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post #4846 of 9059

Are those rebates for each item from the same store or actually $26?

post #4847 of 9059
Quote:
Originally Posted by DonutDeflector View Post
 

How is this so far for a budget build? Planing to buy them to build. Parts with $26.00 are from a Tigerdirect Bundle (A little skeptical of them...).

I will upgrade it later but right now I am just using it for internet browsing, light gaming (Minecraft, Indie Games, Steam Games?) , basic video editing, MSI Afterburner gameplay recording, music, and school work.

 

CPU: AMD FX-4130 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($26.00) 
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS7000V(AL)-1-PWM CPU Cooler  ($26.00) 
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard  ($26.00) 
Memory: Patriot Viper Xtreme 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($26.00) 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($26.00) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card  ($89.99 @ Microcenter) 
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS-I ID ATX Mid Tower Case  ($32.99 @ Microcenter) 
Case Fan: Kingwin CFY-012LB 40.0 CFM 120mm  Fan  ($26.00) 
Case Fan: Kingwin CFY-012LB 40.0 CFM 120mm  Fan  ($26.00) 
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer  ($26.00) 
Other: Ultra LSP Series V2 ATX 550-Watt Power Supply  ($26.00)
Other: Ultra X-Blaster ATX Mid-Tower V2 Case ($26.00)

 

Total: $382.98

 

(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-26 21:27 EST-0500)

Not bad, good luck with Tiger Direct... I ordered from them once... a pair of UE 6000, liked the price hated everything else

 

on that note here's my next build 

 

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Mshenay/saved/2OoR

 

Going to cost about $1000, for everything excludeing the GPU, hoping the price drops by then. 

post #4848 of 9059

You can do better on the PSU (OCZ psu's are rubbish and probably will blow up the instant you turn on your computer for the first time) and the graphics card. Newegg and MC has some recent deals on the 290 and 290X for around $400-550. And you don't need a separate Intel NIC card unless you run your PC as a WDS server or something similar.

 

Don't you already have a 3770k or something right now?

post #4849 of 9059
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

You can do better on the PSU (OCZ psu's are rubbish and probably will blow up the instant you turn on your computer for the first time) and the graphics card. Newegg and MC has some recent deals on the 290 and 290X for around $400-550. And you don't need a separate Intel NIC card unless you run your PC as a WDS server or something similar.

 

Don't you already have a 3770k or something right now?

I've had my OCZ Modular for over 2 years now... although I do have stability issues [but the PSU tests perfecetly fine]

 

I can ditch the NIC then, and I'll keep my eyes open for a 290x

 

and I have a 3450k atm 

post #4850 of 9059
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

I've had my OCZ Modular for over 2 years now... although I do have stability issues [but the PSU tests perfecetly fine]

 

I can ditch the NIC then, and I'll keep my eyes open for a 290x

 

and I have a 3450k atm 

 

Why don't you buy a used 3770k? The 4770k is literally equal or 10% most in performance, cost more, overclocks less and has a lower thermal heat tjunction limit compared to the 3770k. Since you already have a 1155 system just swap out CPU and GPU for something bit better, otherwise you're wasting your money for nothing. Even a used 2600/2700k for around $150 on ebay will be pretty much equal with the current Hascrap stuff and those Sandy's overclock higher. 

 

290/290X GPU's also run very hot and need beefy PSU to run them efficiently. If you have extra cash lying around put it into a Seasonic or Corsair unit.


Edited by DefQon - 2/26/14 at 7:38pm
post #4851 of 9059

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Mshenay/saved/2OoR

 

The pc I have now is my First build... and really want to build a new one from scratch again, and sell this one off to a buddy or something

 

updated my build and wow'z... R290 for $600 or R280X for $515... do I feel stupid 

post #4852 of 9059
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Mshenay/saved/2OoR

The pc I have now is my First build... and really want to build a new one from scratch again, and sell this one off to a buddy or something

updated my build and wow'z... R290 for $600 or R280X for $515... do I feel stupid 
OK, I'm confused. Is this what you're planning to build, or your current PC?
post #4853 of 9059
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Mshenay/saved/2OoR

 

The pc I have now is my First build... and really want to build a new one from scratch again, and sell this one off to a buddy or something

 

updated my build and wow'z... R290 for $600 or R280X for $515... do I feel stupid 

Last I checked, the 4xxx CPU's were priced competetively with little need to get a 3xxx. Hell 5xxx soon maybe.

 

That RAM.....why? Are you looking for more performance or something? OC'd and fast RAM helps on APU's and the likes sure, but on an i7 and for gaming? I mean yeah, it really depends on what you want it for. Video editing and all that may work better with faster RAM, but in this case, if you were to video edit, 16GB's of RAM is better than 8GB's that is a bit faster. 

 

That SSD. Is hella overpriced that you have listed. 256GB's from Plextor, Samsung, Seagate, Sandisk, Kingston are selling for $110 easilly.

 

What kind of games do you want to run?

