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Windows 7: Building a High-end to Mid-end PC

02 Jun 2013   #11
Razor505

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Well I am stuck with just picking out a CPU, I dunno which is better for gaming, is it more cores, higher cache, or higher operating freq.?
Here are some I found:
Newegg.ca - AMD FX-6350 Vishera 3.9GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6350FRHKBOX
Newegg.ca - AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6100WMGUSBX
Newegg.ca - AMD FX-4350 Vishera 4.2GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4350FRHKBOX

I am also maybe going with a AM3 or AM3+ Mobo


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02 Jun 2013   #12
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I'm not an AMD guy, so someone more knowledgeable may step in, but if you are building an AMD rig, there is really no reason NOT to get the FX-8350 @ $199. Top of the line and just a few more bucks than some of the other processors.
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02 Jun 2013   #13
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

I agree, the FX-8350 is a bear.

Keep an eye out for sales.

Bought mine here:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=4904561

Have seen it on newegg.com for $10. less at times.
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02 Jun 2013   #14
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I just received my second FX-8350 from NewEgg on Friday. Another "Doc outta the Box" project in the works

SAMSUNG DVD Burner SATA Model SH-224DB/BEBE - OEM Item #: N82E16827151266 Standard Return Policy $18.99
1SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6450 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card ( 100322L) Item #: N82E16814102933 VGA Standard Return Policy $29.99
1GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD5 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard Item #: N82E16813128509 Limited Replacement Only Return Policy Gigabyte (626)-854-9338 option 4 GIGABYTE - Motherboard, Graphics Card, Notebook, Slate, Server, PC Peripherals and more $169.99
2Rosewill RX-C200P 2.5" SSD / HDD Plastic Mounting Kit for 3.5" Drive Bay Item #: N82E16817997013 Standard Return Policy $7.98
($3.99 ea)
1Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Item #: N82E16822148840 Standard Return Policy This item is serviced by the SeaGate. Please call 800 -732-4283 for service. $74.99
1AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX Item #: N82E16819113284 CPU Replacement Only Return Policy $199.99
Subtotal$501.93Tax$0.00Newegg 3Day$6.70Promo code-$19.00Order Total$489.63Add Selected to Cart
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02 Jun 2013   #15
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I agree as stated above, go with the 8350.
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02 Jun 2013   #16
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
1SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6450 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card ( 100322L) Item #: N82E16814102933 VGA Standard Return Policy $29.99
I'm not a gamer, so I really shouldn't be commenting. But the OP said gaming is important.

The Sapphire HD6450's claim to fame is that it is (a) fanless, and thus 100% silent, (b) uses low power, and thus does not even require a PCIe power connection, and (c) is HDCP compatible so that it works perfectly for HDTV setups. It also has twice the shaders than the previous model HD5450. And it's also dirt cheap.

All in all, it is a TERRIFIC VALUE if you are building a standard machine for friends or family, and just plan to use the machine for relatively ordinary purposes. Works great, 100% silent, very low-power usage, ideal for an HTPC for example. I've installed three HD5450's and two HD6450's in machines I've built or upgraded for other people, and love them... but the end user is not a gamer.

But it is a VERY LOW-PERFORMANCE video card. It produces a WEI graphics performance value of about 3.9, or maybe 4.1. This is contrasted with true high-performance video cards that measure 7.3 or much higher.

I would think this makes it not a very good choice for a gaming rig. I would think a video card that is HD5770 or higher (e.g. HD6* - HD9*) would be more appropriate. But these also have much higher power supply requirements, have fans and thus at least some noise, and are much more expensive.

But again... what do I know?
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02 Jun 2013   #17
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I don't game either. I bought that card cause it was ON SALE with a $10 rebate. I am always buying extra computer parts when they are ON SALE at NewEgg, especially with rebates

Quote:
1SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6450 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card ( 100322L) Item #: N82E16814102933 VGA Standard Return Policy $29.99
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02 Jun 2013   #18
Razor505

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
I'm not an AMD guy, so someone more knowledgeable may step in, but if you are building an AMD rig, there is really no reason NOT to get the FX-8350 @ $199. Top of the line and just a few more bucks than some of the other processors.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
I agree, the FX-8350 is a bear.

