Take a look and help me refine my PC build for me please before I purchase - Page 2 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-30-2012, 12:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 40
Default Re: Take a look and help me refine my PC build for me please before I purchase

How's the RAM and HDD?
__________________

Ormazd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 01:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
Build Guru
 
PP Mguire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 28,277
Default Re: Take a look and help me refine my PC build for me please before I purchase

They are fine.
__________________

__________________
"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft
Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire PSN = PP_Mguire

Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 02:18 PM   #14 (permalink)
Build Guru
 
PP Mguire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 28,277
Default Re: Take a look and help me refine my PC build for me please before I purchase

For a little more this is a better SSD than both.
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128N/AM 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Notebook Upgrade Kit

Get this CPU instead. Less price, same speed basically.
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-3330 Ivy Bridge 3.0GHz (3.2GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53330

This board:
Newegg.com - ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Get this drive instead. The Red series is enterprise and NAS and so therefore overpriced.
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

As for video card. Depending on what you have left of your budget get a 650ti, 660, or 660ti.
__________________
"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft
Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire PSN = PP_Mguire

Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 03:19 PM   #15 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 40
Default Re: Take a look and help me refine my PC build for me please before I purchase

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (100314-3L )

?
Ormazd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 05:05 PM   #16 (permalink)
Build Guru
 
PP Mguire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 28,277
Default Re: Take a look and help me refine my PC build for me please before I purchase

A 650ti is faster for relatively the same price. It's on par with GTX570 performance if that helps clarify.
__________________
"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft
Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire PSN = PP_Mguire

Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2012, 11:51 AM   #17 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 40
Default Re: Take a look and help me refine my PC build for me please before I purchase

Sorry for the noobish questions, I looked up 650TI and I got a bunch of different brands and different prices ranging from 130-180, don't know which is the "right" one. Why are there so many brands for the same tech?

Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P4-2650-KR GeForce GTX 650 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card Is this it?

Also how's this RAM? Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

And I was thinking is AMD just as good as Intel? I was thinking maybe getting AMD so save money. But I hear Intel are superior in every aspect.
Ormazd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2012, 12:04 PM   #18 (permalink)
Build Guru
 
PP Mguire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 28,277
Default Re: Take a look and help me refine my PC build for me please before I purchase

It's like going to a store to look for jeans. Just different companies selling a slightly different variation of the same product to make money. The card you have linked is a regular 650, and you want the 650ti.
Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P4-3650-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

RAM is fine.

The difference in games could be 2-20FPS depending on what exactly it is you play and what CPUs you are comparing. If you're comparing a fast 8350 vs say the 3570k one game could be no difference and the next 10FPS. To spread a little more light on the subject you can look at my article which explains why.
Your CPU and modern games: A guide to those building.

To simply answer your question, you could go AMD to save cash but you would then have to put the money into a better GPU. It's the better route to go, but honestly if you were just gaming you could simply go with an i3 3220 to have Intel single threaded superior performance and still save about 100 bucks off the i5's price tag. Then you could get something like the 660ti which for sure would be the best bang for your buck. Honestly though, a 650ti would probably be just enough for your gaming needs.
__________________
"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft
Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire PSN = PP_Mguire

Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 07:49 PM   #19 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 40
Default Re: Take a look and help me refine my PC build for me please before I purchase

I'm still looking around for deals, I know it's been a while, I know PPMguire suggested, this CPU Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-3330 Ivy Bridge 3.0GHz (3.2GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53330

but, while looking today, I came across

Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor 407627 - Micro Center

what's the difference between that and Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53570

and the one Mguire linked.

Also, I've been getting suggestions for AMD, are they good?
Ormazd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 07:55 PM   #20 (permalink)
Build Guru
 
PP Mguire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 28,277
Default Re: Take a look and help me refine my PC build for me please before I purchase

You're better off with Intel. Period. Whether it be the i3 3220 or even a Pentium G2120 just to get started.

The difference between the three linked i5's are clock speed. The 3570k has an unlocked multiplier for overclocking which requires a Z77 board. Not exactly worth it because you'll get the same relative performance from the cheaper 3330.
__________________

__________________
"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft
Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire PSN = PP_Mguire

Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Build review before purchase Diktat New Systems | Building and Buying 17 10-29-2011 02:58 PM
Check my build Before I Purchase TomPedersen System Upgrades 14 12-01-2008 02:13 AM
Rate build before purchase. PC_Caveman New Systems | Building and Buying 8 02-14-2007 04:19 PM
About to purchase Build, Any thoughts? EndofSanity New Systems | Building and Buying 7 01-25-2006 08:58 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.