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[Q]How is this Build? ElmoisEvil need help

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February 8, 2013 5:30:24 PM

Can I cut down any more. Will be using only for gaming and no change for 3-4 years

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($67.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card
Case: Cooler Master Elite 335 ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Antec Basiq 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($65.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G205HVbd 20.0" Monitor ($108.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $901.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 14:28 EST-0500)

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February 8, 2013 5:38:36 PM

'only for gaming' is the problem that requires performance.

but that is not at all bad and will do well for a while, why a 2.5" drive?
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February 8, 2013 5:39:44 PM

Ill Change it to 3.5
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February 8, 2013 5:40:20 PM

That's a nice overall rig. Like 13thmonkey suggested... maybe go with a standard hard drive because 2.5" HDDs are usually tailored for a laptop environment.
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February 8, 2013 5:43:12 PM

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Can I cut down any more. Will be using only for gaming and no change for 3-4 years

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($67.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card
Case: Cooler Master Elite 335 ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Antec Basiq 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($65.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G205HVbd 20.0" Monitor ($108.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $901.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 14:28 EST-0500)


Changed Now..
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February 8, 2013 5:45:20 PM

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That's a nice overall rig. Like 13thmonkey suggested... maybe go with a standard hard drive because 2.5" HDDs are usually tailored for a laptop environment.


and therefore slower and more expensive, which I forgot to mention.
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February 8, 2013 5:46:14 PM

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and therefore slower and more expensive, which I forgot to mention.



Dude I just changed it... It's 3.5
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February 8, 2013 5:47:20 PM

Western Digital Blue drives are actually rather good drives. I'd put my stamp of approval on that system.
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February 8, 2013 5:49:09 PM

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Western Digital Blue drives are actually rather good drives. I'd put my stamp of approval on that system.


Thanks! You think I can reduce the CPU to something like i5 3330?
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February 8, 2013 5:50:37 PM

crossed in the ether, calm down.

your weakest part is still the HDD, SSD's are the future, but you'll only get 128GB for that price. but you can add a second hdd easily later, a lot easier than migrating to an ssd from a hdd.

what OS? win 7 64 (seems to be cheaper now that win 8 is out).
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February 8, 2013 5:52:05 PM

13thmonkey said:
crossed in the ether, calm down.

your weakest part is still the HDD, SSD's are the future, but you'll only get 128GB for that price. but you can add a second hdd easily later, a lot easier than migrating to an ssd from a hdd.

what OS? win 7 64 (seems to be cheaper now that win 8 is out).


I'm Happy with the HDD, WIN 7 64 bit sounds like a winner. Also mate, I see people talking about the faulty AMD Drivers. What is it?
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February 8, 2013 5:52:25 PM

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Thanks! You think I can reduce the CPU to something like i5 3330?


wouldn't hurt too much, but how much do you save? enough to do something with?
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February 8, 2013 5:53:34 PM

I was thinking I'd get a gaming mouse keyboard combo. What do you say? and about the drivers??
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February 8, 2013 5:55:03 PM

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I'm Happy with the HDD, WIN 7 64 bit sounds like a winner. Also mate, I see people talking about the faulty AMD Drivers. What is it?


not sure, they update them about every 6-8 weeks, so things will be fixed quickly generally, will generally only effect the newest of new games. personally i go with the green team, but the price of amd is really good for the performance. the card you've got is just below a 670, which will cost more .
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February 8, 2013 5:56:13 PM

So you think the current system is good for ATLEAST 3 Years? Comments?
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February 8, 2013 5:56:18 PM

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I'm Happy with the HDD, WIN 7 64 bit sounds like a winner. Also mate, I see people talking about the faulty AMD Drivers. What is it?


You see people talking about Noah and his Ark as well like it actually happened. People have an odd confirmation bias when it comes to preferences. Call it "team spirit". They will cling to issues a past product may have had and attach those issues to ALL products a company makes.

ATi/AMD used to have a lot of driver issues. They have fixed that reputation for years now (since around 2006). Unfortunately old reputations die hard. Claims of bad drivers still haunt them today even-though nVIDIA have just as many (if not more) driver issues.

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February 8, 2013 6:00:23 PM

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You see people talking about Noah and his Ark as well like it actually happened. People have an odd confirmation bias when it comes to preferences. Call it "team spirit". They will cling to issues a past product may have had and attach those issues to ALL products a company makes.

ATi/AMD used to have a lot of driver issues. They have fixed that reputation for years now (since around 2006). Unfortunately old reputations die hard. Claims of bad drivers still haunt them today even-though nVIDIA have just as many (if not more) driver issues.


Thanks for clarifying that! So My system good for 3 years?
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February 8, 2013 6:16:21 PM

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Thanks for clarifying that! So My system good for 3 years?


No one can tell you that, but for reference this is the start of the third year i've had my GTX470 (well in may and originally with a different CPU) and it's still going strong enough to play well.
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February 8, 2013 6:17:03 PM

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You see people talking about Noah and his Ark as well like it actually happened. People have an odd confirmation bias when it comes to preferences. Call it "team spirit". They will cling to issues a past product may have had and attach those issues to ALL products a company makes.

ATi/AMD used to have a lot of driver issues. They have fixed that reputation for years now (since around 2006). Unfortunately old reputations die hard. Claims of bad drivers still haunt them today even-though nVIDIA have just as many (if not more) driver issues.


too true, i've had some beta drivers from nvidia with very odd side effects.
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February 8, 2013 8:36:21 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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