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#1 Mark

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 22:32

So, I just decided to order my entire new build via credit. I am way too impatient.

 

Just wondered what your thoughts on the build are. I know an Intel build would have been more powerful but still, I think they're way too expensive for what you get.

 

My aim was to build something where I could play watchdogs on ultra at 1080p 30fps+.... I hope this can do it.

 

Case: NZXT H440 Mid Tower Case White with Black Trim with Side Window

PSU: EVGA SuperNova NEX750G 750W Full Modular 80+ Gold Power Supply (PSU) - 120-PG-0750-GR Haswell Ready

Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 AMD 990FX AM3+ Motherboard Rev2

Processor: AMD FX 8350 Black Edition 8 Core Processor 4.00GHz Piledriver Socket AM3+

RAM: Corsair Memory XMS3 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz CAS 11-11-11-30 Dual Channel Desktop

GPU: 4GB Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X OC WindForce

Storage: My existing storage pulled from my current build as seen in my sig

 

 

Should I run into any problems with this setup? I think I have it all covered but you never know. 

 

And once again, I need to post a picture of that case because it's so damn pretty. I think I'm going to cry  :cry:

 

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#2 Mindovermaster

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 00:10

I'm not familiar with the AMD side of CPU's, but all else looks OK. :)

 

Nice case, btw. :p



#3 Garnet H.

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 02:58

Looks great, if you like that sort of thing. I want your GPU.



#4 Crisp

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 03:05

Very nice setup, you're gonna love it.

 

My only advice is if you can spend a few more pounds I would invest into some aftermarket cooling for the 8350, the stock HSF from AMD isn't the best and does get loud. Otherwise have fun with it :)



#5 OP Mark

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 16:45

Very nice setup, you're gonna love it.
 
My only advice is if you can spend a few more pounds I would invest into some aftermarket cooling for the 8350, the stock HSF from AMD isn't the best and does get loud. Otherwise have fun with it :)


Already sorted, pulling this out of my old build:

 

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It may or may not be the best cooler out there but it's friggen massive and heavy as hell (800g!) must be better than stock!



#6 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 16:57

Intel are too expensive?  There are plenty of i5 CPUs at that same price.  An i5 4590 would have been a better choice, but not too big of a deal



#7 Jason S.

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 16:58

yep. looks good to me. if you can spring for it, i'd get (2)x8GB instead.



#8 OP Mark

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 17:01

Intel are too expensive?  There are plenty of i5 CPUs at that same price.  An i5 4590 would have been a better choice, but not too big of a deal

 

 

Interesting but the 8350 apparently has much more over clocking potential, and I will most certainly be overclocking! It's also about 30 quid more than what I paid for the 8350...

 

yep. looks good to me. if you can spring for it, i'd get (2)x8GB instead.

 

Sorry, linked to the wrong page in that case, it's the same product but 2x4gb and I will be buying an additional 2x4 some time soon for 16gb.



#9 OP Mark

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 17:05

Looks great, if you like that sort of thing. I want your GPU.

 

Like what sort of thing?



#10 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 17:06

Interesting but the 8350 apparently has much more over clocking potential, and I will most certainly be overclocking!

The CPU is by far the most powerful component in a PC, so overclocking isn't going to gain you anything except for a higher benchmark score.   Maybe you could encode videos slightly quicker, but it certainly won't gain you any significant FPS in games.

 

The massive overclock on your CPU only gained a few FPS and your results will be less since you have a more bottlenecked GPU.

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Waste of electricity, imo.  :)



#11 OP Mark

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 17:16

The CPU is by far the most powerful component in a PC, so overclocking isn't going to gain you anything except for a higher benchmark score.   Maybe you could encode videos slightly quicker, but it certainly won't gain you any significant FPS in games.

 

The massive overclock on your CPU only gained a few FPS and your results will be less since you have a more bottlenecked GPU.

http://static.techsp...ench/CPU_03.png

 

Waste of electricity, imo.  :)

 

What about converting a batch of RAW images to other formats? Aside from gaming, I believe that's probably going to be my most intensive task...



#12 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 17:20

What about converting a batch of RAW images to other formats? Aside from gaming, I believe that's probably going to be my most intensive task...

If it's a single core task, then an Intel CPU would destroy the AMD.  If it's multi-core, then it probably depends if all 8 cores are utilized on the AMD.  I can't imagine kicking up the frequency would make a big difference, but that's just a guess.



#13 OP Mark

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 17:22

If it's a single core task, then an Intel CPU would destroy the AMD.  If it's multi-core, then it probably depends if all 8 cores are utilized on the AMD.  I can't imagine kicking up the frequency would make a big difference, but that's just a guess.

 

I'm pretty sure that most Adobe apps utilize multiple threads quite well, so I'd expect to see a measurable performance difference, but hey, it's a new processor (to me), I'll probably overclock it when it's starting to feel old :)

 

Edit - seems that the stock 8350 comes close to the performance of the i7-3770k in most content creation apps, so with a modest overclock, I imagine it would equal it, and with a little more of an overclock, surpass it's performance.



#14 Garnet H.

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 21:31

Like what sort of thing?

 

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#15 T3X4S

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 02:24

Dont see the need for more than 8GB of RAM since you will probably never use more than 4GB so you can cut costs there.




PS:   30 fps ?  doesnt anything less than 60 look like dog poop ?

 





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