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Windows 7: Budget Custom Build!

20 Nov 2015   #21
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dimerz View Post
But thats probably because its not your first build AddRam, i can always upgrade this build after and so i think getting the ssd will be more clever to keep the OS on. What are the advantages of having a ssd or hdd?
You notice the SSD mostly in boot speed and anything that is disk intensive, such as virus scans or opening big applications. You don't notice it for stuff like looking at this forum. Gamers say it doesn't make much difference for games either--they load faster, but that's about it.

If you are going to build now and upgrade continually over time, you should concentrate on the foundation parts--stuff that you likely won't upgrade for several years---case, motherboard, processor, and RAM.

There's a big difference between a 400 pound budget for the next 3 years and a 400 pound budget today and say another 150 pounds in 3 months. If I knew I could add in another 150 pounds in 3 months, I'd probably build the thing without a video card and just use integrated video for the first 3 months.

If you did that, you'd have a mediocre gaming system for 3 months, but you could buy better foundation parts today. After 3 months, buy a video card.

The 150 pounds you don't spend today on a video card could be spent on an SSD, HD, better case, and stronger processor.


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20 Nov 2015   #22
ThrashZone

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dimerz View Post
i can always upgrade this build after and so i think getting the ssd will be more clever to keep the OS on. What are the advantages of having a ssd or hdd?
Things you really don't want to upgrade later to me are
Case
PSU
Motherboard
And what you install windows on.

I agree an hdd compared with a ssd is night and day otherwise there is no comparison it's the single best thing to add to any system.
You should also install programs on the ssd that's why a 250gb is better room to grow.
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21 Nov 2015   #23
Dimerz

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Grrr, thinking if i should get a better processor but then not buying the video card till i can. But that possibly means buying a new motherboard etc.
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21 Nov 2015   #24
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21 Nov 2015   #25
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21 Nov 2015   #26
ignatzatsonic

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Regarding the processors in your above posts; Passmark scores are:

Pentium G850: 2688; single thread 1492

AMD FX-6300: 6345; single thread 1409

AMD FX-8320: 8326; single thread 1397

The AMDs are 6 and 8 core, respectively, but I'm not sure gaming makes much use of that many cores. The Intel has 2 cores.

Here's the scores on the other processors you were talking about earlier in this thread:

i3-4170 dual core: 5163; single thread 2135
i3-6100 dual core: 5406; single thread 2047
i3-6320 dual core: 5773; single thread 2202
i5-6400 quad core: 6479; single thread 1793

I'm not sure what you mean by this:

"Grrr, thinking if i should get a better processor but then not buying the video card till i can. But that possibly means buying a new motherboard etc."

If you buy a new motherboard next week and build a PC without a video card, why wouldn't you be able to continue to use that same motherboard later if you later buy a video card?

I'd get:

A decent case, maybe not exactly what you want; say 50 US
A decent socket 1151 motherboard; say 100 US
The strongest Intel i-5 processor I could afford.
No video card yet
8 GB RAM; 55 US
An SSD eventually, but not necessarily now if your budget can't fit it.
A good power supply; 75 US; look at the Seasonic G450 for 70
A standard hard drive; 60 US

That's 340 US, plus processor.

You can get a strong Intel quad core processor for less than 200, on up.

If you splurge on the video card now and go cheap on the CPU, motherboard, and power supply, you'll likely regret it as soon as you can afford a video card.
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21 Nov 2015   #27
Dimerz

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The fx 8320 can you over clock it? and im guessing ill need a aftermarket cpu cooler
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21 Nov 2015   #28
ignatzatsonic

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Yeah, you can overclock it; I don't know how much or how easily.

You'd need a replacement cooler to do a significant overclock.
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21 Nov 2015   #29
ThrashZone

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Here's some examples of budget gaming rigs,
Digital Storm VANQUISH 4 Custom Performance PC
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21 Nov 2015   #30
Mellon Head

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dimerz View Post
The fx 8320 can you over clock it? and im guessing ill need a aftermarket cpu cooler
The FX series chips are made to overclock, but you'll have to get a really good CPU cooler if you want to OC one of them. They run really hot (I know, I have an 8350). I would suggest an all in one water cooler like the Corsair H100i, or something like that.

Keep in mind that the 8320 is not a true 8 core CPU. It's a quad core with another 4 virtual cores, in AMD's version of Hyperthreading. It's a bit misleading since they market it as an eight core CPU. Based on my own experience, they also underperform compared to a lot of Intel quad cores which cost only marginally more. And while it is nice to have eight cores, and be able to have many things open at once and not slow down, an eight core is pretty much overkill, and would be a waste considering your budget.

All in all, you'd be better off with an Intel processor.
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