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New PC specs

Postby CHEW on Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:36 pm

something I slapped together on the semi cheaps.

Operating System: Windows 7 pro

MOBO: Asus AMD 990FX Atx Tuf Sabertooth

CPU Type:AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor unlocked

Cooling: CORSAIR HYDRO SERIES H80I EXTREME CPU COOLER

CPU Speed:4.39 GHz (runs natively, have not overclocked yet)

System Memory:16 GB (8gb x2 Corsair vengeance blue)

Video Card Model: AMD Radeon HD 7850 2gig

Hard Disk Size: 2 TB
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Re: New PC specs

Postby Roflraptor on Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:56 am

Needs a SSD.
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Re: New PC specs

Postby CHEW on Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:04 pm

Not really necessary, just a luxury.
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Re: New PC specs

Postby Turky on Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:21 pm

Roflraptor wrote:Needs a SSD.


I always found it odd that typing "an SSD" would make more sense, if not for the fact that the first word of the acronym itself begins with a consonant.
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Re: New PC specs

Postby Turquoise Dragon on Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:08 am

Turky wrote:
Roflraptor wrote:Needs a SSD.


I always found it odd that typing "an SSD" would make more sense, if not for the fact that the first word of the acronym itself begins with a consonant.


'an' sounds more appropriate, even if just from the aspect that the letter 'S' starts with a vowel sound.
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Re: New PC specs

Postby Turky on Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:22 am

...yea, that's probably it.
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Re: New PC specs

Postby Roflraptor on Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:52 am

I did actually get it wrong, it should have been an. :(

Sigh, so much going on at the moment it's making my brain numb. I can't wait until July, dropping down to three units in the last semester of my course.

Hijacking this thread with my life story.
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Re: New PC specs

Postby Maximus on Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:55 pm

This config is almost exactly what I would buy today... I would get the GEN3 version of that mobo for PCI Express 3, and the H100i vs the 80. Been keeping my eyes on things/waiting for sales.

The 7850 is a bit UP (underpowered) for most things if you plan on 1080p for the latest games. With such a high end mobo/CPU I would have expected at least a 7870 if not 7950. I have a 1GB 7850 now because it didn't make sense to get anything better when I'm still on a Phenom II.

Yes definitely needs an SSD if you don't have one. I'm using about 1/3 of my 2TB drive and don't see a reason for more... a number of smaller drives is actually more useful to me, since I install multiple OSes at any one time.

Any any case, props for supporting AMD.
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Re: New PC specs

Postby CHEW on Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:20 pm

Well i had a budget, so i had to stick to it. I recycled a case and a Power supply to stay under. The only games i play now days are tomb raider and minecraft so no real need for anything too powerful lol.
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Re: New PC specs

Postby Maximus on Wed May 01, 2013 2:44 am

I worked out a deal with my brother so he will get my current system and I will upgrade. Current config looks like this:

AMD FX-6350 (released today) 6 core 3.9GHz Vishera/Piledriver (expected overclock ~4.4GHz)
Corsair Hyper 212 Evo heatsink/fan (could go with H100i, always an option)
GSkill Sniper 2x8GB DDR3-1866 CAS9
Asus M5A99FX PRO 2.0 AMD 990FX motherboard
Corsair Obsidian 550D mid ATX case, Corsair SP120 High Performance fans as required
Balance of components retained from my existing system.

Nominal total ~$575, but my brother's inputs should get it closer to the $350 range.
I could go with the 8350, but I have yet to hear of a game that makes effective yews of more than 4 cores, and I don't do much video processing, file compression, or scientific computation.
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