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 Post subject: Re: Questions on a new build.
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:27 am 
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Yeah I'm new to SSD and I love it.. and its true you can save money get an i5, you can even overclock it if you so chose.

"AMD was slow, but she was old"

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If you live near a microcenter you are outright loony if you don't get intel.

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 Post subject: Re: Questions on a new build.
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Dem@n wrote:
Since this topic is about AMD i have nothing to say other than get an SSD as a system drive if you never owned one before it will change your world.Even an i5 will outperform that 8 core playing any game.


This is not quite only about AMD. I am comparing, and now leaning to Intel because of;
1. AMD high-end chips do not support PCI 3.0. ASUS made a "military-grade" MB with PCI 3.0 support for AM3+ sockets but were quickly sold-out, and for some secret reason has decided not to make anymore.

2. AMD is cheap but runs hot. So I would have spend more money on a liquid cooling system to cool down the AMD when I could spend about equally the same on the Intel. (I don't plan to overclock the CPU anyway).

3. Intel i5 and i7 support PCI 3.0, only AMD FM2 supports it and there are only a handful of MB's you can find for it.

I agree about the SSD but I have at least 10 500gb - 1tb harddrives laying around so to save money for CPU and GPU I'll wait for an SSD. Besides, I need at least 500gb for the OS drive and can wait when those get cheaper.

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If you live near a microcenter you are outright loony if you don't get intel.


I'm about 30 minutes from a Microcenter. Never been there. What savings would I get having to pay sales tax on a CPU when I can order from newegg with free shipping and no sales tax?

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 Post subject: Re: Questions on a new build.
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io_i_oi wrote:

.sauce wrote:
If you live near a microcenter you are outright loony if you don't get intel.


I'm about 30 minutes from a Microcenter. Never been there. What savings would I get having to pay sales tax on a CPU when I can order from newegg with free shipping and no sales tax?


OMG, check out their in store pricing online.. its crazy cheap! wish we had something like that in this over priced country I live in

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^^ Will do but they need to be real cheap if I'm going to pay sales tax. Usually, newegg is hard to beat most of the time on computer stuff.

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newegg didnt compare last time I checked

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 Post subject: Re: Questions on a new build.
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Intel Core i7-5820k 3.3 GHz LGA 2011 V3 125w (no cooling cpu only)

Micro Center $299.99 + tax (in-store pickup)

newegg $339.00 + $4.99 shipping

EVGA GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 2GB GDDR5

Micro Center $209.99 + tax

newegg $194.99 (with $10 MIR) + $1.99 shipping

Looks like you're right on target with the CPU's, Doba.

I'll be getting pen and paper on all the other gear for comparisons. I got another 2 weeks to go before my shopping spree!

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 Post subject: Re: Questions on a new build.
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This is the setup I am thinking about getting:

Intel i7 4790k 4.0GHz.
Asus Maximus Hero VII (or) Asus Z97-Pro Gamer (both MB's are the same price and SLI or Xfire).
G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 2133 (2 x 8GB)
EVGA nVidia GTX 960 SuperSC SLI 2GB (just the one card for now)
Thermaltake Versa H22 Mid Case and Corsair CX600M PSU

I'm ready to order but still have a few questions:

Does anyone prefer one of the above MB over the other? I'm looking at Asus spec sheets but can't find any real difference??

Will this setup get me over 100FPS with AAPG (as of today) without over-clocking?

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 Post subject: Re: Questions on a new build.
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io_i_oi wrote:
This is the setup I am thinking about getting:


Asus Maximus Hero VII (or) Asus Z97-Pro Gamer (both MB's are the same price and SLI or Xfire).

Does anyone prefer one of the above MB over the other? I'm looking at Asus spec sheets but can't find any real difference??

Will this setup get me over 100FPS with AAPG (as of today) without over-clocking?


Same price? Hero is showing 264 newegg, Pro gamer 189 (canadian site, still cant see us being that different)

When I was looking for a mobo I did searching and went with

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... -_-Product

yes with this i7 you will get over 100 fps

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 Post subject: Re: Questions on a new build.
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I checked .com .. the Hero you're looking at is open box for that 149 price

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