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#1 AwayfromHere

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 18:03

Hey guys.

 

Id like to get different opinions on a new build I want to do on AMD hardware (CPU/GPU).  Rather not pick APUs. Not really a fan of them.

 

I dont have nothing spare for it so Id need everything.

 

But here is the tricky part. Since Id want to offload the cash in two months (€400 one month and €400 the other) maybe someone can also suggest what to buy first and what to buy last.

 

Mainly for gaming on 1080p and some CryEngine work.

 

Thanks. :)




#2 Mindovermaster

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 18:10

If I were you, I'd actually get an APU, so you can use it until you get your GFX card.

 

Other than that, I guess you could get you case later, just get your computer up and loading on a piece of cardboard (non-conductive material)

 

But to run your system, you need at the bare, motherboard, CPU, PSU, RAM and HDD/SSD.



#3 OP AwayfromHere

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 18:15

The thing is, this is not my first build. Done 3 for myself before but in this price range it is so I am a little confused what to get price/performance wise.

 

So to say I am fishing for ideas :p The two month plan aint neccessary but would be a bit easier :)



#4 Mindovermaster

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 18:17

Any reason you are so towards AMD? Intel are so much better.



#5 OP AwayfromHere

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 18:19

Well, to be short and frank, Im kinda an AMD fan. But dont really want to turn this into a discussion on that :)



#6 Tony.

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 18:20

Any reason you are so towards AMD? Intel are so much better.

 

Cheaper I would imagine, but AMD GPU's are definitely really good.



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Posted 28 May 2014 - 18:22

FX-8320 (~130€)

990FX Sabertooth (or GA-990FXA-UD5, if it isn't available / both ~140€)

Patriot RAM or anything but Crucial, really

BeQuiet Dark Rock or something (~60€)

R9 270X 4GB (~200€)

Corsair CS550M (~80€)

Any SSD you want

Any HDD if you want one at all

 

Hmm, did I hit it? Named components hit 610€... gosh, my brain must have FDIV bug or something.



#8 OP AwayfromHere

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 18:25

FX-8320

990FX Sabertooth (or GA-990FXA-UD5, if it isn't available)

Patriot RAM or anything but Crucial, really

BeQuiet Dark Rock or something

R9 270X

Corsair CS550M

Any SSD you want

Any HDD if you want one at all

 

Hmm, did I hit it?

 

Saber and 8320 sound fine but the GPU seems a bit..low? I have no idea about the 270x to be honest. Ive only heard things about 280x and up.



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Posted 28 May 2014 - 18:33

If I'm not mistaken about prices up there, I'm afraid can't really stuff that into 800€ build. Perhaps 280 no-X 3 GB, that one goes 220-230€.

Otherwise you'll have to start cutting down on something - take away 80+ Gold PSU, aesthetics. Hard to cut down on Saber. It's probably the best 990FX board I've seen and will see.



#10 OP AwayfromHere

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 18:35

Yeah, the PSU is one thing I wont cut. Ill take a look on the web on the 270x reviews but the one you offerd me seems to fit my budget just about.



#11 Mindovermaster

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 18:58

Cheaper I would imagine, but AMD GPU's are definitely really good.

 

I meant for CPU's only. I have a 7850 myself. :)



#12 Andre S.

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 19:02

The FX-6300 is still a good value for the money, especially if you overclock it. If you're looking to spend more on a CPU though, I couldn't recommend any AMD CPU as you could find better values on Intel's side. If you must insist, the FX-8320 is still decent.

 

Lots of good options for AMD GPUs though, it's mainly just a matter of how much you're ready to spend. For 1080p gaming an R9 280 should be good.