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Fluffeh's build thread :3

Discussion in Hardware Hangout started by FluffehKitteh, Mar 4, 2014

  1. Oct 18, 2012
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    This is just a thread to see if anyone has any recommendations for the stuff that I haven't got yet. Thanks to Brett and Morphy for making me build a PC. -.-

    Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146079 (Have got)

    Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157460 (Have got)

    CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116896 (Have got)

    PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139048 (Have got)

    SSD:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147247 (Have got)

    CPU Cooler: http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=FAN-10XPER (Have got)

    GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125466 (Have got)

    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231426 (Have got)

    Hard drive: Gonna take the one I have in my current computer right now and reformat it. (Have got)

    DVD drive: Gonna take the one I have right now. (Have got)

    *COMPLETED!*
    • Mapping King Mapping King x 2
      FluffehKitteh, Mar 4, 2014 Last edited by FluffehKitteh, May 17, 2014
    • Jul 8, 2012
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      Hmmm.

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    • Dec 1, 2013
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      I'm personally not a fan of any plastic in my case; or at least, I try and minimize it and go aluminum/steel.
    • Feb 8, 2014
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      Fluffeh! Hi! xD

      As far as the stuff you've already gotten, looks nice. Also, did you get any of these on sale? I try to only buy on sale right now. Got a GTX 770 for a butt-kicking price during Black Friday sales.

      As for the CPU... I had an i5-750 before this build (couple years ago). The one thing I noticed is that with all the multi-tasking I do (multiple games, multiple chrome windows/tabs, etc) the quad-core CPU was actually becoming a bottleneck. This might not be an issue for you but it was actually a pain in the butt for me. This article wasn't out when I purchased my FX-8350, but it kinda shows a comparison between the processor you're looking at and the one I currently own: http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i5-4570-vs-AMD-FX-8350 If you do a lot of multi-tasking, such as myself, you might consider dropping a little more cash to get a beefier processor or one with more cores.

      I'm not a motherboard guy, so I can't really comment. However, I can say that it's a great idea to dig through the reviews before buying one. I didn't know that the board I got (Fatality) actually had a huge problem in production where some of the SATA ports weren't properly soldered to the board, occasionally. I just trusted a friend when they told me to get the one I have now. A 5-min google would have saved me the headache I've had to deal with for a long time.

      And on a final note, you might consider a more powerful PSU. When I upgraded to my GTX 770 I was having some weird hardware failure. Hard drives would randomly fail, USB would randomly fail. I figured it was the motherboard (read above). However, I didn't realize that the PSU was a 600W. The video card you linked has a 500W power requirement. But depending on how much extra hardware you have hooked up, you could actually easily hit your 600W 80 plus (meaning 80% guaranteed... aka 480W) PSU cap. I did some quick searching to find similarly priced, similarly rated PSUs for 700W+. If you can afford the extra cash, you might even consider bumping up a little more than that. My current PSU is 950W (once again, on sale) and I've not seen any hardware failures since.

      Good luck though! I love building systems! So much emotion can come out of it, from being happy it actually works, to being pissed off at DOA hardware.
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      • Apr 28, 2013
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      • May 27, 2008
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        Mapping King, huh?
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        • Apr 28, 2013
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          You deserve that.
        • Jan 21, 2011
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          [IMG]
          DAT COATING DOE
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          • Jan 30, 2013
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            If you can spare the extra dosh, I'd suggest getting this for your cpu
            http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116899

            Slightly faster, and has overclockability (whether you'll use it it not is up to you, but it will give very noticeable boosts in performance in general so I wouldn't be surprised if you end up going down the path of oc). Plus dat free game with a purchase(limited time) kinda makes the extra money spent irrelevant, whether you'll play it or not :razz:
          • Feb 13, 2014
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            To piggyback off of this, idk if you're a die hard Intel fan but I own and use this in my current gaming rig and have had zero problems with it. Well worth the money in my honest opinion.

