Help finishing off my build

  1. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,725   +874

    I feel like the X4 will be better for the long run vs the i3.
  2. builder-inator

    builder-inator Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I'm not really good with tech stuff but I need Quad core because I want something good and to last and I'm going to be playing heavy games while recording. I'm also going to do video production( rendering, editing etc), I'm also going to be developing, normal code, game engines and stuff. No I'm not planning to over clock but I'd like it to be possible in case something changes my mind
  3. builder-inator

    builder-inator Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    If you'd like to do the search yourselves then look at Wootware.co.za and bidorbuy.co.za, please note that they have to be verified sellers, not second hand and include a warranty/guarantee also in Johannesburg it would be cheaper but that isn't a need. It should add up to R5000
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,773   +1,429

    In my opinion if you are serious, about getting a good CPU processing system, you would either go Intel(3rd/4th gen i5/i7) or AMD (AM3+ FX Series). The FM2 socket is designed for APU's, which is a balance between CPU and GPU performance for the common user. But then like I said to begin with, this is just my opinion.
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  5. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,725   +874

    With a $500 budget, you cant really build a futureproof PC...
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  6. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,139   +498

    Well true, but he does not need every part which subtracts from the costs. I mean if the budget for everything was straight 500, I would say grab an A10 6800k as that's the best you can do. I still think he can get a decent FX 6 core and GPU that will power his system.
  7. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,725   +874

    I think the Athlon X4 750K is a better buy than the 6800K. With video editing, you mainly need a good GPU, and a moderate CPU. The 6 core could work but he will need to cut back on the GPU.
  8. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,139   +498

    I managed to put these parts together in his budget? I mean I think a 7870 is plenty at the moment for that budget unless your into extreme high end gaming areas (Or more of a budget)
  9. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,725   +874

    He can just get an AMD Athlon X4 750K + 8GB of RAM + a more reliable PSU for that same price. RAM is more important than processing power in a video editing machine. Also, you forgot the HDD and case.
  10. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,139   +498

    You missed one part JC, he said the parts that are not listed there, are parts he does not need
  11. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,725   +874

    Oh that makes it a lot easier lol.
     
  12. builder-inator

    builder-inator Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    OK now I'm really confused because one of you say this and the other say that. So I'm thinking I forget all this and just go with my build because I want to order it by the end of this week

    My build:
    CPU: AMD FX 4170 Bulldozer Series CPU - 4.2GHz Quad(4) Core, AM3+ Socket,12MB, HyperTran

    Motherboard: MSI AMD 970A-G46 970 Chipset

    Memory: CORSAIR XMS3 4GB - 1X4G DDR3-1600 CL9

    Video Card: Sapphire AMD HD 7790 1024MB Graphics Card - PCI-E 3.0

    Power Supply: Corsair Builder Series CX430 V2 430W Power Supply - 80PLUS Certified l
  13. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,773   +1,429

    It is your build after all not theirs. The idea is not for you to do as they say, but to use what they say as advice and then make a better informed opinion on your own.

    For the record, I think you are making a good call getting the AM3+ build when you have decided to get a dedicated graphics card. FM2 build seems such a waste on balance between CPU and GPU, if you are only going to replace the GPU with dedicated graphics.
  14. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,139   +498

    I agree, however I think he should get a Vishera FX chip and in the 6 class because the difference in price is not enough to shake a fist over, but the performance is enough to shake a fist at.

    I would highly suggest at least an FX 6300 Chip
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  15. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,773   +1,429

    Seems reasonable.
  16. builder-inator

    builder-inator Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Problem with that is I would have to downgrade another part


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