 

The PSU is a Seasonic Rebrand yeah, but you should be able to get a 760W or one in that area for cheaper if you look.I got my brother a 550W Seasonic manufacturered PSU from XFX for $20. Albeit it wasn't modular and prices scale up heavilly past the initial ones. I'd say maybe $100 you can find one.

 

Decent mouse, but I believe there are better ones for $60. Depending on what playstyle you like of course

post #4854 of 9059
Quote:
Originally Posted by DonutDeflector View Post

How is this so far for a budget build? Planing to buy them to build. Parts with $26.00 are from a Tigerdirect Bundle (A little skeptical of them...).
I will upgrade it later but right now I am just using it for internet browsing, light gaming (Minecraft, Indie Games, Steam Games?) , basic video editing, MSI Afterburner gameplay recording, music, and school work.

CPU: AMD FX-4130 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($26.00) 

CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS7000V(AL)-1-PWM CPU Cooler  ($26.00) 

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard  ($26.00) 

Memory: Patriot Viper Xtreme 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($26.00) 

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($26.00) 

Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card  ($89.99 @ Microcenter) 

Case: Thermaltake Commander MS-I ID ATX Mid Tower Case  ($32.99 @ Microcenter) 

Case Fan: Kingwin CFY-012LB 40.0 CFM 120mm  Fan  ($26.00) 

Case Fan: Kingwin CFY-012LB 40.0 CFM 120mm  Fan  ($26.00) 

Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer  ($26.00) 

Other: Ultra LSP Series V2 ATX 550-Watt Power Supply  ($26.00)

Other: Ultra X-Blaster ATX Mid-Tower V2 Case ($26.00)

Total: $382.98

(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-26 21:27 EST-0500)

Don't cheap out on the PSU, I've heard of people having Ultras pop on them before. Go for something like this, well I don't know how good it is, but it's 80+ Bronze so that's a start.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152052

Video card, think about buying the 6950 the guy here is selling.

For fans, I've got a number of Noctuas laying around here. If you want I can see if I can find 2-3 of them and they're yours for $12 a piece. If you bought 3 you could go with a better cooler(that doesn't come with a fan.) Also have a few generic blue/green LED fans if that's more up your alley. 2 140mm fans as well.
And why two cases?


Somewhat off topic but also relevant, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajiN9aVOv4A Guess whose the moron with an 850W power supply and a 7770? I've been using an 850W power supply since my first build(which had a 5770, lol...) I really didn't have a clue back then at all.
post #4855 of 9059
Thread Starter 

Just got my Mac running

 

I'm a bit unsatisfied with the speed test

 

I've been reading that some Mac's have issues utilizing the Samsung EVO 840 properly due to its controller.

 

I'm getting only 200MB/s by 250MB/s (read) as opposed to the 400MB/s I could

 

I'll be trying out Windows installation tmmrw to see if that will spice things up

post #4856 of 9059

seeing you said it was old, know what SATA version its using? 300MB could be the best it can do

post #4857 of 9059

OCZ Modular is not a Seasonic rebrand.

 

@Mshenay: Consult with Johnnyguru.com for all your PSU reviews, no other better source out there.

post #4858 of 9059
Quote:
Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

OCZ Modular is not a Seasonic rebrand.

 

@Mshenay: Consult with Johnnyguru.com for all your PSU reviews, no other better source out there.

I think I remember OCZ Modulars being pretty damn good on that site actually -.- 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

Last I checked, the 4xxx CPU's were priced competetively with little need to get a 3xxx. Hell 5xxx soon maybe.

 

That RAM.....why? Are you looking for more performance or something? OC'd and fast RAM helps on APU's and the likes sure, but on an i7 and for gaming? I mean yeah, it really depends on what you want it for. Video editing and all that may work better with faster RAM, but in this case, if you were to video edit, 16GB's of RAM is better than 8GB's that is a bit faster. 

 

That SSD. Is hella overpriced that you have listed. 256GB's from Plextor, Samsung, Seagate, Sandisk, Kingston are selling for $110 easilly.

 

What kind of games do you want to run?

 

The PSU is a Seasonic Rebrand yeah, but you should be able to get a 760W or one in that area for cheaper if you look.I got my brother a 550W Seasonic manufacturered PSU from XFX for $20. Albeit it wasn't modular and prices scale up heavilly past the initial ones. I'd say maybe $100 you can find one.

 

Decent mouse, but I believe there are better ones for $60. Depending on what playstyle you like of course

I like my current Corsair Vengance mouse, so I figured let's get the better one, and the mouse feels good in the hand, I'd keep it but I've done messed it up from to many RAGE MOUSE SLAMS 

 

also this build is atm conjeture, chances are what I have may change a little when I go to buy everything, 

post #4859 of 9059
I don't see any modulars on JG.
post #4860 of 9059
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mark2410 View Post
 

seeing you said it was old, know what SATA version its using? 300MB could be the best it can do

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You are right, forgot that the systems own chipsets may be limiting it. 

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