Building a new computer.

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  1. jordanblythe104

    jordanblythe104 Valued Member

    Case: aerocool pgsv $60

    Power supply: ocz fatality series 550 modular $75

    Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB $135

    Mobo: ASrock 970 extreme4 $115

    Ram: Gskill 1888 mhz 8gb(two 4 gb) $55

    cpu: AMD FX 4170 4-Core Processor 4.2 ghz stock( I will probably overclock)$139

    gpu: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 1GB Overclock $175

    So what do you think?
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  2. Unreal Combat

    Unreal Combat Valued Member

    I think you should not get a Bulldozer CPU, especially that one. They are not very good and are actually worse performers than Phenom II's. You have to clock the ridiculously high to even match them and the power consumption is higher also. I'm pretty sure it is in actual fact a dual core with two virtual cores rather than a fully fledged quad core aswell.

    Get a high end Phenom II or a 2500k (2500k would be better).

    Also get a 560ti or a HD6870.
    Last edited: May 31, 2012
  3. Aegis

    Aegis River Guardian Admin Supporter

    No solid state drive for the operating system and a number of core programmes? ;)
  4. armanox

    armanox Kick this Ginger...

    If you must go with AMD get at least an FX-8120 (I'm using one right now). Otherwise, Intel procs are much better (you can think of the FX-4xxx being dual core with multithreading rather then quad core).

    Also, I'd buy a higher wattage power supply to go with that video card.
  5. flaming

    flaming Valued Member

    Consider a x79 motherboard.
  6. flaming

    flaming Valued Member

    Nah the i7's are still too expensive.
  7. CrowZer0

    CrowZer0 Assume formlessness.

    What is your budget and what will it be used for, if for gaming what is the size of your monitor/s?
  8. jordanblythe104

    jordanblythe104 Valued Member

    Building new computer

    Building a new computer sometime in the next couple of weeks. Lets have a bragging thread. here's some specs

    AS Rock 970 extreme4 motherboard

    8gb of 1866 mhz ram

    AMD FX 4170 4-Core Processor 4.2ghz

    OCZ Vertex 3 60GB SSD

    Western Digital WD Black 1TB

    OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular

    ASUS Radeon HD7770 DirectCU 1GB

    old crappy VGA dell monitor

    windows 7 ultimate and ubunto 12.04

    Post your specs
  9. Simon

    Simon Administrator Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    Threads merged.
  10. CrowZer0

    CrowZer0 Assume formlessness.

    I win.
  11. CrowZer0

    CrowZer0 Assume formlessness.

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