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Windows 7: New build. Before i order the parts, what do you guys think?

21 Aug 2015   #11

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

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I posted another similar build on the r/buildapc subreddit before coming here. Someone said on there that this CPU is the same as a non overclocked I7-4790k without the integrated graphics but still has 4 cores and 8 threads. Previously, i was going to go for an I5-4690K and a EVGA GTX960 2GB.
The i5 4590 and 4690 appear to benchmark closely. Do you really need to overclock and do you need 8 threads vs 4. I run Handbrake and 8 threads are useful on my main PC. Gamers should comment but I think the GPU and more than 8 GB Ram is a high priority. Also the PSU rating would depend on if you want to run more than one graphics card.
Well, what do you recommend?
It all comes down to how much money you have to spend. The user of the PC I referred to is studying electrical/electronic engineering at university and seems quite happy with the PCs capability. He also wants the 16GB ram because he runs VMs. He'd probably really like a GTX 970 with 4G ram.

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26 Aug 2015   #12

windows 7 home premium x64

Type |Item |Price
**CPU** | [AMD A8-5600K 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor] | $73.99 @ Amazon
**Motherboard** | [Asus A88X-PRO ATX FM2+ Motherboard] | $117.66 @
**Memory** | [Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory] | $62.98 @ OutletPC
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive] | $51.88 @ OutletPC
**Video Card** | [Nvidia Geforce Gtx 750 ti 134.99 @ newegg
**Case** | [Rosewill RANGER-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case] | $38.84 @ Amazon
**Power Supply** | [Antec Neo Eco 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply] | $50.40 @ Direction
**Wireless Network Adapter** | [Linksys WMP600N 802.11a/b/g/n PCI Wi-Fi Adapter] | $39.49 @ Amazon
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $572.51

this is what i used for my budget build, and my uses are similar to yours. as far as performance goes, i have not had any lag so far, it converts and edits videos fairly fast, and also as far as games go, from the ones ive tried so far, ive been able to play on high settings at 60 fps. your more than welcome to share your input. and if you use the build but tweak it a bit, itd be cool to see how you decided to tweak it
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 New build. Before i order the parts, what do you guys think?

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