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 Post subject: New Comp
Unread postPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:53 pm 
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I am planning on upgrading or getting a new computer. I was just wondering if anyone had suggestions or any comments on hardware.

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 Post subject: Re: New Comp
Unread postPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:46 pm 
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What's your working budget? :O


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 Post subject: Re: New Comp
Unread postPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:00 pm 
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I dont have a number yet, but I hope to get a Intel Core i7 though.

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 Post subject: Re: New Comp
Unread postPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:17 pm 
I would say if your building a new comp, i7 3770K is the best bang for the buck at the moment as the new 4770k is out. The new Haswells seems to be a major upgrade for laptops and not too much for desktops. Maybe in the next couple of months we'll see if OCing 4770k can be better than it's older brother.

If I was getting a new comp right now it would be:

i7 3770K (Maybe the new FX-9590 8 core at 5GHZ!!!)
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH
Tightest 32GB Ram you can afford (Large ram for photo's and video editing)
Nvidia GTX-780 or GTX Titan
Corsair HX series power supply (Just a fan, too many brands out there)
Water cooler for CPU
SSD main drive and another for programs
HAF tower of your choice

I was going to pull the trigger on a new comp, but the new Haswell Intels are kind of a let down at the moment. I'm kind of more interested in the AMD 8 core 5ghz instead, just waiting on some reviews on it.

I hope this helps, or just pure garbage. :)


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 Post subject: Re: New Comp
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:05 am 
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i agree with the 5ghz cpu :O and it will be like 200$ in 2015 :P

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 Post subject: Re: New Comp
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:14 pm 
Intel just release the other day about Haswell-E. Intel is getting into the 8core game as well, too bad this processors are going to be around the $500 mark i think :P I think AMD 8 core is going to be expensive too :( Maybe do a budget build with a FX-8350 and clock upto 5GHz.


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 Post subject: Re: New Comp
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:03 pm 
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i dont know hwho is the top but i like using intel over amd

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 Post subject: Re: New Comp
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:54 pm 
I would like to go back to Intel, but there prices are just so high at the moment. I wish AMD could make a competitive product to help drive Intel prices back down. Look at the analytics on steam Intel vs AMD:

http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/processormfg/

Intel is steam rolling over AMD :(


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 Post subject: Re: New Comp
Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:37 pm 
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Intel is steamrolling AMD primarily because they are probalby outperforming AMDs. Comparing the two on paper only tells a portion of the story, as core clock speeds and all that are just one aspect of marketing. It seems to me that paying the little bit more (in most cases) for an Intel processor is well worth the jump from a "comparable" AMD processor.

I don't know if you're going to be heavy into video editing, or not, but if you're on a budget, the Ivy Bridge i5's offer fairly solid value.

32 GB of ram also seems to be overkill if you're not editing videos (I don't think photo editing really requires a whole lot).

I haven't made the SSD jump, yet, just because I don't see as much of a point of putting the OS on one drive and accessing everything else off a slower drive. SSD's are getting bigger tho, so a jump could be in the cards :O


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 Post subject: Re: New Comp
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:01 am 
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Thank you for posting this thread Nikko.

I think its also time to upgrade parts on my PC.

I hear Newegg.com is the way to go and I also have a Frys Electronics which is relatively close by. I want to be able to upgrade my HP computer, but not break the wallet. I am at work right now, but as soon as I get home I will post my specs. I want to get a new video card, maybe new processor. Is all parts that I would buy compatible with HP or do I have to buy specific hardware?

Also. I have alot of things saved that I want to keep on my external hard drive, If I do a factory restore of my computer, will it help speed things up a bit? Any helps is greatly appreciated.


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