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 Post subject: Is this build a travesty?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:17 pm 
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Ok, so I've bought parts according to this video.....
YouTube.com/watch?v=sfge4i_a6e4
I took it over to tigerdirect, and the people there pretty much told me how shitty everything is and how it won't run well. Are they right? I've also gotten a second motherboard since the first wasnt making any post beeps, yet I'm still not getting any beeps on this one either. The guy said I need to plug in the video card to get them. Any truth to this? Let me know what you guys think, I really appreciate it. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Is this build a travesty?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:57 pm 
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The link you provided is dead.


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 Post subject: Re: Is this build a travesty?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:02 pm 
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Oh hey thanks for the reply. Type in "Austin Evans 600 October" it should be the first link. The specs should be in the description, let me know what you think.


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 Post subject: Re: Is this build a travesty?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:49 pm 
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We'll need to know your specs. What exactly did you buy?

This is what you built?

AMD Athlon X4 750K CPU: http://goo.gl/RkUcEn
MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Motherboard: http://goo.gl/WCCjN2
2GB Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X Graphics Card: http://goo.gl/2sCSdP
8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 RAM: http://goo.gl/1JmAv6
1TB Western Digital Caviar Black Hard Drive: http://goo.gl/gCKgyq
500W Corsair CX500 Power Supply: http://goo.gl/cj2EoT
Rosewill Line-M Case: http://goo.gl/Mw8bMq

OS ??



Looks like you will get a CPU bottleneck when things get running. That doesn't look like a good build. Make sure you have the power connectors for the mobo fully seated, and the RAM is fully seated. Make sure you have correctly used the mobo standoffs to put the mobo onto the case.

That PSU might be okay for the GPU. I think 450W is recommended by Gigabyte. What the TD folks probably said was that you have the two 6-pin power connecters attached to the GPU to run it.

Who is this Austin character? All the reviews on the egg for this CPU says they were referred by him. There are much better CPUs out there.


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 Post subject: Re: Is this build a travesty?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:12 pm 
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I've never seen this channel but it's interesting. Thanks for the heads up.

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I took it over to tigerdirect, and the people there pretty much told me how shitty everything is and how it won't run well. Are they right?
Boy this is a tough one to answer. Will it run? Yes. Will it run well? Depends on your definition of "well." For an average gamer, or one with a limited budget, it should be fine. Are you going to "blow away" your nerdy, tech friends when you describe it? No.

It's a budget gaming build. For what it's worth, I think it's a very impressive build for the price but it's still a budget build. The 270x is a rebranded 7870 - it's a respectable card with decent performance. I'm certain they can build you a much better computer...at a much higher price. I would ask the tigerdirect employees: "Ok. I got $600 - what do you recommend for a gaming build?" I would be interested in what they came up with.

At the same time, I question Austin's assertions that this build will play several demanding games on high or ultra settings. Medium with "some" high settings? Yes. All high or ultra settings? I'm not convinced.

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I've also gotten a second motherboard since the first wasnt making any post beeps, yet I'm still not getting any beeps on this one either. The guy said I need to plug in the video card to get them. Any truth to this?

I think the guy is right. To get a POST you need the following:
  • CPU
  • motherboard
  • 1 stick of RAM
  • PSU
  • Graphics card or integrated graphics
The Athlon x4 is an A10 CPU with the integrated graphics disabled. Now I'm not 100% certain, but even though the motherboard has video connectors, I would think they're useless unless the CPU includes the integrated graphics. Therefore, to get a POST you need a graphics card.

Hope this helps.


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