            EDIT: It's of course going to change up a few things as far as your mobo goes, but shouldn't be too big of an issue.
          • Apr 28, 2013
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            I used to be a die hard intel fan until the new AMD FX cpus came out and man did they tie with the i5. Both the i5 and AMD FX have their advantages and disadvantages (like the i5 having a more powerful cpu per core but only 4 cores and AMD having 8 cores and a higher clock speed but the core itself isn't as powerful as the i5). The i7 however is just one of those "too good to use" cpus that does more than the i5 and AMD FX as the i7 is probably the only cpu to have "hyperthreading" (even with only 4 cores) but it's just too expensive. If want a cpu with only your desired needs and you don't want to spend as much, then go for the i5. If you want a cpu that can go to its "maximum potential" and have better quality and performance, then go for the i7.
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            • Nov 17, 2012
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              There is no point of having 8 Cores as most programs / games don't utilize them all. Maybe really high end stuff, but it would be better using a higher powered Intel for that.

              Between an i5 and i7 for GAMING, there is literally no performance difference other than the standard clock speeds. However if you do other stuff like rendering / video editing etc. then an i7 would be ideal.

              In fluffeh's case, her build is rather cheap-ish and I think she wants to keep it that way. The 4570 is a good CPU and the GTX 760 is a good card, just don't be expecting maximum settings on new games. 1333Mhz RAM though.. I'd rather 1600Mhz but 1333 is okay I guess.

              For CSS, the build is perfectly fine, however I still would recommend a CPU cooler as it gets hot in Vegas (duh) :razz:

              If you can just spend a little more, I would highly recommend a SSD. 15-20 second boot times, everything super fast. It was so worth it!

              Good luck fluffeh!
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                Complexity, Mar 5, 2014 Last edited by Complexity, Dec 7, 2014
              • Oct 18, 2012
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                I do not plan on getting an i7.
                Yes, I do plan on getting the CPU at the end because I'm gonna see if there's anything up with the 4670k or just stick with the 4570. As for right now though keeping it low.
                Yeah I'm trying to go for a decent build. Just anything that's better than my current computer right now lol. I'll put up my specs in my current build when I get home.
                FluffehKitteh, Mar 5, 2014 Last edited by FluffehKitteh, Mar 5, 2014
              • Feb 8, 2014
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                This is the only thing you wrote that I have an issue with. Though it's true that most programs still don't spread across multiple cores, the computer will spread programs to different cores. While CS:S might be on one core (or 2?), another program would be on a different core, etc. If you're not trying to run a lot of different programs at once you'd be fine with a dual or quad core, but like the issue I had with my i5-750, if you run a lot of stuff you'll see your CPU usage skyrocket and stuff will start to slow down.

                So many good comments about building here!

                edit: Here's a SS of my performance tab. Running CS:S, Stick of Truth, and chrome with a bunch of tabs. 2 cores aren't even really being used at this point, but you can get the idea that it wouldn't take much to even fille up the rest of the cores. http://imgur.com/CCPYowF
                edit2: I pumped up to 5 games and 3 1080p movies and only went up to 60% across all cores. Forgot it clocks up as needed. So once again, if you're ADD and need massive amounts of stimulus, you might consider 8 cores.
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                  BEB.Brad, Mar 5, 2014 Last edited by BEB.Brad, Mar 5, 2014
                • Oct 18, 2012
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                  Gib me one 2? Kthx huehuehue
                • Feb 8, 2014
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                  Ladies always askin' me for the stick of truf

                  xD Sadly I can't... I got mine by illegitimate means. IDK the rules on such discussions so I'll leave it at that. :3
                • Jun 11, 2012
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                  Pretty much how you imagine it though. Wonderful game though, 5 hours into it and I'm still hooked on it.


                  For @FluffehKitteh, you're fine though a higher wattage cpu might be good. 800W could go a long way.
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                  • Dec 30, 2006
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                    800W CPU? Dear god.
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                    • Oct 18, 2012
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                      If I got a higher wattage id go with a 650 or 700 the most.