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Old 03-14-2014, 09:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone, I would like to put together a new PC for myself. I would love to hear some build opinions for 800$. I've shopped around and looked at parts myself, but I just want to see other opinions for a full build since you guys are the experts Also I'm wanting to put in another 100-150$ for a monitor to go with my setup, preferably 24 inches. If you guys have any suggestions on a monitor I would like to see what you have

What I will be doing with this computer.. playing modern games, video editing, and a looot of general multitasking.

I already have a 1 TB HDD, but I want to add another 1 TB and also maybe a 128gb SSD drive to load the OS on, maybe even a little smaller if the final price is too much.

I know 800$ isn't enough to get a crazy high end awesome setup, but I'm sure it will be enough for me.

Also this budget is without the OS, and all pointing devices, speakers ect. Just the complete tower 800$, and with a monitor 900-950$

Thanks, and all of your help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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CPU:
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-4440 Haswell 3.1GHz (3.3GHz Turbo) LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4600 BX80646I54440

Motherboard:
Newegg.com - ASRock B85 Pro4 LGA 1150 Intel B85 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM:
Newegg.com - Team Zeus Red 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model TZRD38G1600HC9DC01

GPU:
Newegg.com - EVGA 02G-P4-2761-KR GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card

PSU:
SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Newegg.com

Case:
Corsair Carbide Series 200R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Newegg.com

HDD:
Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Retail kit - Newegg.com

$767

Monitor:
LG EB2442T-BN Black 24" 5ms Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 DFC 5M:1 (1000:1) - Newegg.com

You could do the SSD if you ditch the HDD and go with this motherboard:
Newegg.com - ASUS H81M-K LGA 1150 Intel H81 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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Old 03-14-2014, 11:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You could do the SSD if you ditch the HDD and go with this motherboard:
Newegg.com - ASUS H81M-K LGA 1150 Intel H81 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Or if I kept the Hard Drive and went a little over budget?
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Or that. I was trying to save as many funds as possible, but for 5 bucks more this is the better and newer drive.

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive - Newegg.com
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The i5 is significantly better for gaming due to much higher single threaded performance, and due to the fact that socket 1150 has upgrade options whereas with AMD you have the 8350 and that's it. Done.

The 770 is a good card and I highly recommend it, but I recommend having the CPU power and upgrade options over paying more for the 770 vs the 760.

If you want to spend a little more on a PSU then this option would be better due to it being modular.
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So I decided to give it a go and kind of shop around myself, I put together a parts list. What would you change and why about it?

CPU: AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W 6-Core Desktop Processor FD6300WMHKBOX - Newegg.com --------- |$119.99

MOTHERBOARD: MSI 970A-G43 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - Newegg.com - |$69.99

GPU: Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-N770OC-2GD GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready WindForce 3X 450W Video Card --------- |$339.99

PSU: Newegg.com - Antec TruePower Classic series TP-650C 650W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Power Supply --------- |$99.99

SSD: Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) ---------- |$109.99

HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive - Newegg.com --------- |$64.99

CASE: Corsair Carbide Series 200R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Newegg.com -------- |$59.99

CD DRIVE: Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model SH-118BB ---- |$16.99

A bit over my budget. Anyways what would you change and why?
Didn't you say your budget was 800.00 dollars ?
Those parts round out to 782.00 bucks, if your still willing to spend 900.00.
Remove the cd-rom, remove the seagate or ssd drive.
If you have a 1terabyte drive to use, do so and get either drive we picked out.
Pick up a copy of windows, won't specify which since many people differ on both os.
Pick up your monitor and seal the deal.
You could a wait a month build up some funds and get the remaining items. :/

Also I partially agree with mguire:
AnandTech Portal | The Vishera Review: AMD FX-8350, FX-8320, FX-6300 and FX-4300 Tested
5% or 10% drop in ultra high performance in most games, but believe me you won't feel any bumps in the road.
When it comes down to performance work on windows or linux AMD is your best bet.
Thats why I stick with them, game and work for under 160.00 ?
Good luck on your machine.
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As he said, he doesn't need a copy of Windows and he wanted to add the 1TB and SSD on top of the 1TB he already had I'm assuming for the videos he wants to edit.

Reviews tell a different story, the story I tell everybody. The i5 is a general all around better processor than the FX series almost as a whole. The FX 6300 leads the i5 4440 in video editing (as to be expected) but only by a small bit. The rest the i5 is simply better and it stands out even mostly over the 8350.
Intel Core i3 4330 / i5 4440 review: affordable Haswells - Benchmarks (HD 7970): Hitman Absolution (1920x1080 High) | Hardware.Info United States
Try not to forget, the i5 4440 is a Haswell CPU, so it will have about a 10% lead over similar Ivy or Sandy based CPUs.

Not to mention upgrade path. Socket 1150 has a refresh that's still coming out. If he really wants to squeeze more performance out of his machine he can get either a 4670k, 4770k, 4690k, or 4970k (when released). Any of which will have a clear lead over even the 8350 while also sucking quite a lot less juice.
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Hmmm.. okay thanks a lot for the input guys. I might just have to go with the GTX 760 then. I think it should be good enough to play and game on highest without fps dropping below 30? Well if you guys have anymore input let me know I really appreciate it
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