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By tommo020788
Oct 6, 2011
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  1. Hi everyone,
    I'm putting together a PC, purely as a hobby to create the "best bang for your buck" Gaming system.

    The system's main components are as follows:

    • OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Edition
    • CPU: AMD Phenom II x6 core 1056t OC 3.6ghz
    • RAM: 4GB Corsair 1600mhz
    • Video Card: Sapphire HD6850 1G GDDR5
    • HardDrive: Western Digital 1TB SATA3 64M IntelliPowe CaviarGreen
    • Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 AMD970
    • Case: Areo Cool Strike X red Gaming System Case (as shown in picture)
    • PSU: Thermaltake Litepower 600w
    • DVDRW: LiteOn 24x SATA DVDRW
    The overall cost of this device's components is around $680
    I'm thinking of selling the device for around $900 to make a small profit for my efforts.

    What do you think? :)


    Revisions:

    CPU changed from phenom II x6 1055t 2.8ghz (oc'd to 3.6ghz), to phenom II x4 840 3.3ghz (oc'd to 3.6ghz)
    Video Card changed from HD 6850, to 6870.
    RAM changed from 4gb corsair 1600mhz, to 8gb corsair 1600mhz.
    Hard drive changed from WD CaviarGreen, to 1TB Spinpoint F3 SATA II 7200RPM

    Overall price is raised a little, to around $710.

    Comments?
     
  2. tommo020788

    tommo020788 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Revisions

    I've had some negative feedback on other forums, saying that It would be better to downgrade the CPU to a quad core, and OC it to the same clock speed as the x6 cpu,
    then upgrade the graphics card, RAM, and Harddrvie, to something better.

    Would you all agree?
     
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    Dump the caviar green. Samsung spinpoint F3 1TB!
     
  4. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,608   +295

    Since you have an AM3+ board in the spec going for a 4 core and overclocking until the Bulldozer FX processors come out would be a good idea (assuming all information still points to these chips working on AM3+ boards). That way you could grab a substantial upgrade and not have invested as much in the "it will do until Bulldozer" processor. So not a bad suggestion to downgrade the processor. But since you are selling it then its a moot point.
     
  5. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    1. There is no 1056T CPU- I presume you mean 1055T
    2. If you're planning on building to sell, then you're doing it wrong. Find a customer first- then once they commit to buying the build (i.e. a small deposit) then you source the components.

    If you build and get no immediate buyer then you're going to be stuck with a white elephant if AMD's FX line launches and comes up to (some peoples) expectation. Phenom/Athlon II's will become cheaper than last weeks newspaper between suddenly finding themselves obsolete, and the second-hand/resell market being suddenly becoming oversupplied from people upgrading to Bulldozer.
     
  6. tommo020788

    tommo020788 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Revisions

    CPU changed from phenom II x6 1055t 2.8ghz (oc'd to 3.6ghz), to phenom II x4 840 3.3ghz (oc'd to 3.6ghz)
    Video Card changed from HD 6850, to 6870.
    RAM changed from 4gb corsair 1600mhz, to 8gb corsair 1600mhz.
    Hard drive changed from WD CaviarGreen, to 1TB Spinpoint F3 SATA II 7200RPM

    Overall price is raised a little, to around $710.

    Comments?
     
  7. ViPeRMiMiS

    ViPeRMiMiS TS Booster Posts: 84

    The whole pack is great, you could opt for a HD 5850 Xtreme (Sapphire) , or 6870-6950 but generally it's a good PC for 1680X1050 resolutions or FullHD @ Medium-High (not Ultra) settings in new games. The CPU change was BAD, very BAD! Phenom II X6 1055 is better than the Quad-Core Phenom II X4 840 (which is like a Athlon but a bit better) in many ways, and why you changed? .
    You can't sold it 900 Dollars. You should change the price to 750-800 MAX cause someone could buy a much better PC with 900 dollars.... MUCH better like HD 6950 GPU, Core i5 2500K.... and so on

    My rating compared to everything is 6.5/10 , compared to the money spend 9/10
    :) :)
     
  8. ViPeRMiMiS

    ViPeRMiMiS TS Booster Posts: 84

    Also for the RAM Upgrade, you can say it's "useless" cause more than 4 GB are not needed for gaming, 4GB is the minimum. If the speed of the 8GB ram was more than 1600mhz the upgrade would be good, but now it's no needed. But now that you have the 8GB ram sticks (or one stick) use it xDD :D
     
  9. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    The AMD FX processors could hit retail as early as next week, October 12th is the date that has been circulating around the net. If you really plan on selling this unit think it would be a good idea to wait and see if Bulldozer is released on time or is delayed again.
     
  10. ViPeRMiMiS

    ViPeRMiMiS TS Booster Posts: 84

    To me it would be a big fail for AMD to delay (again) BullDozers, cause people will think that AMD is irresponsible and lies. it is better to hold things for yourself like intel, where intel didn't say for example " Sandy Bridge will come in january 2011" but it came on june, that didn't happen, the sandy bridge were at stores on january, no delays.
    That's all for me :D
     
  11. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Guru Posts: 347   +26

    Well to be fair, it's just rumors that it will come out on the 12th. But yes AMD has failed to deliver on a release date and failed to deliver on the original anticipated release.

    However, the only good to take out of this is hopes of them making a better product for the consumers.

    At this point though, it will be very likely that Intel is still going to be the best of the best in terms of high end.
     
  12. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Guru Posts: 347   +26

    Honestly I'd go with a phenom II X4 955BE for only $120 which could be OC'd to 3.7-3.8ghz easily and the L3 Cache will have better overall performance than the Phenom (Athlon) X4 840. IMO.
     
  13. ViPeRMiMiS

    ViPeRMiMiS TS Booster Posts: 84

    True :D
     

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