it :D
  20. Sorry I'm late with this offering. You hadn't picked a best answer last time I looked. At any rate, here is an Intel offering:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($192.08 @ Adorama)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($127.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Xigmatek ASGARD PRO (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Other: Wireless Card ($27.00)
    Total: $1138.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 18:13 EST-0500)
  21. Sorry. I meant to say PCI-E. Basically my chassis sat directly between line of connection with the router and the card. I had to move my desk around and even then my max speed was 1/4~1/2 or what I got when I connected an Ethernet cable.

    I found a router that would have fixed it but realized that when coupled with the mid-range PCI-E card I had I MIGHT get performance equal to a $20 100' cat-5 cable.

    You mentioned that your MB will not support more ram. All that means, unless you tired, is that your MB manufacturer never tested more ram. Might as well buy the ram you will put in your new system first and test it.


    Get higher density ram dimms. Do not get 4 gb sticks, get 8 or 16 at the least.

    for the HDD do not get the WD green. It is very slow and will hurt your performance. You will need to raid them or get a WD black or equivalent.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/wd4001faex-4tb-review,3368.html

    I am really surprised on your space needs. I work on video projects HD resolution uncompressed and 1.5~2 TB is all i need. I comfortably have 4ish hours of uncut HD footage on my 1.5 tb raid 0 with multiple copies and versions.


    mrbrown510 said:
    no im not keeping my old system,and no i need the wifi card i got too many cables as it is.and usb adapters i have tried and have gotten crap results.this one is pci-express not pci .and space yes,the more space i can buy the better,24 bit/192khz losless audio files and recording projects consume alot of space and hd movies aswell.i have always bought high end biostar boards n never had issues overclocked always just as good as asus boards.
  22. the pc i design is quite fine, doesnt need any changes.
  23. sorry joe but i just ordered all the parts waiting for ups to get here.and even if the old biostar 890fx board i had ( since i sold my old pc already to a friend who was running a pentium 4 lol ) could somehow support 32gb of ram i wouldnt be able to have the 1055t overclocked to 3.7ghz it be too much stress on the imc of the chip
  24. so whats the update than?
  25. well happy to to say that my fx-8320 is 5ghz overclocked stable with 32gb of ram this thing flies thanks to all of you
  26. no problem mr.brown pm me if u need help tweaking it :D
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