Keep an eye out for sales.

Bought mine here:
AMD FD8350FRHKBOX FX-8350 Eight-Core 4GHz AM3+ Processor - AM3+, Eight-Core, 4GHz, 16MB, 125W, Unlocked at TigerDirect.com

Have seen it on newegg.com for $10. less at times.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I just received my second FX-8350 from NewEgg on Friday. Another "Doc outta the Box" project in the works

SAMSUNG DVD Burner SATA Model SH-224DB/BEBE - OEM Item #: N82E16827151266 Standard Return Policy $18.99
1SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6450 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card ( 100322L) Item #: N82E16814102933 VGA Standard Return Policy $29.99
1GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD5 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard Item #: N82E16813128509 Limited Replacement Only Return Policy Gigabyte (626)-854-9338 option 4 GIGABYTE - Motherboard, Graphics Card, Notebook, Slate, Server, PC Peripherals and more $169.99
2Rosewill RX-C200P 2.5" SSD / HDD Plastic Mounting Kit for 3.5" Drive Bay Item #: N82E16817997013 Standard Return Policy $7.98
($3.99 ea)
1Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Item #: N82E16822148840 Standard Return Policy This item is serviced by the SeaGate. Please call 800 -732-4283 for service. $74.99
1AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX Item #: N82E16819113284 CPU Replacement Only Return Policy $199.99
Subtotal$501.93Tax$0.00Newegg 3Day$6.70Promo code-$19.00Order Total$489.63Add Selected to Cart
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
I agree as stated above, go with the 8350.
So is the 8350 good on performance for gaming? Would it run the latest games with no problems? Is it a high end or mid end?
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02 Jun 2013   #19
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I honestly never thought I would see the day people recommending AMD over Intel for the price point and calling it a Boss chip Very Beautiful I love it

AMD is starting to win some Hearts
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02 Jun 2013   #20
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Razor505 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
I'm not an AMD guy, so someone more knowledgeable may step in, but if you are building an AMD rig, there is really no reason NOT to get the FX-8350 @ $199. Top of the line and just a few more bucks than some of the other processors.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
I agree, the FX-8350 is a bear.

Keep an eye out for sales.

Bought mine here:
AMD FD8350FRHKBOX FX-8350 Eight-Core 4GHz AM3+ Processor - AM3+, Eight-Core, 4GHz, 16MB, 125W, Unlocked at TigerDirect.com

Have seen it on newegg.com for $10. less at times.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I just received my second FX-8350 from NewEgg on Friday. Another "Doc outta the Box" project in the works

SAMSUNG DVD Burner SATA Model SH-224DB/BEBE - OEM Item #: N82E16827151266 Standard Return Policy $18.99
1SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6450 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card ( 100322L) Item #: N82E16814102933 VGA Standard Return Policy $29.99
1GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD5 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard Item #: N82E16813128509 Limited Replacement Only Return Policy Gigabyte (626)-854-9338 option 4 GIGABYTE - Motherboard, Graphics Card, Notebook, Slate, Server, PC Peripherals and more $169.99
2Rosewill RX-C200P 2.5" SSD / HDD Plastic Mounting Kit for 3.5" Drive Bay Item #: N82E16817997013 Standard Return Policy $7.98
($3.99 ea)
1Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Item #: N82E16822148840 Standard Return Policy This item is serviced by the SeaGate. Please call 800 -732-4283 for service. $74.99
1AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX Item #: N82E16819113284 CPU Replacement Only Return Policy $199.99
Subtotal$501.93Tax$0.00Newegg 3Day$6.70Promo code-$19.00Order Total$489.63Add Selected to Cart
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
I agree as stated above, go with the 8350.
So is the 8350 good on performance for gaming? Would it run the latest games with no problems? Is it a high end or mid end?
uhmm look at my specs it should tell you plenty then you decide if it would be worth it

@DocBrown so the Gigabyte RMA mfr is in the City of Industry ? that 626 number San Gabriel valley which i'm a native of MSI is in the city of Industry as well I wonder how many Mfr go out of that area ?
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