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Needing To Know Which GPU TO choose

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February 13, 2013 3:05:41 PM

Hello,
I am building myself a computer because i need a better one than i already have. I have a youtube channel and im not doing to bad, I do Vlogs and i need something to render quite fast with the ability to play the ocasional game (Maby some call of dutys, etc...). I have alread thought of a rig to use and im happy with the spec and prices i just cant seem to work out the right graphics card for me. Heres what i have already done:

AMD Phenom 2 x6 1045T
Asus M5A78L LE AMD 760G
Cooler Master k380
Segate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB
Samsung SH-118AB/BEBE SATA 18x DVD-ROM
Cooler Master RS-600-ASAB GX-Lite 600W
Corsair Memory Vengeance Low Profile Jet Black 8gb 1600mhz
I might be adding a SSD later in the year

If you have any other recomendations please comment them! These come up to £305.53 and i have a budget of 400 but im sure going over a little bit wont matter much.

Thanks,
Joe

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February 13, 2013 3:19:23 PM

Should i get the Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 motherboard instead?
February 13, 2013 3:24:06 PM

i am sorry, if you want us to suggest an improvement. it actually will ruin everything on your list...

do you mind?
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February 13, 2013 3:32:37 PM

No i dont what?
February 13, 2013 3:38:04 PM

Scapthe whole thing? xD
February 13, 2013 3:38:07 PM

let me explain a bit
AMD Phenom 2 x6 1045T
Asus M5A78L LE AMD 760G
Cooler Master RS-600-ASAB GX-Lite 600W
those items are theoretically appealing, but they are crxp

btw do you want to use amd/intel cpu? or prefer anything better?
February 13, 2013 3:40:51 PM

Thanks for the reply, I would like to use a intel but im not sure that would be possible to make for £400 would it? and be great at rendering. So i went with a x6. What do you suggest as i would to love what you would build for £400. That would help me greatly
February 13, 2013 3:42:36 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£98.39 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£43.23 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.23 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£47.94 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card (£126.60 @ Aria PC)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case (£38.34 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£34.98 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £432.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 17:41 GMT+0000)

alot better :p , 430w is more than enough. The 7850 has incredible value, and the 6300 is better than the 1045t by a good ammount.
February 13, 2013 3:47:59 PM

I heard that FX systems run on on board graphics, Is that wrong?
February 13, 2013 3:53:52 PM

jcbjoe said:
I heard that FX systems run on on board graphics, Is that wrong?

Not if you have a dedicated GPU. Actually, it doesn't have an IGPU at all (i think). You are thinking of the APU's that have onboard graphics, but even then, with a dedicated GPU it just disables the IGPU.
February 13, 2013 3:54:57 PM

ohh ok thanks!
February 13, 2013 3:56:30 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£98.39 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£52.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.23 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£47.94 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£141.95 @ Aria PC)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£33.95 @ Aria PC)
Total: £436.63
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 17:55 GMT+0000)

comes with 2GB 7850 and adequate PSU to power 95W FX and 7850

xfx 450 is minimum you should get
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