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#1 guitmz

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 18:44

Hello all! After a while I've decided to build another machine for me. It won't be anything godlike but it will be ok I guess.

 

So far, I bought only the CPU and case, which are:

 

***** Keep in mind before suggesting high end parts that I live in Brazil and if you watch the news, you'll see that everything pretty much sucks around here so price IS a problem

 

 

CPU: AMD FX-8320 ($250 usd) - don't flame me for getting AMD. After a while using Intel I've decided to give AMD a try again (my laptop is still intel btw)

 

Case: V3 BLACK AMD EDITION VL800P1W2N THERMALTAKE ($100 usd)

 

 

Now I have questions on these left parts (I did not bought those yet):

 

 

PSU: I'm thinking in getting the Sentey ATX 700W BRP700 ($170 usd) should I? It's 700w for a good price so...

 

Coolers: I'll just grab 3 AKASA ones - the case comes with 1 already ($10 usd each)

 

MB: Asus M5A97 PRO is a good idea? ($230 usd) I need usb 3 and the eSata already available are a plus, not to mention that it seems really stable

 

RAM: I'll just get standard Kingston 2x4GB 1333mhz ($60 usd each) as the high end ones are out of budget

 

GPU: Tricky... 7870HD or GTX 660? (both are something like $450 usd here)

 

 

**** EDIT:The GPU is important because my monitor will be the  LG - 29EA93 LED 29" Ultra Wide, 2560x1080 and the GPU should be able to deal with that resolution.

 

Any suggestions would be nice :)

Thanks a lot!




#2 torrentthief

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 18:49

are you not able to import components from america from amazon.com or something?



#3 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 18:51

You should provide us with the website you'll be ordering from, so we can give you links.

Otherwise it will be hard for us to help since the prices on Newegg or Amazon won't be the same prices you'll be able to get.



#4 mduren2445

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 18:52

well before opinions can be offered ...whats the machine for??? internet surfing ...gaming????  auto cad ????



#5 OP guitmz

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 18:56

are you not able to import components from america from amazon.com or something?

No :( I can only import products that has value lower than 50 USD. Otherwise, I'll be charged 60% of the total value (incl shipping) - Brazil sucks


You should provide us with the website you'll be ordering from, so we can give you links.

Otherwise it will be hard for us to help since the prices on Newegg or Amazon won't be the same prices you'll be able to get.

The websites are from my country so they are in portuguese.. If you want to, I can provide you :)


well before opinions can be offered ...whats the machine for??? internet surfing ...gaming????  auto cad ????

Movies, Internet. Programming, Gaming (mostly). No auto cad, PS or anything like that



#6 ashpowell

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 18:59

This comparison for gpu may help you decide - http://gpuboss.com/g...GeForce-GTX-660



#7 OP guitmz

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 19:04

This comparison for gpu may help you decide - http://gpuboss.com/g...GeForce-GTX-660

 

 

Cool, I was liking the 7870 better hehe.. The only concern with it is the Linux compatibility (for general proposes)



#8 OP guitmz

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 19:19

What about that PSU? Anyone used that brand already?



#9 Luc2k

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 20:06

What about that PSU? Anyone used that brand already?

Never heard of that brand and the 700W are overkill for that setup. I'd go with 550W if you don't intend to add a second card eventually. You should check this site for reviews.

 

RAM seems a bit expensive. How much is a 2x4GB 1600MHz CL9 Kit?



#10 OP guitmz

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 20:25

Never heard of that brand and the 700W are overkill for that setup. I'd go with 550W if you don't intend to add a second card eventually. You should check this site for reviews.

 

RAM seems a bit expensive. How much is a 2x4GB 1600MHz CL9 Kit?

 

RAM = 93 usd each

 

So i wont need more than 550w for single GPU there?

 

There is this: Corsair 600w - CMPSU-600CXV2 ($143 USD)



#11 Luc2k

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 21:52

RAM = 93 usd each

 

So i wont need more than 550w for single GPU there?

 

There is this: Corsair 600w - CMPSU-600CXV2 ($143 USD)

550W is enough as long as it's a good quality PSU. Are there any Seasonic M12II 620W or 650W available? (there's 520W too, but it might be a bit low for the long run). They're modular so cable management will be better, if not, the Corsair is a good choice.

 

Back to RAM, there should be kits, which are 2 modules in the same package. A kit should be a bit cheaper than buying two separate modules.

 

Anyway, a website would be helpful for more precise recommendations. A hardware site shouldn't be that hard to navigate and there's always google translate.



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 22:34

Just Right now I also finally did my move to the desktop space going with the FX 8350 processor (it's a good deal right now) however with AMD processors RAM speed is quite important, try to go 1600 or 1866 if possible.

 

Edit: God dammit your prices are exorbitant.... well, then I insists on the 1600 ram, if you are worried too much about GPU, try to go with the 7950 that can be nicely overclocked. Your ultra wide monitor worries me a bit... that GPU should not have problems with nowadays games at that resolution (depending on your tastes, for me, anything above 30 is a luxury since I come from "always laptop" gaming in the past) however I cannot say for future games... you may have to go xFire or SLI mode.



#13 Luc2k

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 23:42

with AMD processors RAM speed is quite important

Not really, just for APUs. I suggested 1600 CL9 because that had the best bang for buck usually, but with the prices he's posting, I'm not so sure any more.



#14 mduren2445

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 23:49

maybe this will help explain prices 1 Brazilian real = 44 cents us



#15 OP guitmz

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 00:42

maybe this will help explain prices 1 Brazilian real = 44 cents us

 

 

hmmmm something like that..  to make it easy to convert, 1 USD  = 2 Brazilian reais

 

Just Right now I also finally did my move to the desktop space going with the FX 8350 processor (it's a good deal right now) however with AMD processors RAM speed is quite important, try to go 1600 or 1866 if possible.

 

Edit: God dammit your prices are exorbitant.... well, then I insists on the 1600 ram, if you are worried too much about GPU, try to go with the 7950 that can be nicely overclocked. Your ultra wide monitor worries me a bit... that GPU should not have problems with nowadays games at that resolution (depending on your tastes, for me, anything above 30 is a luxury since I come from "always laptop" gaming in the past) however I cannot say for future games... you may have to go xFire or SLI mode.

 

7950 HD 3GB = $500 USD at least here... That's why I asked for the 7870 of GTX 660 (no Ti). I don't care for anything more than 30 and as you I use a laptop for gaming (GTX 560M + i5 SB). I was about to get the 8350 for 310 USD but then I got that deal on the 8320 and got it.. 0.5Ghz won't kill me