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    Help with a new rig

    Currently undergoing building a PC, I can build them fine once they arrive, but the more technical aspects of hardware elude me. Got some questions hopefully some of you more tech savvy people can help me with which I will ask after posting my rig I've been thinking about. Any suggestions also welcome.

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    CPU: AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Desktop Processor FD8320FRHKBOX - Newegg.ca


    CPU Fan: NZXT Kraken X60 RL-KRX60-01 Ultra Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler 280MM - Newegg.ca

    Case: Cooler Master HAF X - High Air Flow Full Tower Computer Case with Windowed Side Panel and USB 3.0 Ports - Newegg.ca

    Motherboard:

    Hard Drives:

    RAM: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Black Mamba Edition Desktop Memory Model PV38G240C1K - Newegg.ca

    Power Supply:

    GPU:


    First question, does anyone know if I can install the twin 140mm fans from the kraken x60 to the 200mm fan slots on the top of the case I linked? Haven't been able to find a lot of information on that.

    I can probably find a compatible motherboard simple enough, but any recommendations is welcome.

    Hard drives, I know I want 2 SSD's one for windows one for games, probably looking at 120gb & 512. One thing I'm not sure about is the quality of them, which are higher end, top speeds, they are new and I'm not sure what to look for.

    Power supply, I'm not positive if it matters? Long as it has the connections, some modular some not. Going for 850w probably.

    Ram I heard was good, but I know little of it, definitely want Duel channel 16 gigs, just not sure on what ones, I heard there was ones with cooling on them.

    GPU is pure suggestion; I'm open to any, I got a price range of about 350-400 without tax, but looking for performance vs money. I may invest in heat sink one as well.

    Looked at this one: GIGABYTE GV-R928XOC-3GD REV2 Radeon R9 280X 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready Video Card - Newegg.ca

    I'm assuming its all compatible with each other but not positive, I have checked to see if most is.


    A lot of questions, some I'm going to keep looking up after I type this, but any help would be appreciated or opinions.
    Last edited by Frostlocke; 06-02-2014 at 11:39 PM.
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    Re: Help with a new rig

    What is your budget? Also you should consider going intel if you can.






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    Re: Help with a new rig

    My budget after taxes I'm hoping for around $2000 give or take a $100-150.

    Edit: RAM I linked was suppose to be duel channel 16gig 2x8 not 8 total from 2x4.. http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...5&Sku=P33-2300

    Something to also note is I'm Canadian and our money sucks right now, but probably won't make too much of a difference.
    Last edited by Frostlocke; 06-03-2014 at 11:32 AM.
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      • Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600
      • Video Card # 1: Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 7950 Boost 3GB
      • Hard Drive # 1: SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
      • Hard Drive # 2: Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB
      • Hard Drive # 3: Western Digital Caviar SE 160GB
      • Hard Drive # 4: Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB
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    Re: Help with a new rig

    Here is an intel build with the new Intel Core i7-4790K Haswell 4.0GHz LGA 1150 Desktop Processor Newegg.com - Once You Know, You Newegg

    This should be around $2205.82 CAD.

    I might be selling my current processor to upgrade to that when it comes out at the end of the month.

    I'll put together another one with the amd processor you selected above.






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      • Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600
      • Video Card # 1: Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 7950 Boost 3GB
      • Hard Drive # 1: SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
      • Hard Drive # 2: Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB
      • Hard Drive # 3: Western Digital Caviar SE 160GB
      • Hard Drive # 4: Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB
      • Optical Drive # 1: PLEXTOR 18X DVD±R Super Multi DVD Burner
      • Optical Drive # 2: LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner
      • Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling S75QB 750W
      • Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Z
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    Re: Help with a new rig

    AMD build
    Newegg.com - Once You Know, You Newegg
    It should be around $1932.4 CAD






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    Re: Help with a new rig

    I can vouch for the 750W EVGA G2 PSU. I haven't seen reviews of the 850W but you might like to check that out. If you're interested, make sure you look at/for the G2 versions.

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    Re: Help with a new rig

    The Asus Sabertooth 990fx is a fine motherboard, have built 5 machines with it and have had 0 problems.

    I also have the used the FX-8350 on 4, 1 at 4.8ghz, 2 went to 5ghz, 1 at 5.1ghz. The FX-9350 (20bucks more) is also a beast but beware it it 225 watts, stock so water is the only option. The Coolermaster Eisberg 240l is the only thing that can keep it in check, H100i couldnt keep up but would be fine with the 8350. I highly recommend the Eisberg line of coolers. They are dead silent and the fans are top notch.
    The The 8350 at 4.8ghz scores as well as the 9350 on benchmarks. Maxes out Windows CPU score
    Get the 9350 if you dont want to mess with overclocking as they are hand selected, factory overclocked 8350's

    The Samsung EVO ssd's are great, as well as the Vertex 4's. Both will max out Windows score.

    Go slower on the RAM, the motherboards wont get to 2400, 1866 is max supported on the 990 chipsets without overclock. 2000 or 2133 is fine as it gives a little room to bump up the bus speeds and not worry about the ram kicking errors.

    Power supply should be 600+, 700 if you go with the FX9350, brand of your choice, thermaltake tr2's are good although cable managment can be a pain.

    GPU is up to your loyalty, AMD or Nvidia. Get the second or 3rd from best on market and that would be the best bang for the buck. My hd7850 (2.5 years old) is more than adequate for most games and maxes out the windows experience index.

    I like AMD as the cost of processors are about 1/2 of what intel are for similar performance although they dont keep up in some tests but are fine for gaming and are only a few percent off on video editing stuff.

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    Re: Help with a new rig

    Thanks I think I've decided on most things, any recommendation for case/water cooling? (I did see you had one wohn, thank you).

    Still have some bargains and prices to look up, but all is going good so far.
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    Re: Help with a new rig

    I went AMD on my current build because of price, saved alot of money and performance is great. i ended up getting the FX6300
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