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 Post subject: My 1st custom PC build
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:21 am 
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hi im brand new to the site :) and came here looking for some help with building my 1st PC from scratch, so please forgive me if i've posted in the wrong place or something ( i havent used a forum for at least 2 years :L )

so yea after much much research i have decided on my parts at last, or so i think haha ... i have been using yahoo answers to get help thus far yet it hasnt proved too helpful 0.o so this is the specs .... http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/

and i've been told this is a blank link sometimes (maybe cos im logged in) so:

AMD FX-6100 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor
MSI 760GM-E51 (FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Crucial 12GB (3 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Seagate Pipeline HD 500GB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive
EVGA GeForce GT 640 4GB Video Card
+ wireless card, win 7 64bit and dvd etc

total = £400.50 ( my budget is £400 and pretty strict so this was my best so far as others i tried were either like dual core with a gt 610/620 or over budget... no idea how i found such a good deal here :P )

anywho my Y answers came back with the following:

CPU is overpowered for the GPU get a more expensive GPU less of a CPU
GPU is under par
Overall isnt great
etc

So? how is it.. will it be ok for my uses ( college work, IT student, little bit of 3d design, blender, and casual gaming as i sold my ps3 ) should i get a 4-core AMD and a better GPU? do i stick with this? do i go for NVidia or AMD GPU etc?

and final question ... on Nvidia's site they clearly list from the GT 610 right through to the GTX TITAN in order of how good they are ( http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/graphics ... ow_uk.html ) do AMD do anything similar ?

thanks and sorry if its very long winded :)


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 Post subject: Re: My 1st custom PC build
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:49 am 
Smithfield
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The GPU is a bit weak for gaming. So if GB isn't shafted on prices and if I were naive, this comes out to about $600 USD. See what http://www.logicalincrements.com/ can get you in this regard.


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 Post subject: Re: My 1st custom PC build
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:01 am 
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what would you suggest as a better GPU? and should i go for Nvidia or AMD with about 100$ (80£) budget for it? :) cheers


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 Post subject: Re: My 1st custom PC build
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:27 am 
Smithfield
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Based on USD prices, either the Radeon HD7750 or GeForce GTX 650. If you can squeeze in another $15 or so, you can get an HD 7770.

If you want to shift money around, you can start by reducing the amount of RAM to 8GB. Plus the 3x configuration won't take advantage of dual channeling.


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 Post subject: Re: My 1st custom PC build
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:24 am 
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Going for the GTX650 unless the HD7770 is better cos they about the same price for me ?


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 Post subject: Re: My 1st custom PC build
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:30 am 
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HD7770 is better


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