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Old 02-28-2016, 03:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have not been here in years nice to be back in the PC world was rocking macs for almost 7 years.

Its not the best pc but I am really happy with it.
Logitech k520 with Mx master/ das keyboard in my future
Hp 22in ips screen future plans to get the Dell UltraSharp U3415W 34-Inch Curved LED-Lit Monitor
AMD FX 8320 @ 4ghz turbo boost off atm
Corsair H80i hoping to push to the 4.5 ghz range, my neighbor has a better board he is using in his server he may swap with me for my power supply and board since his PS died.
Asrock 970m pro 3 good board may have to put heat-sinks on the mosfets to do any real overclocking
Cooler Master Silent ProM RS-600W modular on the way picked it up brand new for 30 I see it for a 100 on amazon so very happy about that, very noisy thermal take 430watt ATM but hey best buy rewards credits it was free
xfx R5 230 very temporary got it for free again bestbuy rewards I only play civ V ATM and it can max it out so not the end of the world
Antec 300 two
G.skill ddr3 2133 @ 2400 speeds 2x4gb kit I plan to get another set and be at 16gb or a 2x8gb kit and be a 24gb and then finally upgrade to 32gb
sandisk ultra iii 480gb plans to get another for raid 0
WD blue 500gb plan to get another for raid 0 as a scratch disk
WD blue 1tb plan to get 3-4 more for raid 5
Dlink wireless n card
usb bluetooth adapter OTW
Logitech s120 speakers dont need much more

So much has changed since my last build in 2008 uefi make my computer boot so quick. But it seems to affect my overclock.

So some questions for you guys since I have been out of the scene for a while. Before you kill me for going AMD My whole build so far cost me under $450. Serious ebay/ Craigslist shopping especially the ssd which I got new for 80 and the Mechanical hard drives were new and free from my neighbor, also he works for Microsoft so free windows 10 key and server 2012 key.

My questions I know a 34in curved monitor is in my future, Should I get 2 270/x or one 390/X? I know the 8gb of v ram will help and direct x12 is a bonus what do you guys think. Also I will trade for the server key if someone has a half decent video card they are willing to part with or an am3+ board or ram.
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Old 02-28-2016, 10:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Not a fanboy of either brand but ATM price per performance is with Nvidia right now and Nvidia is far more power efficient in comparison, The newer card hardly use any power and no real heat issues.
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I thought the performance was similar between the 390 and its nvidia competitor? Or do you mean performance per watt which I do agree. What card do you recommend 970? I kinda want to crossfire just because i never done it also not a huge PC gamer yet, just got rid of my xbox one. I may just stay with this 22in screen and crossfire 2 270s i see them for 99 on ebay occasionally. Then hold out for AM4 and the next gen furys then spring for a super monitor. If I did that I dont think you could build a $650 rig that would come close to mine.
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If you're going for 3440x1440 you're going to need more than a single video card to really play decently. That is if you want to branch out on the gaming.

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I thought the performance was similar between the 390 and its nvidia competitor? Or do you mean performance per watt which I do agree. What card do you recommend 970? I kinda want to crossfire just because i never done it also not a huge PC gamer yet, just got rid of my xbox one. I may just stay with this 22in screen and crossfire 2 270s i see them for 99 on ebay occasionally. Then hold out for AM4 and the next gen furys then spring for a super monitor. If I did that I dont think you could build a $650 rig that would come close to mine.
I could make a better Intel rig for 650. I'm great at scavenging used parts. I put together a top of the line 2002/2003 era 98 box for less than 100 which those parts are harder to find than good X58 stuff.
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Old 02-29-2016, 08:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yah i got everything thing new though including shipping
fx 8320 -80
gskil sniper 2133 @ 2400 - 42
corsair h80i - 64
asrock 970m pro 49
r5 230 best buy rewards all i play is civ5 and it maxes it out at 1080p
22in hp ips screen i got it refurbish and lied to newegg to get 40 off -60
mx master free best buy rewards from my family spending # on accomplices
lgitech k520 om craigslist like new -10
2 sandisk ultra iii 480gb raid 0 75 each 1020mbs on crystal mark
WD blue1tb hard drive free seagate 500-15
logitech s120 speakers - 5 Craigslist NIB
Antec 300 two 50 ebay
Dlink wireless n card ebay NIB 12.99
Cooler Master Silent ProM RS-600W modular Ebay new 28.69
usb bluetooth adapter OTW amazon china 4.64
logitech c920 webcam 29.99
Total 556.31 I feel that is is great back for your buck I could take 100 off for unnecessary stuff.
Ill save the 34in curved screen for next year tax return so for 456.31 and add one 270 or 270x 2gb for 100- 140 or 380 4gb for 189.99 or 390 8gb for 300. Even @ 456.31 it plays all may games at max @ 1080p. I only invest in a gaming crd if i get serious.
Anyone can recommend a good mechanical keyboard I may go das keyboard but its not backbit.
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I stick to my previous post.
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I decided to stay with 1080p for now I will wait till 3440x1440 screens drop 500 bucks. My new question is what should I get for a video card I am realy leaning towards a 270 and cross fire but My second slot will only run at 4x. I may just get a 380 or 380x will that max out 1080p gaming? I would rater do crossfire just for the experience if the performance is the same. I have been out of the scene for years has dual gpus matured or are there still issues?
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